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Community Access for Visual Impaired Aided by Technology

Jul 19, 2019

NANAIMO Emerging technology for those who are visually-impaired is highlighting how inaccessible Nanaimo can be for many.

Nanaimo resident Jean Menzies, like many others across the world, is turning to technology and the increasing number of apps and services to see and make her way through life.


Some ION Stations are Unsafe and Inaccessible, Accessibility Consultant Says

Region has ‘a long list’ of suggested improvements for ION network Alexandra Burza · CBC News · Posted: Jul 21, 2019

Four LRT trains were set aside for members of the public to ride on before the service officially launched. Dozens of people attended the opening ceremony for a chance to ride on the LRT.

The ION light rail trains have been getting riders to Fairview Park Mall for a month now – sort of.


New Look for 100+ Year Old Library in North End Comes with Accessible Features

The newly renovated St. John’s Library opened on Friday, with upgrades that include an accessible entrance and a literacy playground. CTV News Winnipeg
Published Friday, July 5, 2019

A library in Winnipeg’s North End reopened Friday following two years of upgrades that helped to enhance the building’s accessibility.

The St. John’s Library, which originally opened on June 2, 1915, now has an accessible entrance and washroom, as well as a lift.


Social Housing Developer Prepares to Open New Affordable Housing Project

Two housing projects are already on the table with hopes for more in the future to come out CBC News · Posted: Jun 20, 2019

Affordable housing developer Indwell is preparing to open the first of two rental properties in hopes of combating homelessness in the city.

Indwell is the largest affordable housing developer in South Western Ontario. They’ve provided affordable housing in communities such as Hamilton, Woodstock and Oxford county.


Innisfil Doing Well When It Comes to Accessibility, but Has Room to Improve

News 06:55 AM by Shane MacDonald
Innisfil Journal

Rick Winson, a member of the town of Innisfil’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, said the town is becoming more proactive when it comes to accessible buildings. June 13, 2019.

Rick Winson looks over the town’s building plans for accessibility challenges. In his own home, he has designed all kinds of accessible features. June 13, 2019.