People With Disabilities Could Boost Economy by $50 billion: Report

Canadians with disabilities are already a large part of the working age population and will increase in importance as the population ages, says a new report by TD Economics.


Carleton University Creates Video Library Focusing on People With Disabilities

In an effort to include people with disabilities which are often excluded from historical records, Carleton University is making a special addition to its library.


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Federal Liberals Promise to Use a Disability Lens in All Government Decisions – View This Pledge Through the Lens of Some Helpful Context

In a news article published today, just three days before the federal election, the Canadian Press reported that the federal Liberals have committed that if re-elected, they will apply a “disability lens” to all Federal Government decisions. We set out the October 18, 2019 Canadian Press article by reporter Michelle McQuigge, below, which was posted on the National Post’s website.


Non-Partisan Issue-By-Issue Comparison of the Positions of the 6 Major Federal Political Parties on Achieving Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada

With the federal election only four days away, the AODA Alliance now makes public a non-partisan issue-by-issue comparison of the position of the 6 major federal political parties on what they would do, if elected, to ensure that Canada becomes accessible to over 6 million people with disabilities.


Some Disabled Canadians Feeling Left Out of Discussion During Election Campaign

Amy Amantea tuned in to the English-language federal leaders’ debate with modest hope there would be at least some discussion of issues relevant to disabled Canadians.


Liberal Party of Canada Answers Request for Election Commitments on Achieving an Accessible Canada for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities

Liberals Promise Less Than the NDP Tories Greens, People’s Party and the Bloc Haven’t Answered the AODA Alliance’s Request for 11 Commitments


How Technology Can Enable Restaurant Accessibility And Inclusiveness

According to figures from the CDC, 26% of the United States population identifies with having a disability. That’s 61 million people who may need additional accommodations to enjoy a nice meal out. As a restauranteur, you hope to provide a great experience for everyone who patronizes your establishment. But then the question arises, how does one accomplish this?


‘A Waste of Taxpayers’ Money’: Neighbours Oppose Sidewalk Upgrades in Galt Heritage District

Ten residents objected to including newer, wider sidewalks to accommodate wheelchairs on their section of Salisbury Avenue which is earmarked for major reconstruction arguing that it would take away from the character of the Dickson Hill Heritage District, which includes their street.


‘If There’s a Fire I’m Dead’: Quadruple Amputee Battles Condo Board for Access to Her Own Building

Governments need to ‘get with the program,’ fix building codes and laws, advocate says

Verna Marzo can’t open the doors to her Calgary condo building without help from her care worker, sister, or willing neighbours. The condo board has plans for new doors, but not for a push-button system.