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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.