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An unequal playing field: report on the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired living in Canada

Examines the needs of people who are blind or living with vision loss in Canada. Also looks at employment issues. Link provided will direct you to an executive summary with the option to receive the whole version.

Published: 2005
Building inclusive communities tip tool: how to ensure that your organization includes everyone...  
http://www.whiwh.com/BIC_tips.pdf

Provides organizations and community groups with information about disability-related access and cultural accommodations to assist with the development of programs, strategies, outreach initiatives and the delivery of events that are welcoming and inclusive of ethnoracial people with disabilities.

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Published: 2003
Addressing health disparities through promoting equity

Reviews issues related to the extent of health problems experienced by persons with intellectual disabilities.

Published: 2004
Planning for accessible meetings & general guidelines when serving persons with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/accessible_meetings.html
Outlines guidelines to follow when planning meetings for disabled persons. Includes general accessibility considerations, how to choose an appropriate location, issues of interior access, issues of exterior access, dietary issues, and attendant care. Also discusses the various formats available to assist communication between meeting members such as braille translators etc. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Interacting with people with disabilities: an etiquette hand-book  
http://dawn.thot.net/Etiquette.html
Provides etiquette information for dealing with people with a variety of disabilities including mobility, hearing, vision, communication, learning, psychiatric, epilepsy, and a general ‘other’ category. (See Details)
Resource kit for women with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/Resource_Kit.html
Provides information regarding the status of disabled women and men with an international perspective. Describes a list of social concerns along with a list of strategies for change. Concludes with a list of organizations to contact for more information. (See Details)
Morbidity experiences and disability among Canadian women  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S10
Review the prevalence of chronic conditions and physical disability between Canadian women and men and between various subgroups of women. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Finding our way home: housing options in inner city Winnipeg for people with disabilities who are dying  
http://ius.uwinnipeg.ca/pdf/finding_our_way_home.pdf
Examines the lack of safe, affordable, available and accessible inner city Winnipeg housing, lack of supports aailable for people living in the core area experiencing end of life transitions, and the barriers encountered by people with disabilities. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The parenting book for persons with a disability
Offers practical advice and information to individuals and families as they anticipate the steps and stages in their child's life.
Published: 1999
Building bridges across difference and disability: a resource guide for health care providers: interacting with people with faci
Presents suggestions for health professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills in interactions with clients with physical differences and/or disabilities.
Published: 2002