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‘Now We Can Go and Do Things Without Fear’: Yelp Rolls Out New Expanded Accessibility Features

On the Yelp app, you might be looking up restaurants, fitness centers, and businesses in your neighborhood. The app just rolled out new accessibility features that allow you to search far beyond a spot for dinner.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/now-we-can-go-and-do-things-without-fear-yelp-rolls-out-new-expanded-accessibility-features/

Advocates Hope Digital Map Makes Toronto Art More Accessible

Adam Cohoon says he’s always made it a point to look at how accessible art in Toronto is to people with disabilities.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-hope-digital-map-makes-toronto-art-more-accessible/

Hamilton Launches Accessibility Awards

Do you know an individual, group or organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities? Nominations are now open.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/hamilton-launches-accessibility-awards/

No Music, Dimmed Lights Help Shoppers During Sensory-Friendly Hours at Walmart Retailers

It’s a Tuesday morning at a Walmart just north of Toronto and there’s a sense of calm hanging over the store.

No music is blaring, announcements can’t be heard, and in the sprawling entertainment section the TVs are displaying a static blue screen instead of their usual flashy programming.

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Police Charge Two Suspects in ODSP Robbery, Say More Victims Likely

Toronto police have arrested two people they say have been targeting Ontario Disability Support Program clients in a robbery investigation.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/police-charge-two-suspects-in-odsp-robbery-say-more-victims-likely/

Government of Canada Launches the Employment Strategy for Canadians With Disabilities

The Government of Canada is committed to building a fairer country for every generation, where all Canadians have the opportunity to participate and succeed, regardless of their identity or ability.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-launches-the-employment-strategy-for-canadians-with-disabilities/

Renters With Disabilities Live in Fear of Eviction. Now, This Man with PTSD Sleeps in a Shed

Renters with disabilities are more likely to live in unaffordable situations, Stats Can reports

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/renters-with-disabilities-live-in-fear-of-eviction-now-this-man-with-ptsd-sleeps-in-a-shed/

Accessible Beach Wheelchair Program Launched in Saugeen Shores

“Saugeen Shores is continually looking to provide equal access to its amenities and facilities for residents and visitors, regardless of age or ability,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessible-beach-wheelchair-program-launched-in-saugeen-shores/

Media Coverage Further Highlights the Fact that the Ford Government has Failed to set Mandatory Provincial Standards on the Use and Monitoring of Isolation Rooms and Sensory Rooms in Publicly Funded Schools

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Abbotsford Student’s Speech About Accessibility Challenges at Her School Censored by Administrators

As part of her Grade 12 art activism class, Lexis De Meyer was tasked with investigating accessibility challenges faced by people with disabilities in her community of Abbotsford.

Just days after her presenting her report, she broke her ankle playing rugby. She was on crutches, and she learned her own school, Robert Bateman Secondary, is not easy to navigate for students with physical disabilities.

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Abbotsford Student’s Speech About Accessibility Challenges at Her School Censored by Administrators