Posts Tagged ‘disabled person’

Checking of the Media on the Disabled

March 7, 2014

I read the newspaper practically everyday  and I like it when disabled people or their families  stand up for themselves or for them.  Well I think that instead of forgetting about the disabled person in two years time or so that media should check back to see if the discriminators are still working on what they were planning on working on. [1]For instance  in April of last year  Peter Stelmacovich, who is heard-of-hearing  whose was asked to  either leave his service dog outside or sit outside because of the dog. The plan was after it became public that the restaurant would  become more ‘disabled-friendly’ with help from the disabled man.  I’m wondering if the restaurant back down from the plan/deal after the media went away.  Or  about last [2]What about the  story about   Steve Simonar who has  no arms beat his seat-belt ticket because of the fact he couldn’t wear a seat belt without help? Or why didn’t the guy know about (new rules)?  [3]Or what about the backlash for the women Even Synder whose was told  in 2010  at a Buffet that her service dog wasn’t allowed to be in the buffet line ‘for health reasons’  and then was thrown out and yet she been at the same restaurant that summer with no problems.  This last one is a clear volition of Canada’s Human Rights. [4]What about the family in Oshawa with the autistic son who got a letter that basically said that the kid should be put down like a dog? I mean have the police either 1)found the culprit or , 2)given up?

articles in reference:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/04/22/spring_rolls_restaurant_ignored_customer_accessibility_policy_in_barring_service_dog_disability_rights_lawyer_says.htmlnce:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/01/driver-no-arms-seatbelt-ticket_n_3194157.html

//www.thestar.com/news/gta/2010/08/05/service_dog_banned_from_buffet_line.html

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/19/ontario-family-shocked-when-they-receive-letter-telling-them-to-euthanize-autistic-child/