Accessibility News April 20,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 36 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Disappointment Widespread Over Budget’s Proposed $200-Month Disability Benefit Funding
*Sault Cracking Down on People Who Misuse Accessible Parking Spots
*New Initiative Aims to Make Moncton Airport More Accessible
*To mark Tomorrow’s 42nd Anniversary of the Charter of Rights, New Memoir Reveals the Little-Known Saga of how Disability Advocates got Equality for Millions of People with Disabilities Added to the Charter
*DOJ Mandates Accessibility on State, Local Gov Websites
*Elevator Planned for Accessible Waterslide at New Regina Aquatic Centre

ARTICLES:

Disappointment Widespread Over Budget’s Proposed $200-Month Disability Benefit Funding

“This budget doesn’t begin to fulfill the government’s promise to lift people with disabilities out of poverty, let alone the ‘promise of Canada’ – a fair shot at a prosperous future,” said March of Dimes Canada’s President and CEO Len Baker, in a statement.

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Disappointment Widespread Over Budget’s Proposed $200-Month Disability Benefit Funding

Sault Cracking Down on People Who Misuse Accessible Parking Spots

Officials said spots set aside for people with mobility issues are too often being taken by people without a permit.

“It is enormously frustrating,” said Diane Morrell, the city’s accessibility coordinator, who uses a wheelchair herself.

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Sault Cracking Down on People Who Misuse Accessible Parking Spots

New Initiative Aims to Make Moncton Airport More Accessible

Starting Tuesday, passengers inside the Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport will see more than just boarding passes and luggage thanks to a new worldwide initiative aiming to put accessibility at the forefront.

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New Initiative Aims to Make Moncton Airport More Accessible

To mark Tomorrow’s 42nd Anniversary of the Charter of Rights, New Memoir Reveals the Little-Known Saga of how Disability Advocates got Equality for Millions of People with Disabilities Added to the Charter

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To mark Tomorrow’s 42nd Anniversary of the Charter of Rights, New Memoir Reveals the Little-Known Saga of how Disability Advocates got Equality for Millions of People with Disabilities Added to the Charter

DOJ Mandates Accessibility on State, Local Gov Websites

The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new final rule on government content accessibility is likely to stimulate change, a leader of a science and tech policy think tank said Wednesday.

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DOJ Mandates Accessibility on State, Local Gov Websites

Elevator Planned for Accessible Waterslide at New Regina Aquatic Centre

Regina residents have been calling on city council to improve accessibility for disabled people at city facilities, including the outdoor pool at Wascana.

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Elevator Planned for Accessible Waterslide at New Regina Aquatic Centre

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