9 Simple Tips for Making Your Website Disability-Friendly

The Internet isn’t always “one size fits all.” Every day, inaccessible web design prevents billions of people in the disabled community from an easy online experience. For those with visual impairments, learning difficulties, hearing loss and more, there are dozens of unique challenges waiting behind every URL. But building a …

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Canadian Airlines Told To Allow Free Attendant Fare

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In January 2008, the Canadian Transportation Agency gave Canadian airlines a year to carry out policies to allow free attendant travel for people with severe disabilities who cannot travel alone. The CTA policy was called One Person One Fare. There is the good and bad to this story. WestJet WestJet …

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Big Pharma made $711 bln overcharging seniors and disabled

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The 11 largest drug companies have made $711 billion in profits in just a decade, largely due to overcharging Medicare, which does not seek out competitive prices and uses taxpayer funds to support Big Pharma. Since Medicare is prohibited from purchasing drugs based on their cost, its prescription drug program …

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How home business brings freedom for entrepreneurs with disabilities

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Meet the SME owners overcoming the challenges of having a disability by running a small business from home. Running a business from home is popular with entrepreneurs, for reasons such as convenience, cost savings and flexibility. For those who are affected by health issues and disabilities, a home setting can also provide the freedom and flexibility they need to run a …

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25 Simple Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself – Instead of Eating

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When you are busy or overwhelmed, it can be a challenge to squeeze in quality me-time and self-care. Overeating can become a substitute for the things we really crave – rest, comfort, celebration, or simply  a reward for surviving a difficult day. It’s one thing to know that you “should” take …

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Genuine and Intentional: A way to live

One challenge of life with Multiple Sclerosis is the unpredictability. Will tomorrow bring a new symptom or clear up an old one? Will MS fatigue come out of nowhere to spoil your plans? I try very hard to plan for and accommodate for all the ways that I know MS …

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Hiking with MS (and a trusty cooling vest)

I have always loved the wilderness. I have spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest and summers meant camping with my family, inner-tubing on the rivers and hiking in the mountains. As I grew older, hiking remained one of the few physical activities that I continued to enjoy …

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Governments wage war against their own human rights laws

When award-winning writer Varda Burstyn complained to the Canadian Human Rights Commission about her treatment by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the last thing she expected was to be caught in the crossfire of a war between these government agencies. Burstyn suffers from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS, also known as …

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Amazon improves Kindle iOS app accessibility

Amazon improved its Kindle iOS app accessibility. The updated version 3.8 of the app is to adjust line spacing, Multi-page Highlights and Print Replica Textbooks notebook improvements. Amazon added accessibility improvements in latest’s update including the ability to set a higher maximum font size. What’s New in Version 3.8 Line Spacing …

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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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