Canada’s Bill C-7: A dire threat to people with disabilities
On March 17th, 2021, shortly after the 11th Anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Bill C-7 (an Act to amend the Criminal Code – medical assistance in dying) received Royal Assent in Canada’s Parliament. Bill C-7 introduced assisted suicide as an option for people who are not dying or nearing death only if they have a disability or disabling medical condition. Read more [. . .]
“All major hotels offer accessible suites, the Dubai Metro system is fully accessible, there are accessible taxis, and many restaurants will offer provisions if a visitor advises them in advance. People of determination, including those who are tourists, can avail free parking passes from the Roads and Transport Authority and discounts and privileges from the Community Development Authority’s Sanad card. Entrance fees to a range of visitor attractions are waived for people of determination, including Expo 2020 Dubai. And Emirates Airline boasts dozens of inflight movies with audio description and captions, making the journey to Dubai more accessible.” Dr. Jennifer Camulli
Dr. Jennifer Camulli is currently leading the efforts to place accessibility at the heart of planning for Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Running from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 is a global gathering dedicated to bringing together people, communities and nations to build bridges, inspire action and deliver real-life solutions to real-life challenges.
Visit www.expo2020dubai.com to find out more.
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