Deaf, Disability Human Rights Advocacy in Canada

Posted on 5 January 2008. Filed under: Advocacy, Announcements, Audism, Disability, Disability Blogs, Interesting web sites, International | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Deaf people and people with disabilities in Price Edward Island, Canada, this blog post is for you. This blog post is also for you if you’ve ever been frustrated at how YOUR government (in any country) treats Deaf or disabled people and wanted to do something about it.

Stephen Pate recently brought his blog to my attention:

In this blog, he identifies all the many different ways that the government denies human rights to people with various disabilities, and Deaf people. And he uses his blog to bring attention to these human rights abuses and speaks out about them, in a loud voice.

If you know of any Deaf people (particularly, of course, Deaf people in Prince Edward Island, Canada) who have had their human rights violated, you may want to check out his blog. See if he can help tell your story. Or, disability advocates in general may want to check it out. See if there is a way you can make a difference in some of the many issues he blogs about.

I’m posting this here in part to thank Stephen Pate for linking to my other blog, We Can Do. I didn’t want to link to it from there because I’m trying to keep We Can Do tightly focused on disability issues in developing countries–which Canada isn’t. But Disability Alert still looks like a good blog. My main concern with it is that, unfortunately, the videos on it don’t seem to have captions. But then, these seem to be videos from other sources that he doesn’t control, so that probably isn’t his fault.


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4 Responses to “Deaf, Disability Human Rights Advocacy in Canada”

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I do appreciate the reference and the comment about captions. Most of the videos we link to haven’t got captions. However, we do generate some videos on our own and will try to add captioning this year. Thanks for the suggestion.

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I want to learn more English in your deaf institute. Please send me the scholarship for foreigner students. Please.

I have deaf grandparents who live in Prince Edward Island, and it has been such a blessing to be raised knowing the Deaf Culture. I have heard that in Prince Edward Island that if a child is born deaf, than the government makes it mandatory for the child to have a cochlear implant. Is this true?

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