Ensuring that Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Critical Medical Care If There is a Second Wave of COVID-19 that Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals-A new Brief by the AODA Alliance Is Made Public Today

If there is a second wave of COVID-19 that is so severe that hospitals don’t have enough critical care beds and services for all patients who need that medical care, who will decide which patients get critical care and which ones will get refused?

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https://aoda.ca/ensuring-that-patients-with-disabilities-dont-face-discrimination-in-access-to-critical-medical-care-if-there-is-a-second-wave-of-covid-19-that-overwhelms-ontario-hospitals-a-new-brief-by-the/

Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users

Although summer is coming to a close, Elliot Lake has made good on its promise to make local beaches more accessible by installing beach access mats for wheelchair users.

The MobiMats, which were purchased from Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc. in the winter of 2019 as part of the community’s Age Friendly Elliot Lake Action Plan, are designed to ensure safe and inclusive accessibility to the water.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/elliot-lake-honours-commitment-to-accessibility-with-beach-mats-for-wheelchair-users-2/

Statement: OHRC Files Motion to Address Ontario’s Breach of Legal Obligation to Keep Prisoners With Mental Health Disabilities Out of Segregation

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) filed a motion with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) for an order to hold Ontario accountable for failing to meet its legal obligations to keep prisoners with mental health disabilities out of segregation.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/statement-ohrc-files-motion-to-address-ontarios-breach-of-legal-obligation-to-keep-prisoners-with-mental-health-disabilities-out-of-segregation/

Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users

Although summer is coming to a close, Elliot Lake has made good on its promise to make local beaches more accessible by installing beach access mats for wheelchair users.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/elliot-lake-honours-commitment-to-accessibility-with-beach-mats-for-wheelchair-users/

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In this Issue

Why Some Parents of Kids With Disabilities are Making the ‘Heart-Breaking’ Choice of At Home Learning

For months, Avery Thornbury, 14, has been looking forward to starting Grade 9 at a new school. In fact, she’s been so excited that she’s had her backpack ready by her front door since June.

“I just want the virus to be done,” she said.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/why-some-parents-of-kids-with-disabilities-are-making-the-heart-breaking-choice-of-at-home-learning/

COVID-19 Taking Financial Toll on Canadians With Disabilities: Survey

More than half of Canadians with disabilities who participated in a crowdsourced survey are struggling to make ends meet because of the financial fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report suggests.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-19-taking-financial-toll-on-canadians-with-disabilities-survey/

It Took A Pandemic To Prove What Students With Disabilities Wanted For Years Is Possible

Schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic shows online learning is possible – but students with disabilities still need additional support.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/it-took-a-pandemic-to-prove-what-students-with-disabilities-wanted-for-years-is-possible/

Watch the Archived Online video of the 3rd COVID-19 Town Hall by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Entitled: Preparing for School Re-Opening Action Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities

And Check Out the Media Coverage It Got

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/watch-the-archived-online-video-of-the-3rd-covid-19-town-hall-by-the-aoda-alliance-and-the-ontario-autism-coalition-entitled-preparing-for-school-re-opening/

Deaf Citizens Petition

Deaf Citizens are calling for change at the Canadian Hearing Services (formerly the Canadian Hearing Society). The petition is in ASL, LSQ, and English and it lays out some of the issues taking place in the organization.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/deaf-citizens-petition/