‘Now We Can Go and Do Things Without Fear’: Yelp Rolls Out New Expanded Accessibility Features

On the Yelp app, you might be looking up restaurants, fitness centers, and businesses in your neighborhood. The app just rolled out new accessibility features that allow you to search far beyond a spot for dinner.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/now-we-can-go-and-do-things-without-fear-yelp-rolls-out-new-expanded-accessibility-features/

Advocates Hope Digital Map Makes Toronto Art More Accessible

Adam Cohoon says he’s always made it a point to look at how accessible art in Toronto is to people with disabilities.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-hope-digital-map-makes-toronto-art-more-accessible/

Hamilton Launches Accessibility Awards

Do you know an individual, group or organization working to improve the lives of people living with disabilities? Nominations are now open.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/hamilton-launches-accessibility-awards/

Accessibility News July 20,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 23 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*No Music, Dimmed Lights Help Shoppers During Sensory-Friendly Hours at Walmart Retailers
*Two New All-Terrain Wheelchairs Unveiled at Saint John’s Rockwood Park
*Police Charge Two Suspects in ODSP Robbery, Say More Victims Likely
*How You Can Have Your Say on Improving Transit Accessibility
*Government of Canada Launches the Employment Strategy for Canadians With Disabilities

ARTICLES:

No Music, Dimmed Lights Help Shoppers During Sensory-Friendly Hours at Walmart Retailers

It’s a Tuesday morning at a Walmart just north of Toronto and there’s a sense of calm hanging over the store.

No music is blaring, announcements can’t be heard, and in the sprawling entertainment section the TVs are displaying a static blue screen instead of their usual flashy programming.

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No Music, Dimmed Lights Help Shoppers During Sensory-Friendly Hours at Walmart Retailers

Two New All-Terrain Wheelchairs Unveiled at Saint John’s Rockwood Park

A new initiative at Rockwood Park in Saint John, N.B., aims to offer a more accessible experience for visitors.

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Two New All-Terrain Wheelchairs Unveiled at Saint John’s Rockwood Park

Police Charge Two Suspects in ODSP Robbery, Say More Victims Likely

Toronto police have arrested two people they say have been targeting Ontario Disability Support Program clients in a robbery investigation.

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Police Charge Two Suspects in ODSP Robbery, Say More Victims Likely

How You Can Have Your Say on Improving Transit Accessibility

Metrolinx hosts its annual Virtual Accessibility Consultation and wants to hear from you.

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How You Can Have Your Say on Improving Transit Accessibility

Government of Canada Launches the Employment Strategy for Canadians With Disabilities

The Government of Canada is committed to building a fairer country for every generation, where all Canadians have the opportunity to participate and succeed, regardless of their identity or ability.

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Government of Canada Launches the Employment Strategy for Canadians With Disabilities

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Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006

No Music, Dimmed Lights Help Shoppers During Sensory-Friendly Hours at Walmart Retailers

It’s a Tuesday morning at a Walmart just north of Toronto and there’s a sense of calm hanging over the store.

No music is blaring, announcements can’t be heard, and in the sprawling entertainment section the TVs are displaying a static blue screen instead of their usual flashy programming.

Read more at https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/no-music-dimmed-lights-help-shoppers-during-sensory-friendly-hours-at-walmart-retailers/

Two New All-Terrain Wheelchairs Unveiled at Saint John’s Rockwood Park

A new initiative at Rockwood Park in Saint John, N.B., aims to offer a more accessible experience for visitors.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/two-new-all-terrain-wheelchairs-unveiled-at-saint-johns-rockwood-park/

Police Charge Two Suspects in ODSP Robbery, Say More Victims Likely

Toronto police have arrested two people they say have been targeting Ontario Disability Support Program clients in a robbery investigation.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/police-charge-two-suspects-in-odsp-robbery-say-more-victims-likely/

How You Can Have Your Say on Improving Transit Accessibility

Metrolinx hosts its annual Virtual Accessibility Consultation and wants to hear from you.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-you-can-have-your-say-on-improving-transit-accessibility/

Government of Canada Launches the Employment Strategy for Canadians With Disabilities

The Government of Canada is committed to building a fairer country for every generation, where all Canadians have the opportunity to participate and succeed, regardless of their identity or ability.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-launches-the-employment-strategy-for-canadians-with-disabilities/

Accessibility News July 13,2024 Update

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Thrilled to be a part of Accessibility News! At CrawfordTech, inclusivity is paramount, making fully accessible, compliant and usable communications for all our top priority.

