Accessibility News December 14,2019 Update

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In this Issue
*CANADA: Transport Agency Asks for Public Input on Air Travel for Disabled People
*City of Calgary Announces New Dispatch Service for Accessible Taxis
*Broadbent Pushes B.C. Government for Justice-Based Accessibility Law
*Crackdown on Illegal Use of Accessible Parking Spots Continues
*TransLink has Approved $7 Million in Funding to Upgrade the Transit System for the Visually Impaired.

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ARTICLES:

CANADA: Transport Agency Asks for Public Input on Air Travel for Disabled People

TORONTO Two separate federal agencies issued announcements Tuesday on life with a disability in Canada one seeking greater input on hot-button issues and the other urging society at large to challenge its preconceptions.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canada-transport-agency-asks-for-public-input-on-air-travel-for-disabled-people/

City of Calgary Announces New Dispatch Service for Accessible Taxis

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Calgary,a centralized dispatch service for on-demand accessible taxis, aims to reduce wait times for people who use wheelchairs.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/city-of-calgary-announces-new-dispatch-service-for-accessible-taxis/

Broadbent Pushes B.C. Government for Justice-Based Accessibility Law

The left-wing thing tank says historical injustices and ongoing discrimination have made a society that excludes the Deaf and disabled.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/broadbent-pushes-b-c-government-for-justice-based-accessibility-law/

Crackdown on Illegal Use of Accessible Parking Spots Continues

Accessible parking spots aren’t a nice-to-have thing for Jeff Preston, they’re a must-have.

“It’s so frustrating,” he said of the times when able-bodied people without permits park in the spots designed for those who have similar needs as he does.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/crackdown-on-illegal-use-of-accessible-parking-spots-continues/

TransLink has Approved $7 Million in Funding to Upgrade the Transit System for the Visually Impaired.

The transit agency calls the program “industry-leading,” and says it will significantly improve the transit experience for blind and partially-sighted passengers.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/translink-has-approved-7-million-in-funding-to-upgrade-the-transit-system-for-the-visually-impaired/

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