Accessibility News November 2,2019 Update

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In this Issue
*What Is the Doug Ford Government Planning for Its Widely-Criticized Proposal to Allow Unlicensed, Uninsured Electric Scooters in Ontario?
*2019 Accessibility Award Winners Recognized
*New Pilot Project in Stratford Aiming to Improve Accessibility
*Come to A November 5, 2019 Windsor Area Public Forum on Accessibility
*LSAT Will Change for All Would-Be Lawyers as a Result of Blind Man’s Lawsuit Settlement
*Service Animals in Schools

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ARTICLES:

What Is the Doug Ford Government Planning for Its Widely-Criticized Proposal to Allow Unlicensed, Uninsured Electric Scooters in Ontario?

Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities and Many Others Await A Government Announcement, With Serious Concerns and Unanswered Questions.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-is-the-doug-ford-government-planning-for-its-widely-criticized-proposal-to-allow-unlicensed-uninsured-electric-scooters-in-ontario/

2019 Accessibility Award Winners Recognized

2019 Accessibility Award winners were recognized at a special ceremony in Sarnia Council chambers Monday afternoon.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/2019-accessibility-award-winners-recognized/

New Pilot Project in Stratford Aiming to Improve Accessibility

A new pilot project in Stratford is aiming to improve accessibility at signalized pedestrian crossings.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/new-pilot-project-in-stratford-aiming-to-improve-accessibility/

Come to A November 5, 2019 Windsor Area Public Forum on Accessibility

CBC’s “The National” Reveals A Troubling Barrier to Accessible Housing Facing Too Many People with Disabilities and Another Memorable Anniversary on the Road to A Barrier-Free Ontario

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/come-to-a-november-5-2019-windsor-area-public-forum-on-accessibility/

LSAT Will Change for All Would-Be Lawyers as a Result of Blind Man’s Lawsuit Settlement

Corrected: The current analytical reasoning section of the Law School Admission Test will eventually be dropped as a result of a settlement in a lawsuit by a legally blind man who said he was unable to draw diagrams to help him answer the questions.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/lsat-will-change-for-all-would-be-lawyers-as-a-result-of-blind-mans-lawsuit-settlement/

Service Animals in Schools

The AODA does not yet have an education standard. Two committees are making recommendations about what an education standard should include. Our recent articles have considered how the education standards can build on requirements from the AODA’s existing standards. Now, we will explore new mandates that the education standards could create. One issue that an education standard should address is service animals in schools. Currently, students must ask their school boards if they can bring their service animals to school. Every school board must make its own service animal policy. A new standard is needed for service animals in schools.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/service-animals-in-schools/

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