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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 32 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Why Coronavirus May Make the World More Accessible
*The ARCH Disability Law Centre Sends the Ford Government An Excellent Analysis of the Government’s Seriously Flawed March 28, 2020 Medical Triage Protocol
*Remote Workers with Disabilities After the COVID-19 Pandemic
*Premier Ford Pledged to Protect the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Crisis
*’I Need Help’: Coronavirus Highlights Disparities Among Canadians With Disabilities
*People With Visual Impairments Struggling to Access Essentials During coronavirus Restrictions
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Why Coronavirus May Make the World More Accessible
With millions under lockdown, many non-disabled people are experiencing, for the first time, how it feels to have external barriers preventing you from participating in everyday life.
But although countries around the world have put policies and practices in place to make public spaces, workplaces and other aspects of society more accessible, many barriers still exist for people with disabilities.
The ARCH Disability Law Centre Sends the Ford Government An Excellent Analysis of the Government’s Seriously Flawed March 28, 2020 Medical Triage Protocol
Hasn’t The Government Already Held Its Promised and Overdue Public Consultation on Replacing That Problem-Ridden Protocol?
Remote Workers with Disabilities After the COVID-19 Pandemic
In the post-COVID-19 future, more employers may learn how job performance improves when workers’ diverse needs are met. Consequently, more employers may continue to use diverse work strategies and hire workers with disabilities.
Premier Ford Pledged to Protect the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Crisis
Watch Online and Widely Circulate the May 8, 2020 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Showing How Premier Ford is Repeatedly Failing to Protect Vulnerable Ontarians with Disabilities
‘I Need Help’: Coronavirus Highlights Disparities Among Canadians With Disabilities
Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, 27-year-old Marissa Blake was rarely ever home.
Now, Blake, who lives in Toronto supportive housing and needs assistance to walk, can only have one visitor a week for three hours and can’t see her friends in-person. An appointment to discuss surgery on her legs was cancelled, and her sleep and care schedule are in flux because her personal support workers keep changing.
People With Visual Impairments Struggling to Access Essentials During coronavirus Restrictions
Christine Kennedy-Babineau, the program and resource development manager for CNIB New Brunswick, said some of the changes that have been made at grocery stores are presenting a challenge for people with vision loss.
“Now we have lines where you are supposed to go to line up and arrows directing traffic flow through stores and someone with sight loss who is blind or partially sighted isn’t able to see them,” Kennedy-Babineau said.
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