Accessibility News June 29,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 26 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*CRTC Launches Consultations to Ensure Programming is Accessible to All Canadians
*Canadian Couple Create Art that’s Accessible to All
*Halifax School Installs Stairlift Following Student Petition to Improve Accessibility
*Accessibility Uproar After Olds, Alta., Woman With Cerebral Palsy Threatened with $5K Fine for Using Mobility Aid
*Alaska Did Not Provide Accessible Voting for Those With Disabilities, US Justice Department Alleges
*AODA Alliance Updates(2)

ARTICLES:

CRTC Launches Consultations to Ensure Programming is Accessible to All Canadians

The CRTC is taking another step forward in the implementation of the Online Streaming Act (formerly Bill C-11).

Read more at

CRTC Launches Consultations to Ensure Programming is Accessible to All Canadians

Canadian Couple Create Art that’s Accessible to All

Bobier returned to sound installation work after attending a concert in Toronto put on by a Ryerson University department that focused on inclusive media design. “They were hosting this event with chairs created to vibrate in a cinema so that the deaf could experience the sound production of the movie through sound vibration.”

Read more at

Canadian Couple Create Art that’s Accessible to All

Halifax School Installs Stairlift Following Student Petition to Improve Accessibility

While she might not get to see a new stairlift in action at Fairview Junior High school, the student who campaigned for it is pleased it has now been installed.

Read more at

Halifax School Installs Stairlift Following Student Petition to Improve Accessibility

Accessibility Uproar After Olds, Alta., Woman With Cerebral Palsy Threatened with $5K Fine for Using Mobility Aid

An Olds, Alta., woman with accessibility issues is speaking out against the town after local bylaw officers informed her she would receive a $5,000 fine if she was caught using her mobility scooter on any street, sidewalk or pathway in town.

Read more at

Accessibility Uproar After Olds, Alta., Woman With Cerebral Palsy Threatened with $5K Fine for Using Mobility Aid

Alaska Did Not Provide Accessible Voting for Those With Disabilities, US Justice Department Alleges

The federal Justice Department alleges the state of Alaska has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act for not providing accessible machines for in-person voting, selecting inaccessible polling places for elections and maintaining an inaccessible elections website.

Read more at

Alaska Did Not Provide Accessible Voting for Those With Disabilities, US Justice Department Alleges

AODA Alliance Updates:

Confirmation that Despite Trudeau Government Promises, Canada Disability Benefit Will Only Lift Very Few People with Disabilities Out of Poverty

A June 8, 2024 Toronto Star report confirms that contrary to earlier promises by the Trudeau Government, the forthcoming new Canada Disability Benefit will only lift very few people with disabilities out of poverty. In that report, set out below, only about 25,000 impoverished people with disabilities will be lifted out of poverty. Notably, there are approximately 1.6 million people with disabilities who now live in poverty. Thus, 25,000 who will be lifted out of poverty is a tiny drop in the huge poverty bucket.

Read more at

Confirmation that Despite Trudeau Government Promises, Canada Disability Benefit Will Only Lift Very Few People with Disabilities Out of Poverty

The Toronto Star’s 25 Metroland Online Local Newspapers Announce New Monthly Disability Rights Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky

When the mainstream media reports on the disability barriers that still plague Ontarians with disabilities, it really helps our advocacy efforts to tear down those unfair barriers. Yet the media employs fewer and fewer reporters. How do we get them to cover our issues?

Read more at

The Toronto Star’s 25 Metroland Online Local Newspapers Announce New Monthly Disability Rights Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky

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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.

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Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006

CRTC Launches Consultations to Ensure Programming is Accessible to All Canadians

The CRTC is taking another step forward in the implementation of the Online Streaming Act (formerly Bill C-11).

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/crtc-launches-consultations-to-ensure-programming-is-accessible-to-all-canadians/

Canadian Couple Create Art that’s Accessible to All

Bobier returned to sound installation work after attending a concert in Toronto put on by a Ryerson University department that focused on inclusive media design. “They were hosting this event with chairs created to vibrate in a cinema so that the deaf could experience the sound production of the movie through sound vibration.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-couple-create-art-thats-accessible-to-all/

Halifax School Installs Stairlift Following Student Petition to Improve Accessibility

While she might not get to see a new stairlift in action at Fairview Junior High school, the student who campaigned for it is pleased it has now been installed.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/halifax-school-installs-stairlift-following-student-petition-to-improve-accessibility/

Accessibility Uproar After Olds, Alta., Woman With Cerebral Palsy Threatened with $5K Fine for Using Mobility Aid

An Olds, Alta., woman with accessibility issues is speaking out against the town after local bylaw officers informed her she would receive a $5,000 fine if she was caught using her mobility scooter on any street, sidewalk or pathway in town.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-uproar-after-olds-alta-woman-with-cerebral-palsy-threatened-with-5k-fine-for-using-mobility-aid/

