Accessibility News October 30,2021 Update

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There are 3 years, 9 weeks, 0 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

1,000 Days After Receiving The Onley Report’s Call for Major New Actions to Make Ontario Accessible to People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Responds to Questions in the Legislature with Non-Answers and Evasions

Good Questions on Accessibility in the Ontario Legislature, But What Answers?

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https://www.aoda.ca/1000-days-after-receiving-the-onley-reports-call-for-major-new-actions-to-make-ontario-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities-the-ford-government-responds-to-questions-in-the-legislature-with-non/

New ‘enabling Legislation’ Aimed at Improving Accessibility in Newfoundland and Labrador

Legislation provides broad focus on areas of authority on which the government can act

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-enabling-legislation-aimed-at-improving-accessibility-in-newfoundland-and-labrador/

City Staff Recommend Against Increasing Accessible Voting Options for Next Year’s Election

In a report heading to council’s committee of the whole next week, staff recommend against implementing a remote accessible vote by mail (RAVBM) option, despite the urging of the city’s accessibility advisory committee.

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https://www.aoda.ca/city-staff-recommend-against-increasing-accessible-voting-options-for-next-years-election/

1,000 Days Ago Today, Doug Ford’s Government Received the David Onley Report, Calling for Strong New Action to Tear Down Disability Barriers – Where Is Premier Ford When We Need His Help the Most?

A quick glance at recent media shows how disability barriers persist in Ontario, as David Onley warned. Below we set out a sampling of four recent articles:

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https://www.aoda.ca/1000-days-ago-today-doug-fords-government-received-the-david-onley-report-calling-for-strong-new-action-to-tear-down-disability-barriers-where-is-premier-ford-when-we-need-his-help-the-most/

Helen Keller and the Problem of ‘Inspiration Porn’

Like many disabled people who grew up in the decades after Helen Keller’s death in 1968, I had always found the mythology of her life story troubling. The narrative that depicted Keller arguably the most famous disabled person in 20th-century America as a sort of deaf-blind angel did not resonate with me.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/helen-keller-and-the-problem-of-inspiration-porn/

People With Disabilities Hope Snow Clearing Ruling Means More Accessible Streets

Observers say the decision could extend to legal liability for other municipal activities from filling potholes to swimming pools to garbage collection, which may bring improved service but also higher costs.

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https://www.aoda.ca/people-with-disabilities-hope-snow-clearing-ruling-means-more-accessible-streets/

An Abysmal 1,000 Days of Inaction by the Ford Government on the David Onley Report on Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Says AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s the Toronto Star’s Metroland Newspapers Guest Column

This Wednesday, October 27, 2021 will mark a deeply-disturbing 1,000 days since the Doug Ford Government received the withering report by former Ontario Lieutenant Governor David Onley, who conducted a Government-appointed Independent Review of the implementation and enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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https://www.aoda.ca/an-abysmal-1000-days-of-inaction-by-the-ford-government-on-the-david-onley-report-on-accessibility-for-people-with-disabilities-says-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofskys-the-toronto-stars-metrola/

Accessibility News October 23,2021 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 3 years, 10 weeks, 0 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

March of Dimes Canada’s New Strategic Plan Promises Real Change for People Living With Disabilities

65+ years after the polio vaccine was developed, the leading charity is evolving once more to meet the needs of people living with disabilities

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/march-of-dimes-canadas-new-strategic-plan-promises-real-change-for-people-living-with-disabilities/