For Canadians With Disabilities, Supports are Often too Little, too Late

Last week I received a mysterious direct deposit of $600 from the government of Canada. I checked my CRA online account and searched my memory. Finally, it dawned on me. It was a federal COVID-19 disability payment for my son Albert Jucker-Kiddle, who died at the young age of seven on March 4, 2019.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/for-canadians-with-disabilities-supports-are-often-too-little-too-late/

Bills Threaten Disabled Voters: ‘We Don’t Have a Voice Any more’

Legislation across the country would restrict voting methods and accommodations that people with disabilities are disproportionately likely to rely on.

The experience was so demeaning that Susie Angel did not vote again for two decades.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/bills-threaten-disabled-voters-we-dont-have-a-voice-any-more/

Ottawa Ride-Sharing Companies Agree to Hike Accessibility Fee to 10 Cents Per Ride

Ride-sharing companies have agreed to pay more for an accessibility fee to the city of Ottawa, but it’s not the 30 cents a ride charge Council was hoping for.

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https://aoda.ca/ottawa-ride-sharing-companies-agree-to-hike-accessibility-fee-to-10-cents-per-ride/

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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In this Issue

Huron County Accessibility Crusader Tackles Bathrooms

Since losing the use of her legs, after being hit by passing motorist while cycling near Goderich in 2015, Julie Sawchuk has been tackling the sometimes uncomfortable world of bathroom accessibility.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/huron-county-accessibility-crusader-tackles-bathrooms/

Upcoming Municipal Election Is Not Accessible to All, Says Advocate

‘At the end of the day, if we can’t even have a vote, then we’re not even being counted in society,’ says Lorelei Root

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/upcoming-municipal-election-is-not-accessible-to-all-says-advocate/

Workplace Accessibility and the Upcoming AODA Compliance Deadlines

With the deadline now fast approaching, organizations must review any accessibility areas they need to address in order to certify compliance with AODA requirements by this new deadline (to the extent they have not already done so).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/workplace-accessibility-and-the-upcoming-aoda-compliance-deadlines/

Curbside Pickup Boosts Accessibility for People With ADHD and Autism

It’s more than a COVID prevention measure. Curbside pickup means I never have to drag myself through a store with a long list again.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/curbside-pickup-boosts-accessibility-for-people-with-adhd-and-autism/

At the AODA Alliance’s Request, CTV Commendably Corrects an Inaccurate Online News Report About Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans

Who watches the watchers? Once again, the AODA Alliance has had to do so, when it comes to monitoring media coverage or lack of coverage of the danger since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic of disability discrimination in access to life-saving critical care in Ontario hospitals.

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https://aoda.ca/at-the-aoda-alliances-request-ctv-commendably-corrects-an-inaccurate-online-news-report-about-ontarios-critical-care-triage-plans/

With CBC’s Strong Commitment to Diversity and Equity in Its Programming, Why Won’t Its Flagship National Radio Program “The Current” Cover Disability Discrimination Dangers in Critical Care Triage Plans During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Who watches the watchers? The AODA Alliance has had to do so, when it comes to monitoring media coverage or lack of coverage of the danger since the start of the COVID-19pandemic of disability discrimination in access to life-saving critical care in Ontario hospitals.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/with-cbcs-strong-commitment-to-diversity-and-equity-in-its-programming-why-wont-its-flagship-national-radio-program-the-current-cover-disability-discrimination-dangers-in-critical-care-triage/