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We went back to Queen’s Park, where it all started, to celebrate our successes, and redouble our efforts. In the face of an Ontario Government that so often fails to keep its promises on disability accessibility, we rolled up our sleeves to kick-start our next round of advocacy.
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When Anjan Manikumar opened Signs, a deaf-friendly restaurant, he wanted it to be accessible in more ways than one.
But his efforts to put in a ramp outside his restaurant at Yonge and Wellesley Sts. resulted in a notice of violation from the city just two weeks after it was installed.
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The Accessibility Clock keeps on ticking as our 20th Anniversary approaches. A disturbing 374 days have now passed since we revealed that the Ontario Government was not enforcing the AODA, and that there have been rampant AODA violations in the private sector. This revelation came from a Freedom of Information application last year.
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In 2005, the Liberal government of premier Dalton McGuinty won unanimous passage of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) that required Ontario to become fully accessible by 2025.
Sadly, that legislation has achieved very little to date, with many businesses failing to comply with even the most basic standards. Worse, the Liberal government under Premier Kathleen Wynne has done nothing to address these problems.
by Linda Saxon
The following response to my input regarding barriers at the Verdi Club was received today via email.
By Victor Schwartzman
“Thank you. Actually, I completely agree with you. My background is not in the social services or in human beings. So we brought in David Onley to be an access champion, although I’m not clear on what that means.
Executive assistant says there are plans to renovate rear of building
CLARINGTON — Durham MPP Granville Anderson’s move into a new constituency office in downtown Bowmanville has drawn criticism over accessibility concerns.
Yosie Saint-Cyr and Christina Catenacci
As you may be aware, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act contains several obligations that apply at different points in time, depending on whether the organization is a small organization (under 50 employees) or a large organization (50 employees or more), in order to achieve the goal of creating an accessible Ontario.
The Toronto Star, Nov. 24, 2014
Giuseppe Chessari taps his toe against the stair riser and his computerized prosthetic limb bends at the knee so he can haul himself up to the next step, a process he will repeat with his other leg as he climbs to the second floor of a College St. building.
21 November 2014
On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically impaired today, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you make a system better for a person with a disability it makes it better for people without disabilities.”