Internet Pioneer, Tech Maven Join Forces to Support CHS Benefit

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is thrilled to announce Vinton G. Cerf, known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” as the featured speaker and Amber Mac, a Canadian TV personality, as the emcee at Get CONNECTED: The Social Interactive Event at Muzik Nightclub in Toronto on Sept. 24. The fully-accessible event will celebrate the technological advancements that have broken down barriers for people with disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/internet-pioneer-tech-maven-join-forces-to-support-chs-benefit/

B.C. Transit Buys System to Announce Greater Victoria Stops

The move comes three years after a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruling, responding to complaints from people with impaired vision, had directed B.C. Transit to make stop announcements. The corporation responded by ordering drivers to call out stops while they drove their routes.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/b-c-transit-buys-system-to-announce-greater-victoria-stops/

Ontario Government Announces AODA World!

By Victor Schwartzman

Hugh Adami, a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, recently wrote that Stephane Parisien wanted to enter a “Service Ontario franchise on St Joseph Blvd in Orleans and saw it didn’t have an automatic door for access by the disabled.

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http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-government-announces-aoda-world/

Stadium Needs to Improve Accessibility, Says Group

Tim Hortons Field lacks important accessibility features for people with disabilities even though it’s been in use for months, say members of a city advisory committee.

The issues include poor visibility and barriers for people using mobility devices.

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http://www.aoda.ca/stadium-needs-to-improve-accessibility-says-group/

VCH Denies Former CEO Forced Out For Telling The Truth

by Valentine Marten
July 21, 2015

This morning the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) denied social media reports that its former CEO Dr. David Ostrow had not voluntarily retired last year but was forced to for telling the truth.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/vch-denies-former-ceo-forced-out-for-telling-the-truth/

No Dogs in Shopping Carts: Service Dog Owners Hail Clarification of ADA Rules

Pamela and Gregg McKinley are “absolutely thrilled” the American Disabilities Act rules this week were clarified to specify such dogs cannot be placed in shopping carts.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/no-dogs-in-shopping-carts-service-dog-owners-hail-clarification-of-ada-rules/

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In this Issue

Disabled Man Upset Orléans ServiceOntario Outlet Lacks Automated Door

He says the answer he got from a clerk in the ServiceOntario outlet after he got inside “well, it’s not the law” only raised his blood pressure.

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http://www.aoda.ca/disabled-man-upset-orleans-serviceontario-outlet-lacks-automated-door/

Government of Canada Improves Accessibility for Canadians With Disabilities in Manotick

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 314 is receiving $50,000 through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to improve accessibility for Canadians with disabilities. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 314’s project consists of installing an accessible lift and an automated door. As a result of this project, the organization will be able to offer their programs and services to Veterans with disabilities in Manotick.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-improves-accessibility-for-canadians-with-disabilities-in-manotick/

Top Ten Ontario Government Nonpromises To People Using Walkers

By Victor Schwartzman

10. Getting to the stadium was never promised. The stadiums are accessible but public transit, which had years to prepare, is not. Only 7 of 200 streetcars are usable for someone in a manual wheelchair. Less than half the subway stations have elevators.

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http://www.aoda.ca/top-ten-ontario-government-nonpromises-to-people-using-walkers/