A recent study collected information from approximately 700 Canadians who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing and captured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues addressed included the impact of masks on communication, the demand for universal captioning and accessing health updates. This blog provides an overview of the results.
If the experiences of people with disabilities during COVID-19 are not recorded, then it will be like they never happened. The COVID-19 Disability Survey is a special initiative to record the experiences, concerns and needs of people with disabilities.
Bill C-35 was introduced on June 22 by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough. This bill will be known as the proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act.