Student in Wheelchair Forced to Listen to Lecture From Top of Stairs

The University of Hull has launched an investigation after a disabled student shared a photo on Twitter showing how its lecture theatres are inaccessible for wheelchair users.

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https://aoda.ca/student-in-wheelchair-forced-to-listen-to-lecture-from-top-of-stairs/

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues

We Analyze Del Duca’s Responses Compared to Leadership Candidate Michael Coteau Who Made All Ten Commitments We Seek

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https://aoda.ca/ontario-liberal-leadership-candidate-steven-del-duca-only-makes-four-of-the-ten-full-commitments-on-accessibility-for-2-6-million-ontarians-with-disabilities-that-the-aoda-alliance-seeks-and-gives-we/

‘You Just Spiral’: UBC President Who Overcame Mental Health Crisis Determined to Help Canadian Students

University of British Columbia president Santa J. Ono understands the immense pressures students face, having dealt with his own mental health crisis as a student.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/you-just-spiral-ubc-president-who-overcame-mental-health-crisis-determined-to-help-canadian-students/

Sarnia Continuing With Accessibility Upgrades in 2020

Renovations creating a new entrance, adding accessible washrooms and an elevator at the downtown Sarnia Library are expected to wrap up soon, Sarnia’s accessibility co-ordinator says.
“We hit a little bit of a snag with the washrooms,” said Dale Mosley “Just some plumbing issues, but we’re back on track now so it should be done by, I’m thinking, the first week of March, the washrooms.”

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https://aoda.ca/sarnia-continuing-with-accessibility-upgrades-in-2020/

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 4 years, 45 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Advocates, Industry Await Plan to Make N.S. Restaurant Washrooms Accessible

The restaurant industry and accessibility advocates alike are hoping to hear back from the Nova Scotia government in the next few months on a plan to make every restaurant washroom in the province accessible, a process that’s expected to cost tens of millions of dollars.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-industry-await-plan-to-make-n-s-restaurant-washrooms-accessible/

Accessible Government Workplaces and Services

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. One of these improvements is the need for accessible government workplaces and services. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees requested government commitment to employment and service accessibility. Attendees expect the government to show other organizations what full workplace and customer service accessibility looks like.

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https://aoda.ca/accessible-government-workplaces-and-services/

Help Us Get Towns and Cities Around Ontario to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters (E-scooters)

They Are a Danger to Ontarians with Disabilities On Our Sidewalks, Roads and Other Public Places.

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https://aoda.ca/help-us-get-towns-and-cities-around-ontario-to-leave-in-place-the-ban-on-electric-scooters-e-scooters/

Charlottetown Failing Those With Disabilities

“Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers.” That’s the first paragraph one finds when searching the Accessible Canada Act on the federal government’s website.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/charlottetown-failing-those-with-disabilities/

Vancouver Taxi Companies Stop Subsidizing Drivers of Accessible Vehicles, Cite Ride-Hailing Competition

Without the subsidies, the association said, drivers are less likely to choose an accessible van because it will cost them more out of pocket.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/vancouver-taxi-companies-stop-subsidizing-drivers-of-accessible-vehicles-cite-ride-hailing-competition/