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  • NEADS Financial Literacy/Financial Aid Workshop and Annual General Meeting - July 18, Toronto
    On Friday, July 18, 2014, join us at Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 475 Yonge Street, 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Spadina Room. Guest speaker: Annie Dang, Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services. All are welcome! There is a $10 registration fee to help cover the cost of food and beverage at the reception following...
  • Sad news: The passing of Christine Nieder
    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Christine Nieder, a member of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students' (NEADS) board of directors and our National Graduate Experience Taskforce. Christine passed away earlier this week in Vancouver. Christine was a member of the NEADS Board since January 2012, was...
  • New Resources for Making "Practical Spaces" Accessible from Council of Ontario Universities
    (Toronto, July 8, 2014) The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) is pleased to share that new resources focusing on making “Practical Spaces” accessible have been posted to the AccessibleCampus.ca website! A “practical space” is a learning environment where students can engage in active learning and demonstrate...
  • Placing Youth and Mental Health in the Spotlight - United Nations "Mental Health Matters" campaign
    There are over 1.2 billion youth aged 15-24 in the world today and over 280 million of them experience a mental health condition. To raise awareness on the importance of reducing stigma surrounding youth with mental health conditions, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has just kicked off a campaign "Mental...
  • New resources to help Ontario universities make science labs accessible to students with disabilities
    (Toronto - June 24, 2014) - A new report has been released by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) on how to break down barriers and make labs accessible to students with disabilities who are pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Students with disabilities are not well represented in science...
  • Launch of new library service provides accessible books to over three million Canadians with print disabilities
    May 29, 2014 – Victoria, BC - The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Association’s National Conference in Victoria, BC. Over three million...
  • B.C. Rehab Announces new Gert Vorsteher Bursary Awards
    The Gert Vorsteher Memorial Bursary for students with disabilities was created by the British Columbia Rehabilitation Foundation in 2014 to award two educational grants of $5,000 to British Columbians with a physical disability who intend to pursue post-secondary education that will lead to employment and greater personal independence. The...
  • British Columbia releases Disability Consultation Report and holds Accessibility Summit (June 16)
    The Government of British Columbia has released its report: Disability Consultation Report: Moving Together Toward an Accessible B.C. The report was created to better understand how B.C. can become "the most progressive place to live in Canada for people with disabilities and their families, government asked British Columbians what they...
  • NEADS Annual General Meeting, Toronto, July 18
    Dear NEADS Members: Notice is hereby given to all members that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) will be held on the 18th day of July at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 475 Yonge Street, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Spadina Room to conduct the following...
  • National Initiative Growing Strong - Opening Access to Digital Library Resources for Canadians with Print Disabilities
    Vancouver, B.C. - May 28, 2014 - Canadians with print disabilities are receiving increased open access to digital library resources, thanks to an innovative low-cost project that initially launched in December, 2013 and continues to come available in communities across the country. The National Network of Equitable Library Access (NNELS)...
  • Donate now to support NEADS National Scholarship programs for students with disabilities!
    (Ottawa, May 15, 2014) The NEADS National Student Awards Program ($3,000 award) and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award ($1,000 award) recognize outstanding Canadian college and university students with disabilities for their academic and community achievements, and their potential to succeed in their chosen career. The programs have...
  • Web Accessibility Toolkit for Research Libraries Launched by ARL
    by Prue Adler & Judy Ruttenberg  (May 15, 2014) -   On the third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is proud to announce the availability of a new resource for the ARL membership and the library community—a Web Accessibility Toolkit for research libraries. ARL's...
  • Introducing The Accessibility For Manitobans Act - Accessibility For All Manitobans
    The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law December 5, 2013. Under this landmark legislation, the Manitoba government will develop mandatory accessibility standards. Each standard will address barriers for Manitobans in key areas of daily living. Standards will apply to Manitoba’s private and public sector organizations. The...
  • International Summit on Accessibility 2014, Carleton University, Ottawa
    Carleton University, with support from the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa, invites you to the International Summit on Accessibility 2014, July 12- 15 in Ottawa. The Summit promotes access and inclusion for persons with disabilities in all aspects of life. Join leaders from around the globe as we showcase innovation, celebrate...
  • Call for Presentations and Information/Vendor Booths - Accessible-AT 2014, Saskatoon
    Disability Services for Students at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce an exciting new conference! Accessible-AT 2014 October 27-28 University of Saskatchewan, Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 105 Administration Place, City of Saskatoon. This conference is open to everyone at no cost. Presentations will...
  • 2014 CNIB National Braille Conference - BRAILLE + Call for Proposals
    The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) will be holding its 2014 National Conference "Braille +" in Toronto in October. Date: October 30th and 31st, 2014 Location: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Toronto, Ontario Call for Papers CNIB invites session proposals for its fall...
  • Jim Flaherty Champion of Canadians With Disabilities Dies
    Media Release -  April 10, 2014 - For Immediate Release: The disability community in Canada has lost a true champion with the death of the Honourable Jim Flaherty.  The Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD) extends our condolences to his family.  As one of Canada’s longest serving Ministers of Finance, Jim Flaherty...
  • A Blueprint for Action to Achieve Equitable Access to Employment Opportunities for Persons With Disabilities in Nova Scotia
    Halifax, March 31, 2014 - For Immediate Release - The Persons with Disabilities Employability Table has completed its final report: “A Blueprint for Action To Achieve Equitable Access to Employment Opportunities For Persons with Disabilities in Nova Scotia”. You can read or download a copy of the report in Microsoft Word Format...
  • Students for Barrier-Free Access scholarships for University of Toronto disabled students
    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES To support the work of disabled students at the University of Toronto, Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA)  has created the SBA Student Scholarship. This scholarship will provide both undergraduate and graduate disabled students with some financial assistance to pursue their goals. This...
  • Joubin/Selig Scholarship 2014
    Deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm, May 5th, 2014. Award announcements will take place in August 2014. Purpose of Scholarship: The Joubin/Selig Fund has established a Scholarship Award at the Toronto Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario, with permanent physical (mobility)...
  • Donate now to support NEADS National Scholarship programs for students with disabilities
    (Ottawa, March 13, 2014) The NEADS National Student Awards Program ($3,000 award) and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award ($1,000 award) recognize outstanding Canadian college and university students with disabilities for their academic and community achievements, and their potential to succeed in their chosen career. The programs have awarded...
  • Donate now to help NEADS Continue Its Work on Behalf of Post-Secondary Students and Graduates with Disabilities
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