UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform to Feature to Premium Mixing and Mastering Software from Sonnox
UAD-2 plugins with UAD-2 Quad and Duo (photo Universal Audio)
Universal Audio has inked a Direct Development Partner with Sonnox in the UK.
For audio recording enthusiasts it means they will be able to run the highly praised Sonnox Oxford plugins on their UAD-2 DSP processor cards.
Sonnox, formerly a division of Sony, is highly regarded for the quality of its Sonnox Oxford audio plugins, originally for Digidesign and ProTools. Oxford plugins are now available for most DAW platforms on VST and Audio Unit platforms. Continue reading →
Olive Crane on the hustings (photo Guardian)
Another man hobbled to the door, telling Crane he didn’t understand why he couldn’t access disability support.
We are all one nanosecond away from a disability. One in seven Canadians will develop a disability in their lifetime.
Mia Farrow as Daisy in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
“Susan Sontag said we all carry two passports: one for the land of the well, one for the land of the ill,” Mia Farrow noted. “Any minute, the passport for the land of the well can be revoked, and you’re in another land entirely.”
We are all one nanosecond away from a disability. One in seven Canadians will develop a disability in their lifetime. It could be from an accident or from an illness.
When I was young I thought disabilities came from diseases like polio (mine). I considered the sporting or other accidents that created paraplegics or quadriplegics a sad waste of young lives. Yet they happen, along with a vast array of medical and accidental incidents to create disabilities.
What can one do, other than be careful and eat your veggies?
Carry the best disability insurance you can. Make sure it covers beyond the normal 2 years from the disabling situation. Insurance companies love to sell their policies as all-inclusive until you need them. Then the fine print says two years and out. Never leave your employment while disabled: go on disability leave first. Usually, you must be employed at the time of disability to be covered.
We need a better safety net for those with disabilities. Too many people are affected to ignore it as somebody else’s problem. It is coming and the time appears to be sooner than later. Continue reading →
Million dollar cutback and lack of seniors keeps program from 95% of Islanders
December 10, 2006, updated with CBC video
Despite implementing the Disability Support Program (PEI DSP) in October 2001, the Province of Prince Edward Island has failed to meet the needs of Islanders with disabilities.
Only 1 in 19 Islanders with disabilities receives assistance from the Province and Seniors are excluded from any help. Further, the Province recently cut back $600,000 from the budget for the DSP without public notice. As a result, 50% of the complaints to the Information and Privacy Commissioner are concerning the DSP program.
The PEI DSP was set-up after years of cross-Canada studies determined that persons with disabilities were excluded from Canadian society due to physical, economic, and social barriers. The program provides funding for assistive devices such as wheelchairs, employment assistance to integrate people into the work force, and assistance with social integration.
More administrative barriers block access to special services for autistic children
Brandon and Benjamin Ennis
Ed: The Common Sense Revolution of 1995 in Ontario instituted a series of administrative hurdles for those requesting social services. PEI was quick to adopt many of those reforms which cut services despite indications demand was rising.
The administrative restriction discussed here is local assessment. If assessment is a criteria for autism supports and if the government controls the number of local assessment persons, then it can cut the number of children eligible for help. Continue reading →
The PEI government has cut spending for the Disability Support Program or DSP, claims Stephen Pate of PEI Disability Alert.
The cutback, he added, is despite promises during the 2007 election that the Liberals would increase spending for the Island’s 22,000 persons living with disabilities.
“Without budget allocation, any changes suggested by the disability services review committee will be put on the government’s back-burner,” said Pate.
The 2009 budget estimate is $9.56 million, $35,000 less than the 2008 forecast,
“Today was the day for Premier Ghiz to keep his promise and it did not happen. He clearly broke his promise to some of P.E.I.’s least advantaged citizens.”