CrawfordTech helps organizations reach everyone, everywhere, fostering a more inclusive and informed world through accessibility and language translations.

Empowering organizations to be inclusive through CrawfordTech & Accessibility News. To learn more about how to make your communications clear and accessible, visit CrawfordTech EDAP:

Enterprise Document Accessibility Platform (EDAP)

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 24 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Renters With Disabilities Live in Fear of Eviction. Now, This Man with PTSD Sleeps in a Shed
*Canadian Off-Road Bicycles are Helping People With Disabilities
*Complaints About Accessibility Prompt Orangeville Transit to Make Service Changes
*Ottawa Man Using Walker Says Apartment Not Accessible, with No Answer in Sight
*Accessible Beach Wheelchair Program Launched in Saugeen Shores
*AODA Alliance Updates(3)

ARTICLES:
Renters With Disabilities Live in Fear of Eviction. Now, This Man with PTSD Sleeps in a Shed

Renters with disabilities are more likely to live in unaffordable situations, Stats Can reports

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Renters With Disabilities Live in Fear of Eviction. Now, This Man with PTSD Sleeps in a Shed

Canadian Off-Road Bicycles are Helping People With Disabilities

The staff of Bowhead Corp was eating breakfast one day in Carmel Valley, California, the United States, laptops opened. Five orders for the company’s adaptive bicycles, including two from Ecuador, had arrived overnight.

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Canadian Off-Road Bicycles are Helping People With Disabilities

Complaints About Accessibility Prompt Orangeville Transit to Make Service Changes

Despite Orangeville Transit just announcing plans to make the service more accessible, one local family who has struggled to use it with their service dog maintains more changes are needed.

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Complaints About Accessibility Prompt Orangeville Transit to Make Service Changes

Ottawa Man Using Walker Says Apartment Not Accessible, with No Answer in Sight

For the past four years, David Humphries has been living in an apartment building owned by Minto. He has limited mobility and started using a walker a little more than a year ago.

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Ottawa Man Using Walker Says Apartment Not Accessible, with No Answer in Sight

Accessible Beach Wheelchair Program Launched in Saugeen Shores

“Saugeen Shores is continually looking to provide equal access to its amenities and facilities for residents and visitors, regardless of age or ability,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau.

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Accessible Beach Wheelchair Program Launched in Saugeen Shores

AODA Alliance Updates:

Federal NDP Belatedly Introduces Bill to Strengthen the Canada Disability Benefit

The Canada Disability Benefit Act, widely known as Bill C-22, did not set any minimum requirements for who would qualify for the Canada Disability Benefit. This was all left to regulations which Cabinet could later make, and which subsequent Cabinets could gut, all in secret.

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Federal NDP Belatedly Introduces Bill to Strengthen the Canada Disability Benefit

Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee Tells Ottawa City Council Not to Again Allow Electric-Scooters Which Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others – Shows Importance of Mandatory Municipal Accessibility Committees

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Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee Tells Ottawa City Council Not to Again Allow Electric-Scooters Which Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others – Shows Importance of Mandatory Municipal Accessibility Committees

Media Coverage Further Highlights the Fact that the Ford Government has Failed to set Mandatory Provincial Standards on the Use and Monitoring of Isolation Rooms and Sensory Rooms in Publicly Funded Schools

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Media Coverage Further Highlights the Fact that the Ford Government has Failed to set Mandatory Provincial Standards on the Use and Monitoring of Isolation Rooms and Sensory Rooms in Publicly Funded Schools

Past Newsletters

View past issues of the Newsletter at http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/category/accessibility-news-weekly-newsletter/

Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

To unsubscribe from this Newsletter, send an email to info@accessibilitynews.ca or just reply to this Update and state your intentions.

The views and opinions expressed throughout Accessibility News do not represent those of the various organizations or associated individuals and are exclusively those of the contributor and/or author of the specific article or commentary.

Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006