This weeks hero is sure to empower you! The Fedora Outlier’s Delivering Access Podcast was created to highlight individuals, groups and communities in the ever growing blindness population who are changing life’s and making a difference in the world through their works, passion and their belief in change.
by Karen McCall
The winner of the four month, yes only 4 month, contract for specialized transportation service or Para transit in the County , approved by County Council at the July 23 Council meeting has no wheelchair accessible vehicles according to the company web site which can be viewed doing a simple Internet search. The information is not hidden.
“People using wheelchairs must transfer to a seat and the wheelchair will be stored as baggage.”
Importantly, the third thing is that by its very definition, mobile technology allows persons with disabilities to connect and get services anytime, anywhere and in virtually any situation. And this is far superior to anything we have seen before and especially for those who have disabilities who are seeking greater independence. So those are the fundamental market forces behind it.
By Victor Schwartzman
Minister Eric Hoskins called a special media conference to explain why a new
Independent AODA Review and other aspects of the legislation have not been implemented.
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We encourage one and all to watch the 30-minute “Canada In Perspective” program entitled “Duty to Accommodate” airing on cable TV across Canada at 6 pm on august 11, 2013 on AMI-TV (Accessible Media). It deals with progress to date under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. One of the guests on the panel is AODA Alliance chair David Lepofsky. We hope you will find the exchanges between the panelists lively and interesting.
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The Government unjustifiably delayed for a half a year before appointing the new membership of ASAC this summer. In other words, for over half a year, Ontario had no ASAC, despite the fact that the AODA mandatorily requires that this Council must exist.
KINGSTON – A woman, who requires a power chair to get around, staged a sit-in Friday night, refusing to leave a Via Rail train until her complaints about accessibility issues were dealt with.
Don’t you hate it when you are confronted with those distorted characters when you try to register on a website? They are generated by a technology called CAPTCHA, a contrived acronym for ‘Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart’.