Accessibility News August 11,2018 Update

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In this Issue

* Human Rights complaint against hospital to be heard Aug. 30
* Man Denied Service at Pierrefonds Tim Hortons Because of Service Dog
* Accessibility Request Turns Into Personal Attack Online
* Some Football Fans Say There Were a Few Fumbles in Mosaic Stadium Planning
* By August 24, 2018, Please Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Brief to the Federal Government and Parliament on Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”

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ARTICLES:

Human Rights complaint against hospital to be heard Aug. 30

Melissa McKee wants Orillia hospital to better accommodate deaf, hard-of-hearing patients

An Orillia woman is preparing to make an appearance before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after filing a complaint against Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/human-rights-complaint-against-hospital-to-be-heard-aug-30/

Man Denied Service at Pierrefonds Tim Hortons Because of Service Dog

Police were called after the confrontation, who confirmed his dog was a service dog

A man in Pierrefonds had the police called on him outside a Tim Hortons because of his service dog.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/man-denied-service-at-pierrefonds-tim-hortons-because-of-service-dog/

Accessibility Request Turns Into Personal Attack Online

A Toronto restaurant goer says she was left stunned after her suggestion for a wheelchair ramp at downtown establishment turned into a personal attack online.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessibility-request-turns-into-personal-attack-online/

Some Football Fans Say There Were a Few Fumbles in Mosaic Stadium Planning

It’s easier for Michelle Busch to navigate into Mosaic Stadium than Regina’s old football venue, but despite extensive consultations with six groups before the build, she says there are still accessibility gaps.

The 30-year-old chaired the accessibility advisory committee, one of the groups that met with the City of Regina and architect team in the planning stages of the new stadium.

As Busch walks into the stadium, the partially sighted Regina woman appreciates the bright yellow tactile strip that guides her purple and gold cane from the curb to the front door.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/some-football-fans-say-there-were-a-few-fumbles-in-mosaic-stadium-planning/

By August 24, 2018, Please Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Brief to the Federal Government and Parliament on Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”

On June 20, 2018, the Federal Government introduced into Parliament Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act, for debate. This bill is meant to be the promised national accessibility law that the Federal Government promised in the 2015 federal election. We and others have been campaigning for strong national accessibility legislation for years.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/by-august-24-2018-please-send-us-your-feedback-on-our-draft-brief-to-the-federal-government-and-parliament-on-bill-c-81-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act/

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