Air Canada passengers have complained about the loss of their luggage. Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images An Air Canada passenger says her independence was stripped after the airline damaged her wheelchair. Maayan Ziv was flying from Toronto to Israel to attend an accessibility conference. "Too many disabled people have faced this trauma," she said. […]
Facial recognition software has earned a difficult reputation over the past few years, what with its massive privacy implications and ease of being misused by governments and retailers alike, but the technology has just as many beneficial applications. Take the Wheelie 7, for example. While travelling a few years ago, Dr. Paulo Pinheiro was struck […]
Motorized wheelchairs are traditionally controlled by a joystick or sensors attached to the user’s body, but now innovation in artificial intelligence is helping severely disabled people drive their chairs with their facial expressions. Working in partnership with Intel, Brazil-based Hoobox Robotics has created the Wheelie 7, a piece of AI-leveraging kit that allows disabled people […]
Click on the video player above on Saturday at 6:15 a.m. ET to watch live action from the 2018 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships. CBC Sports will stream all of the Canadian men's and women's games at the tournament in Hamburg, Germany. Women's preliminary schedule Friday, Aug. 17 – 8 a.m. ET – Great Britain def. Canada, 64-56 Saturday, Aug. […]
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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Controversy erupted in the seventh end of the Canada-China wheelchair curling semifinal. After Canada burned a Chinese stone, Chinese skip Wang Haitao opted to keep the stone in the house.
Canada’s wheelchair curling team are guaranteed a Paralympic playoff spot after a 6-2 round-robin victory over Germany on Thursday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Canadian squad, led by skip Mark Ideson, surrendered an opening-end steal to the Germans but gained back control of the match with three in the third end to take a 3-1 lead. […]
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Watch Paralympic curling round robin coverage as China takes on the Neutral Paralympic Athletes (Russia) in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Uber was sued at least thrice over the past year for failing to accommodate passengers with wheelchairs, but a new lawsuit proves that it’s not the only ride-hailing service with poor accessibility. Non-profit org Disability Rights Advocates has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company on behalf of Independent Living Resource Center and two wheelchair […]