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Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

A Toronto-based accessibility advocate is calling on the Ontario government for a comprehensive plan to remove barriers that online learning creates for students with disabilities. “We’ve been calling on the government to show leadership. Whether it’s the crisis in nursing homes or the crisis facing students with disabilities, it’s the recurring failure to lead,” said David Lepofsky of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance. On Tuesday, the Ford government announced schools across the province will remain closed for in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, Education Minister Stephen Lecce, acknowledging that families of students with […]

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New pedestrian bridge at Prince’s Island Park should be ‘special,’ first design kiboshed

Proposed design of a new pedestrian bridge in Prince

What are your thoughts on the pedestrian bridge in Prince’s Island Park? How do you think its replacement should look? That’s just what the City of Calgary is hoping to hear this weekend at an open house about improvements proposed for Eau Claire, including replacing the ailing Jaipur pedestrian bridge. READ MORE: Calgary city councillor disappointed with continued delays in Eau Claire development The bridge, which opened in 1968, is slated for replacement as it’s “reached the end of its service life,” according to the city’s website. Officials hope the new bridge will meet the following criteria: Meet current […]

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