Accessibility News February 19,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*The Magnifier in Your Pocket
*Accessibility Consultant ‘Disappointed’ Calgary LuluLemon Store Inaccessible Despite Paralympic Partnership
*N.L.’s Accessible Legislation Has Great Potential, Possible Pitfalls, Says Disability Advocate
*New App Seeks to Identify, Solve Accessibility Barriers at Public Sites in Laval
*AODAAlliance Updates

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ARTICLES:

The Magnifier in Your Pocket

Do you use a smartphone or tablet? Is it usually handy? If so, you have a powerful video magnifier built right in, and chances are it’s as close as your pocket or backpack.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-magnifier-in-your-pocket/

Accessibility Consultant ‘Disappointed’ Calgary LuluLemon Store Inaccessible Despite Paralympic Partnership

“The fact this is a Paralympic sponsor has a different ring to it,” said Darby Young, who uses a mobility scooter. “(There is irony behind it and its disappointing,”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-consultant-disappointed-calgary-lululemon-store-inaccessible-despite-paralympic-partnership/

N.L.’s Accessible Legislation Has Great Potential, Possible Pitfalls, Says Disability Advocate

New act requires public bodies to make accessibility plans every 3 years and make them public

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/n-l-s-accessible-legislation-has-great-potential-possible-pitfalls-says-disability-advocate/

New App Seeks to Identify, Solve Accessibility Barriers at Public Sites in Laval

Brigadier Line Goyette said she’s already filed accessibility reports for different Lavalarea doctors’ offices and hospitals. She said she volunteers her time because she believes the app can make a difference in the daily lives of people with disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/new-app-seeks-to-identify-solve-accessibility-barriers-at-public-sites-in-laval/

AODA Alliance Updates:

Media Coverage of Ford Government’s Backing Down on the Disability Barrier in Ontario Health Card Renewal- and – More That the Government Needs to Do

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/media-coverage-of-ford-governments-backing-down-on-the-disability-barrier-in-ontario-health-card-renewal%c2%96-and-%c2%96-more-that-the-government-needs-to-do/

Media Coverage, Health Cards, Electric Scooters, Disability Barriers in schools, and Another Ford Government Accessibility Blunder

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/media-coverage-health-cards-electric-scooters-disability-barriers-in-schools-and-another-ford-government-accessibility-blunder/

ARCH Disability Law Centre Presses the Ford Government to Ensure that All People with Disabilities Are Effectively Accommodated in the Process for Renewing Expired Ontario Health Cards

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/arch-disability-law-centre-presses-the-ford-government-to-ensure-that-all-people-with-disabilities-are-effectively-accommodated-in-the-process-for-renewing-expired-ontario-health-cards/

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