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Breaking down barriers: The Rick Hansen Foundation designs a fully accessible office

“Imagine not being able to work because you can’t enter an office building, use a standard desk, or see or read a computer screen. Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence for many people with disabilities.” “Although the Rick Hansen Foundation’s office was mostly accessible, the Foundation,

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Air Canada amps up inflight entertainment accessibility for visually impaired

The company announced its commitment to making all inflight entertainment systems accessible across its fleet of aircraft. By Michelle McQuigge The Canadian Press Published in the Toronto Star on Wed., Aug. 3, 2016 “Two Ontario residents filed a complaint against Air Canada with the Canadian Human Rights

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Reasonable Doubt: get to know your Community Legal Clinic

The next time you have a question about your tenancy, are facing eviction, are denied ODSP or are refused Employment Insurance, contact your CLC. by Rachael Lake Published in NOW Magazine August 8, 2016 “Community Legal Clinics (CLCs) are funded by Legal Aid Ontario, but are different

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Breaking down the barriers to employment for autistic people

Only 15% of autistic adults are in full-time paid work. Kathryn Moore, 25, discusses the prejudices people like her face, explains why her autism can actually be helpful to her job, and gives advice to employers on how to be more supportive. While this article is from

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Young and Disabled

This is a great example of those I see and those often not seen; with the right supports they are the ones who can become employed and gain a greater sense of value in there community. Published on Sep 8, 2015 https://youtu.be/wn0TZaO-_Io *Note: sound/music is optimized for

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A radically different “mobility aid”

On the Alinker you can be upright and actively moving, be at eye-level, have your hands free, have no stress on the lower limbs, sit with good posture, be stable and feel safe. Barbara Alink is a Dutch designer, architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker.  Barbara

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Winnipeg man, who is blind , shares employment experiences, challenges

tim mcisaac

This wonderful article posted on CBC Manitoba is a great example of what a person with a disability faces when employed.  It brings to light the meaning of workplace accommodations and what needs to be considered to have someone work to their full potential. Please note that

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Guelph study identifies job barriers for graduates with disabilities

Statistics Canada finds about 45% of Canada’s 2.3 million disabled workers have jobs CBC News Posted: Dec 03, 2015 6:00 AM ET A recent University of Guelph study shows Canadian university students with disabilities face disproportionate barriers to employment after graduation. According to study co-author Brad Seward, unemployment

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‘I was one of the stats’: Former reporter on the morning she woke up, unable to work

Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 10:52AM EST Anna-Karina Tabunar was juggling her career and family when she woke up about six years ago with a painful headache and a tingling sensation running through her arms and legs. Read the full article here

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Saskatchewan groups helps those with disabilities gain and keep jobs

Published on Global News, December 3, 2015 By Joel Senick A new survey suggests individuals with disabilities continue to face challenges when it comes to finding employment. Joel Senick finds out what some organizations are doing to help with skills training that could secure jobs. Read the

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