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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Oregon testing Windows 8 Tablets for voters with disabilities

Last fall, Oregon became the first state in the nation to utilize tablet technology in elections. Now in the state’s latest technology move, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown has arranged to provide Samsung Series 7 PC tablets, featuring the Windows 8 operating system, to be used by Oregon voters with disabilities …

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Rise Asset Development- A Website Dedicated to Helping Entreprenuers with Challenges

Supporting business growth. Investing in people. Rise works to empower business owners with access to financing and business support. We recognize the interdependency of financial well-being to one’s overall quality of life. Rise is committed to improving the lives of people who are unable to secure employment due to mental …

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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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