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George Brown College Survey of Over 900 Canadian Workers with Disabilities Reveals Key Insights into Workplace Experiences

The study focused on participants reporting at least ‘some difficulty’ with sight, hearing, walking/climbing, remembering/concentrating, self-care, and/or communicating, shedding light on crucial insights into their workplace experiences.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/george-brown-college-survey-of-over-900-canadian-workers-with-disabilities-reveals-key-insights-into-workplace-experiences/

How Common Is Intellectual Disability Among Adults?

A new study is among the first to estimate the number of adults in the U.S. with intellectual disability, offering policymakers and other stakeholders a snapshot of the need for resources.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-common-is-intellectual-disability-among-adults/

Starbucks is Updating Its Cafes to Be More Accessible With New Inclusive Designs

Restaurant design changes include a point of sales system that’s accessible for the visually impaired, power-operated doors, and wider pedestrian paths

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/starbucks-is-updating-its-cafes-to-be-more-accessible-with-new-inclusive-designs/

‘It’s Discriminatory’: Regina Advocacy Group Challenges Government on Disability Program in Court

The Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry is claiming the government is forcing those who are on the program to take out their Canada Pension Plan money at age 60.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/its-discriminatory-regina-advocacy-group-challenges-government-on-disability-program-in-court/

The Census Bureau Halts Changing How it Asks About Disabilities Following a Backlash

Advocates for disabled people had argued that proposed changes to disability questions on the bureau’s American Community Survey would artificially reduce their numbers by more than 40%, limiting the ability of some to get vital resources for housing, schools or program benefits. They also argued that they weren’t properly consulted on such a major overhaul.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-census-bureau-halts-changing-how-it-asks-about-disabilities-following-a-backlash/

The Music Teacher Who Just Won a Grammy Says It Belongs to Her Students

The Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum, recognizes those who have made a “significant contribution and demonstrate a commitment to music education.”

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-music-teacher-who-just-won-a-grammy-says-it-belongs-to-her-students/

‘Shocking’: Air Canada CEO Blasted Over Accessibility Services at House Committee

Lawmakers took Air Canada’s CEO to task on Monday over “shocking” and “scandalous” failures to accommodate passengers living with disabilities.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/shocking-air-canada-ceo-blasted-over-accessibility-services-at-house-committee/

Disability Advocates Say Air Travel Accessibility is Not Happening Fast Enough

Navigating an airport and airplane looks different for Dave Stevens. He was born without legs and uses a skateboard to get through the narrow aisles to his seat.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-advocates-say-air-travel-accessibility-is-not-happening-fast-enough/

Passenger Denied Boarding Porter Flight from Calgary to Toronto Due to Wheelchair

“The pilot decided to not let me board because I cannot disconnect the batteries on my chair,” Harrower told Global News.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/passenger-denied-boarding-porter-flight-from-calgary-to-toronto-due-to-wheelchair/

Air Canada Rolls Out Measures for Travellers With Hidden Disabilities

The move falls under airline’s three-year accessibility plan, and comes after numerous reports of passenger mistreatment last year.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/air-canada-rolls-out-measures-for-travellers-with-hidden-disabilities/