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How we fought American Airlines and won

How we fought American Airlines and won

photo credit: John MorrisOver the past few weeks we have worked hard to rally together after American Airlines announced a new discriminatory policy that banned wheelchairs weighing more than 300lbs from their aircrafts. After hearing this news, I was outraged. As a...

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How to Add a Review on AccessNow

How to Add a Review on AccessNow

To add a review on the mobile app: 1. Open AccessNow App. Click on "Add" on the bottom menu to add a review.  2. On the search bar, type in the name of the place you want to review to. A list of search results will show up. Select the name of the place you want to add...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Gabriella Carafa

#AccessFromHome Stories: Gabriella Carafa

Gabriella is social worker in Toronto. In this interview she shares her experience during COVID-19: what's it like for her as a person with a disability working in health care and how COVID-19 has highlighted some issues that need to be addressed. How has your life...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Liz & Leona

#AccessFromHome Stories: Liz & Leona

Poem by Sunny Liz:  It’s a safe soft place to fall for an embrace of tenderness as love, to be insecure from has been given, things that Can’t be changed When all we need is a bear hug, and a little sweetness that we stir in the pot, Turn off the news put down the...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Tai Young

#AccessFromHome Stories: Tai Young

Words by Tai YoungDuring the last few weeks, I have been at home with my mom, dad, and sister Taylor. I am staying busy with online school, but mostly I play online games with my friends, who I miss very much. I spend a lot of time in my room, and I have definitely...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Keisha Greaves

#AccessFromHome Stories: Keisha Greaves

Words by Keisha Greaves Hi, I’m Keisha Greaves and I have limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. I am a millennial business owner who focuses on bringing awareness about the wellness, wholeness and “badassness” of those who are fighting chronic illness. Comprised of a...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Jess Oddi

#AccessFromHome Stories: Jess Oddi

On Dating a Frontline Worker During COVID-19 Words by Jessica OddiIt’s been three months since I saw my partner. As a Biomedical Engineer, he’s one of many front line people working at the hospital, making sure equipment such as ventilators are in peak condition for...

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#AccessFromHome Stories: Marco Pasqua

#AccessFromHome Stories: Marco Pasqua

To kick off our #AccessFromHome Stories, AccessNow had the opportunity to chat with Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Accessibility Consultant Marco Pasqua. In this interview, he shares his experience during COVID-19: how it's affected businesses, from working...

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8 Shows & Concerts You Can Watch From Home

8 Shows & Concerts You Can Watch From Home

Shows and concerts may be cancelled but that doesn't mean media and entertainment have to go with it. This 2.3 trillion dollar industry, traditionally reliant on physical proximity, is keeping people amused while staying safe in their homes through virtual access and...

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Access From Home: Food Delivery

Access From Home: Food Delivery

Last Updated: April 15, 2020FOOD DELIVERY Uber Eats - Available in 24 countries.  Foodora - Available in Austria, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Philippines. DoorDash - Available in North American cities. GrabFood - Available in Southeast Asian countries.   Skip...

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Access From Home: Education

Access From Home: Education

Last Updated: April 15, 2020.EDUCATION Khan Academy - Free, world-class education online. Offers practice exercises, instructional videos and personalized dashboard.  edX - Free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide. Coursera - Free online courses top...

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Access From Home: Tech

Access From Home: Tech

Last Updated: April 15, 2020TELECOMMUNICATIONS Bell (Canada) - Online assistance, online account management. Rogers (Canada) - Online assistance, online account management. Sprint (USA) - Explore and shop products online. Online support. TECH TOOLS Microsoft - Full...

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Access From Home: Entertainment

Access From Home: Entertainment

Last Updated: April 5, 2020ENTERTAINMENT Netflix Party - Google Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends, Cineplex - Rent movies online from new releases, top rentals or countless classics.  HitRecord - Online collaborative media platform. TED -...

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Access From Home: Courier Services

Access From Home: Courier Services

Convenient parcel pickup/delivery services. Schedule a pick up online or via phone call. Last Updated: April 5, 2020PICK-UP/DELIVER FROM HOME  Canada Post  FedEx  Purolator  UPS  GrabExpress - Available in selected Southeast Asian countries. Instant door-to-door...

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