Accessibility News February 26,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*AODA Alliance Writes Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Brampton City Council, Urging Them Not to Allow Electric Scooters
*Royal Canadian Legion Pens Letter to PM to Clear Disability Benefits Backlog for Veterans
*New Accessibility Options Coming for Simcoe County Waste Carts
*Virtual Meetings Change How Durham Residents Connect With City Hall, School Boards and Courts
*4 Reasons Why Businesses Should Care About Disability Issues
*Contest for 3D-Printable Assistive Devices for Kitchen Accessibility
*Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota Fighting For More Accessibility In Bathrooms

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AODA Alliance Writes Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Brampton City Council, Urging Them Not to Allow Electric Scooters

In this June’s provincial election, we are calling on all political parties to ban e-scooters from all municipalities in Ontario, so that people with disabilities don’t have to fight these battles in one municipality after the next.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-brampton-mayor-patrick-brown-and-brampton-city-council-urging-them-not-to-allow-electric-scooters/

Royal Canadian Legion Pens Letter to PM to Clear Disability Benefits Backlog for Veterans

John Sluggett, service officer at the Victory Legion Branch #317 in London, Ont., says there are many veterans who are in urgent need of financial support.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/royal-canadian-legion-pens-letter-to-pm-to-clear-disability-benefits-backlog-for-veterans/

New Accessibility Options Coming for Simcoe County Waste Carts

In regards to accessibility options, under the current cart system, residents are allowed to leave carts at or near the curb if they are too cumbersome to move, as well as having the option to swap out the default carts for smaller sizes.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/new-accessibility-options-coming-for-simcoe-county-waste-carts/

Virtual Meetings Change How Durham Residents Connect With City Hall, School Boards and Courts

‘Being able to listen to the meetings from home is so convenient,’ says local parent

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/virtual-meetings-change-how-durham-residents-connect-with-city-hall-school-boards-and-courts/

4 Reasons Why Businesses Should Care About Disability Issues

Disability issues like accessibility, equal service, and employment rights are important to disabled people. But are they really important to anyone else?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/4-reasons-why-businesses-should-care-about-disability-issues/

Contest for 3D-Printable Assistive Devices for Kitchen Accessibility

Blue Heart Hero is inviting engineers, designers, and anyone who thinks outside the box to create designs for a 3D-printable assistive device that can make kitchens more accessible. Designs could include, for example, a product that helps those who are visually impaired cut vegetables, a refrigerator door attachment that helps individuals with lower dexterity, or a solution that assists individuals in underprivileged countries.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/contest-for-3d-printable-assistive-devices-for-kitchen-accessibility/

Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota Fighting For More Accessibility In Bathrooms

The clinical scientist has volunteered at the Olympics since 1984, she’s a marathoner and she’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

“She’s full of life,” her husband, Richard Smith, said.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ms-wheelchair-minnesota-fighting-for-more-accessibility-in-bathrooms/

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