NDP Leader Singh Accuses Liberals Of Failing to Support Canadians Living with Disabilities During Pandemic

Speaking on Newstalk 580 CFRA’s “The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz”, Singh said the Liberal government, in its effort to keep benefits such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from being accessed by people who don’t need the help, designed a program that excludes the most vulnerable.

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Accessibility News October 17,2020 Update

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In this Issue

Free Rides Offered to Winnipeg COVID-19 Test Sites, but Many Unaware of Service

Scott McFadyen, director of development for Inclusion Winnipeg, says many people with intellectual disabilities face barriers to accessing transportation, and could benefit from a service like the one offered by the WRHA through Health Links.

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White Cane Safety Day

White Cane Safety Day takes place around the world on October 15th every year. The day raises awareness about how blind people travel and celebrates how they contribute to their communities.

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AODA: Accessibility Compliance Deadline Postponed

In a notice to stakeholders, the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility announced it is extending the accessibility compliance reporting deadline under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) for businesses and non-profit organizations from December 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Paperwork in the AODA

This article will explore how paperwork in the AODA may create barriers, and ways to remove them.

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https://aoda.ca/paperwork-in-the-aoda/

COVID-19 Information Accessibility Lacking for Blind and Low Vision Australians

A Monash University study has found that graphical information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic regularly presented in mainstream media is inaccessible to blind and low vision people (BLV).

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London City Hall Accessibility Committee Chair Quits, Alleges Disability Law Violated

When London’s accessibility committee showed up in council chambers two years ago with resignation letters in hand, politicians promised change. But accessibility issues still aren’t taken seriously, advocates say, leading a longtime chairperson to resign her post and file complaints alleging city hall violated Ontario’s accessibility law.

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Government of Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Must Address Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Warn Experts

NEWS PROVIDED BY Addictions and Mental Health Ontario

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2020 /CNW/ – Everything is not all right, warned Ontario’s leading mental health and addiction organizations including, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children’s Mental Health Ontario, The Royal, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in a meeting with Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Michael Tibollo.

The group discussed the critical importance of embedding mental health and addiction as part of recovery efforts for the impact of COVID-19.

Accessibility News October 10,2020 Update

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