A portable toilet that can expand by four times the usual size to make life easier for people in wheelchairs, but can shrink for easy transportation, is this year’s winner of the Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.
Oshawa’s annual state of the union on accessibility was a mostly good news affair.
City council held a special meeting on May 8 to discuss accessibility issues. The meeting even had a personal support worker and sign language interpreter in attendance.
The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm that translates signals from a person’s muscles on Friday.
On May 8, 2014, the AODA Alliance wrote Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa. We asked for details on any new steps Elections Ontario has taken to ensure that voters with disabilities do not face barriers when seeking to take part in the upcoming June 2014, 2014 Ontario general election. That letter is set out below.
With the upcoming election just around the corner, I’ve compiled a list of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynnes’ accomplishments, or lack of them with regards to the Disabled Community.
While she has tried to distance herself from him lately perhaps this video will remind you:
Read more at
From 1 in 57 wheelchair-accessible yellow cabs to 1 in 2 by 2020
NEW YORK, NY The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission approved today a measure to phase in accessible yellow taxicabs so that by 2020, fifty percent (50%) of New York’s yellow taxis will be accessible to men, women, and children who use wheelchairs.
We have asked the major parties in the Ontario June 12, 2014 general election to send us their
platforms on disability accessibility by 5 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014. They have had over two months to mull over the election commitments we seek. We wrote the party leaders on March 3, 2014 to set out the election commitments on disability accessibility that we are requesting.
By Victor Schwartzman
There are seats. There is democracy. Today our subject is the seat of democracy. Specifically, the toilet seat of democracy.