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