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AODA Alliance Asks the Wynne Government for Updated Specific Information on What It Is Doing to Keep Its Promise to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Two weeks ago, on June 12, 2017, the AODA Alliance wrote Ontario’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles. We asked for specific updated data and information on the Government’s efforts at enforcing the AODA. The Ontario Government has promised to effectively enforce this law. We set our June 12, 2017 letter out below. It is followed by links to key background material on this issue.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-asks-the-wynne-government-for-updated-specific-information-on-what-it-is-doing-to-keep-its-promise-to-effectively-enforce-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act/

Accessibility Equipment Added To Sandpoint Beach

New accessibility equipment is now in place at Sandpoint Beach.

The two Mobi Chairs have been added that will allow individuals to roll along the new accessible beach mats right into the water where they become floating wheelchairs.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-equipment-added-to-sandpoint-beach/

Binbrook Conservation Area Sees Many Improvements

“Collectively, the improvements are part of our having greater accessibility. A big part of what we do is provide a public service,” he said, noting that these upgrades are all part of the park becoming compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/binbrook-conservation-area-sees-many-improvements/

When I’m Not Here, the Dog is Her Comfort

The rights of people who live with a disability to be accommodated with their service animal falls under both the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Specifically, in the human rights code: The duty to accommodate may require waiving or changing a rule (for example, allowing guide dogs or other service animals in a building with a “no pets” policy.)

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/n-im-not-here-the-dog-is-her-comfort/

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