Celebrating Multiple Sclerosis

July is a very significant month for me. July marks my 7th MS anniversary and my 5th Tysabri anniversary.  The days surely do fly by. I can’t believe it has been 7 years since my diagnosis. It feels like just yesterday I was in the hospital not knowing I was …

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Learning Ally: The Difference We Make In a Dyslexic Student’s Educational and Personal Growth Goes Far Deeper than Audiobooks!

At Learning Ally, a national non-profit since 1948, our mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions. While Learning Ally remains a leading provider of audiobooks – including the world’s largest library of audio …

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Mobile Phone for People with Vision disabilities Launched

WASHINGTON: Odin Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the T-Mobile network, announced the country’s first mobile service designed for the sole purpose of improving wireless accessibility for people who are blind or low vision. Emporia Essence: A simple mobile phone for People with vision disabilities. (Photo Credit: Odin Mobile) …

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Keeping Healthy While On Vacation

Article By Cole Millen  Most people spend months preparing for their vacation. The idea is to look as good as possible for the bathing suits, shorts, and dresses. If you have been watching what you eat, working out, and shedding those excess pounds to look good, you are more than …

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Welfare reform should not take from the sick to give to the poor, advocates say

For two Toronto single women on welfare, expected reforms to social assistance in this spring’s provincial budget could prove either promising or problematic. Both the NDP and the Tories believe people on welfare should be able to earn up to $200 a month before facing clawbacks, as recommended last fall …

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Five free apps to help remind you to take a break

We all work too much. Many don’t realize how important it is to step away from the monitor and take a break. This isn’t just for your physical health, but your mental health.For some users breaks come naturally. For others, a bit of a heads up is necessary. As you …

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News anchor and Paralympian exchange stories on disability

Saskatoon: Almost everyone agrees that a lot of progress has been made, but that we may need many more International Days of Persons with Disabilities before the remaining obstacles to their full participation in society are dismantled. As the poet and writer Denise Bissonnette remarked in Dialect, a news magazine …

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Starting a company while coping with mental illness

A few years ago, during one of her regular visits to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Sandra Rotman had an idea. At the time, the high-profile philanthropist was being treated for anxiety. The experience made her stronger, she says, but also led her to mull over …

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