Accessibility News April 9,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Special Olympics Canada Applauds Federal Government Supporting a Shared Vision of Sports for All Through Renewed Funding in 2022
*Litigation Against New York State Board of Elections Resolved
*Municipalities Step Up Role to Increase Voter Turnout
*Wheelchair Accessibility in Cornwall, Ontario – Striving for Excellence
*Saskatoon Police PSA Showing Gang Member in Wheelchair Sends Ableist Message, Disability Advocates Say
*Manitoba Employers’ Accessibility Standards: May 1 Deadline Looms
*Changing Places: England to Get About 500 New Accessible Toilets

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Special Olympics Canada Applauds Federal Government Supporting a Shared Vision of Sports for All Through Renewed Funding in 2022

This sustainable funding lays the groundwork and provides stability for the 12 Provincial/Territorial Chapters that deliver Special Olympics programs across Canada.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/special-olympics-canada-applauds-federal-government-supporting-a-shared-vision-of-sports-for-all-through-renewed-funding-in-2022/

Litigation Against New York State Board of Elections Resolved

New York to Create Statewide Accessible Absentee Ballot Program

“We will continue to fight for the fundamental right of people with disabilities to vote privately and independently,” said Christina Brandt-Young, Supervising Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/litigation-against-new-york-state-board-of-elections-resolved/

Municipalities Step Up Role to Increase Voter Turnout

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is embarking upon a plan designed to increase voter turnout at the Oct. 24 municipal election.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/municipalities-step-up-role-to-increase-voter-turnout/

Wheelchair Accessibility in Cornwall, Ontario – Striving for Excellence

Approximately 2.6 million people in Ontario have a disability, meaning that one in four Ontarians (who live with a disability) regularly face various accessibility related challenges in their everyday lives.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/wheelchair-accessibility-in-cornwall-ontario-striving-for-excellence/

Saskatoon Police PSA Showing Gang Member in Wheelchair Sends Ableist Message, Disability Advocates Say

Saskatoon Police Service has removed the image, apologized on social media

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/saskatoon-police-psa-showing-gang-member-in-wheelchair-sends-ableist-message-disability-advocates-say/

Manitoba Employers’ Accessibility Standards: May 1 Deadline Looms

In December 2013, The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law, with the goal of making meaningful strides in accessibility by 2023. The AMA seeks to remove barriers to accessibility in the lives of all Manitobans, with a focus on barrier-free access to:

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/manitoba-employers-accessibility-standards-may-1-deadline-looms/

Changing Places: England to Get About 500 New Accessible Toilets

Mr Kerr said they were “simply life-changing”, as without them, he faced the choice of “at home or restricting my social life because of my needs”.

“No-one should have to face these decisions because of the lack of basic toilet facilities,” he said.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/changing-places-england-to-get-about-500-new-accessible-toilets/

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