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Government of Canada Improves Accessibility for Canadians With Disabilities Within Their Workplaces and Communities

Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland to announce the approval of 573 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) projects. The Minister highlighted how these projects will help strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring greater accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-improves-accessibility-for-canadians-with-disabilities-within-their-workplaces-and-communities/

Supreme Court Hears Case Today on Disabled Children and Public Schools

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a significant case about the level of education support disabled children must receive in the public school system.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/supreme-court-hears-case-today-on-disabled-children-and-public-schools/

AODA Alliance Writes Tracy MacCharles to Propose Action Priorities for Her as Both Accessibility Minister and Minister of Government and Consumer Services

Now that Premier Wynne has assigned Tracy MacCharles to serve as both Ontario’s Accessibility Minister and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, the AODA Alliance has written Minister MacCharles to provide a thorough list of priorities for action on accessibility in each portfolio. We set out that letter below.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-tracy-maccharles-to-propose-action-priorities-for-her-as-both-accessibility-minister-and-minister-of-government-and-consumer-services/

Road Scraping Leaves Residents Frustrated

With increasingly more persons with disabilities residing in their own homes, is the City’s current practice relating to the removal/non removal of ice banks in compliance with the City’s policy on Accessibility as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/road-scraping-leaves-residents-frustrated/

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