Dance Able – July 4th

June 21, 2017
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Connecting More People with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

June 7, 2017

  Province Releases Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities. Ontario is taking action to break down employment barriers for people with disabilities by launching a new strategy to connect more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers to new talent to help grow their businesses. Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Accessibility, along with…

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Canada’s new accessibility laws should focus on employment, inclusive buildings, transport

June 5, 2017

Public consultations on Canada’s first national law for disabled people have identified high unemployment rates, inaccessible buildings and barriers in transportation as some of the key issues that need to be addressed. The priorities were laid out in a report, released by the federal government Monday, summarizing eight months of consultations held with Canadians from…

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Toronto Accessibility Plan Update – Public Consultation Opportunities

June 5, 2017

The City of Toronto is updating its Multi-year Accessibility Plan and wants input from the public. The City would like to understand the source of barriers faced by people with disabilities, and what we could do differently to reduce the impact of that barrier. All feedback, from people with disabilities, disability advocates and the general public, is…

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Andre The Anti-Giant Ottawa & US Screenings

June 2, 2017

We’re excited to share an update on the festival screenings. OttawaindieFest – Ottawa  (Eastern Canada Premiere) Saturday June 3 – 8 pm La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins 333 King Edward Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 7M5 www.ottawaindiefest.com http://ottawaindiefest.com/five-questions-kim-saltarski-director-andre-anti-giant/ *** SF Doc Fest (US Premiere) Friday June 6 – 9:00 pm Roxie Theater: 3125 16th St, San…

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VR Accessible to Physically Disabled with Custom Locomotion Driver

Developer Makes VR Accessible to Physically Disabled with Custom Locomotion Driver

May 22, 2017

WalkinVR is an upcoming driver for SteamVR designed to assist physical movement in a VR by moving or even resizing the virtual space relative to the user. It is currently in beta testing, with an initial release due at the end of May. Artificial locomotion techniques, such as the widely-adopted teleport, or the traditional ‘left…

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Casting

Casting Call!

May 20, 2017

In high school, your world opens up – you find out what you love and what makes you who you really are. If you’re 15-year-old SIMONE, what you love is just about everything, and the challenge is fitting it all in. Luckily, she has an app for that, and for just about everything else. We…

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Shades of Ability

Shades of Ability Art Exhibition & Sale

May 7, 2017
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Waterproof Power Wheelchair May Be Headed To Market

May 3, 2017

PITTSBURGH — Years ago in Germany, Rory Cooper learned from the director of a production, engineering and automation institute about motors powered by compressed air. It got him thinking. Most wheelchairs are heavy, run on batteries with lots of electronics involved. They do work well — but only if they stay dry. Read more: https://www.disabilityscoop.com

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The Costs of Disability

The Costs of Disability

May 3, 2017

Episode Description: Do people often overlook the costs of being disabled? Sam de Leve and Leesa Levinson join the Open Dialogue panel to discuss the financial, social, and emotional tolls of disability. Follow the link below to watch the episode: http://www.ami.ca/category/health-and-lifestyle-open-dialogue/media/costs-of-disability

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