New Report Offers Fresh Perspective on Making Accessibility Accommodations for People with Disabilities

San Rafael, Calif. (PRWEB) June 01, 2017

CTI’s Co-Active Accessibility and Wholeness Project (CAWP) Report provides new perspectives on designing accommodations that meet the accessibility challenges of an individual.

CTI holds that each person is naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and, that everyone is a leader.

While doors are opening to people with disabilities, traditional approaches to accommodations can fall short when it comes to creating true engagement. Thats among the main findings from the Co-Active Accessibility and Wholeness Project (CAWP) Report released by The Coaching Training Institute (CTI).

‘So many barriers’: Forum discusses jobs and accessibility

Alliance aims to have people noticed for their abilities rather than their disabilities By Nicole Williams
CBC, Jun 1, 2017

Islanders shared accessibility issues on P.E.I. and how they want the federal government to improve things at a public forum Wednesday.

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada hosted a public forum in Summerside in their latest round public consultations happening across the country to collect feedback on upcoming legislation regarding accessibility.

An Interim Victory for Our Grassroots Campaign – Wynne Government at Last Invites Applications to Serve on the Education Standards Development Committee

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

May 29, 2017

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Let’s celebrate victories, even interim ones! We have just won one.

Ontario’s 2017 David C. Onley Award Recipients

May 25, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

The David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility was created in 2014 to recognize Ontarians who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving accessibility for people with disabilities.

This year’s award recipients are:

Role Model Award: John Draper, Oshawa

John Draper is committed to creating inclusive communities. In 2006, he founded the socially responsible business, ‘Together We Rock!’ —
dedicated to inspiring learning and promoting inclusion for people with disabilities.

Mobility Device Charging Stations Set to Be Showcased at Provincial Conference

Observer staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:32:15 EDT PM

The City of Sarnia and the County of Lambton are being recognized provincially for installing mobility device charging stations at public spaces in Sarnia and Point Edward.

An innovative local pilot project that has created publicly-available mobility device charging stations is being recognized provincially.

Nova Scotia Accessibility Act Received Royal Assent

by Yosie Saint-Cyr

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017. Nova Scotia becomes the third Canadian province to enact accessibility legislation. The Nova Scotia Accessibility legislation aims to achieve accessibility in the whole province by 2030.

Ontario (2005) and Manitoba (2013) are the first two provinces with in force accessibility legislation. The federal government is working on a national accessibility law to be introduced in Parliament by the end of 2017.

BCA Universal Design Award winners showcase facilities for less mobile users

Kallang Trivista, a public housing development comprising three blocks of 808 homes, was also awarded the Universal Design award (Gold PLUS), with facilities and spaces that catered to all age groups. By Joey Chua Xue Ting
joeychua.xueting@mediacorp.com.sg
Published: 11:49 PM, May 15, 2017

SINGAPORE Wheelchair-friendly weight machines at the gymnasium, staggered platforms with handrails at the swimming pool, extensive braille indicators, step-free entrances to units and bathrooms.

MS Student McCarthy Enhances Campus Accessibility Through New Web App

Posted: May 12, 2017

The University of Illinois has long been a leader in accessibility for persons with disabilities. This tradition continues with a new web app called “Access Illinois” created by MS student Mark McCarthy and his team members Matt Arensdorf (undergraduate student, computer science) and Emily Chen (PhD student, computational linguistics). The app earned the team first place in HackCulture, a humanities-focused hackathon held at the University Library from April 8-23.

Reliable Elevators Act Passes Second Reading

Role of building owners, landlords on the radar as bill heads to committee Thursday, May 11, 2017
By Michelle Ervin

A private members bill proposing time limits for elevator repairs passed second reading at the Ontario legislature last month.

Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in the June 1, 2017 Sault Ste. Marie Ontario By-election

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

May 4, 2017

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Festival Showcases Disability and Deaf Cultures

By Barbara Silverstein
May 4, 2017

People with disabilities will be in the spotlight at Torontos second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival (RAFFTO).

The event, which runs from May 10 to 18, will screen 17 films that will showcase disability and deaf cultures.

The goal of the festival is to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities, says Liviya Mendelsohn, artistic director of RAFFTO.

Sidewalk Repairs This Year Include 65 Inaccessible Curbs

By Tyler Kula, Sarnia Observer
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In two to three years, every sidewalk corner in Sarnia will likely have a ramp on it.

So says Robert Williams, construction manager with the City of Sarnia.

Nearly $525,000 has been earmarked for concrete repairs in the city this year, including swapping out about 65 inaccessible curbs, Williams said, and putting in 130 concrete pads at city bus stops.

Center for Real Life Design launches with an emphasis on universal design and sustainability

May 2, 2017

The Universal Design Kitchen features design principles and appliances intended to accommodate people with a range of physical and cognitive abilities.

Muted colors and matte finishes create a soothing environment for children with autism. A slate-gray cooking surface on a cream porcelain countertop provides contrast for those with impaired vision. And a low, shallow sink eases kitchen work from a wheelchair.