May 29th, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 The New York Times posted an article on doctors being ill prepared for patients with disabilities. A recent study published on why people with disabilities still receive subpar care makes it clear. The study revealed that disabled patients receive inadequate preventative care and experience worse outcomes. The article also makes it clear the discrimination people with disabilities face at the doctor’s office, many offices were unequipped to provide proper care or just flat out refused to book appointments. How do you rate the health care you receive? Do you...
May 28th, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Unicef has launched its State of the World's Children Report 2013 with a large focus on Children with Disabilities. With this report Unicef hopes to add a strong voice and increased visibility to the debate about disability rights, especially those of children. The report aims to give a voice to these children and asks readers to consider the lost opportunities in denying the full potential of these children. Read the report below and let us know what you think could be done to help children with disabilities. All children have rights! Check out the article here...
May 27th, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013 Kitchener native Tyler Miller member of Canada's men's wheelchair team was named athlete of the year for Waterloo Region. Tyler played a key role in Canada's run to a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympics in London. The Grand River Collegiate Institute graduate turned to wheelchair basketball to help him move on from a workplace accident that left him a paraplegic in 2007. Check out the story on this truly amazing athlete! Check out the article here
May 23rd, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Forbes just posted an interesting article posing the question "Should Disability Be Disclosed on the Job?" The article looks at the issue more specifically in the field of construction and takes both sides on issues surrounding what should and should not be disclosed on the job. What are your thoughts, should disability be disclosed on the job? Check out the article here
May 23rd, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013 An interesting and useful article on iPad apps that can be used in special education classrooms. There are 5 really cool apps to check out that have a lot of use in helping kids with special needs. Interesting way technology can be used! Do you think these apps are a helpful alternative in the classroom? Check out the Blog here
May 22nd, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The Toronto Sun posted an interesting article on the Vancouver based retail store Aritzia, they yanked some of its clothing tags that created complaints from offended customer and disability groups. The clothing tags were printed with the slogan "DUMB Is never cute", which sparked upset with many customers and community groups. The company admitted to their mistakes and the tags were pulled from all stores immediately. This really speaks to the question of how poorly informed some communities still are about people with disabilities. Do you find the tag posted...
May 21st, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 A website called Deque has created a information database on everything you need to know about the AODA. Deadlines to comply with the digital accessibility portion of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) are approaching fast. If you aren’t sure what your organization needs to do to ensure digital accessibility and AODA compliance, their resource center aims to demystify the AODA by providing helpful links to websites with information about the AODA as well as resources that they have developed based on their experience in the accessibility...
May 21st, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The Toronto Sun posted an article on the NDP supporting the liberal budget. Andrea Horwath has confirmed that her party will support the budget. Check out the article below and let us know what you think of this progress? Read the Toronto Sun Article here
May 15th, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 An interesting article from Australia was posted discussing their new DisabilityCare Australia getting $14.3 billion in government funding. DisabilityCare Australia will give people with disability, their families and carers the care and support they need over their lifetimes, and choice and control over the services they receive. Watch the emotional video of PM Juilia Gillard introducing the funding and sharing the stories of those with disabilities she has spoken with. Read the article & Watch the video here
May 15th, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Brant MP Phil McColeman has won majority support on motions to strengthen employment opportunities for Canadian's with disabilities. McColeman's motion called for the government to support the panel's finding recommending greater education and training to overcome barriers, dispel myths and better engage people into the economy. To help people with disabilities The Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes to: Negotiate new labour market agreements for persons with disabilities. Provide $40 million in funding to a new opportunities fund for people with disabilities....