Accessibility News September 4,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Ford Government Must Ensure the New Vaccine Passport System Does Not Create New Barriers for People with Disabilities
*New Federal Liberal Party Platform Offers None of the Commitments on Disability Accessibility that the AODA Alliance Requested
*Under 3 Weeks Before the Federal Election, None of the Party Leaders Answered the AODA Alliance’s Letter Seeking 12 Commitments to Tear Down Barriers Facing 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada, According to New Guest Column in Toronto Area Local Newspapers
*Paralympics: Athletes with Intellectual Disability Battle for Space at the Games *Google’s New Android 12 Feature Lets Users Control UI With Face Gestures *Adults With Disabilities Have Worse Mental Health During COVID-19
*After Winning the Battle in Toronto Last Spring, AODA Alliance and Other Disability Advocates Now Call on London City Council Not to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing Electric Scooters

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ARTICLES:

Ford Government Must Ensure the New Vaccine Passport System Does Not Create New Barriers for People with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/ford-government-must-ensure-the-new-vaccine-passport-system-does-not-create-new-barriers-for-people-with-disabilities/

New Federal Liberal Party Platform Offers None of the Commitments on Disability Accessibility that the AODA Alliance Requested

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/new-federal-liberal-party-platform-offers-none-of-the-commitments-on-disability-accessibility-that-the-aoda-alliance-requested/

Under 3 Weeks Before the Federal Election, None of the Party Leaders Answered the AODA Alliance’s Letter Seeking 12 Commitments to Tear Down Barriers Facing 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada, According to New Guest Column in Toronto Area Local Newspapers

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/under-3-weeks-before-the-federal-election-none-of-the-party-leaders-answered-the-aoda-alliances-letter-seeking-12-commitments-to-tear-down-barriers-facing-6-million-people-with-disabilities-in-cana/

Paralympics: Athletes with Intellectual Disability Battle for Space at the Games

Athletes with an intellectual impairment could be forgiven for feeling a little left behind at the Paralympics, with just three sports in Tokyo open to them.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/paralympics-athletes-with-intellectual-disability-battle-for-space-at-the-games/

Google’s New Android 12 Feature Lets Users Control UI With Face Gestures

For example, the app tracks when a user will open their mouth and then map that to open the notifications panel. Alternatively, users can raise their eyebrows to return to their homescreen.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/googles-new-android-12-feature-lets-users-control-ui-with-face-gestures/

Adults With Disabilities Have Worse Mental Health During COVID-19

Adults with disabilities are disproportionately affected by adverse mental health symptoms and substance use during COVID-19, according to research published in the Aug. 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/adults-with-disabilities-have-worse-mental-health-during-covid-19/

After Winning the Battle in Toronto Last Spring, AODA Alliance and Other Disability Advocates Now Call on London City Council Not to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing Electric Scooters

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/after-winning-the-battle-in-toronto-last-spring-aoda-alliance-and-other-disability-advocates-now-call-on-london-city-council-not-to-endanger-people-with-disabilities-seniors-and-others-by-allowing-e/

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