Some Disabled Canadians Feeling Left Out of Discussion During Election Campaign

Amy Amantea tuned in to the English-language federal leaders’ debate with modest hope there would be at least some discussion of issues relevant to disabled Canadians.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/some-disabled-canadians-feeling-left-out-of-discussion-during-election-campaign/

Liberal Party of Canada Answers Request for Election Commitments on Achieving an Accessible Canada for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities

Liberals Promise Less Than the NDP Tories Greens, People’s Party and the Bloc Haven’t Answered the AODA Alliance’s Request for 11 Commitments

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https://aoda.ca/liberal-party-of-canada-answers-request-for-election-commitments-on-achieving-an-accessible-canada-for-over-6-million-people-with-disabilities/

How Technology Can Enable Restaurant Accessibility And Inclusiveness

According to figures from the CDC, 26% of the United States population identifies with having a disability. That’s 61 million people who may need additional accommodations to enjoy a nice meal out. As a restauranteur, you hope to provide a great experience for everyone who patronizes your establishment. But then the question arises, how does one accomplish this?

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-technology-can-enable-restaurant-accessibility-and-inclusiveness/

‘A Waste of Taxpayers’ Money’: Neighbours Oppose Sidewalk Upgrades in Galt Heritage District

Ten residents objected to including newer, wider sidewalks to accommodate wheelchairs on their section of Salisbury Avenue which is earmarked for major reconstruction arguing that it would take away from the character of the Dickson Hill Heritage District, which includes their street.

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https://aoda.ca/a-waste-of-taxpayers%c2%92-money-neighbours-oppose-sidewalk-upgrades-in-galt-heritage-district/

‘If There’s a Fire I’m Dead’: Quadruple Amputee Battles Condo Board for Access to Her Own Building

Governments need to ‘get with the program,’ fix building codes and laws, advocate says

Verna Marzo can’t open the doors to her Calgary condo building without help from her care worker, sister, or willing neighbours. The condo board has plans for new doors, but not for a push-button system.

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https://aoda.ca/if-theres-a-fire-im-dead-quadruple-amputee-battles-condo-board-for-access-to-her-own-building/

Accessibility News October 12,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 11 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Come to a Toronto Area Public Forum on the Federal Elections’ Disability Issues on October 16

And more reasons why electric scooters are bad for Ontario

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https://www.aoda.ca/come-to-a-toronto-area-public-forum-on-the-federal-elections%c2%92-disability-issues-on-october-16/

AODA Alliance Finalizes and Makes Public Its Proposed Framework for the Promised Education Accessibility Standard

It’s done, and it’s public! Below we set out our finished product, the AODA Alliance’s Proposed Framework for the Promised AODA Education Accessibility Standard. We are now submitting it to the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee of which AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky is a member.

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https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-finalizes-and-makes-public-its-proposed-framework-for-the-promised-education-accessibility-standard/

Request for Qualifications: Social Inclusion and Employment Outcomes for Persons Living with Disabilities

LIFT Philanthropy Partners is pleased to announce our Request for Qualifications for a new initiative aimed at support for “creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers.”

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/request-for-qualifications-social-inclusion-and-employment-outcomes-for-persons-living-with-disabilities/

‘We’re All in This Together’: A Push for Accessibility for All

Victoria’s Chris Marks says improved accessibility would make life better for everyone not just people with disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/were-all-in-this-together-a-push-for-accessibility-for-all/