Accessibility News April 15,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*People with Disabilities Sue BART for Discrimination
*MP Hardcastle Introduces Bill to Help Persons With Disabilities Access Programs
*Stop Gap Gears Up for Spring Push
*Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance April 11 Update
*Mohawk College Making Media More Accessible
*Tokyo 2020 Publish Accessibility Guidelines

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People with Disabilities Sue BART for Discrimination

For people with disabilities, problems that may be familiar annoyances to most riders can create absolute barriers to access. Problems cited in the lawsuit
include elevators that are broken, out of service, or so soiled they are unusable, as well as non-functioning escalators and fare gates.


MP Hardcastle Introduces Bill to Help Persons With Disabilities Access Programs

The MP for Windsor-Tecumseh’s first private members bill seeks to provide a “one-stop shop” for federal programs available to persons with disabilities.


Stop Gap Gears Up for Spring Push

Architecture students hosted an art exhibition to show off different designs they had come up with for the ramps, which help people with strollers, walkers and mobility issues gain access to local businesses.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance April 11 Update

There Have Been 127 Days Since Premier Wynne Promised to Create an Education Accessibility Standard, But the Wynne Government Hasn’t Yet Posted an Ad Inviting People to Apply to Serve on the Education Standards Development Committee and Encourage All Teachers, Principals and School Board Officials to Watch a New Video on Ensuring that Students with Disabilities Are Able to Thrive in Fully Accessible, Inclusive Classrooms


Mohawk College Making Media More Accessible

Jennifer Curry-Jahnke, coordinator of the Accessible Media Production course at Mohawk College, says new certificate program is the first of its kind in Canada.

Mohawk College is offering a new postgraduate certificate course aimed at helping media and businesses improve the way they get their message to people with visual, hearing and language barriers.


Tokyo 2020 Publish Accessibility Guidelines

The guidelines aim to provide an enhanced environment that will secure more opportunities for access to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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