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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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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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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Multiple Sclerosis and Chiropractic Therapy

My regular Chiropractor, Dr. Hawkins was out of town! My back and sides felt like electrical shocks and stabs with every movement that I made! The pain was so intense that my knees buckled and I dropped to the floor in tears every time I tried to walk! I was …

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Heat and MS Do Not Mix!

There is a heat wave in a large portion of the US and Boston is no exception. My MS does not like this one bit! Today is worst of the days so far, being 98 degrees and extremely humid. I must say on these kinds of days, I really do …

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Sometimes MS makes me feel older than my age

by Caroline Kyriakou Since being diagnosed with MS in 2006, there are changes I have had to make to my life. For me, they have been fairly easy to make, but it did take some time to figure out what needed to happen. Mostly the changes have had to do …

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Bean’s Blog ~ Celebrities With MS

Caroline KyriaKou Head Shot

by Caroline Kyriakou Recently it was announced that Jack Osbourne has Multiple Sclerosis.  I am sorry to hear that he has MS, but I am glad that he has shared his diagnosis with the world and is bringing attention to MS. Unfortunately in the media coverage for Jack Osbourne’s diagnosis, …

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