Workplace Accessibility

Linda Campbell and Micheal Smith.

Deaf researchers are advancing the field of science — but barriers still hold many back

In a scrubby patch of forest near Halifax, Saint Mary’s University professor Linda Campbell and her master’s student, Michael Smith, squelch through mud, looking for lichens. The lichens they’re after can be used as natural biological monitors of pollutants from former gold-mining sites, like this one. 

Image of Kevin McShan in his wheelchair sitting in St. Clair College.

This journalist turned podcaster uses experience in newsrooms to break barriers and spark inclusive conversations

Kevin McShan did not have a traditional introduction to the newsroom. He did his journalism internship with St. Clair College’s newspaper, in the sports department.

Kacey McCallister lost both his legs when his was just six-years-old after an accident with a semi-truck.

Mechanic uses social media to inspire people as he overcomes his disability.

Kacey McCallister lost both his legs when his was just six-years-old after an accident with a semi-truck.

Woman in Wheelchair with woman seated at table looking at a laptop together in a sunny room.

How Young Adults With Disabilities Can Succeed in Business

Young adults with disabilities can have trouble finding their places in the professional world. But a career in business could be a fulfilling choice. However, you might be nervous about facing obstacles in school and in the workforce. These tips will help you navigate the path to your career in business.

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How Microsoft is Hiring More Inclusive with Minecraft

For most of us, job interviews can be stressful and difficult to prepare for. Traditional interview formats can also present unique challenges for neurodivergent candidates.

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Creating a Workplace Personalized Emergency Response Plan

Under the AODA [Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) S.27(1)], employers must provide personalized emergency response plans to workers who have temporary or permanent disabilities.

Picture of Daniel Durant, Troy Kotsur and Marlee Matlin.

“We’re Not Deaf Actors — We’re Actors, Period”: ‘CODA’’s Watershed Moment in Representation

The indie film that broke all records with its $25 million Sundance sale is next-level inclusive, says its Oscar-winning star Marlee Matlin: “To have a hearing actor put on a deaf character as if it was a costume — we’ve moved beyond that point now.”

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TV has ‘utterly failed’ disabled people, writer Jack Thorne says

His Dark Materials and Enola Holmes screenwriter Jack Thorne has accused the TV industry of “utterly and totally” failing disabled people.

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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.

A woman covering her face with her hands, a delicious looking burger, and a cold-cuts sandwich with other appetizers on a table.

Things We Wish Restaurants Knew About Serving Guests With Blindness

When we dine out, we all want the opportunity to browse the menu at our leisure whether in a group or dining alone. Many restaurants have included all of their guests by providing Braille and large print menus, in addition to their standard print menus. This allows most of the guests to have a similar dining experience and to be treated alike when ordering. However, there are a few other things that can be done to ensure all guests are provided with exceptional service; especially those who are visually impaired or blind. If you are in the restaurant service industry, we encourage you to read these tips and please share them with your colleagues.