Disabled Transit Users Pitch Ideas for Uber Accessibility Cash

Kathleen Gorman has used Para Transpo for 20 years. She pitched several different ways to spend the money the city collects from Uber.

People with physical disabilities want to see $450,000 collected from Uber used to improve Para Transpo service, but city staff warned them not to set their expectations too high.

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http://www.aoda.ca/disabled-transit-users-pitch-ideas-for-uber-accessibility-cash/

CNIB Calls for Senate of Canada to Include Strengthened Requirements to Accommodate Canadians With Sight Loss

CNIB is calling on the Senate of Canada to make amendments to strengthen requirements to accommodate Canadians with sight loss. As the Senate resumes sitting at the end of January, they will continue their study of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. CNIB supports the passage of this important piece of legislation, specifically the creation of an airline Passenger Bill of Rights.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cnib-calls-for-senate-of-canada-to-include-strengthened-requirements-to-accommodate-canadians-with-sight-loss/

Group Questions LRT Accessibility for Visually Impaired

The Ottawa chapter of the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians is concerned Ottawa’s new LRT trains won’t be easily accessible for visually impaired riders.

Just when Ottawa’s new light rail system will be up and running remains an open question, but some blind and visually impaired transit users are already raising concerns the trains won’t be properly equipped to meet their needs.

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http://www.aoda.ca/group-questions-lrt-accessibility-for-visually-impaired/

Pickering Asks Durham Region Transit for Changes to Accessible Services

Better customer service is one of the improvements the Pickering accessibility advisory committee and Pickering council would like to see regarding Durham Region Transit’s treatment of people with disabilities and seniors.

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http://www.aoda.ca/pickering-asks-durham-region-transit-for-changes-to-accessible-services/

Accessibility News January 27,2018 Update

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In this Issue

This Self-Driving Shuttle Puts Accessibility First

Accessible Olli was designed from the ground up to help people with disabilities get where they need to go.

Jay Rogers stood a few feet from his company’s futuristic-looking shuttle bus, called the Accessible Olli.

The all-electric, partially 3D-printed, autonomous vehicle, sitting in the middle of the bustling Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES tech show, packs features to help people with disabilities and the elderly get around.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-self-driving-shuttle-puts-accessibility-first/

Government of Canada Accepting Project Proposals to Support Canadians With Disabilities

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today announced that the Government of Canada is now accepting project proposals from organizations interested in receiving funding through the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-accepting-project-proposals-to-support-canadians-with-disabilities/

Blind Law Students Win ADA Suit

Blind students this week won a discrimination lawsuit against the legal education company BarBri — one of the country’s largest providers of bar exam preparation courses.

The law students said BarBri failed to provide fair and equal access to its test prep platform, including its mobile application, website and course materials, despite repeated requests for support.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/blind-law-students-win-ada-suit/

Accessible Fire Safety Tips for Property Managers

Buildings are unprepared for increasing disability rates in Canada, raising concerns among accessibility advocates who see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety.

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http://www.aoda.ca/accessible-fire-safety-tips-for-property-managers/

Report #4: A Focus on the Consumer Perspective of Employment Programs and Services in Ontario

This report builds on the findings from our first three reports with a focus on the consumer perspective of employment programs and services in Ontario. The information presented in this report comes from data collected during individual interviews and focus groups with people with various disabilities across the province. We also spoke with representatives from organizations representing persons with disabilities, primarily disabled people’s organizations.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/report-4-a-focus-on-the-consumer-perspective-of-employment-programs-and-services-in-ontario/