The deaf and hard-of-hearing should have fair access to the Disability Tax Credit

Friday, April 22, 2016
Press Release from Peter Julian MP New Westminster-Burnaby

OTTAWA – Today, Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby) tabled Bill C-263, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (hearing impairment), which would enhance access inclusiveness for people with hearing disabilities by allowing them fair access to the Disability Tax Credit. “Canadians with hearing impairments should receive the tax break they deserve. This bill recognizes the reality that these Canadians face, and I am proud to sponsor a bill that prioritizes their well-being,” said Julian. …. more –>

BC Ferries – Induction Loop Hearing System on Queen of Oak Bay

Congratulations to BC Ferries for allowing Advanced Listening Systems to install the Induction Loop System on the Queen of Oak Bay vessel, and creating a new standard for the fleets going forward….

BC Ferries Press Release
Times Colonist – BC Ferries

CBC ANNOUNCES PILOT PROJECT TO MAKE CANADIAN PUBLIC RADIO AVAILABLE TO DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING CANADIANS

CBC Media Centre
February 1, 2016

CBC is pleased to share details of its pilot project to make Canadian public radio available to an estimated 1-3 million* Canadians who are otherwise unable to listen. With the help of a grant from the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund, CBC will make text transcripts of CBC Radio One’s The Current available to the public on CBC.ca on a daily basis, and will film, edit and post one American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted radio documentary from the program on CBC.ca each month, starting today….. READ MORE – >