Accessibility News December 16,2023 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There is 1 year, 2 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*’This is a Huge Issue’: Wheelchair User Denied Service at ‘Accessible’ Restaurant *Wheelchair Curling ‘FunSpiel’ Returns for Second Year
*After 20 Years, Torontonians Will Have to Wait Even Longer for an Accessible TTC *Ottawa Debuts Canadian Business Disability Network
*TransLink Completes Installation of Braille Signage at Every Bus Stop at Metro Vancouver
*Accessibility in Gaming: ‘When We All Play, We All Win’
* AODA Alliance Updates(3)

ARTICLES:

‘This is a Huge Issue’: Wheelchair User Denied Service at ‘Accessible’ Restaurant

A woman who uses a wheelchair says that she was denied service at a restaurant that claimed to be accessible.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/this-is-a-huge-issue-wheelchair-user-denied-service-at-accessible-restaurant/

Wheelchair Curling ‘FunSpiel’ Returns for Second Year

A sporting event putting a twist on one of Manitoba’s favourite games has returned for its second year, raising both money and awareness for a good cause.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/wheelchair-curling-funspiel-returns-for-second-year/

After 20 Years, Torontonians Will Have to Wait Even Longer for an Accessible TTC

For the last 20 years, the TTC was supposed to have been building a world in which, by 2025, 65-year-old retiree Jane Field wouldn’t need to worry about getting the wheels of her power wheelchair stuck in the gap between the subway car and platform. She wouldn’t need to depend on the kindness and strength of strangers to move her to safety. And she certainly wouldn’t need to read a lengthy manual on how to navigate Toronto’s transit system as a disabled rider.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/after-20-years-torontonians-will-have-to-wait-even-longer-for-an-accessible-ttc/

Ottawa Debuts Canadian Business Disability Network

Network is ‘national alliance of businesses dedicated to creating a barrier-free Canada’

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ottawa-debuts-canadian-business-disability-network/

TransLink Completes Installation of Braille Signage at Every Bus Stop at Metro Vancouver

TransLink has completed installing braille signage on every bus stop in Metro Vancouver, becoming the first transit system in Canada to do so. In total, there are more than 8,400 bus stops across the region.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/translink-completes-installation-of-braille-signage-at-every-bus-stop-at-metro-vancouver/

Accessibility in Gaming: ‘When We All Play, We All Win’

Sightless Kombat is an avid gamer who regularly streams his achievements to his followers

“How do you play video games?” is a question Ben gets asked a lot.

The answer isn’t as simple as you might think, because he can’t see.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-in-gaming-when-we-all-play-we-all-win/

AODA Alliance Updates:

Read the Most Thorough Investigative Journalism on Toronto’s Inexcusable Failure to Ensure All its Subway Stations are Accessible by 2025

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/read-the-most-thorough-investigative-journalism-on-torontos-inexcusable-failure-to-ensure-all-its-subway-stations-are-accessible-by-2025/

Ottawa Citizen Shines Public Spotlight on Sweeping Power of Every School Principal to Refuse to Admit a Student to School – Much-Needed Safeguards are Missing

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/ottawa-citizen-shines-public-spotlight-on-sweeping-power-of-every-school-principal-to-refuse-to-admit-a-student-to-school-much-needed-safeguards-are-missing/

Blistering Toronto Star Editorial Calls on Canada Transportation Agency to Crack Down on Airlines’ Poor Service to Passengers with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/blistering-toronto-star-editorial-calls-on-canada-transportation-agency-to-crack-down-on-airlines-poor-service-to-passengers-with-disabilities/

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