Feeling The Accessibility Of Gift Cards

Remember all those gift cards you sold for the holidays? Little did you know that gift cards what was once thought of as the gift that keeps on giving, could soon be the gift that bites back.

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More Media Coverage Focuses on the Dangers to People with Disabilities and Others that the Ford Government Has Created by Its New Regulation that Permits Electric Scooters in Ontario

A New AODA Alliance Captioned Online Video Explores the Barriers Facing Patients with Disabilities in Ontario’s Health Care System

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https://aoda.ca/more-media-coverage-focuses-on-the-dangers-to-people-with-disabilities-and-others-that-the-ford-government-has-created-by-its-new-regulation-that-permits-electric-scooters-in-ontario/

Windsor Resident Petitioning City to Clear Snow From Sidewalks

Sarah Jones said she launched her petition in December, explaining that her goal isn’t just to make sidewalks safer for individuals living with accessibility needs.

“It’s also for elderly and people with young children in strollers,” she said. “When the winter comes, Windsor tends to get inaccessible for them, and people tend to not be able to get around.”

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https://aoda.ca/windsor-resident-petitioning-city-to-clear-snow-from-sidewalks/

World Blind Union Employment Survey

The World Blind Union (WBU) Employment Committee has developed a short survey designed to identify employment patterns of people who are blind or partially sighted and of working-age throughout the world.

I Was Very Ignorant. How Being Paralyzed Changed One Woman’s View of How the World Treats Disabled People

A wheelchair user from Fort Nelson in northeastern B.C. is pushing for better accessibility for all, based on her own experiences struggling with moving around.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/i-was-very-ignorant-how-being-paralyzed-changed-one-womans-view-of-how-the-world-treats-disabled-people/

Accessibility News January 18,2020 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 4 years, 49 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Society Is Missing the True Definition of Inclusion

My experiences writing this column over the past year have been fabulous. But it was daunting at first to put pen to paper to capture what so many people feel.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/society-is-missing-the-true-definition-of-inclusion/

Sarnia This Week: Year In Review

A new, accessible playground, the first of its kind in Sarnia, opened at Canatara Park in early December.

More than a playground, the wheelchair-accessible play structure atop a poured-in-place rubber base, also features nearby benches with built-in games tables, a stage area for theatre beside the existing picnic pavilion, and exercise equipment.

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https://aoda.ca/sarnia-this-week-year-in-review/

MANITOBA SUPPORTS EDUCATION ON EMPLOYMENT ACCESSIBILITY

The Manitoba government is investing $120,800 with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) to provide educational and outreach work that will help ensure organizations understand and comply with the accessible employment standard, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/manitoba-supports-education-on-employment-accessibility/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Secures $16 Million in Growth Funding

Accessibility is a business mandate that has arrived with tremendous force. The consequences of not offering accessible experiences are costly and brand debilitating. This new financing will provide eSSENTIAL Accessibility with resources to expand its software platform and pursue rapid geographic expansion to meet escalating demand.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/essential-accessibility-secures-16-million-in-growth-funding/