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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Willing and able roll em TV crew puts disabilities before a mainstream audience Jul 04 2009 Joel Brown BostonGlobe A TV crew came to profile a

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/86 (2016-02-09)
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    the Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command A New Look at Disability May 21 2009 A New Look at Disability Abilities ca Over the past two years women living with disabilities and physical differences have taken part in Envisioning New Meanings of Disability and Difference a series of arts based workshops across Ontario that use the power of image and story to transform the way people see difference Workshop activities and discussions explored identity and the meaning we find in our experiences Photography workshops put cameras in the hands of the participants who used them as tools to create self portraits both literal and symbolic These women also had the opportunity to make their own digital story to capture

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/80 (2016-02-09)
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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Rights Short Case for Rights Legislation The UN Convention In Brief Excerpts from the Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command 2010 International VSA arts Festival May 21 2009 The 2010 International VSA arts Festival is a multicultural eventt celebrating the accomplishments of people with disabilities in arts and arts education The festival which brings together artists educators and researchers from around the world will be held in Washington D C June 6 12 It will feature performances and exhibitions by prominent artists at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts the Smithsonian Institution s International Gallery and other venues throughout Washington D C Additionally the 2010 International VSA arts Festival will once again serve as a convergence

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/79 (2016-02-09)
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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Human Rights Short Case for Rights Legislation The UN Convention In Brief Excerpts from the Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command More with Learning Disabilities Forced to Wed May 21 2009 BBCnews People in the UK with learning disabilities are being forced into marriage by their own families Every year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office s Forced Marriage Unit deals with around 400 cases And a significant number involve people with learning disabilities The unit s head Sarah Russell said We don t have any firm statistics but anecdotally we are seeing more and more cases of victims with learning disabilities as awareness around the whole issue of forced marriage is rising Disability charities meanwhile warn that forced marriage

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/78 (2016-02-09)
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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities May 21 2009 AFB Access to knowledge is our thing When it comes to higher education for promising scholars we don t want anything to stand in the way That s why we re proud to partner with Lime Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2009 2010 academic year Selected students will also be invited to attend the all expenses paid retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View CA in 2010 Scholarships

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/77 (2016-02-09)
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    Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Disability 101 Celebrate Diversity with Children s Books May 21 2009 For too long people with disabilities have been seen as special as different as a totally separate group People with disabilities have been delegated to the special class the little bus to the separate program Despite several decades of the inclusion movement encouraging and demanding that people with disabilities be allowed to participate fully in society we still turn first to our time honored tradition of creating yet another special program Why can t we get past this desire to create special and separate programs Why does our society still tend to see people with disabilities as so terribly different Why can t we begin to recognize that those of us with disabilities are more like the

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/76 (2016-02-09)
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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    UN Convention In Brief Excerpts from the Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command States Slashing Social Programs for Vulnerable May 21 2009 NY Times Battered by the recession and the deepest and most widespread budget deficits in several decades a large majority of states are slicing into their social safety nets often crippling preventive efforts that officials say would save money over time President Obama s 787 billion stimulus package is helping to alleviate some of the pain providing large amounts of money to pay for education and unemployment insurance bolster food stamp programs and expand tax credits for low earners But the money will offset only 40 percent of the losses in state revenues and programs for vulnerable

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/75 (2016-02-09)
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    Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Support Access to e books for People with Disabilities May 21 2009 As part of its role in the Reading Rights Coalition NSCIA is engaged in a campaign to obtain access for people with print disabilities to e books available for Amazon s new Kindle 2 e book reader The new reader which Amazon is working to make fully accessible has the ability to use text to speech to read these e books aloud but under pressure from the Authors Guild Amazon has announced that authors and publishers will be allowed to disable the text to speech function Please read and sign the petition Language is fundamental to being human and access to information whether for education entertainment or communication is an integral part of life In fact it s how many living with disabilities find access to the information and resources they need to achieve the highest possible quality of life

    Original URL path: http://www.barrierfreemb.com/news/120/74 (2016-02-09)
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