The Government of Canada is currently holding consultations on its planned accessibility legislation through online questionnaires, a one-day national forum for youth with disabilities on Nov. 1, 2016, in Ottawa, and via in-person sessions across major cities in Canada. In-person sessions start September 2016 and run until February 2017. View the schedule and how to participate.
With August wrapping up, it’s time for your monthly roundup of T-Base Stories. Here are a few of the biggest accessibility stories—in healthcare, government and social-networking—to hit your news feeds this month.
Great news: three Canadian students, doing outstanding work in and outside of the classroom, have won funds to put toward their educational pursuits.
This month we announced the winner of the 2016 T-Base Communications scholarship, which we award in collaboration with the Alliance for Quality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) every year. Brian Hill, Master of Journalism student at Carleton University, four-time Paralympian and former member of Canada’s national swim team, is this year’s recipient. His story is inspiring (to say the least!). Read on for the Importance of Accessibility in Education, an essay Brian submitted with his application.
From the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to new rules for accessible healthcare, July’s roundup of T-Base Stories is focused on accessibility legislation, something we are keen to stay on top of at T-Base so that we can relay key, up-to-date legislation information to our customers. Read on for July’s top stories.