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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 5 years, 13 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*3D Printed Wheelchairs Project Brings Assistive Tech to Developing Countries
*University Launches New Six-Year Disability Inclusion Action Plan
*Why Havent Any of the Federal Parties Except the NDP Answered the AODA Alliances July 18, 2019 Letter, Seeking Election Commitments on Promoting Accessibility for Over Six Million People with Disabilities in Canada?
*What You Need to Know If You Have a Disability and Want to Vote
*More Media on the E-scooters Issue and On September 25, Attend Either a Federal Candidates Forum on the Accessible Canada Act or the TTCs Public Forum on Accessible Transit
*Wheel-Trans Users Fear Loss of Service Under TTCs Plans to Have Thousands Reassessed
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3D Printed Wheelchairs Project Brings Assistive Tech to Developing Countries
UNITED KINGDOM: Run by charity Motivation in partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker, the project is called Motivation InnovATe. It designed to establish the technologies, infrastructure and skills within developing countries to enable custom 3D printed wheelchairs to produced where and when they are needed.
University Launches New Six-Year Disability Inclusion Action Plan
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2019-24 strengthens our commitment to protect staff, students and visitors with disability from discrimination and support all members of our community to succeed at the University.
Why Havent Any of the Federal Parties Except the NDP Answered the AODA Alliances July 18, 2019 Letter, Seeking Election Commitments on Promoting Accessibility for Over Six Million People with Disabilities in Canada?
The federal election is less than four weeks away. Why havent the federal Liberals, Tories, and Green Party answered our request, sent to them over two months ago, for specific election commitments on accessibility for over 6 million people with disabilities in Canada? Last fall and again this past June, these parties each voted unanimously for Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act and all spoke passionately about its importance to Canada.
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What You Need to Know If You Have a Disability and Want to Vote
If youre one of the six million or so Canadians who identify as having at least one disability, there are new tools and services available to help you vote.
More Media on the E-scooters Issue and On September 25, Attend Either a Federal Candidates Forum on the Accessible Canada Act or the TTCs Public Forum on Accessible Transit
There have now been four weeks since we learned about the Ford Governments troubling plan to allow unlicensed, uninsured people to drive electric scooters in Ontario in a 5-year pilot project. We presented it to Ontarians as a serious disability issue. Since then, the media coverage of this issue just keeps on coming!
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Wheel-Trans Users Fear Loss of Service Under TTCs Plans to Have Thousands Reassessed
Some Wheel-Trans users fear they could soon lose access to the specialized service as the TTC is set to start compelling thousands of clients who for years have relied on the paratransit program to reregister for it.
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