Accessibility Reports for Public Sector Organizations

Under the AODA, public sector organizations must complete accessibility reports every two years. The next accessibility reports for public sector organizations are due on December 31st, 2019. Moreover, the Ontario government will not give any extensions after December 31st, 2019. Therefore, public sector organizations should try to complete their reports early. In addition, if organizations have technical difficulties, they should let the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility know. The Ministry can help resolve technical problems.

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https://aoda.ca/accessibility-reports-for-public-sector-organizations/

It’s Just Not Fair to Them: Wellesley Man Noticing Disturbing Trend of People Wrongfully Parking in Handicap Spots at Wilmot Recreation Complex

A local resident is concerned with a disturbing trend he continues to see at the Wilmot Recreation Complex.

Carl Richardson, who resides just outside Wellesley, is a frequent user of the WRC where he takes aqua classes. He says that ever since he’s been using the pool and even more recently, he has noticed that cars have been parking in handicap parking spots without a permit.

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https://aoda.ca/its-just-not-fair-to-them-wellesley-man-noticing-disturbing-trend-of-people-wrongfully-parking-in-handicap-spots-at-wilmot-recreation-complex/

Accessibility News December 14,2019 Update

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AbleDocs Inc. is excited to be joining the Accessibility News team to ensure all documents are made accessible and compliant.

AbleDocs is the only organization to guarantee the compliance of the files we produce and back that up with a $10,000,000 guarantee.

We look forward to working with you and Accessibility News for years to come. For more details, please come to https://www.abledocs.com for more information about our revolutionary approach to document accessibility.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 2 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

CANADA: Transport Agency Asks for Public Input on Air Travel for Disabled People

TORONTO Two separate federal agencies issued announcements Tuesday on life with a disability in Canada one seeking greater input on hot-button issues and the other urging society at large to challenge its preconceptions.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canada-transport-agency-asks-for-public-input-on-air-travel-for-disabled-people/

City of Calgary Announces New Dispatch Service for Accessible Taxis

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Calgary,a centralized dispatch service for on-demand accessible taxis, aims to reduce wait times for people who use wheelchairs.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/city-of-calgary-announces-new-dispatch-service-for-accessible-taxis/

Broadbent Pushes B.C. Government for Justice-Based Accessibility Law

The left-wing thing tank says historical injustices and ongoing discrimination have made a society that excludes the Deaf and disabled.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/broadbent-pushes-b-c-government-for-justice-based-accessibility-law/

Crackdown on Illegal Use of Accessible Parking Spots Continues

Accessible parking spots aren’t a nice-to-have thing for Jeff Preston, they’re a must-have.

“It’s so frustrating,” he said of the times when able-bodied people without permits park in the spots designed for those who have similar needs as he does.

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https://aoda.ca/crackdown-on-illegal-use-of-accessible-parking-spots-continues/

TransLink has Approved $7 Million in Funding to Upgrade the Transit System for the Visually Impaired.

The transit agency calls the program “industry-leading,” and says it will significantly improve the transit experience for blind and partially-sighted passengers.

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https://aoda.ca/translink-has-approved-7-million-in-funding-to-upgrade-the-transit-system-for-the-visually-impaired/

Accessibility News December 7,2019 Update

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AbleDocs Inc. is excited to be joining the Accessibility News team to ensure all documents are made accessible and compliant.

AbleDocs is the only organization to guarantee the compliance of the files we produce and back that up with a $10,000,000 guarantee.

We look forward to working with you and Accessibility News for years to come. For more details, please come to https://www.abledocs.com for more information about our revolutionary approach to document accessibility.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 3 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Send Us Feedback on the Draft AODA Alliance Framework for the Health Care Accessibility Standard

And–Results of The December 3 Celebration of the 25th Birthday of the Grassroots AODA Movement

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https://aoda.ca/send-us-feedback-on-the-draft-aoda-alliance-framework-for-the-health-care-accessibility-standard/