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In this Issue
*Toronto Star Runs Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Reflecting on Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games Accessibility Issues
*Still More Media Coverage of Toronto 2015 Games Accessibility Issues As the Games Conclude
*Parapan Am Games remind us of what is possible when barriers are removed
*Blind Parapan Athletes Face More Barriers Than Most
*The Wall Of Unknowledge
*Ontario Justice System Punishes Mental Illness
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Toronto Star Runs Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Reflecting on Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games Accessibility Issues
The August 20, 2015 Toronto Star includes a new guest column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, set out below. This column reflects back on accessibility
issues surrounding the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games. The article offers a balanced perspective, addressing both accessibility accomplishments and shortcomings surrounding the Games.
Still More Media Coverage of Toronto 2015 Games Accessibility Issues As the Games Conclude
AODA Alliance Writes the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee for Specifics on Important Accessibility Issues
The amazing 2015 Toronto ParaPan American Games have now wound up. Accessibility issues surrounding them still deserve our attention. Here are some key developments in the Games last days.
Parapan Am Games remind us of what is possible when barriers are removed
In July, Canadians were glued to television screens as Toronto hosted the 2015 Pan Am Games. But how many of us were aware of the sister event in August, the fifth ever Parapan Am Games?
Blind Parapan Athletes Face More Barriers Than Most
Goalball play Ahmad Ziedidavi, from Port Coquitlam, B.C., said this was one of the best-prepared Parapan cities, though the lack of braille on suite doors in the athletes village leaves a blind person kind of lost.
The Wall Of Unknowledge
By Victor Schwartzman
Inextricably related to the federal election is the Mike Duffy trial. Duffy has been charged with 31 counts of fraud and bribery related to his activities
as a Senator, specifically charges he made to his Senate expense account. You know about that trialbut have you have heard about the OTHER trial?
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Ontario Justice System Punishes Mental Illness
Ontario is fighting a losing battle by punishing people for their mental health issues, according to a new report by the John Howard Society
The story of Toronto musician Josh Priess, seen near College St. and Spadina Ave., illustrates many of the points in the John Howard Society report. Priess
ended up in solitary after an encounter with police in 2013. By: Amy Dempsey Feature Writer, Published on Sun Aug 16 2015
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