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How To Use The Resource Library

This post explains how the resource library works. Every day we all are surrounded by stories from news, movies, print, social media to share around the water cooler. Rarely, if ever, do these stories teach, inspire or bind people together to promote disability inclusion such as our collection does.

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No Barriers

Through transformative online and in-person experiences, tools and inspiration, we help people tap into their inner hope, optimism and resilience.  In the process, we foster a community of curious, brave and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life.

Chancey Fleet, a technology educator who is vice president of National Federation of the Blind

Blind people, advocates slam company claiming to make websites ADA compliant

In recent months, blind people and disability advocates have been speaking out on social media and suing companies that use AccessiBe. Blind people say AccessiBe, which is supposed to automatically make websites more compatible with the screen readers blind people rely on to access the internet, has prevented them from all sorts of normal activities online, like paying rent, teaching a class or buying Christmas gifts.

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Legislation for National Diabetes Framework in Canada Becomes Law

Diabetes Canada is thrilled to see the passage into law of Bill C-237, an act to establish a national framework for diabetes in Canada pass within Parliament today that will improve prevention, management and research into diabetes.

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Leaders who revealed their disabilities found unexpected rewards — and so did their teams

Employees who share a hidden disability — always a personal choice — often find that it leads to more support and helps bring in diverse perspectives at work.

“The more we talk about disability, the more we create awareness and an open, inclusive work environment.”

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Five ways to make society more inclusive

What can be done to make our society and world a more inclusive place? Here are five ways.

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The Autism Puzzle Piece: A Symbol That’s Going To Stay Or Go?

The origins of the puzzle piece, the primary symbol for autism, go back to 1963. It was created by Gerald Gasson, a parent and board member for the National Autistic Society (formerly The Society for Autistic Children) in London.

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The Problem With The Autism Puzzle Piece

There are plenty of detailed articles available online that articulate why some condemn this symbol. This post aims to concisely summarize why the puzzle piece logo has become so problematic for many in the Autistic community.

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Government of Canada supports new technology to make electronic payment terminals accessible to persons with visual disabilities

The Government of Canada continues on the path towards a barrier-free Canada. In this modern day and age, the Government is especially focused on supporting new technologies that help Canadians with disabilities play an active role in society. This has never been more important, as we build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why I Advocate for Inclusive Design in Hearing Loss

I was two-and-a-half years old when I was diagnosed with severe bilateral hearing loss and fitted with my first pair of hearing aids. Life wasn’t easy as a child with severe hearing loss — I was constantly picked on and bullied for my hearing aids and left out of social situations because I couldn’t follow conversations or playground gossip. I felt isolated, different, disconnected, and incredibly alone.