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In this Issue
*Sticking with Red and Green Transit Lines Offensive to Colour-Blind People, Says Advocate
*Design Exchange and Ontario Government Announce Post-Secondary Design Competition *Accessible On-Street Residential Parking Program Now in Place *TTC Wheel-Trans Eligibility Expands in 2017
*New Year Should Bring Contentious Political Issues to Forefront in Peel Region
*U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities
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Sticking with Red and Green Transit Lines Offensive to Colour-Blind People, Says Advocate
OC Transpo is using two colours to differentiate the Confederation Line LRT and Trillium Line. It might cause problems for people who have a red-green colour blindness, an advocate says.
Design Exchange and Ontario Government Announce Post-Secondary Design Competition
How can graphic design, architecture, product design, interior design and other disciplines change exterior sidewalks and walkways, outdoor public eating areas and play spaces, accessible parking, waiting areas and service counters to provide a positive experience for all?
This year, students studying in all design disciplines are invited to submit proposals that demonstrate how existing public spaces in Ontario can be re-designed to be accessible to the greatest number of individuals.
Accessible On-Street Residential Parking Program Now in Place
The Citys accessible on-street residential parking program is now in place.
The program allows residents with accessibility needs and no on-site parking option the opportunity to reserve a space on the street near their home. The location of the parking space will be determined based on consultation with the applicant and City staff.
TTC Wheel-Trans Eligibility Expands in 2017
Starting January 1, the TTCs eligibility criteria for new Wheel-Trans customers are expanding and a new conditional category is being introduced.
To align with the Ontario Human Rights Code and to comply with changes to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the TTC will accept
applications from persons with cognitive, sensory and mental health disabilities in addition to physical disabilities. Services for existing Wheel-Trans customers will not be impacted as a result of this change.
New Year Should Bring Contentious Political Issues to Forefront in Peel Region
Big changes are coming to TransHelp in the new year as the transportation services for residents with disabilities must implement new Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements by Jan. 1, 2017.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.
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