Timmins Transit Brings High-Tech Wheelchair Safety to Buses

Timmins transit unveils new technology that will give riders in wheelchairs a safer and more comfortable ride.

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https://aoda.ca/timmins-transit-brings-high-tech-wheelchair-safety-to-buses/

Accessibility News September 28,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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In this Issue

3D Printed Wheelchairs Project Brings Assistive Tech to Developing Countries

UNITED KINGDOM: Run by charity Motivation in partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker, the project is called Motivation InnovATe. It designed to establish the technologies, infrastructure and skills within developing countries to enable custom 3D printed wheelchairs to produced where and when they are needed.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/3d-printed-wheelchairs-project-brings-assistive-tech-to-developing-countries/

University Launches New Six-Year Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2019-24 strengthens our commitment to protect staff, students and visitors with disability from discrimination and support all members of our community to succeed at the University.

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https://aoda.ca/university-launches-new-six-year-disability-inclusion-action-plan/

Why Haven’t Any of the Federal Parties Except the NDP Answered the AODA Alliance’s July 18, 2019 Letter, Seeking Election Commitments on Promoting Accessibility for Over Six Million People with Disabilities in Canada?

The federal election is less than four weeks away. Why haven’t the federal Liberals, Tories, and Green Party answered our request, sent to them over two months ago, for specific election commitments on accessibility for over 6 million people with disabilities in Canada? Last fall and again this past June, these parties each voted unanimously for Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act and all spoke passionately about its importance to Canada.

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https://aoda.ca/why-havent-any-of-the-federal-parties-except-the-ndp-answered-the-aoda-alliances-july-18-2019-letter-seeking-election-commitments-on-promoting-accessibility-for-over-six-million-people-with-disa/

What You Need to Know If You Have a Disability and Want to Vote

If you’re one of the six million or so Canadians who identify as having at least one disability, there are new tools and services available to help you vote.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/what-you-need-to-know-if-you-have-a-disability-and-want-to-vote/

More Media on the E-scooters Issue – and – On September 25, Attend Either a Federal Candidates’ Forum on the Accessible Canada Act or the TTC’s Public Forum on Accessible Transit

There have now been four weeks since we learned about the Ford Government’s troubling plan to allow unlicensed, uninsured people to drive electric scooters in Ontario in a 5-year pilot project. We presented it to Ontarians as a serious disability issue. Since then, the media coverage of this issue just keeps on coming!

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https://aoda.ca/more-media-on-the-e-scooters-issue-and-on-september-25-attend-either-a-federal-candidates-forum-on-the-accessible-canada-act-or-the-ttcs-public-forum-on-accessible-transit/

Wheel-Trans Users Fear Loss of Service Under TTC’s Plans to Have Thousands Reassessed

Some Wheel-Trans users fear they could soon lose access to the specialized service as the TTC is set to start compelling thousands of clients who for years have relied on the paratransit program to reregister for it.

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https://aoda.ca/wheel-trans-users-fear-loss-of-service-under-ttcs-plans-to-have-thousands-reassessed/

Accessibility News September 21,2019 Update

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We look forward to working with you and Accessibility News for years to come. For more details, please come to https://www.abledocs.com for more information about our revolutionary approach to document accessibility.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 14 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Federal Election Action Kit – Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in Canada’s 2019 Federal Election!

Do you think people with disabilities in Canada should be able to travel on airplanes and on interprovincial buses or trains without being impeded by disability barriers? Do you think they should have equal access to services provided by the Government of Canada? Should they be able to enjoy whatever information CBC posts on its public website? Should they be assured that they can enter their neighbourhood polling station during a federal election, and independently mark their own ballot in private? Should the Federal Government ensure that our public money is never used to create or perpetuate barriers against people with disabilities?

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https://aoda.ca/ederal-election-action-kit-raise-disability-accessibility-issues-in-canadas-2019-federal-election/