Accessibility News May 25,2019 Update

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In this Issue

*Charting the Landscape of Accessible Education for Post-secondary Students with Disabilities
*An Important Victory The Trudeau Government Announced Yesterday that It will Vote in the House of Commons to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act
*Toronto PreSchool for Kids With Disabilities Can’t Accommodate Staff Who Use Wheelchairs
*Are ‘Accessible’ Walk-in Clinics Accessible to All?
*Toronto ‘Woefully Unprepared’ to Meet Needs of Aging Population
*Give Blind LRT Riders Enough Time to Prepare, Advocates Urge

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ARTICLES:

Charting the Landscape of Accessible Education for Post-secondary Students with Disabilities

This article presents the results of research examining the impact of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) on educational accessibility at one university in Ontario, Canada.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/charting-the-landscape-of-accessible-education-for-post-secondary-students-with-disabilities/

An Important Victory The Trudeau Government Announced Yesterday that It will Vote in the House of Commons to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Yesterday, May 22, 2019, the Federal Government announced by email and Twitter that it will vote to approve all the amendments to Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act, that the Senate passed earlier this month. The debate in the House of Commons on these amendments is expected to begin next week according to the Federal Government. Next week also happens to be National accessibility Week in Canada.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/an-important-victory-the-trudeau-government-announced-yesterday-that-it-will-vote-in-the-house-of-commons-to-ratify-all-the-senates-amendments-to-bill-c-81-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act/

Toronto PreSchool for Kids With Disabilities Can’t Accommodate Staff Who Use Wheelchairs

As a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, Ashleigh Judge has faced barriers all her life. But the Toronto early childhood educator didn’t expect to be turned down for a job in a preschool that serves children with disabilities because the building is inaccessible.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/toronto-preschool-for-kids-with-disabilities-cant-accommodate-staff-who-use-wheelchairs/

Are ‘Accessible’ Walk-in Clinics Accessible to All?

Few ‘accessible’ walk-in clinics are truly
accessible to people in wheelchairs and scooters, says the Ottawa Disability Coalition1 (ODC).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/are-accessible-walk-in-clinics-accessible-to-all/

Toronto ‘Woefully Unprepared’ to Meet Needs of Aging Population

Accessibility advocates are lauding a provocative awareness campaign launched by the city to highlight the mobility barriers faced by people living with disability. But they want to see the city do more than just bring attention to the issue of accessibility, and actively work to make improvements.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/toronto-woefully-unprepared-to-meet-needs-of-aging-population/

Give Blind LRT Riders Enough Time to Prepare, Advocates Urge

Lorne Neufeldt is worried he and his guide dog Herbie could end up in dangerous situations on Ottawa’s new light rail line if the city doesn’t give accessibility experts enough time to assess the system.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/give-blind-lrt-riders-enough-time-to-prepare-advocates-urge/

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