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In this Issue
*Senate’s Standing Committee Passes Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act
*Apps, Badges and 3D Rendering: Steps Being Taken to Improve Rail Accessibility
*New Toronto Star Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Shows How and Why the Senate Should Strengthen Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Before Passing it this Spring
*Small Businesses Excused From Writing Down Accessibility Findings, Manitoba Government Decides
*Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-67
*’I Had to Crawl’: Amputee Seeks Damages After United Airlines and Airport Security Seize Scooter Batteries
*Taking the Message of Accessibility to the Streets
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Senate’s Standing Committee Passes Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act
Now It’s Time for the Full Senate and House of Commons to Pass All Those Amendments
Apps, Badges and 3D Rendering: Steps Being Taken to Improve Rail Accessibility
In the not-too-distant past rail, the considerations afforded to passengers with mobility issues or those whom require special assistance can sometimes be found lacking. For obvious reasons, having to travel when negotiating steps, stairs and trains that the majority of the travelling public find straightforward can make the idea of using public transport quite daunting.
New Toronto Star Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Shows How and Why the Senate Should Strengthen Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Before Passing it this Spring
Just three days before the Senate’s Standing Committee on Social Affairs will meet on May 2, 2019 to decide what amendments to make to Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act, the Toronto Star online ran a guest column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, set out below. It shows why five million people
with disabilities in Canada need the Senate to strengthen Bill C-81 before the Senate passes it.
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Small Businesses Excused From Writing Down Accessibility Findings, Manitoba Government Decides
The Manitoba government is exempting more business owners from documenting the steps they take to make their workplaces accessible.
The province is loosening the requirement on small business owners at the same time as it introduces new guidelines to remove employment barriers for people with disabilities.
Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-67
Call for comments on an amendment proposed by Bell Media Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc. and Rogers Media Inc. to their condition of licence that requires prime time programming to be broadcast with described video.
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‘I Had to Crawl’: Amputee Seeks Damages After United Airlines and Airport Security Seize Scooter Batteries
Stearn Hodge says he’s ‘had enough’ of airport security agents and airlines trying to take away the batteries for his portable scooter a disability violation. He’s fighting to take United Airlines, WestJet and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Taking the Message of Accessibility to the Streets
North Bay’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) has challenged the mayor to use city transit while blindfolded to experience what it is like for a blind person to use city transit
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