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In this Issue
*Accessibility Advocate David Lepofsky Urging People to Highlight Access Deficiencies
*Next Government ‘Must Tackle Dangerous Shortage of Accessible Homes’
*Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities
*Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on Needed Improvements to the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard
*British Columbians Pack Meeting to Help Develop Accessibility Law
*Advocate Says New Parkade at Halifax Hospital Will Reduce Accessibility
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Accessibility Advocate David Lepofsky Urging People to Highlight Access Deficiencies
Accessibility advocate David Lepofsky came to Essex Tuesday to promote a Twitter campaign aimed at affecting change by identifying barriers to mobility for the disabled.
Next Government ‘Must Tackle Dangerous Shortage of Accessible Homes’
The next government should make all new homes accessible and adaptable, according to a coalition of housing and charity groups.
The organisation, which has called itself Housing Made for Everyone (HoME), includes Age UK, Riba (Royal Institute of British Architects), Disability Rights UK, the National Housing Federation, and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Lyft Offering Rides To Job Seekers With Disabilities
Lyft’s new Jobs Access Program is aimed at easing transportation concerns for people with disabilities and other groups as they seek employment.
Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on Needed Improvements to the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard
Today we are making public a draft of our proposed brief to Ontario’s Information and Communication Standards Development Committee. We want your input. We set that brief out below. It is very detailed.
Read more at
British Columbians Pack Meeting to Help Develop Accessibility Law
Thousands of disabled British Columbians are contributing ideas for legislation to make the province more accessible, including a large group that packed into a community meeting Saturday in Vancouver.
Advocate Says New Parkade at Halifax Hospital Will Reduce Accessibility
HALIFAX The decision to spend millions to construct a new parking garage at a Halifax hospital is being met with some concern.
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