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Valuing the Voice of People Living with Disabilities in Manitoba

Recently the Manitoba Government made a decision to reject a core funding application from the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) for the 2018-19 fiscal year. It can be very difficult for an organization to function without core funding which diminishes its capacity.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/valuing-the-voice-of-people-living-with-disabilities-in-manitoba/

Specialized Transportation in Ontario

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, specialized transportation providers must make their services accessible to passengers with disabilities. Here we will outline how people use specialized transportation in Ontario and describe some of the rules that make these services a valuable alternative to conventional transit.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/specialized-transportation-in-ontario/

Accessibility News January 19,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 49 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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Please Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the AODA’s Implementation and Enforcement

We wish one and all a happy and barrier-free New Year! We are kicking off 2019 by making public the AODA Alliance’s finalized brief that calls for significant reforms to the Ontario Government’s implementation and enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We have just submitted this finalized brief to the hon. David Onley, whom the Ontario Government appointed last February to conduct a mandatory Independent Review of the AODA’s implementation and enforcement.

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https://aoda.ca/please-support-the-aoda-alliances-finalized-brief-to-the-david-onley-independent-review-of-the-aodas-implementation-and-enforcement/

Travelling with Support Persons

People travelling with support persons need assistance with mobility, communication, accessibility, or personal or medical care during trips. A support person can be a paid personal support worker (PSW), a volunteer, a family member, or a friend.

In contrast, other people with disabilities may be able to travel alone but may sometimes travel with companions. A companion sometimes chooses to do one…

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https://aoda.ca/travelling-with-support-persons/

Age-Friendly Community Committee aims to increase accessibility

Many East Lansing residents go through doorways and live in apartments without realizing the barriers common designs present to older members of the community.

Through the Age-Friendly Community Committee, citizens and government leaders are working to improve accessibility and bridge the generational gap.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/age-friendly-community-committee-aims-to-increase-accessibility/

Court Says Domino’s Pizza Website Must Be Accessible to the Blind

Domino’s Pizza must make its website and mobile app accessible to blind people using screen-reading software, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

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https://aoda.ca/court-says-domino%c2%92s-pizza-website-must-be-accessible-to-the-blind/

Accessibility Plans for Specialized Transportation Providers

All public sector and large private organizations must create accessibility plans. However, there are a few topics that specialized transportation providers must include in their plans that do not apply to other kinds of organizations.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessibility-plans-for-specialized-transportation-providers/

Accessibility Plans for Conventional Transportation Providers

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, conventional transportation providers must create, implement, maintain, and document multi-year accessibility plans. Accessibility plans for conventional transportation providers describe how the providers will work to prevent or remove barriers against people with disabilities.

All public sector and large private organizations must create accessibility plans. However, there are a few topics that conventional transportation providers must include in their plans that do not apply to other kinds of organizations.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessibility-plans-for-conventional-transportation-providers/

Accessibility News January 12,2019 Update

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Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 50 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue