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Academic accommodation: New OHRC inquiry report on systemic barriers for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the

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‘Just like everyone else’: Islander excited about new mats and wheelchairs in P.E.I. National Park

Man sitting at water's edge next to a wheelchair with wide wheels

‘It’s the ability to sit down on the beach and enjoy listening to the waves and be close to it’ By Nancy Russell, CBC News Posted: Jul 13, 2017 6:00 AM AT Going to the beach just got easier for Prince Edward Islanders and visitors with mobility issues,

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Humber College: Transition to Work Event

CCRW staff involved in the presentations at Humber College

Humber College: Transition to Work Event (Tues. May 2, 2017) Joint collaboration between JAS, WESP and Partners – Toronto CCRW presented 2 workshops: “How and When to Disclose” – lead by Carolyn MacDiarmid (WESP) & Justin Lee (Partners) “Arranging Job Accommodations” – lead by Emily Jooste &

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National AccessAbility Week 2017

GATINEAU, QC, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement: “As Canada’s first Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I believe that our country’s diversity is our strength—and when we include people with disabilities,

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‘What’s a blind guy from Canada going to tell NASA?’: B.C. writer asks

Picture of Ryan Knighton

By: David P. Ball Metro Published on Thu Apr 13 2017 To read the article in its entirety, please go to www.metronews.ca Photo by Jennifer Gauthier/Metro Ryan Knighton, a creative writing instructor at North Vancouver’s Capilano University, truly never expected being enlisted by NASA. But the travel

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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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