Accessibility News April 13,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 37 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*THE PARALYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS WILL BE MOVED TO TORONTO
*New Patented Wearable Technology Provides Support
*’Overwhelming Support’ for Disability Benefit Complicated by Slow Implementation, Survey Finds
*Return of Accessible Lift Making a Splash at Timmins Pool
*In a Wheelchair, the REM is an Obstacle Ride
*Remembering All that Roy McMurtry Achieved for People with Disabilities
*Ford Government to Spend 1.3 Billion Dollars on School Construction Without Ensuring that these Schools will be Fully Accessible to Thousands of Students, Parents and School Staff with Disabilities

ARTICLES:

THE PARALYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS WILL BE MOVED TO TORONTO

TORONTO – The Olympic & Paralympic Swimming Trials, Presented by Bell, will be moved to Toronto due to the closure of the Olympic Pool in Montreal.

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THE PARALYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS WILL BE MOVED TO TORONTO

New Patented Wearable Technology Provides Support

Canine Companions is proud to introduce our groundbreaking CanineAlert Device, a patented wearable technology designed to provide essential support. Developed in-house, this innovative technology represents a significant advancement in assisting people with disabilities.

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New Patented Wearable Technology Provides Support

‘Overwhelming Support’ for Disability Benefit Complicated by Slow Implementation, Survey Finds

As Canada’s Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland prepares to deliver the federal government’s budget next week, new data suggests overwhelming support for the Canada Disability Benefit, a form of financial support for people living with disabilities signed into law last June.

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‘Overwhelming Support’ for Disability Benefit Complicated by Slow Implementation, Survey Finds

Return of Accessible Lift Making a Splash at Timmins Pool

A new pool lift at the Timmins pool is a step toward a more accessible facility.

A pool lift is a seat connected to a mechanical arm that can safely lower a person into the water or lift them out of it. The lift is mobile and can be set up wherever it’s needed in the facility. The new unit replaces the old lift, which has been out of use since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Return of Accessible Lift Making a Splash at Timmins Pool

In a Wheelchair, the REM is an Obstacle Ride

Only two minutes into their first trip on the Reseau express metropolitain and it’s not going well for Marie Turcotte and Francois Bourbonniere – and they haven’t even gotten on the train.

That’s because they use wheelchairs.

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In a Wheelchair, the REM is an Obstacle Ride

Remembering All that Roy McMurtry Achieved for People with Disabilities

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Remembering All that Roy McMurtry Achieved for People with Disabilities

Ford Government to Spend 1.3 Billion Dollars on School Construction Without Ensuring that these Schools will be Fully Accessible to Thousands of Students, Parents and School Staff with Disabilities

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Ford Government to Spend 1.3 Billion Dollars on School Construction Without Ensuring that these Schools will be Fully Accessible to Thousands of Students, Parents and School Staff with Disabilities

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