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Large companies and digital accessibility

One of my biggest frustrations By Samuel Proulx Online accessibility is not a new thing. In fact, it’s been a part of the conversation about inclusion for over 15 years. Both the United States and the European Union have had strong accessibility laws for a long time. In Canada, many provinces have passed accessibility laws and […]

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THUMBS UP to Canada Post for encouraging all of us to reach out to friends and families with their free, postage-paid postcard campaign. Source: #writeherewritenow THUMBS DOWN to Facebook’s moderating process for preventing a family’s fundraising campaign. The Vernon, BC, family has been trying to raise $150,000 for a new wheelchair van

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Can COVID change thinking about disabilites? From prioritizing pedestrian spaces to proliferating online hangouts, the pandemic has made accessibility mainstream. Will it last? The pandemic has, in some ways, eased the emphasis on compulsory able-bodiedness. As Leah Lakshim Piepzena-Samarasinha says, “There is more social permission for winter

Caregiver yelling at an elderly man in a wheelchair

Emotional and verbal abuse: How to recognize it

Physical abuse inflicted on a romantic partner can leave bruises, cuts and scars, making it abundantly clear that violence has occurred in a relationship. But what about the kind of harm that has no visible signs or doesn’t leave markings on the skin? What about the type of damage that can wear down self-esteem and […]

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