Preventing and Removing Information or Communication Barriers, Part 1

In our last article, we explored how information and communication barriers limit access for people with various disabilities. In this article, we will consider how businesses can prevent or remove barriers. Preventing and removing information or communication barriers makes businesses welcoming to people of all abilities.

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https://aoda.ca/preventing-and-removing-information-or-communication-barriers-part-1/

Stanford and Students with Mental Health Disabilities Reach Landmark Settlement

Settlement is most comprehensive ever to protect college students with mental health disabilities from unnecessary exclusion

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/stanford-and-students-with-mental-health-disabilities-reach-landmark-settlement/

Recommendations for Transportation Accessibility Standard AEBC Winnipeg Nov 2019

Response to Discussion Paper on AAC Recommendations for the Transportation Accessibility Standard

The Winnipeg Chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (“AEBC”) is pleased to provide feedback and comments on the AAC recommendations for the Transportation Accessibility Standard.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/recommendations-for-transportation-accessibility-standard-aebc-winnipeg-nov-2019/

AODA Alliance Asks Federal Party Leaders For a New Bill to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act

The AODA Alliance today wrote the leaders of the federal parties in Canada’s newly-elected Parliament. We have asked them to pass a proposed new bill that we have outlined to strengthen the Accessible Canada Act that Parliament passed last June. We set out that letter below. It includes our framework for the new short but punchy bill that we are proposing and explains why we need it. In summary, we want this bill to:

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https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-asks-federal-party-leaders-for-a-new-bill-to-strengthen-the-accessible-canada-act/

Students challenged to engineer accessibility at Canatara bandshell

Local high school students are testing their engineering design chops to see who can come up with the best idea to improve accessibility at Canatara Park’s bandshell.

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https://aoda.ca/students-challenged-to-engineer-accessibility-at-canatara-bandshell/

Accessibility News November 16,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 6 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

U.S. House Committee Leaders Call for More Action to Prevent Airline Mishandling of Wheelchairs

In a letter to industry group Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian and National Air Carriers Association president George Novak, the members of Congress wrote that “the U.S. airline industry must do more to prevent mishandling of mobility aids for passengers with disabilities.”

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/u-s-house-committee-leaders-call-for-more-action-to-prevent-airline-mishandling-of-wheelchairs/

Come to A Birthday Party On December 3, 2019 (the International Day for People with Disabilities) at Queen’s Park to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the Non-Partisan Grassroots Movement for Accessibility Legislation in Ontario!

Everyone loves a birthday party! Please come to the Ontario Legislature Building at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm, for a birthday party! It will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the birth of the non-partisan grassroots movement for the enactment and effective implementation of accessibility legislation in Ontario.

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https://aoda.ca/come-to-a-birthday-party-on-december-3-2019-the-international-day-for-people-with-disabilities-at-queens-park-to-celebrate-the-25th-anniversary-of-the-birth-of-the-non-partisan-grassroots-movemen/

Overcoming STEM barriers in school

In Part 1 of this article, we explained that every student should learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects in school. A strong background in these subjects can lead to more opportunities for careers. However, students with disabilities face many barriers to learning STEM and to pursuing career paths involving STEM. In Part 2, we discuss how teachers and support staff can work together to overcome these barriers.

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https://aoda.ca/overcoming-stem-barriers-in-school/

Remembering Veterans with Disabilities

Today is Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day, celebrated on November 11th every year, honours the sacrifice of soldiers who have fought to protect Canada. Canadians pause in a moment of silence at 11:00 A.M. to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada in times of war. In this moment of silence, people often remember soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for their country. In addition to these brave men and women, we should also spend some moments remembering veterans with disabilities.

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https://aoda.ca/remembering-veterans-with-disabilities/