Alaska Did Not Provide Accessible Voting for Those With Disabilities, US Justice Department Alleges

The federal Justice Department alleges the state of Alaska has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act for not providing accessible machines for in-person voting, selecting inaccessible polling places for elections and maintaining an inaccessible elections website.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/alaska-did-not-provide-accessible-voting-for-those-with-disabilities-us-justice-department-alleges/

Confirmation that Despite Trudeau Government Promises, Canada Disability Benefit Will Only Lift Very Few People with Disabilities Out of Poverty

A June 8, 2024 Toronto Star report confirms that contrary to earlier promises by the Trudeau Government, the forthcoming new Canada Disability Benefit will only lift very few people with disabilities out of poverty. In that report, set out below, only about 25,000 impoverished people with disabilities will be lifted out of poverty. Notably, there are approximately 1.6 million people with disabilities who now live in poverty. Thus, 25,000 who will be lifted out of poverty is a tiny drop in the huge poverty bucket.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/confirmation-that-despite-trudeau-government-promises-canada-disability-benefit-will-only-lift-very-few-people-with-disabilities-out-of-poverty/

The Toronto Star’s 25 Metroland Online Local Newspapers Announce New Monthly Disability Rights Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky

When the mainstream media reports on the disability barriers that still plague Ontarians with disabilities, it really helps our advocacy efforts to tear down those unfair barriers. Yet the media employs fewer and fewer reporters. How do we get them to cover our issues?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-toronto-stars-25-metroland-online-local-newspapers-announce-new-monthly-disability-rights-column-by-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky/

Accessibility News June 22,2024 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 27 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Canadians With Disabilities Remain Locked in ‘Legislated Poverty,’ and Many Want to Die – Ricochet
*Motion at Ottawa Accessibility Committee Recommends Ending E-Scooter Program Next Year
*CCLA Argues Before the Ontario Court of Appeal to Protect the Rights of Workers With Disabilities
*Nearly 200 Fines Issued to Montreal Drivers Parking in Spots Reserved for People With Disabilities
*From Walking, Rolling and Sharing Experiences, Stratford Celebrates AccessAbility Week 2024

ARTICLES:

Canadians With Disabilities Remain Locked in ‘Legislated Poverty,’ and Many Want to Die – Ricochet

The federal government may have hit the pause button “indefinitely” on the expansion of MAiD for mental health related issues, but it still has not offered any new help for those that say their mental health crisis is a direct result of living in “legislated poverty.”

Read more at

Canadians With Disabilities Remain Locked in ‘Legislated Poverty,’ and Many Want to Die – Ricochet

Motion at Ottawa Accessibility Committee Recommends Ending E-Scooter Program Next Year

The motion put forward by member Wayne Antle says despite attempts by the city to rectify resident concerns, the program has not gone far enough to eliminate accessibility barriers.

Read more at

Motion at Ottawa Accessibility Committee Recommends Ending E-Scooter Program Next Year

CCLA Argues Before the Ontario Court of Appeal to Protect the Rights of Workers With Disabilities

This legal challenge concerns the $5000 income eligibility threshold and exclusion of disability benefits as an eligible income source for qualification to receive COVID benefits. The Appellants argue that these restrictions discriminate against workers with disabilities.

Read more at

CCLA Argues Before the Ontario Court of Appeal to Protect the Rights of Workers With Disabilities

Nearly 200 Fines Issued to Montreal Drivers Parking in Spots Reserved for People With Disabilities

Spaces reserved for people with disabilities are designed to make access to businesses and facilities easier.

It is also a safety issue: because they are at the same height as cars, wheelchair users also run a very high risk of collision when rolling through parking aisles.

Read more at

Nearly 200 Fines Issued to Montreal Drivers Parking in Spots Reserved for People With Disabilities

From Walking, Rolling and Sharing Experiences, Stratford Celebrates AccessAbility Week 2024

The 2024 AccessAbility Week was a success, Diane Sims, co-chair of the city’s accessibility advisory committee (AAC), said, but like accessibility there is always room to improve.

Read more at

From Walking, Rolling and Sharing Experiences, Stratford Celebrates AccessAbility Week 2024

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.

Want to advertise in this spot or make an Announcement? Email info@accessibilitynews.ca for more info

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

Canadians With Disabilities Remain Locked in ‘Legislated Poverty,’ and Many Want to Die – Ricochet

The federal government may have hit the pause button “indefinitely” on the expansion of MAiD for mental health related issues, but it still has not offered any new help for those that say their mental health crisis is a direct result of living in “legislated poverty.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadians-with-disabilities-remain-locked-in-legislated-poverty-and-many-want-to-die-ricochet/