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Former Lawyers File Human Rights Complaints, Allege Accessibility Issues in Manitoba Courts

‘I’ve had multiple judges apologize to me for how inaccessible the courtroom is,’ says Mike Reimer

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/former-lawyers-file-human-rights-complaints-allege-accessibility-issues-in-manitoba-courts/

MPI Compensation ‘Laughable,’ Senior Says – Not Offering Enough to Replace Electric Wheelchair

Three months ago, Arthur Ray was crossing Main Street in his motorized wheelchair when a vehicle hit him and damaged the wheelchair significantly, leaving the 76-year-old without a way to safely get around.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/mpi-compensation-laughable-senior-says-not-offering-enough-to-replace-electric-wheelchair/

Disability Rights Group Sues San Diego Over Scooters On Sidewalks

Electric scooters have taken cities across the country by surprise, sometimes causing conflicts with city authorities and pedestrians. In San Diego, the scooters have led to a federal lawsuit claiming the new devices cause discrimination against people with disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-rights-group-sues-san-diego-over-scooters-on-sidewalks/

Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users

Although summer is coming to a close, Elliot Lake has made good on its promise to make local beaches more accessible by installing beach access mats for wheelchair users.

The MobiMats, which were purchased from Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc. in the winter of 2019 as part of the community’s Age Friendly Elliot Lake Action Plan, are designed to ensure safe and inclusive accessibility to the water.

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https://aoda.ca/elliot-lake-honours-commitment-to-accessibility-with-beach-mats-for-wheelchair-users-2/

Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users

Although summer is coming to a close, Elliot Lake has made good on its promise to make local beaches more accessible by installing beach access mats for wheelchair users.

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https://aoda.ca/elliot-lake-honours-commitment-to-accessibility-with-beach-mats-for-wheelchair-users/

Winnipeg Transit Considering Priority Seating for People With Disabilities

City says current first come, first served option doesn’t line up with provincial rules around accessibility

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/winnipeg-transit-considering-priority-seating-for-people-with-disabilities/

Accessibility Compliance Not Being Enforced Says City Councillor

Construction in Winnipeg can be a nuisance for many, but for people with mobility restrictions, it’s more than just inconvenient.

As the city works to repair roads and sidewalks, some have noticed it appears accessibility compliance rules aren’t being followed.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-compliance-not-being-enforced-says-city-councillor/

When Street Design Leaves Some People Behind

A person in an electric wheelchair crosses a street in Hawthorne, California. Adding bike infrastructure is a boon for cyclists, but some street redesigns can make getting around harder for disabled road users.

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https://aoda.ca/when-street-design-leaves-some-people-behind/

City’s Amphibious Wheelchairs Put the Beach Within Reach

All her life, whenever Delaney Dunlop’s friends asked her to go to the beach, she’d decline.

The 30-year-old’s battery-powered wheelchair just wasn’t built to traverse the sand.

“It took like six people to get it out of the sand,” Dunlop said of one earlier attempt.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/citys-amphibious-wheelchairs-put-the-beach-within-reach/

St. John’s Pedestrian Mall Accessibility Will Change, Vows Mayor, After Facebook Post Highlights Problems

Post of wheelchair user unable to navigate area shared almost 1,000 times

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/st-johns-pedestrian-mall-accessibility-will-change-vows-mayor-after-facebook-post-highlights-problems/