Disability Movement

Air Canada Discriminates Against Wheelchair User

Disability advocate Tim Rose is attempting to fly to Cleveland to deliver a presentation on the importance of accessibility. But, ironically, he can't get there because a major airline is refusing to accommodate - or even brainstorm possible ways to meet - his needs. Although Air Canada is the only airline to fly there direct… Continue reading Air Canada Discriminates Against Wheelchair User

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Wheelchairs are Not Suitcases: a great opportunity for some #RealChange

Sign the Petition. Every time I fly I make a silent apology to my wheelchair. I leave the chair at the gate, fingers crossed, as I’m transported to the cushy seat on the plain with a small screen in front to distract me from what’s happening to my wheelchair in the cargo hold. For my wheelchair this… Continue reading Wheelchairs are Not Suitcases: a great opportunity for some #RealChange

Disability Movement

Trapped! Reporting from the Eleventh Floor

It's one in the morning as I write this, I'm waiting to post it until morning because I'm pretty tired, but I wanted to get this out. I'm sitting here trying to drown out this rushing water sound in my ears, no doubt caused by listening to my building's fire alarm for a half hour,… Continue reading Trapped! Reporting from the Eleventh Floor

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Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off

Find out about the march It's not a question of if austerity will impact Canadians with disabilities, but a question of when. We need only look over to the UK for proof. Coalition proposals with see the Disability Living Allowance cut in that country by 20%, pushing those people into increasing poverty. Hate crimes against… Continue reading Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off

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Listserve for #Disability equipment in #Toronto

Disability author and former managing editor of Abilities magazine Lisa Bendall recently started a new Yahoo group for people with disabilities and their family members living in and around the Toronto area. The group is called Freewheels and is for anyone interested in posting or reading messages that are specifically about gently used disability-related equipment… Continue reading Listserve for #Disability equipment in #Toronto

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#Toronto #Mayoral Candidates Debate #Disability Issues

Peter Athanasopoulos apologized to six mayoral candidates: the wheelchair-accessible cab he ordered had arrived 30 minutes late. His difficulties reaching a debate on disability issues in Toronto, a city whose subway stations won't be guaranteed accessible until 2024, underscored Athanasopoulos's argument transportation is a "huge issue" for people like him. "I would have taken the… Continue reading #Toronto #Mayoral Candidates Debate #Disability Issues