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In this Issue
*A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition
*How a Little Wooden Ramp Reshaped An Ontario City
*Come to the April 10, 2019 Queen’s Park Accessibility Town Hall and Powerful Toronto Star Editorial Calls on Ford Government to Swiftly Implement the Onley Report
*Canada: Federal Accessibility Legislation One Step Closer To Law
*AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report
*A look at TTC Accessibility Through The Eyes of A Rider Who Uses Two Canes
*Review of Ontario Accessibility Finds Province is Failing Disabled Residents
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A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition
Ford Government Agrees to Consult on Practices of Schools Refusing to Admit some Students with Disabilities to School for All or Part of The School Day
How a Little Wooden Ramp Reshaped An Ontario City
The small city of Kenora has a picturesque harbourfront and a shopping district lined with turn-of-the-last-century frontier buildings. It’s pretty as a postcard but it had a problem. As is the case in many of Ontario’s smaller communities, the downtown was not accessible for people with physical disabilities.
Come to the April 10, 2019 Queen’s Park Accessibility Town Hall and Powerful Toronto Star Editorial Calls on Ford Government to Swiftly Implement the Onley Report
Here is a great chance to have your say and to show your support for action to achieve n accessible Ontario. We encourage one and all to come to Queen’s Park on April 10, 2019 to attend an Accessibility Town Hall that is being hosted by Ottawa Centre NDP MPP Joel Harden. Below we set out Mr. Harden’s announcement of this event. It includes a link for you to RSVP if you are going to attend.
Canada: Federal Accessibility Legislation One Step Closer To Law
The Accessible Canada Act (Act), first introduced in June 2018 in Bill C-81, is now being considered by the Senate, and could soon be law.
AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report
and Media Coverage of the Onley Report and of Ongoing Public Transit Barriers
A look at TTC Accessibility Through The Eyes of A Rider Who Uses Two Canes
Jessica Geboers steps off a busy subway car at College station, a cane in each hand, and confronts her first obstacle: two flights of stairs, 10 stairs each.
Review of Ontario Accessibility Finds Province is Failing Disabled Residents
David Onley, a wheelchair user tasked with reviewing the implementation of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, delivered a withering indictment of nearly all aspects of the law in a report quietly tabled in the provincial legislature this week.
The scathing report said disabled residents are barred from full inclusion in the province at nearly every turn, likening some of the barriers they face to long-abolished Jim Crow laws that perpetuated racial discrimination in the United States.
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