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By Stephen Trumper I am not someone who quickly, publicly hurls around terms like “ableism,” “discrimination” and “able‑bodied privilege.” But maybe it’s time to start. As a kid there were days when I seethed with anger about my spinal‑cord disability. I often wanted to curse the world. I was called names, teased, spat on and, […]

Stop making the same mistakes

BY JULIE SAWCHUK, SAMANTHA PROULX AND JANE VORBRODT If a bathroom is going to be accessible there are upwards of eight decisions (and each one counts)— considerations such as floor mount or wall hung, tank vs no tank, manual flush or automatic, toilet seat height, back support or toilet seat lid, shape of the toilet […]

Thumbs Up & Down

THUMBS UP to Sarah Still for her “Revolution of Love.” When the animosity, conflict and stress of 2020 got too much, the cheerful 38-year-old who lives with autism painted signs on poster boards, left the warmth of her cozy apartment and stood on street corners, offering her messages of positivity. Source: uppermichiganssource.com THUMBS DOWN

New 4 You

Half the pair is half the price Zappos is testing a first-of-its-kind program that sells single sneakers and pairs with mixed sizes. Notably, there is no price bump for singles. Big-name brands include Converse, Nike, and New Balance. Fingers crossed—there’s a strong response to sustain the program. zappos.com More comfortable brain scans A

Raging grannies say “no” to e-scooters

One of the latest issues rearing its head in our community is that of e-scooter use and its potential impact on the accessibility and safety of persons with disabilities and older adults—particularly those with vision loss. To date, electric scooters have been banned in many Canadian municipalities. However, as lobbying continues and summer

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