‘Sesame Street’: Julia, a Muppet with autism, makes first appearance on the show

Julia, a Muppet with autism, made her first appearance on “Sesame Street” Monday and the longstanding children’s show posted a 10-minute clip to mark the occasion. Julia is an old buddy of Elmo’s and has already been a staple online and in printed books since making her debut in 2015, but today is her first time on the TV show. Advocates say they hope Julia will help young “Sesame Street”

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“AccessTALK with Trish” – Accessibility Radio Show Looking for Guests

We’re about to launch a brand new Internet Radio Show on BlogTalkRadio.com and we’re looking for guests to join us. Listen to our 1-minute commercial below… AccessTALK with Trish Hosted by Trish Robichaud, accessibility radio show “AccessTALK with Trish” will feature engaging discussions and courageous conversations. She’ll be examining the good, the bad and the reality of accessibility in our communities. Listen in on Wednesdays at 11:30 am Eastern at

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Stop Gap Gears up for Spring Push for Ramps – Making Entrances Accessible

Apr 11, 2017 by Ray Martin, Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE — Proponents of Stop Gap ramps in Cambridge got together with architecture students from the University of Waterloo at the Bridge in downtown Galt to raise awareness for the cause on Saturday, April 8. Architecture students hosted an art exhibition to show off different designs they had come up with for the ramps, which help people with strollers, walkers and mobility

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Position your Disability Positively for Employers

By Louis Jameson, Assistant Manager, Group Disability Programme at Lloyds Banking Group Today I want to share some thoughts on how to position a disability or health condition when entering work. Whilst our universities get us work-ready, no one discusses how to address our disability with an employer. This is what I will try to do. We can show them our disabilities are ‘no worries’! I am Louis first, being blind

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10 Ways to Target the Disability Market & Keep a Competitive Edge

The 2010 Census found that 1 in 5 people have a disability in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 54 million people living with disabilities represent approximately $1 trillion in aggregate income that translates into more than $220 billion in discretionary consumer spending power! By Darren Bates – Nationally Recognized Disability Employment, Workforce Development, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Policy Adviser According to Charles A. Riley II and the

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What I’ve Learned By Hiring More Employees With Disabilities

Less than a fifth of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities are employed, but business leaders can help change that. BY SCOTT MONETTE | 07.21.16 | 5:00 AM Everyone deserves a chance to succeed. And by my estimation, no group has been refused that opportunity more than people living with disabilities (PLWD). Sadly, less than one-fifth of this population is employed. Even though I’ve made expanding opportunities for PLWD my life’s

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Mount Forest Curling Club receives $35,750 grant for accessibility upgrades

The Mount Forest Curling Club and Perth-Wellington MP John Nater announced on Wednesday that the Curling Club will receive $37,750 for accessibility upgrades to the club’s 144 Egremont St. location in Mount Forest. “I am pleased to see the Mount Forest Curling Club receive this much-needed funding,” said Nater. “Curling is a great Canadian sport. It helps individuals stay active through the winter, while bringing people and communities together. It

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Ontario Supporting Accessibility Innovation for Business

Government Partnering with OCAD to Improve Accessibility for Consumers with Disabilities April 4, 2017 – Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario is helping businesses and organizations better understand the needs of people with disabilities, while supporting them with new ideas to make their products and services more accessible. The government is partnering with OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre to deliver the BIG IDeA, a collaborative pilot program that celebrates successes

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Toronto Deli Owner Sounds off after City Orders his Accessibility Ramp Removed

‘The mandate from the province is that the whole city needs to be accessible … why not in 2017?’ A Toronto deli owner is sounding off after being issued a city notice to remove an accessibility ramp that’s sat outside his shop for the last three years. Julian Katz installed the ramp outside his Roncesvalles deli, Stasis Preserves, back in 2013. It’s manufactured by StopGap, a charitable foundation developed by Luke

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East Toronto Woman Fights for Equal Treatment for the Disabled

Human rights complaint filed against Danforth Avenue tavern By Joanna Lavoie, East York Mirror Haily Butler-Henderson just wanted to use the restroom at a local bar and grill. Instead, she said, she encountered discrimination against a person with a disability. The 24-year-old east Toronto resident has spina bifida and uses metal crutches to get around. Back on Aug. 19, 2016, around 9:30 p.m., she stopped by Pentagram Bar and Grill

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