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In this Issue
*’They are Engaging in a Fundamental Violation of the Human Rights Code’: Virtual Council Meetings a Nightmare for Local Accountability
*Gaming Is Becoming Accessible, But We Need To Keep Asking For More
*B.C. Transit Takes ‘Step Backward’ on Accessibility by Removing Victoria Bus Schedules, Say Advocates
*Accessibility for All; Grimsby Resident Battles for More Accessible Transit
*Raising Awareness in the Name of Accessibility for Those Hard of Hearing
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‘They are Engaging in a Fundamental Violation of the Human Rights Code’: Virtual Council Meetings a Nightmare for Local Accountability
Fay helps councillors navigate the pesky procedures designed to keep the process of local government open and democratic, always responsive to the people who put them in office. Members of the public hoping to keep track and help ensure accountability are too often on their own.
Gaming Is Becoming Accessible, But We Need To Keep Asking For More
On her left arm, Twitch streamer LittleNavi has a tattoo of WASD, the four keyboard keys PC gamers typically use to move their characters. “It’s ironic, though, because my left hand is the hand that has lost the most function over the years,” says Lorelei, who goes by LittleNavi online to preserve her anonymity.
B.C. Transit Takes ‘Step Backward’ on Accessibility by Removing Victoria Bus Schedules, Say Advocates
Not everyone has a smart phone to use at a bus stop, say critics
Bus riders in Victoria are questioning the provincial transit agency’s move this week to take down bus schedules from all its stops across the capital region.
Accessibility for All; Grimsby Resident Battles for More Accessible Transit
According to one Grimsby resident, transit accessibility goes beyond just priority seating.
Raising Awareness in the Name of Accessibility for Those Hard of Hearing
Members of the non-profit group stood outside city hall and McGill university campus Tuesday morning handing out face masks with a clear, see-through window.
New Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky in Metroland Papers Explains that Toronto Should Ban Robots on Sidewalks because of the Danger They Pose for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others
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Tell Toronto City Council to Ban Robots from Sidewalks, Because They Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others
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