Accessibility News December 5,2020 Update

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In this Issue

*Yesterday, Disability Concerns About the Risk of Disability Discrimination if Critical Medical Care Must be Rationed Was Raised In the Ontario Legislature, the Media and Premier Ford’s News Conference
*Mohawk College and Inclusive Media and Design Launch Captioning Tool
*CTA Releases “What We Heard” report on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations
*Tell Us What Successes or Barriers Students with Disabilities Are Experiencing This Fall at School or During Distance Education
*It’s Time for the Ford Government to Agree to Create a Built Environment Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act
*Ruling on B.C. Bus Stops Reflects Cities ‘Terrible’ Track Record on Accessibility, Plaintiff Says
*China Has 8 Million Blind People, but Only 200 Guide Dogs

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Yesterday, Disability Concerns About the Risk of Disability Discrimination if Critical Medical Care Must be Rationed Was Raised In the Ontario Legislature, the Media and Premier Ford’s News Conference

Yesterday’s strong open letter to the Ford Government by 64 organizations and groups, spearheaded by the AODA Alliance and the ARCH Disability Law Centre, has increased public attention to our concerns about the Ford Government’s plans if a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases requires rationing or “triage” of hospital critical medical care.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/yesterday-disability-concerns-about-the-risk-of-disability-discrimination-if-critical-medical-care-must-be-rationed-was-raised-in-the-ontario-legislature-the-media-and-premier-fords-news-conferenc/

Mohawk College and Inclusive Media and Design Launch Captioning Tool

Marking the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Mohawk College researchers and Inclusive Media and Design are announcing the availability a new captioning tool for accessible media production.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/mohawk-college-and-inclusive-media-and-design-launch-captioning-tool/

CTA Releases “What We Heard” report on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

On June 25, 2020, the CTA’s new ATPDR came into force. They establish modern legally binding requirements for accessible services, technical standards for equipment, communications, training, and security and border screening.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cta-releases-what-we-heard-report-on-phase-ii-of-its-accessible-transportation-for-persons-with-disabilities-regulations/

Tell Us What Successes or Barriers Students with Disabilities Are Experiencing This Fall at School or During Distance Education

Please take a minute to send us your feedback! We want to hear from parents and guardians of students with disabilities in Ontario Schools, from students with disabilities themselves, and from anyone working or volunteering in our schools. How has it been going for students with disabilities this fall, either during distance learning or when attending at school? Please email us your answers, even if you only have a minute or two. Write us at aodafeedback@gmail.com

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/tell-us-what-successes-or-barriers-students-with-disabilities-are-experiencing-this-fall-at-school-or-during-distance-education/

It’s Time for the Ford Government to Agree to Create a Built Environment Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act

Today is the first day of our non-partisan grassroots disability accessibility movement’s 27th year in action!!

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/its-time-for-the-ford-government-to-agree-to-create-a-built-environment-accessibility-standard-under-ontarios-disabilities-act/

Ruling on B.C. Bus Stops Reflects Cities “Terrible’ Track Record on Accessibility, Plaintiff Says

“Floating” bus stops used by many cities discriminate against blind people, human rights tribunal finds

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ruling-on-b-c-bus-stops-reflects-cities-terrible-track-record-on-accessibility-plaintiff-says/

China Has 8 Million Blind People, but Only 200 Guide Dogs

At the age of 11, Yang Kang lost his vision due to a rare type of eye cancer. But he considers himself one of the lucky few among China’s millions of blind people ” he has a guide dog.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/china-has-8-million-blind-people-but-only-200-guide-dogs/

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