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The AODA Clock is Ticking
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In this Issue
* Please Tell the Federal Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada, that Requests Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act
* Making the Municipal Election Accessible for Everyone
* Accessibility Upgrades Completed at Peterborough Curling Club
* RAM Clarifies Accessible Parking Plans for New Museum
* EXCLUSIVE: Veterans Denied Service Dogs Despite Gov’t Report Showing ‘Significant’ Reduction in PTSD
* Province Announces Plans to Support Accessibility Law Passed in 2017
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Please Tell the Federal Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada, that Requests Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act
Here’s a quick and easy way to have your say! The AODA Alliance has just submitted its finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada on Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act. Our brief asks Parliament to make a series of amendments to the bill, in order to make it a strong, effective and good law. It is the result of months of work.
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Making the Municipal Election Accessible for Everyone
‘So it is all done in a privacy screen so nobody can see how they are voting and is completely independent’
Accessibility Upgrades Completed at Peterborough Curling Club
The Peterborough Curling Club is now fully accessible thanks to replacement doors at its entrance.
The new interior and exterior doors are automated allowing those with mobility issues easier access to the club.
RAM Clarifies Accessible Parking Plans for New Museum
After the province said there would be no accessible parking spots at the new museum, RAM said there would be.
EXCLUSIVE: Veterans Denied Service Dogs Despite Gov’t Report Showing ‘Significant’ Reduction in PTSD
Canadian veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are out of luck if they expect the government to help them find a service dog anytime soon.
That’s because the Department of Veteran Affairs (VAC) continues to deny veterans and their families funding for service dogs despite growing evidence showing their effectiveness in treating PTSD and its related symptoms.
Province Announces Plans to Support Accessibility Law Passed in 2017
New standards for public buildings, streets, sidewalks and shared space coming for 2022
Nova Scotia has announced the next steps to reach its goal of making the province more accessible for those with disabilities by 2030.
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