Accessibility News December 24,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*London Poised to Green-Light e-Scooters, Cargo Bikes
*Denied Long-Term Disability for Mental Health Issues: Your Rights
*Paralympic Hockey Player Calls for Greater Accessibility in Ontario Ice Rinks
*This Woman Can’t Physically Leave Her Basement. Calgary’s Rental Market Gives Her Few Options
*2022 Hearing Aid Survey – Aging In
* AODA Alliance Updates(4)

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London Poised to Green-Light e-Scooters, Cargo Bikes

Expect a green light for electric scooters and cargo bikes on London’s streets, as city staff prepare new rules to allow their use on public property.

There’s just one catch: They’re already there.


Denied Long-Term Disability for Mental Health Issues: Your Rights

In Canada, long-term disability (LTD) claims for mental health issues make up the lion’s share of claims filed each year.

Despite mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, being recognized as conditions that can affect your ability to do your job, many insurance companies still turn down legitimate claims.


Paralympic Hockey Player Calls for Greater Accessibility in Ontario Ice Rinks

“Nothing says ‘you still don’t belong here’ in hockey quite like being assigned a city rink to coach my daughter, that is still 100 per cent inaccessible,” Bridges said in a Twitter post on Dec. 3.


This Woman Can’t Physically Leave Her Basement. Calgary’s Rental Market Gives Her Few Options

On most days, Terry Goss is trapped inside her basement suite because she can’t make it up the stairs.

She has good days, when the handrail is enough to get out. But on bad days, she can’t check the mailbox, pick up medication at the pharmacy or even get food delivered to her door â all because of the stairs.


2022 Hearing Aid Survey – Aging In

Today’s hearing aids are more discreet and technologically advanced than ever, especially considering the original hearing aid was the ear trumpet, a horn held to the ear for people to speak into.


AODA Alliance Updates:

The AODA Alliance’s 2022 Year-End Report to Our Many Supporters


Check Out New Captioned Video Series on how and Why to Tear Down Disability Barriers in the Education system that Impede Students with Disabilities


Read the Improved but Still Too Weak Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, With House of Commons Standing Committee’s Nine Amendments Added


Members of Parliament Head Home for Holiday Festivities Without Passing Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act – Standing Committee Makes Nine Helpful Amendments, But the Bill Still is Far Too Weak


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