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Record Snow Creates ‘Nightmare’ for People With Accessibility Issues, Says Advocate Urging Better Clearing

Darby Lee Young says record snowfall is causing huge challenges for people with mobility issues By David Bell, CBC News
Posted: Mar 05, 2018

Accessibility advocate Darby Lee Young says snow clearing this year had led to some people with mobility issues being stuck in their homes.

A Calgary accessibility advocate says there are people with mobility challenges across the city who are suffering due to the city’s current level of snow clearing, and there are some real consequences.

Census an ‘Accessibility Debacle’, Blind Man Says

5 March 2018
Sally Murphy, Reporter

A blind man is calling for an inquiry into this year’s census, saying there are barriers for blind people and other groups to access the census.

Johnathan Mosen and his wife Bonnie, who is also blind.

However, Statistics Minister James Shaw said help was available.

New Initiatives on Campus Aim to Improve Accessibility

Mary Dare Martin, News Editor
Feb 28, 2018

An accessibility sign stands in front of Talley Student Union on Wednesday. These signs are important for showing people an alternative path to take to access major campus buildings.

NC State efforts to improve accessibility on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors have increased over the past year to include not only physical accommodations, but educational and online ones as well.

Dundas Service Ontario Office Encouraged to Improve Accessibility

Local pressure appears to have resulted in temporary fix
News Feb 23, 2018 by Craig Campbell
Dundas Star News

Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has been encouraging the private operator of Dundas’ Service Ontario office at 17 King St. E. to improve accessibility, and local pressure appears to have resulted in at least a temporary fix.

Widespread Economic Benefits To Be Gained From Making Workplaces More Accessible For People With Disabilities

News provided by
Conference Board of Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW

Making work spaces and facilities more accessible would allow people with physical disabilities to participate more fully in the workforce, lifting overall economic activity by $16.8 billion by 2030, according to a new report by The Conference Board of Canada.