Accessibility

Accessibility

Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sharon Rose
Jan Taylor
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights initiatives by the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia to legalize Midwifery. Discusses a proposed pilot project to compare the success rate and cost of hospital based midwife supervised births to medically controlled deliveries. 

 


Mid-life adventure : a wilderness survival experience

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Agnes Grant
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Vol 10, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares a menopausal woman's experience of defying stereotypes, pushing past her assumed limitations and finding her strength. Introduces the wilderness program Outward Bound. 

No growing pains

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Lamb
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Vol 8, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article demonstrates how proper movement and handy tools can make gardening easier for people with different abilities. Tips on how to garden, what to grow, how to avoid injury. 

 

Building inclusive communities tip tool: how to ensure that your organization includes everyone...

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rabia Khedr
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Ethno Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

Planning for accessible meetings & general guidelines when serving persons with disabilities

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English
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Online
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Disabled Women's Network Ontario
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Disabled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

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.

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The last sisters: health issues of women with disabilities

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English
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Online
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Carol J. Gill
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DisAbled Women's Netowrk Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses particular concerns for women with disabilities, including abuse, mental health, disability policy, access, gender inequity, service barriers, invalidation of sexuality and reproductive health, medical negligence, depression and suicide.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Equality means access

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN), Ontario
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides tips and suggestions for organizations and individuals on how to plan public events that take into consideration the needs of women with disabilities.

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ISSN 14800039

Meeting the challenge: making BC Women's fully accessible to people with disabilities

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English
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Paper
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BC's Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, B.C.

Provides a series of recommendations that examine accessibility issues in health care facilities, as well as programming opportunities for women with disabilities.

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WOMH.M43 1996

Access to breast cancer screening programs for women with disabilities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maria Barile
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DAWN Ontario
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Evaluates the accessibility of the Québec based program, the Programme québecois de dépistage du cancer du sein (PQDCS) in Montréal for women with diverse disabilities, based on seven criteria of Universal Accessibility, which includes: equitable use; flexibility in use; simple and intuitive; use perceptible information; tolerance for error; low physical effort; and, size and space for approach and use. Presents experiences of the environmental barriers and/or facilitators at the centres studied in hope that this aids women with disabilities to choose centres which best suit their needs.

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DAWN Ontario access checklist

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English
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DAWN Ontario
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Provides guidelines in the form of a checklist for how to plan an event so that it is accessible to women of all levels of ability.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.A25 1993
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