Accessibility News February 22,2020 Update

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In this Issue
*Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations
*Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations
*Student in Wheelchair Forced to Listen to Lecture From Top of Stairs
*Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues
*’You Just Spiral’: UBC President Who Overcame Mental Health Crisis Determined to Help Canadian Students
*Sarnia Continuing With Accessibility Upgrades in 2020

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ARTICLES:

Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations

Ruling affirms and holds NYPD accountable for broad inaccessibility of police precinct stations

Police department must include disability community as it works to eliminate barriers

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/judge-finds-nypd-liable-must-provide-people-with-disabilities-access-to-police-stations/

Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations

Will Toronto City Council Learn from Montreal or Will It Expose Torontonians with Disabilities and Others to Dangers that E-Scooters Pose?

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/montreal-halts-pilot-project-that-allowed-electric-scooters-due-to-rampant-violations/

Student in Wheelchair Forced to Listen to Lecture From Top of Stairs

The University of Hull has launched an investigation after a disabled student shared a photo on Twitter showing how its lecture theatres are inaccessible for wheelchair users.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/student-in-wheelchair-forced-to-listen-to-lecture-from-top-of-stairs/

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues

We Analyze Del Duca’s Responses Compared to Leadership Candidate Michael Coteau Who Made All Ten Commitments We Seek

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ontario-liberal-leadership-candidate-steven-del-duca-only-makes-four-of-the-ten-full-commitments-on-accessibility-for-2-6-million-ontarians-with-disabilities-that-the-aoda-alliance-seeks-and-gives-we/

‘You Just Spiral’: UBC President Who Overcame Mental Health Crisis Determined to Help Canadian Students

University of British Columbia president Santa J. Ono understands the immense pressures students face, having dealt with his own mental health crisis as a student.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/you-just-spiral-ubc-president-who-overcame-mental-health-crisis-determined-to-help-canadian-students/

Sarnia Continuing With Accessibility Upgrades in 2020

Renovations creating a new entrance, adding accessible washrooms and an elevator at the downtown Sarnia Library are expected to wrap up soon, Sarnia’s accessibility co-ordinator says.
“We hit a little bit of a snag with the washrooms,” said Dale Mosley “Just some plumbing issues, but we’re back on track now so it should be done by, I’m thinking, the first week of March, the washrooms.”

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/sarnia-continuing-with-accessibility-upgrades-in-2020/

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