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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 44 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations
*Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations
*Student in Wheelchair Forced to Listen to Lecture From Top of Stairs
*Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues
*’You Just Spiral’: UBC President Who Overcame Mental Health Crisis Determined to Help Canadian Students
*Sarnia Continuing With Accessibility Upgrades in 2020
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Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations
Ruling affirms and holds NYPD accountable for broad inaccessibility of police precinct stations
Police department must include disability community as it works to eliminate barriers
Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations
Will Toronto City Council Learn from Montreal or Will It Expose Torontonians with Disabilities and Others to Dangers that E-Scooters Pose?
Student in Wheelchair Forced to Listen to Lecture From Top of Stairs
The University of Hull has launched an investigation after a disabled student shared a photo on Twitter showing how its lecture theatres are inaccessible for wheelchair users.
Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues
We Analyze Del Duca’s Responses Compared to Leadership Candidate Michael Coteau Who Made All Ten Commitments We Seek
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‘You Just Spiral’: UBC President Who Overcame Mental Health Crisis Determined to Help Canadian Students
University of British Columbia president Santa J. Ono understands the immense pressures students face, having dealt with his own mental health crisis as a student.
Sarnia Continuing With Accessibility Upgrades in 2020
Renovations creating a new entrance, adding accessible washrooms and an elevator at the downtown Sarnia Library are expected to wrap up soon, Sarnia’s accessibility co-ordinator says.
“We hit a little bit of a snag with the washrooms,” said Dale Mosley “Just some plumbing issues, but we’re back on track now so it should be done by, I’m thinking, the first week of March, the washrooms.”
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