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Broadbent Pushes B.C. Government for Justice-Based Accessibility Law

The left-wing thing tank says historical injustices and ongoing discrimination have made a society that excludes the Deaf and disabled.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/broadbent-pushes-b-c-government-for-justice-based-accessibility-law/

Crackdown on Illegal Use of Accessible Parking Spots Continues

Accessible parking spots aren’t a nice-to-have thing for Jeff Preston, they’re a must-have.

“It’s so frustrating,” he said of the times when able-bodied people without permits park in the spots designed for those who have similar needs as he does.

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https://aoda.ca/crackdown-on-illegal-use-of-accessible-parking-spots-continues/

TransLink has Approved $7 Million in Funding to Upgrade the Transit System for the Visually Impaired.

The transit agency calls the program “industry-leading,” and says it will significantly improve the transit experience for blind and partially-sighted passengers.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/translink-has-approved-7-million-in-funding-to-upgrade-the-transit-system-for-the-visually-impaired/

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 3 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Send Us Feedback on the Draft AODA Alliance Framework for the Health Care Accessibility Standard

And–Results of The December 3 Celebration of the 25th Birthday of the Grassroots AODA Movement

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https://aoda.ca/send-us-feedback-on-the-draft-aoda-alliance-framework-for-the-health-care-accessibility-standard/

Public Bodies in Nova Scotia Get One Year to Develop Accessibility Plans

HALIFAX — Municipalities and universities will have a year to develop plans to remove barriers to accessibility as Nova Scotia continues to move towards its legislated goal of making the province more accessible to people with disabilities by 2030.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/public-bodies-in-nova-scotia-get-one-year-to-develop-accessibility-plans/

First Fully Accessible Universal Washroom Opens at Upper Canada

“If you build an accessible washroom by the Ontario Building Code, it’s not accessible,” Foglia said. “If you build it by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act standards, it’s better but it’s still not 100 per cent accessible. This universal washroom is doing everything you could possibly need it to.”

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/first-fully-accessible-universal-washroom-opens-at-upper-canada/

Disability Activists Mark a Quarter Century of Tenacious Advocacy for Accessibility for Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

What does Ontario learn when two veteran disability rights advocates compare their approaches to tenacious non-partisan political activism on disability issues, especially when they do so on the International Day for People with Disabilities, and mark the 25th anniversary of the birth of the grassroots movement for strong provincial accessibility legislation?? At a Queen’s Park news conference this morning, AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, leading this accessibility campaign, was interviewed by the highly-successful president of the Ontario Autism Coalition, Laura Kirby-McIntosh, that led the relentless campaign against the Ford Government’s cuts to the Ontario Autism Program.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/disability-activists-mark-a-quarter-century-of-tenacious-advocacy-for-accessibility-for-over-2-million-ontarians-with-disabilities/

Harvard to Caption Online Video Content Following Lawsuit Settlement

Harvard reached a settlement with the National Association of the Deaf Wednesday in a 2015 lawsuit alleging that the University failed to adequately close caption its publicly accessible online video and audio content.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/harvard-to-caption-online-video-content-following-lawsuit-settlement/

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