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In this Issue
* In Making Yale More Digitally Accessible, Everyone Benefits
* Make Soccer Accessible in Your Community
* The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems
* Disability Network Sponsoring Accessible Services at Dow Diamond
* This Marathoner Defies the Odds
* Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment We Await Follow-up Action
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In Making Yale More Digitally Accessible, Everyone Benefits
As a molecular biophysics and biochemistry major, Yale sophomore Brennan Carman has encountered websites and online course materials that relay scientific information via graphs, diagrams, and pictures. For Carman, who is visually impaired and uses screen-reading or magnifying software, accessing that information can take double the time to get through and often longer.
Make Soccer Accessible in Your Community
This Achieving Accessibility Guide can help clubs and academies understand AODA requirements
The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems
Yet In the 2014 Election, the Wynne Government Promised Never to Use Public Money to Create New Disability Barriers
Here is more proof that Ontario needs strong new action now to ensure that our built environment becomes accessible to people with disabilities.
Disability Network Sponsoring Accessible Services at Dow Diamond
The many accessible services available at Dow Diamond include: wheelchair seating and companion seats in both the reserved box and premier box seating sections, wheelchair seating in the outfield lawn seating sections, accessible parking spots, drop-off and pick-up locations, accessible restrooms and
drinking fountains, elevators at each entry gate, assistive listening systems, visual emergency notifications, curbside wheelchair assistance at entry gates and more.
This Marathoner Defies the Odds
Despite doctor’s orders, Toronto-born runner has 10 races to his name
Most marathoners take 35,000 steps to reach the finish line. John Young needs 80,000.
Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment We Await Follow-up Action
On March 19, 2018, Ontario’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles, convened a forum to discuss the disability barriers that face people with disabilities in Ontario’s built environment, and the measures needed to make Ontario’s built environment fully accessible. We commend the Government for holding this event (which we had proposed).
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