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In this Issue
*TTC Posts $73M Budget Surplus Due to Drop in Wheel-Trans Demand, Clampdown on Benefits Fraud
*Campaign Gets Major Lift
*We Need to Build Accessibility Into Our Digital Workplaces!
*Payment Companies Face Service, Compliance Gaps for the Visually Impaired
*Council Directs Staff to Create a New Design for Ballantyne Avenue That Includes Sidewalks on Both Sides of the Street
*Grand Theatre Raises $133,169 for London Food Bank
*Accessibility Ramp Rebuild Removed From Perth Countys 2018 Budget
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TTC Posts $73M Budget Surplus Due to Drop in Wheel-Trans Demand, Clampdown on Benefits Fraud
Advocate for people with disabilities says entire surplus should go to making TTC more accessible
Campaign Gets Major Lift
The second floor of the Stirling-Rawdon and District Recreation Centre, which is rented out for a variety of community activities, currently has no accessibility options for people with mobility issues.
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We Need to Build Accessibility Into Our Digital Workplaces!
As our reliance on technology increases within the digital workplace, are we at risk of disenfranchising part of our workforce?
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, one in five people have some form of physical or cognitive disability. And yet as of 2016, only 17.9 percent of people
with disabilities were employed, compared with 65.3 percent of people without a disability.
Payment Companies Face Service, Compliance Gaps for the Visually Impaired
The United States, Canada and other countries have laws that support the rights of individuals with vision loss, requiring that documents be made accessible for them in certain situations.
While the organization may think this “upon request” approach has advantages in terms of saving document processing time and expense, there are some serious concerns for the organization and its customers that should be considered.
Council Directs Staff to Create a New Design for Ballantyne Avenue That Includes Sidewalks on Both Sides of the Street
Ballantyne Avenue residents scored an important victory Monday night, as council decided to support a motion asking staff to create a new design for the street that includes two sidewalks.
Grand Theatre Raises $133,169 for London Food Bank
Thank You, London!
The Grand Theatre and Business Cares are thrilled to announce that the Grand’s inaugural #HumbugtoHunger campaign created in support of the London Food Bank raised $133,169.
#HumbugtoHunger, launched by the Grand Theatre in partnership with Business Cares and its 2017 annual food drive, reached out to more than 25,000 theatre patrons attending the holiday engagement of A Christmas Carol to raise funds for the London Food Bank.
Accessibility Ramp Rebuild Removed From Perth Countys 2018 Budget
“We’ve got to be cognisant of the fact that people have slipped and fallen, and there was one a month or so ago, so we have to be aware that we have an issue here,” McKenzie said. “At some point in time we’re going to have to address it.”
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