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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 5 years, 17 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Disability Advocacy Gets Action!
*’It’s a Basic Human Right:’ High School Should Prioritize Accessibility, Saanich Mother Says
*Ford Government Quietly Conducts Inexcusably Rushed 2-Day Public Consultation Just Before the Labour Day Long Weekend on a Troubling Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario
*Publishers, Universities Struggle to Provide Timely Access to Accessible Textbooks
*LRT and Bus Accessibility: ‘I Need to Know How to Get to Work’
*What Barriers to Information and Communication Do You Face?
*New Universal Design Guide Aims to make Public Spaces Pleasant for All
*Almost 8 Months After Receiving the Blistering Onley Report, Both Premier Doug Ford and His Accessibility Minister Write the AODA Alliance But Offer Nothing New to Strengthen the Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s Beleaguered Disabilities Act
*The Robson Square Steps are Beautiful but are They Safe?
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Disability Advocacy Gets Action!
The Ford Government Extends Its Public Consultation Period for Its Troubled Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario from 48 Hours to 2.5 Weeks
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‘It’s a Basic Human Right:’ High School Should Prioritize Accessibility, Saanich Mother Says
Maya Bosdet and her mother Lisa say they were disappointed to find Claremont Secondary, the school near Maya’s home, is not accessible for the 14-year-old, who uses a wheelchair.
Ford Government Quietly Conducts Inexcusably Rushed 2-Day Public Consultation Just Before the Labour Day Long Weekend on a Troubling Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario
Because This Risks a Safety Threat for People with Disabilities, the AODA Alliance Calls for This Rushed Consultation To Be Withdrawn, and For Assurances that Our Safety Won’t Ever Be Put At Risk, Even During Any Trial Period.
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Publishers, Universities Struggle to Provide Timely Access to Accessible Textbooks
For visually impaired students, a lack of accessible learning materials “creates enormous barriers to success.”
LRT and Bus Accessibility: ‘I Need to Know How to Get to Work’
Changes to OC Transpo bus routes with the arrival of Ottawa’s LRT system drew concerned west end residents to a special information session on Monday night.
What Barriers to Information and Communication Do You Face?
The Ford Government Posted the Draft Recommendations for Revisions to the Information and Communication Accessibility Standard That the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee has Submitted to the Government Send Us Your Thoughts As We Prepare Our Brief
New Universal Design Guide Aims to make Public Spaces Pleasant for All
When the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1990, it set forth expectations around how buildings and public spaces should be designed to accommodate limited mobility. Over the years, the guidelines helped create more accessible parks, buildings, schools, and neighborhoods, but for many architects, the rules stop short of ensuring people with physical and mental disabilities have a pleasant experience in those places.
Almost 8 Months After Receiving the Blistering Onley Report, Both Premier Doug Ford and His Accessibility Minister Write the AODA Alliance But Offer Nothing New to Strengthen the Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s Beleaguered Disabilities Act
Two more letters have come in to the AODA Alliance from the Doug Ford Government. They were sent in response to an open letter which the Government received from us on July 10, 2019. The Government’s new letters offer Ontarians with disabilities simply more of the same foot-dragging on accessibility for people
with disabilities. There is no indication of any new plan for a strengthened Government approach to accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities.
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The Robson Square Steps are Beautiful but are They Safe?
The path at Robson Square in Vancouver, which zigzags across the stairwell like a switchback trail on a mountainside, is a crown jewel in the late architect Arthur Erickson’s portfolio.
Arnold Cheng doesn’t like it.
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