Accessibility News February 5,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*On Youtube, Watch the Agenda with Steve Paikin’s February 3, 2022 Discussion of Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System Hurting Ontarians with disabilities During the Pandemic
*Accessible Washroom Trailer, All-terrain Chair Focus of New Tecumseth Advisory Committee Discussion
*CBC Report on AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Court Case Against the Ford Government’s Disability Discrimination in Online Health Card Renewal Process Makes it Seem Like the Government is Making it Up as it Goes Along
*Introducing The 2022-2023 AEBC and T-Base Communications Scholarship Program
*’Deplorable Every Year’: Accessibility Advocate in Halifax Calls for Better Sidewalk Clearing
*Adults With Disabilities in Hospital for COVID-19 Have Worse Outcomes
*UWindsor President Hopes Pandemic Experience Leads to Better Accessibility for Learners
*Today is The Ford Government’s Troubling Three Year Anniversary of Inaction On the Onley Report, Which Had Urged Bold New Action on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

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ARTICLES:

On Youtube, Watch the Agenda with Steve Paikin’s February 3, 2022 Discussion of Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System Hurting Ontarians with disabilities During the Pandemic and Other Media On Disability Accessibility Issues

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/on-youtube-watch-the-agenda-with-steve-paikins-february-3-2022-discussion-of-disability-barriers-in-ontarios-health-care-system-hurting-ontarians-with-disabilities-during-the-pandemic/

Accessible Washroom Trailer, All-terrain Chair Focus of New Tecumseth Advisory Committee Discussion

New Tecumseth’s accessibility advisory committee is exploring ways to make the town’s events and amenities easier to enjoy for people who use wheelchairs and walkers.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/accessible-washroom-trailer-all-terrain-chair-focus-of-new-tecumseth-advisory-committee-discussion/

CBC Report on AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Court Case Against the Ford Government’s Disability Discrimination in Online Health Card Renewal Process Makes it Seem Like the Government is Making it Up as it Goes Along

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/cbc-report-on-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofskys-court-case-against-the-ford-governments-disability-discrimination-in-online-health-card-renewal-process-makes-it-seem-like-the-government-is-makin/

Introducing The 2022-2023 AEBC and T-Base Communications Scholarship Program

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. This year we will be awarding two T-Base Communications Scholarships, two AEBC Scholarships and a British Columbia Scholarship, each with a value of $1,000.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/introducing-the-2022-2023-aebc-and-t-base-communications-scholarship-program/

‘Deplorable Every Year’: Accessibility Advocate in Halifax Calls for Better Sidewalk Clearing

“I don’t know exactly what needs to change, but I just know things do,”said Brian George, who uses a wheelchair and has been advocating for safer sidewalks in Halifax for the past seven years. “It’s deplorable every year. It is. It happens every single year.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/deplorable-every-year-accessibility-advocate-in-halifax-calls-for-better-sidewalk-clearing/

Adults With Disabilities in Hospital for COVID-19 Have Worse Outcomes

“Consideration of disability-related needs has largely been absent from the COVID-19 response, with vaccine eligibility driven primarily by age and medical comorbidity, limited accommodations made for patients with disabilities who are in hospital, and disability data often not being captured in surveillance programs,” writes Dr. Hilary Brown, University of Toronto Scarborough, with coauthors.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/adults-with-disabilities-in-hospital-for-covid-19-have-worse-outcomes/

UWindsor President Hopes Pandemic Experience Leads to Better Accessibility for Learners

During the annual state of the university address, University of Windsor president Robert Gordon touched on how learning could develop after the pandemic, saying the institution should listen to student concerns regarding increasing accessibility to learning.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/uwindsor-president-hopes-pandemic-experience-leads-to-better-accessibility-for-learners/

Today is The Ford Government’s Troubling Three Year Anniversary of Inaction On the Onley Report, Which Had Urged Bold New Action on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/today-is-the-ford-governments-troubling-three-year-anniversary-of-inaction-on-the-onley-report-which-had-urged-bold-new-action-on-accessibility-for-2-6-million-ontarians-with-disabilities/

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