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The AODA Clock is Ticking
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In this Issue
*The Ford Government Gets A Failing Grade on Making Progress on Disability Accessibility After One year in Power
*Social Housing Developer Prepares to Open New Affordable Housing Project
*How Charities Can Meet the New Digital Accessibility Standards
*Digital Accessibility Improving, but People with Disabilities Still Seek More Inclusive Access
*Nominations Open for 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards
*Innisfil Doing Well When It Comes to Accessibility, but Has Room to Improve *Sudbury Raptors Fan Encounters Accessibility Issues
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The Ford Government Gets A Failing Grade on Making Progress on Disability Accessibility After One year in Power
Its time to look back on the past year, take stock and give a report card on the Ontario Governments performance on achieving the goal of accessibility for people with disabilities in Ontario. The Ontario Government has now been in office for one year, or one quarter of its term in office. It has been
blanketing social media and the web with glowing statements about its progress on various issues, exemplified in Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Chos June 14, 2019 email to disability stakeholders, set out below. It repeatedly tells the public that it is keeping its promises and protecting what matters most to Ontarians.
Social Housing Developer Prepares to Open New Affordable Housing Project
Our tenants do experience a wide spectrum of life circumstances. So whether they might have a mental illness, or a physical disabilityliving with low income due to an intellectual disability or other circumstances. how do we help them achieve their best potential? Living in their own apartment in a community, he said.
How Charities Can Meet the New Digital Accessibility Standards
Charities are legally responsible for meeting accessibility standards online, but most dont. Digital accessibility expert Carlos Eriksson of Studio 24 explains what they can do to fix it, starting now.
Digital Accessibility Improving, but People with Disabilities Still Seek More Inclusive Access
Comprehensive legislation addressing accessibility is necessary to ensure that information technology is available to a wider group of people, particularly to people with disabilities, said panelists speaking at the M-Enabling Summit here on Tuesday.
Nominations Open for 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards
The Viscardi Center has opened a call for nominations for the 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, an international award series honoring extraordinary men and women with disabilities.
Innisfil Doing Well When It Comes to Accessibility, but Has Room to Improve
Two decades ago, Rick Winson never thought twice about the challenges people with disabilities face; now, its all he thinks about.
Winson, a member of the Town of Innisfils accessibility advisory committee, found himself facing those accessibility challenges after a snowmobile accident in 2001.
Sudbury Raptors Fan Encounters Accessibility Issues
A Sudbury woman just wanted to watch the Raptors game at a restaurant last night, but encountered some challenges.
Sarah Lashbrook has been in a wheelchair since she was fourteen in 1991, and says this isnt the first time she has had to deal with a situation such as this one.
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