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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 45 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Advocates, Industry Await Plan to Make N.S. Restaurant Washrooms Accessible
*Accessible Government Workplaces and Services
*Help Us Get Towns and Cities Around Ontario to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters (E-scooters)
*Charlottetown Failing Those With Disabilities
*Vancouver Taxi Companies Stop Subsidizing Drivers of Accessible Vehicles, Cite Ride-Hailing Competition
*City Updates Its Service Animal Policy
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Advocates, Industry Await Plan to Make N.S. Restaurant Washrooms Accessible
The restaurant industry and accessibility advocates alike are hoping to hear back from the Nova Scotia government in the next few months on a plan to make every restaurant washroom in the province accessible, a process that’s expected to cost tens of millions of dollars.
Accessible Government Workplaces and Services
In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. One of these improvements is the need for accessible government workplaces and services. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees requested government commitment to employment and service accessibility. Attendees expect the government to show other organizations what full workplace and customer service accessibility looks like.
Help Us Get Towns and Cities Around Ontario to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters (E-scooters)
They Are a Danger to Ontarians with Disabilities On Our Sidewalks, Roads and Other Public Places.
Charlottetown Failing Those With Disabilities
“Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers.” That’s the first paragraph one finds when searching the Accessible Canada Act on the federal government’s website.
Vancouver Taxi Companies Stop Subsidizing Drivers of Accessible Vehicles, Cite Ride-Hailing Competition
Without the subsidies, the association said, drivers are less likely to choose an accessible van because it will cost them more out of pocket.
City Updates Its Service Animal Policy
The City of Sault Ste. Marie in its continuing commitment to promote inclusiveness and acknowledge the requirement to be able to service people with differing abilities, has reviewed and expanded its Service Animal Policy.
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