AODA Alliance Update: Check Out Two New Captioned Online Videos

A Guide to Parents Advocating for A Child with Disabilities in the School system – and – AODA 101 – An Introduction to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-update-check-out-two-new-captioned-online-videos/

Report Highlights Issues With Sask. Assured Income for Disabilities Program

Nelson said the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) replacing a minimum wage workers’ income at $2,000 a month demonstrated how much people should be getting.

“Isn’t it interesting that those people, most of them, do not have an ongoing and serious disability which has this extra cost,” Nelson said. “The way that people are treated is not the way that it should be, nor the way that it kind of started out.”

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/report-highlights-issues-with-sask-assured-income-for-disabilities-program/

Councillor Vows to Highlight Second Resignation From Pandemic-Halted Advisory Committee

The longest-serving member of a volunteer accessibility committee at city hall has quit, marking the second resignation in two months as the group’s meetings remain stalled at city hall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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https://aoda.ca/councillor-vows-to-highlight-second-resignation-from-pandemic-halted-advisory-committee/

NDP Leader Singh Accuses Liberals Of Failing to Support Canadians Living with Disabilities During Pandemic

Speaking on Newstalk 580 CFRA’s “The Goods with Dahlia Kurtz”, Singh said the Liberal government, in its effort to keep benefits such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from being accessed by people who don’t need the help, designed a program that excludes the most vulnerable.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ndp-leader-singh-accuses-liberals-of-failing-to-support-canadians-living-with-disabilities-during-pandemic/

Accessibility News October 17,2020 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 4 years, 10 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Free Rides Offered to Winnipeg COVID-19 Test Sites, but Many Unaware of Service

Scott McFadyen, director of development for Inclusion Winnipeg, says many people with intellectual disabilities face barriers to accessing transportation, and could benefit from a service like the one offered by the WRHA through Health Links.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/free-rides-offered-to-winnipeg-covid-19-test-sites-but-many-unaware-of-service/

White Cane Safety Day

White Cane Safety Day takes place around the world on October 15th every year. The day raises awareness about how blind people travel and celebrates how they contribute to their communities.

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https://aoda.ca/white-cane-safety-day/

AODA: Accessibility Compliance Deadline Postponed

In a notice to stakeholders, the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility announced it is extending the accessibility compliance reporting deadline under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) for businesses and non-profit organizations from December 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Paperwork in the AODA

This article will explore how paperwork in the AODA may create barriers, and ways to remove them.

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https://aoda.ca/paperwork-in-the-aoda/

COVID-19 Information Accessibility Lacking for Blind and Low Vision Australians

A Monash University study has found that graphical information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic regularly presented in mainstream media is inaccessible to blind and low vision people (BLV).

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-19-information-accessibility-lacking-for-blind-and-low-vision-australians/