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Deanna White - Sep 16, 2016

You've heard the term: Section 1557's Final Rule--but what's it all about?

Section 1557, the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, has been in effect since 2010. The Department of Health & Human Services issued Section 1557’s Final Rule in May 2016. It went into effect July of the same year.

Deanna White - Sep 12, 2016

The Government of Canada is currently holding consultations on its planned accessibility legislation through online questionnaires, a one-day national forum for youth with disabilities on Nov. 1, 2016, in Ottawa, and via in-person sessions across major cities in Canada. In-person sessions start September 2016 and run until February 2017.  View the schedule and how to participate.  

Lucy Morrissey - Aug 30, 2016

With August wrapping up, it’s time for your monthly roundup of T-Base Stories. Here are a few of the biggest accessibility stories—in healthcare, government and social-networking—to hit your news feeds this month.

Lucy Morrissey - Aug 22, 2016

Great news: three Canadian students, doing outstanding work in and outside of the classroom, have won funds to put toward their educational pursuits.

Lucy Morrissey - Aug 22, 2016

This month we announced the winner of the 2016 T-Base Communications scholarship, which we award in collaboration with the Alliance for Quality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) every year. Brian Hill, Master of Journalism student at Carleton University, four-time Paralympian and former member of Canada’s national swim team, is this year’s recipient. His story is inspiring (to say the least!). Read on for the Importance of Accessibility in Education, an essay Brian submitted with his application.  

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