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What's New This Week

Metrolinx Backs Down!

It Waives Its Proposed $250 Fee for Answering the AODA Alliance Chair’s Freedom of Information Application Regarding the Creation of New Accessibility/Safety Barriers on the Eglinton Crosstown Subway Within Two Hours of Our Publicizing Metrolinx’s Attempt to Extract That Fee And A Week of Great Media on Accessibility Issues Coverage on Accessibility

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/metrolinx-backs-down/

A Failed Game Changer: Post-Secondary Education and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

For the post-secondary education sector, these standard were expected to bring about significant changes and to improve access to education for persons with disabilities. The AODA has not, however, lived up to this potential.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/a-failed-game-changer-post-secondary-education-and-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act/

Greater Victoria Bus Driver Defies Policy on Announcing Stops

Veteran B.C. Transit driver Joe Hronek expects to be disciplined one of these days for refusing to call out each of the estimated 500 stops on his daily routes as required by the company to serve visually impaired passengers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/greater-victoria-bus-driver-defies-policy-on-announcing-stops/

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