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More Media on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities

and Remembering the Late Peter Cory, Former Supreme Court Justice and compelling Voice for Accessibility Legislation for Ontarians with Disabilities

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/more-media-on-the-impact-of-the-covid-19-crisis-on-people-with-disabilities/

Major Disability Organizations Unite to Voice Serious Fears About Supposedly “Draft” Ontario Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care

A Patient’s Disability Should Never Be Used as a Reason to Deny Medical Care

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https://aoda.ca/major-disability-organizations-unite-to-voice-serious-fears-about-supposedly-draft-ontario-protocol-for-rationing-critical-medical-care/

Incentives for Housing Accessibility

Currently, there are no AODA standards that require houses and apartments to be accessible. Most housing developers do not think about the needs of people with disabilities when they build living spaces. Instead, they assume that everyone living in the spaces they design can use features like stairs and narrow doorways. As a result, there is a shortage of accessible housing. Therefore, Onley’s review recommends that the government should create an AODA standard for housing. In addition, the review recommends that the government create incentives for housing accessibility.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/incentives-for-housing-accessibility/

Virtual Public Forum Reveals Serious Hardships Facing People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Government Action

But Will Governments Listen and Act?

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/virtual-public-forum-reveals-serious-hardships-facing-people-with-disabilities-during-covid-19-crisis-and-makes-practical-recommendations-for-urgent-government-action/

Governments Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of Millions of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

A Captioned Online Virtual Public Forum Lets Experts Give the Top Priorities from the Frontlines Tomorrow 10 am. EDT

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/governments-must-now-meet-the-urgent-needs-of-millions-of-people-with-disabilities-during-the-covid-19-crisis/

Sign Language Interpreters at Media Briefs Should Be Normal: Accessibility advocates

Sign language interpreters are being lauded for communicating critical information from the provincial and federal governments about COVID-19, but a pair of accessibility advocates say their presence at media briefings should be normalized.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/sign-language-interpreters-at-media-briefs-should-be-normal-accessibility-advocates/

Accessibility News April 4,2020 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 4 years, 38 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Log In Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 AM Eastern Time for an Important Virtual Public Forum on What Government Must Do During the COVID-19 Crisis to Protect the Urgent Needs of Ontarians with Disabilities Convened by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition

On Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020, from 10 to 11:30 am, please use your computer, smart phone or tablet to virtually attend the virtual public forum that the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition are jointly organizing and hosting. We will talk to leading experts on the additional barriers and hardships that over 2.6 million Ontarians with disabilities are now facing during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/log-in-tuesday-april-7-2020-from-10-to-1130-am-eastern-time-for-an-important-virtual-public-forum-on-what-government-must-do-during-the-covid-19-crisis-to-protect-the-urgent-needs-of-ontarians-wit/

Sign-Language Interpreter Takes On Premier Ford’s ‘angry Dad’ Approach as He Pushes for Accessibility

Christopher Desloges, an American sign language (ASL) interpreter, has become a fixture at Mr. Ford’s news conferences, where he translates the Premier’s message live on television for tens of thousands of deaf people in Ontario and across Canada.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/sign-language-interpreter-takes-on-premier-fords-angry-dad-approach-as-he-pushes-for-accessibility/

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