Accessibility News April 6,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 38 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Local State Parks Receive All-Terrain Wheelchairs to Increase Accessibility
*Advocacy Groups Decry Federal Government’s Shutdown of Mental Health Website, App
*Town Encourages People to Report Accessibility Barriers
*Vancouver Schools Lag on Playground Accessibility, Parents Say
*Halifax Student Disappointed at Delay in Work to Improve School’s Accessibility

ARTICLES:

Local State Parks Receive All-Terrain Wheelchairs to Increase Accessibility

Currently, 13 Tennessee state parks have all-terrain wheelchairs available, increasing the parks’ accessibility for those with mobile issues.

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Local State Parks Receive All-Terrain Wheelchairs to Increase Accessibility

Advocacy Groups Decry Federal Government’s Shutdown of Mental Health Website, App

“We know that tens and thousands, if not millions, of Canadians are in need of mental health and substance use health support. And that has only worsened as a result of the pandemic,” said Sarah Kennell, national director of public policy for the Canadian Mental Health Association – which is one of the alliance members – in an interview.

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Advocacy Groups Decry Federal Government’s Shutdown of Mental Health Website, App

Town Encourages People to Report Accessibility Barriers

Online feedback form available for people to submit if they encounter accessibility barriers at town facilities

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Town Encourages People to Report Accessibility Barriers

Vancouver Schools Lag on Playground Accessibility, Parents Say

While some Lower Mainland school districts have publicly released accessibility plans, Vancouver’s is still in “formative stage” 18 months past legislated deadline.

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Vancouver Schools Lag on Playground Accessibility, Parents Say

Halifax Student Disappointed at Delay in Work to Improve School’s Accessibility

“It’s disappointing that they didn’t get it done, but it’s not surprising,” said Lux Melanson, who is in Grade 9 at Fairview Junior High School. “There was absolutely no work done on the stairs throughout this entire month.”

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Halifax Student Disappointed at Delay in Work to Improve School’s Accessibility

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