The Election Campaign’s Fantastic Voyage

By Victor Schwartzman

Dr. Cora Petersen here, neurosurgeon with a specialty in miniaturization. Routine exploratory surgery can be dangerous to the patient and still tell you nothing. At times, you must see the patient from the inside, on a cellular level. That is what I and my team do.

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Accessibility News August 29,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 18 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Accessibility and Transitions

There is an accessibility consideration that I have been thinking about for quite some time which isn’t covered under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is the accessibility of transition. It was a thought that started around the same time as when the new subways started to show up in Toronto, and the height and width became a new barrier for some people who rely on transit to get to and from work.

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Advocates Want Websites Accessible to Those With Impaired, No Eyesight

In other cases, he spends time filling out an order form only to find out his software can’t see the final button to submit it. Or, if he enters the wrong value in a box, the website rejects it and resets.

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AODA: A Dog’s Breakfast!

By Victor Schwartzman

The federal election is nearly a month over and none of the Leadership candidates have said anything about access legislation or any disability-related issue. Despite there being plenty of Canadians who have disabilities, none of the political parties think it important or relevant to discuss limited incomes and opportunities, or which access laws work and which don’t.

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Disabled Ontario Boy Told to Stand to Prove Tall Enough to Ride Bumper Cars

Gage Desjardins, 4, was denied access to the bumper cars at Centreville Amusement Park on the weekend because he couldn’t stand so as to have his height measured. Spina bifida has left him unable to stand or walk.

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During this Federal Election, Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act

Use and Widely Circulate Barrier-Free Canada’s New Election Action Kit

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Accessibility News August 22,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 19 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Toronto Star Runs Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Reflecting on Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games’ Accessibility Issues

The August 20, 2015 Toronto Star includes a new guest column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, set out below. This column reflects back on accessibility issues surrounding the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games. The article offers a balanced perspective, addressing both accessibility accomplishments and shortcomings surrounding the Games.

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Still More Media Coverage of Toronto 2015 Games Accessibility Issues As the Games Conclude

AODA Alliance Writes the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee for Specifics on Important Accessibility Issues

The amazing 2015 Toronto ParaPan American Games have now wound up. Accessibility issues surrounding them still deserve our attention. Here are some key developments in the Games’ last days.

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