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

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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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Justin Trudeau Town Hall in Saint John – CCRW was there!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with Cody, a CCRW client

Saint John, NB   January 17, 2017 Cody, a CCRW client was thrilled to get a selfie with our Prime Minister as he travels across the country holding town halls for Canadians to be heard. Also joining in the day was (from left to right) Maureen Haan, President

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Only half of disabled Canadians have a full or part-time job: CIBC poll

Young hip woman in a wheelchair at her desk with several computer open in front of her.

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:50AM EST on CTVNews.ca TORONTO — A new poll suggests that employment conditions remain dismal for Canadians with disabilities. The survey commissioned by CIBC and conducted by Angus Reid found that only half of respondents living with

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Disability Supports and Employment Policy

There is no definitive or well-articulated work disability policy in Canada. The primary objective of this study was to explore the issue of access to disability supports and links to paid employment. Click or tap here to read the entire document Disability Supports and Employment Policy

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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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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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