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Yesterday, Disability Concerns About the Risk of Disability Discrimination if Critical Medical Care Must be Rationed Was Raised In the Ontario Legislature, the Media and Premier Ford’s News Conference

Yesterday’s strong open letter to the Ford Government by 64 organizations and groups, spearheaded by the AODA Alliance and the ARCH Disability Law Centre, has increased public attention to our concerns about the Ford Government’s plans if a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases requires rationing or “triage” of hospital critical medical care.

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https://aoda.ca/yesterday-disability-concerns-about-the-risk-of-disability-discrimination-if-critical-medical-care-must-be-rationed-was-raised-in-the-ontario-legislature-the-media-and-premier-fords-news-conferenc/

Mohawk College and Inclusive Media and Design Launch Captioning Tool

Marking the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Mohawk College researchers and Inclusive Media and Design are announcing the availability a new captioning tool for accessible media production.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/mohawk-college-and-inclusive-media-and-design-launch-captioning-tool/

CTA Releases “What We Heard” report on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

On June 25, 2020, the CTA’s new ATPDR came into force. They establish modern legally binding requirements for accessible services, technical standards for equipment, communications, training, and security and border screening.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cta-releases-what-we-heard-report-on-phase-ii-of-its-accessible-transportation-for-persons-with-disabilities-regulations/

Tell Us What Successes or Barriers Students with Disabilities Are Experiencing This Fall at School or During Distance Education

Please take a minute to send us your feedback! We want to hear from parents and guardians of students with disabilities in Ontario Schools, from students with disabilities themselves, and from anyone working or volunteering in our schools. How has it been going for students with disabilities this fall, either during distance learning or when attending at school? Please email us your answers, even if you only have a minute or two. Write us at aodafeedback@gmail.com

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/tell-us-what-successes-or-barriers-students-with-disabilities-are-experiencing-this-fall-at-school-or-during-distance-education/

It’s Time for the Ford Government to Agree to Create a Built Environment Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act

Today is the first day of our non-partisan grassroots disability accessibility movement’s 27th year in action!!

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/its-time-for-the-ford-government-to-agree-to-create-a-built-environment-accessibility-standard-under-ontarios-disabilities-act/

Ruling on B.C. Bus Stops Reflects Cities ‘Terrible’ Track Record on Accessibility, Plaintiff Says

‘Floating’ bus stops used by many cities discriminate against blind people, human rights tribunal finds

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ruling-on-b-c-bus-stops-reflects-cities-terrible-track-record-on-accessibility-plaintiff-says/

China Has 8 Million Blind People, but Only 200 Guide Dogs

At the age of 11, Yang Kang lost his vision due to a rare type of eye cancer. But he considers himself one of the lucky few among China’s millions of blind people — he has a guide dog.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/china-has-8-million-blind-people-but-only-200-guide-dogs/

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In this Issue

New captioned Video is Unveiled Today on Hardships People with Disabilities Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic, To Mark This Sunday, the 26th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Movement for Disability Accessibility

Happy birthday to us! This Sunday, November 29, 2020, is the 26th anniversary of the birth of Ontario’s unstoppable grassroots non-partisan movement that successfully campaigned for a decade from 1994 to 2005 to get the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act passed, and that has tenaciously campaigned since then to get the AODA effectively implemented. To mark this anniversary, we today unveil another captioned video. It is the newest addition to our large and growing collection of captioned online videos on the important subject of accessibility for people with disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/new-captioned-video-is-unveiled-today-on-hardships-people-with-disabilities-face-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-to-mark-this-sunday-the-26th-anniversary-of-the-birth-of-ontarios-grassroots-movement/

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