Color & Control:

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Thumbs down to Amazon for cancelling “As we see it.” Created by Jason Katims, the ground-breaking television show featuring people with autism both in front and behind the camera is no more —after just one season. Prime video gave no explanation.

Thumbs up to Bannock now served. After a patient refused to eat for two weeks because a Montreal hospital’s food reminded him of what was served in residential schools. As a result, bannock has now become a  menu option.

Thumbs up to BC Centre for Palliative Care for adapting their web-based resources for the Hindi speaking community. The suite of products includes a checklist, a conversation starter, info booklet and a guide to representation agreements.

Thumbs down to Rexall for promising but not delivering to a Gatineau, Quebec man who is blind and has been fighting for five years to get “talking prescription” at his local pharmacy. While the company has agreed to offer the service it wasn’t up and running at press time.

Thumbs up to Airbnb for adding  mobility accessible home listings as part of its Winter Release. The new category—called Adapted—is for homes adapted for wheelchair access with verified step-free paths into the home, bedroom and bathroom.

Thumbs up to high school senior Charlotte Abrams and her POSH Pillow Project. In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she’s been leading a sewing class on how to make a specially-designed mastectomy pillow she created to help people recovering from breast cancer surgery travel more comfortably.

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