Accessibility News (AcNews) The Premier Online Magazine for Disability Accessibility
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Valuing the Voice of People Living with Disabilities in Manitoba
Recently the Manitoba Government made a decision to reject a core funding application from the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) for the 2018-19 fiscal year. It can be very difficult for an organization to function without core funding which diminishes its capacity.
Specialized Transportation in Ontario
Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, specialized transportation providers must make their services accessible to passengers with disabilities. Here we will outline how people use specialized transportation in Ontario and describe some of the rules that make these services a valuable alternative to conventional transit.
Accessibility News January 19,2019 Update
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The AODA Clock is Ticking
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In this Issue
Please Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the AODA’s Implementation and Enforcement
We wish one and all a happy and barrier-free New Year! We are kicking off 2019 by making public the AODA Alliance’s finalized brief that calls for significant reforms to the Ontario Government’s implementation and enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We have just submitted this finalized brief to the hon. David Onley, whom the Ontario Government appointed last February to conduct a mandatory Independent Review of the AODA’s implementation and enforcement.
Travelling with Support Persons
People travelling with support persons need assistance with mobility, communication, accessibility, or personal or medical care during trips. A support person can be a paid personal support worker (PSW), a volunteer, a family member, or a friend.
In contrast, other people with disabilities may be able to travel alone but may sometimes travel with companions. A companion sometimes chooses to do one…
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Age-Friendly Community Committee aims to increase accessibility
Many East Lansing residents go through doorways and live in apartments without realizing the barriers common designs present to older members of the community.
Through the Age-Friendly Community Committee, citizens and government leaders are working to improve accessibility and bridge the generational gap.
Court Says Domino’s Pizza Website Must Be Accessible to the Blind
Domino’s Pizza must make its website and mobile app accessible to blind people using screen-reading software, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday.
Accessibility Plans for Specialized Transportation Providers
All public sector and large private organizations must create accessibility plans. However, there are a few topics that specialized transportation providers must include in their plans that do not apply to other kinds of organizations.
Accessibility Plans for Conventional Transportation Providers
Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, conventional transportation providers must create, implement, maintain, and document multi-year accessibility plans. Accessibility plans for conventional transportation providers describe how the providers will work to prevent or remove barriers against people with disabilities.
All public sector and large private organizations must create accessibility plans. However, there are a few topics that conventional transportation providers must include in their plans that do not apply to other kinds of organizations.