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She said she was kicked out of a hardware store for wearing an accessible mask.
Schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic shows online learning is possible — but students with disabilities still need additional support.
COVID-19 means accessibility has suddenly become everybody's priority. It should stay that way.
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It took years to get someone to hear my pleas for safety.
People with mobility issues don't have the luxury of stepping over piles of snow, Benveet Gill says.
Her five-year-old son has spina bifida and loves buses.
Users with hearing impairment, vision loss and dyslexia deserve the same access as everyone else.
The owners of the business argued that wheelchairs pose a danger to their cats.
While infrastructure is important, barriers can be more than just physical.
Even a few minutes of putting oneself in another person's shoes (or wheelchair) could make a big difference. Accessibility is a right. Just by being born we all have human rights. We don't need to do or be anything special. Equality is - or should be - ours, just because we exist.
When Rick Hansen first started his tour, the cinema in his hometown didn't have an accessibility ramp.
I did not get to usher my parents into old age, or really even into retirement living. My grandparents had all passed away by the time I was 19 years old. I have no direct experience caring for elderly people. As a result, I'm not sure what I can expect my own day-to-day life to look like when I am "old."
For someone who has a mobility challenge, vision or hearing loss, or uses an assistive device to get around, daily decisions are not so carefree. Stores and shops need to be researched ahead of time to make sure they are accessible. Aspects of daily life that most take for granted can be riddled with accessibility challenges. In Canada and around the world, people with disabilities are still limited by physical barriers in the built environment -- and there is urgent need for change.
Accessibility has become a scary word for a lot of businesses, especially in Ontario with the looming deadlines of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which requires that web content pass WCAG 2.0 level AA accessibility guidelines by 2021. It might be less intimidating to think of accessibility as a design philosophy.
As a person with a disability, I consider technology an incredible gift. It has opened up the world to me. Like Hugh Herr, the biophysicist who specializes in robotics, says, "Remove technology and I am imprisoned. All I can do is crawl. But with it I am free." Free.
"It's just another barrier that's being thrown up for people who already are known to have difficulties getting around physically."