Accessibility News February 29,2020 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 4 years, 43 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Awareness of Every-Day Accessibility in Ontario

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. One of these improvements is the need to help Ontarians become more mindful of accessibility. During public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees stated that the AODA alone cannot make Ontario accessible. Instead, people and organizations must understand that accommodating people with disabilities is an every-day part of serving the public.

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https://aoda.ca/awareness-of-every-day-accessibility-in-ontario/

Mayor Wants Report on Allowing Kick-Style e-Scooters in Thunder Bay

Mauro has submitted a motion to city council, asking administration to investigate Thunder Bay’s potential involvement, in consultation with city departments, police, and the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

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https://aoda.ca/mayor-wants-report-on-allowing-kick-style-e-scooters-in-thunder-bay/

After a Stroke at 27, He’s Ready to Get Out of Hospital. Amid a Housing Crunch, He Can’t Leave

Patrick Kunkel’s family struggling to find affordable, accessible housing in Toronto

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https://aoda.ca/after-a-stroke-at-27-hes-ready-to-get-out-of-hospital-amid-a-housing-crunch-he-cant-leave/

What Must Be Done to Make Ontario’s Health Care System Fully Accessible to Patients with Disabilities? Check Out the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Framework for the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard

Here we unveil our most thorough and comprehensive brief on this topic. Below please find the AODA Alliance’s finalized Framework on what the Health Care Accessibility Standard should include.

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https://aoda.ca/what-must-be-done-to-make-ontarios-health-care-system-fully-accessible-to-patients-with-disabilities-check-out-the-aoda-alliances-finalized-framework-for-the-promised-health-care-accessibility-st/

Vaudreuil Residents Struggle With Lack of Accessibility During Winter

Piero Gervasi, who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair, recently moved into a condo in Vaudreuil for more accessibility.

The interior of the condo has an open concept, with elevators and an exterior ramp, but Gervasi has been dealing with parking issues since he moved there in May.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/vaudreuil-residents-struggle-with-lack-of-accessibility-during-winter/

Toronto Man’s Lawsuit Against Apple a Reminder That Disability Discrimination in Tech Still Happens, Says Employment Lawyer

Shaw, who, until last summer, worked for the tech giant since 2011.

But now the 33-year-old is suing his former employer for lost wages and damages, alleging that Apple repeatedly refused to work on an individual accommodation plan with him and instead provided piecemeal solutions to his disability.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/toronto-mans-lawsuit-against-apple-a-reminder-that-disability-discrimination-in-tech-still-happens-says-employment-lawyer/

Accessibility News February 22,2020 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 4 years, 44 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations

Ruling affirms and holds NYPD accountable for broad inaccessibility of police precinct stations

Police department must include disability community as it works to eliminate barriers

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/judge-finds-nypd-liable-must-provide-people-with-disabilities-access-to-police-stations/

Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations

Will Toronto City Council Learn from Montreal or Will It Expose Torontonians with Disabilities and Others to Dangers that E-Scooters Pose?

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/montreal-halts-pilot-project-that-allowed-electric-scooters-due-to-rampant-violations/