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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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JENNY LAY-FLURRIE – Stories from inside Microsoft’s journey to design a more accessible world

Her perfect diction and exceptional lip-reading skills – honed by practicing in the mirror as a little girl – allowed her to cloak the deafness. Of course, that made workdays exhausting. In time, Lay-Flurrie accepted and then celebrated the disability, though some colleagues still didn’t know she had one.

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A high-profile leader reveals his disability to help others have a more empowered voice

As a human resources exec, Chuck Edward has long championed the voices of others and encouraged their stories. He has traveled globally, from India to Romania, with thoughtful advice for employees and job candidates to be vulnerable, open-minded and authentic. He’s a well-known, compassionate mentor who enjoys coaching people and shaping an inclusive culture that gives everyone “permission to be real.”

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‘We are at a crossroads’ – How Microsoft’s Accessibility team is making an impact that will be felt for generations

When it comes to accessibility, Anne Taylor is not afraid to share her point of view. Serving as Director of Supportability in Microsoft’s Accessibility program, she ensures the teams designing Microsoft products and services always consider people with disabilities.

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Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability

The Canadian Disability Participation Project is excited to announce and share with you the newly released Inclusive Playgrounds resource!

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Taking Your Health Care To The Next Level With Telemedicine

Services like HealthLine only offer advice, and often require patients to seek in-person care. Telemedicine is different, directly connecting patients and licensed health care providers online. Telemedicine — also known as eHealth, telehealth, or virtual medicine — aims to cut down on in-person visits, making medical care more efficient for both patients and healthcare providers.

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It’s Time To Change The Culture Of Living With A Disability In Canada

We, the disability family, have been an afterthought — for governments, service agencies and organizations — for far too long. Our opinions have been sidelined, our emotions trivialized, our needs prescribed and our resources shuttered.

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Untangle The Confusing Web That Is Canada’s Disability Policy

There needs to be a single ministry department with the authority, decision-making ability and accountability needed to support Canadians.

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Deaf-Blind Paralympian Quits Team USA After Being Denied Basic Accommodation

“I’m angry, I’m disappointed, but most of all, I’m sad not to be representing my country,” swimmer Becca Meyers said.

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Adam Spencer: A CEO Extraordinaire, Creating Ripples of Change

When you first meet Adam Spencer, what strikes you most is his assertive authenticity and raw honesty. Here is the CEO of AbleDocs, who is as vocal about his weaknesses as he is about his strengths, and probably that is the reason for his sparkling success and accelerated growth.