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August 2nd, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013   Before Justin Hines took the stage in his recent stop in Kitchener, I was blown away by the voice of his opening act: Jeff Poolton. Although singing for twenty-five years, Poolton, 37 has released his debut album “Welcome to My World”. Poolton who has cerebral palsy, chronologies his life journey thus far through song. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Ronald A. Roy at Threshold Sound in Kitchener; Welcome to My World is an eclectic collection of sound, ranging from pop to rock. Most people who don’t have a disability can really imagine or comprehend...
August 2nd, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013   The Globe and Mail posted an article today on Canada's issues with disability rights. The article is based on the first hand experiences of Gus Reed and his issues using a wheelchair in Canada. Guss feels Canada is not steeping up to the plate in creating inclusive or accessible environments for wheelchair users. Let us know what you think of the article, do you agree? Check out the article here  
July 31st, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013   A new video entitled "Your Guide to Understanding the Canadian Human Rights Act" provides accessible information on human rights in ASL, LSQ, French and English. The video breaks down the lengthy human rights act in 10 minutes and share the important information in an innovative and intriguing way. Check out the video and article below to be sure you know all you should about human rights. Check out the article here  
July 30th, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013   A recent mail out from the Conservative party used unreadable braille to boast the party's success in enabling accessibility for persons living with disability. The flyer was highlighting the government's efforts to help people with disabilities enter the workforce; unfortunately the braille lettering was not raised on the page making it useless to the visually impaired. Take a look at the article below and leave your thoughts. Check out the article here  
July 30th, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013   Wheelchair using passenger Baraka Kanaan was forced to crawl off a Delta flight while attendants watched. Despite Baraka giving the airline advanced notice of his need for accommodations and the airline assuring him accommodations could be given for his disability he was still forced to crawl off the plane twice. The flight attendant’s claimed that the reason they did not help the passenger and only watched was because they were "fearful of liability". Take a look at the story below and let us know what you think. Check out the article here  
July 25th, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013   A not-for-profit organization in Australia has been putting the spotlight on disability arts. They have created a program where performers living with disabilities come together to create several stage performances. The push is to bring more diversity onto the stage and share different lived experiences; the goal is to share stories about disability from a person living with a disabilities view. The program is all about giving people with a disability the opportunity to tell their own stories. Check out the article and let us know what you think! Check out the...
July 24th, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013   An interesting article was posted on The Record.com highlighting two families, both with sons living with disabilities, and their struggle to get support in the schooling system. "It's a constant battle to get what you need", said our own Paula Saunders, these parents constantly battle with the system to fight for their children to be integrated in the school day and be kept in their home community. The school boards say they work hard and do the best they can to accommodate students, but is it enough? Let us know what you think of the article. Check out the...
July 22nd, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013   Check out this great article written the The KW Record on our own Andrena Lockley-Brown and Paula Saunders. The article highlights ILCWR's newly launched Access a mystery shopping program which allows you to evaluate the accessibility of your business and assess the performance of your employees- all for a low cost. Take a look at the article and share your thoughts. Check out the article here  
July 18th, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013   Women with disabilities from around the world transform perceptions by demonstrating strength and solidarity during a celebration organized by Mobility International. They believe that is it important to harness the power and resilience of women with disabilities and make them leaders of their communities to ensure that women and girls with disabilities will be successful as participants in their programs. MIUSA has launched a kick-starter campaign to raise funds for their programs. Check out the story below and share your thoughts. Check out the article here...
July 17th, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013   Check out this video of Cameron Irwin a surfer who is defying disability. Despite an accident that left him reliant on a wheelchair Cameron is still surfing and event taking on some world-famous surf breaks. Check out the video here  

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