Accessibility News September 29,2018 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 13 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Please Tell the Federal Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada, that Requests Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Here’s a quick and easy way to have your say! The AODA Alliance has just submitted its finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada on Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act. Our brief asks Parliament to make a series of amendments to the bill, in order to make it a strong, effective and good law. It is the result of months of work.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/please-tell-the-federal-government-if-you-support-the-aoda-alliances-finalized-brief-to-the-parliament-of-canada-that-requests-amendments-to-bill-c-81-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act/

Making the Municipal Election Accessible for Everyone

‘So it is all done in a privacy screen so nobody can see how they are voting and is completely independent’

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https://aoda.ca/making-the-municipal-election-accessible-for-everyone/

Accessibility Upgrades Completed at Peterborough Curling Club

The Peterborough Curling Club is now fully accessible thanks to replacement doors at its entrance.

The new interior and exterior doors are automated allowing those with mobility issues easier access to the club.

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https://aoda.ca/accessibility-upgrades-completed-at-peterborough-curling-club/

RAM Clarifies Accessible Parking Plans for New Museum

After the province said there would be no accessible parking spots at the new museum, RAM said there would be.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ram-clarifies-accessible-parking-plans-for-new-museum/

EXCLUSIVE: Veterans Denied Service Dogs Despite Gov’t Report Showing ‘Significant’ Reduction in PTSD

Canadian veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are out of luck if they expect the government to help them find a service dog anytime soon.

That’s because the Department of Veteran Affairs (VAC) continues to deny veterans and their families funding for service dogs despite growing evidence showing their effectiveness in treating PTSD and its related symptoms.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/exclusive-veterans-denied-service-dogs-despite-gov%c2%92t-report-showing-significant-reduction-in-ptsd/

Province Announces Plans to Support Accessibility Law Passed in 2017

New standards for public buildings, streets, sidewalks and shared space coming for 2022

Nova Scotia has announced the next steps to reach its goal of making the province more accessible for those with disabilities by 2030.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/province-announces-plans-to-support-accessibility-law-passed-in-2017/

Accessibility News September 22,2018 Update

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Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 14 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Disability Rights Advocate Wants Cancelled Thunder Bay Accessibility Hearing Rescheduled

Disability rights advocate David Lepofsky wants the public hearings in Thunder Bay, about Ontario’s accessibility act, to be rescheduled after they were cancelled due to low registration. He says the event was poorly publicized.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/disability-rights-advocate-wants-cancelled-thunder-bay-accessibility-hearing-rescheduled/

Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Policy on Accessible Education

Statistics Canada reports that Ontarians with disabilities continue to have lower educational achievement levels, a higher unemployment rate, and are more likely to have a lower income than people without disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ontario-human-rights-commission-releases-policy-on-accessible-education/