No Barriers to Understanding Contributed by Debra Walker

It seems like only yesterday and not so many years ago that I met who would later become one of my best friends. It was our first time at “big” school, at the tender age of 11. I knew no one from my elementary school but GiGi became one of my closest. I remember herContinue reading No Barriers to Understanding Contributed by Debra Walker

Toronto Looks Into Cost Of Disability Accommodation

City has avoided hiring people with restrictions because of budget constraints, analyst said. Laurie Monsebraaten The Toronto Star October 1, 2019 Louis Manno worked in the city’s old “Access Toronto” call centre for a dozen years until the current 311 information service was introduced in 2009 and forced him into early retirement. Manno is blind,Continue reading Toronto Looks Into Cost Of Disability Accommodation

Why The Fate Of Online Accessibility May Rest With A Domino’s Pizza Lawsuit

The pizza chain asked the Supreme Court to review a case that could push business websites to better serve people with disabilities. By Abrar Al-Heeti, October 7, 2019 This is part of CNET’s “Tech Enabled” series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed inContinue reading Why The Fate Of Online Accessibility May Rest With A Domino’s Pizza Lawsuit

Accessibility App Receives Cash Injection To Help More Canadians With Disabilities Accessnow Will Receive $2.7M From The Federal Government

An accessibility application that aims to break down barriers facing Canadians with disabilities has received a major boost in funding from Ottawa. AccessNow, an online platform that uses crowd-sourced information to show how mobility-friendly buildings and public transit are, will receive $2.7 million in investment from the federal government. Carla Qualtrough, the minister of PublicContinue reading Accessibility App Receives Cash Injection To Help More Canadians With Disabilities Accessnow Will Receive $2.7M From The Federal Government

Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

Wednesday May 8, 2019 Senator Petitclerc moved the adoption of the report on Bill C-81 with amendments and observations from the SOCI Committee. She said that the Committee heard from 20 witnesses and received more than 70 emails over their 4 meetings to study the bill. Based on the testimony, she said the Committee madeContinue reading Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019

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Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019

The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve its original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019 https://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/52040-c-81-sscosasat-meeting-05-01-2019.pdf Photo Alt: Close up of a beautiful fountain in front of Quebec Parliament.Continue reading Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières is delighted to share that we have been asked to appear via video link on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM. Originally, our invitation to appear on April 11th 2019 had been rescinded. We would like to thank those who helped to make this happen with special thanksContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM

Latest News on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young

See the latest on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young. Charlene joined our board in May 2018 and is fast becoming a rising star! Police Diversity: Number of Staff with Disabilities Still Below Target https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/police-diversity-people-with-disabilities Excerpt: Charlene Young, who now works for CNIB, worked for years at the SaskatoonContinue reading Latest News on Board Director of Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Charlene Young