How are Workplaces Supporting Canadian Workers With Disabilities?

Dec. 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the most recent Statscan numbers, one in five (22 per cent) of people in Canada lives with a disability, both visible and invisible.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-are-workplaces-supporting-canadian-workers-with-disabilities/

County Waste Carts Raise Accessibility Questions for Local Committee

With the roll out of the new County of Simcoe automated waste collection system which started the week of Nov. 1, many resident concerns that vary in scope have been brought to the forefront about the choice to use a one-size-fits-all approach.

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https://www.aoda.ca/county-waste-carts-raise-accessibility-questions-for-local-committee/

CERB and CRB Discriminated Against Canadians With Disabilities, New Charter Challenge Claims The Star

Unlike other income replacement programs like parental or maternal benefits, the Canadian Pension Plan Disability benefit did not count toward the $5,000 threshold to qualify for CERB and CRB.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cerb-and-crb-discriminated-against-canadians-with-disabilities-new-charter-challenge-claims-the-star/

On the Eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Publicly Admits in the Legislature It Needs to Do a Lot More to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to People with Disabilities

On December 2, 2021, Opposition NDP MPP Joel Harden pressed the Ford Government in the Legislature during Question Period on what it plans to do to lead Ontario to become accessible to people with disabilities by 2025, as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires. He did so to mark the next day, December 3, which is the International Day for People with Disabilities. Below we set out what was said in the Legislature.

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https://www.aoda.ca/on-the-eve-of-the-international-day-for-people-with-disabilities-the-ford-government-publicly-admits-in-the-legislature-it-needs-to-do-a-lot-more-to-lead-ontario-to-become-accessible-to-people-with-d/

Due to Years of Government Foot-Dragging, Ontario Won’t Become Accessible to 2.6 Million People with Disabilities by 2025, Violating Disabilities Act

“The AODA requires the Government to lead Ontario to become accessible to people with disabilities by 2025, twenty years after it was enacted. With great pain and frustration, we have reached a wrenching turning point. Ontario must recognize that Ontario will not reach the goal of being accessible by 2025. We reach this hurtful crossroads despite the grassroots efforts of many to get the AODA fully and effectively implemented.”

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https://www.aoda.ca/due-to-years-of-government-foot-dragging-ontario-wont-become-accessible-to-2-6-million-people-with-disabilities-by-2025-violating-disabilities-act/

E-scooter Safety Upgrades Still Not Enough, Say Accessibility Advocates

New noises, better technology won’t fix bad rider behaviour, critics say

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https://www.aoda.ca/e-scooter-safety-upgrades-still-not-enough-say-accessibility-advocates/

Stunning Sampling of 25 News Articles Show Serious Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose to the Public, Including People with Disabilities, Seniors and Children

Today, the 27th anniversary of the birth of Ontario’s grass roots non-partisan campaign for accessibility for people with disabilities, we show you public overwhelming proof that Ontarians with disabilities are now exposed to a serious and unjustifiable new danger to their safety and accessibility, due to the Ford Government.

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https://www.aoda.ca/stunning-sampling-of-25-news-articles-show-serious-dangers-that-electric-scooters-pose-to-the-public-including-people-with-disabilities-seniors-and-children/

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In this Issue

For People With Disabilities, Transportation is Getting More Expensive – If It’s Available at All

Recent record high gas prices are hitting people across Newfoundland and Labrador right in their bank accounts, but for people with disabilities, especially outside St. John’s, the cost of transportation is even higher – and sometimes there’s no access to transportation at all.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/for-people-with-disabilities-transportation-is-getting-more-expensive-if-its-available-at-all/

N.S. Singer ‘Making a Connection’ with Audio Described Music Video, Accessible Show

Christina Martin worked with a consulting company to make her music accessible to all

Hit play on Christina Martin’s latest music video and you’ll hear an unfamiliar voice.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/n-s-singer-making-a-connection-with-audio-described-music-video-accessible-show/