Accessibility News February 6,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Canada and Ontario Invest in Accessible Public Transit Infrastructure for Residents of Peel Region
*Disability Rights Report Highlights Challenges Under Lockdown
*Accessibility Advocates Call for Constant Sound to Be Emitted By Ottawa e-Scooters in 2021
*Introducing THE 2021-2022 AEBC AND T-BASE COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
*Poq Partners With eSSENTIAL Accessibility To Help Retailers Deliver Inclusive Mobile App Shopping Experiences
*If the Ford Government’s Cabinet Were to Pass an Order Letting Doctors Withdraw Critical Medical Care from a Patient Over the Patient’s Objection, It Would Be Recklessly Tap-Dancing in a Constitutional Minefield

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Canada and Ontario Invest in Accessible Public Transit Infrastructure for Residents of Peel Region

The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. Investments in Ontario’s infrastructure during this extraordinary time provides an opportunity to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and to make our communities more inclusive and resilient.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/canada-and-ontario-invest-in-accessible-public-transit-infrastructure-for-residents-of-peel-region/

Disability Rights Report Highlights Challenges Under Lockdown

A new report from New Zealand’s Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM) highlights the realities and challenges disabled people faced during the COVID-19 emergency.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-rights-report-highlights-challenges-under-lockdown/

Accessibility Advocates Call for Constant Sound to Be Emitted By Ottawa e-Scooters in 2021

Electronic scooters, which could hit Ottawa streets in greater numbers this spring, are receiving a tough ride from accessibility advocates as councillors decide if rental companies should be allowed to operate again in 2021.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessibility-advocates-call-for-constant-sound-to-be-emitted-by-ottawa-e-scooters-in-2021/

Introducing THE 2021-2022 AEBC AND T-BASE COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 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-2021-2022-aebc-and-t-base-communications-scholarship-program/

Poq Partners With eSSENTIAL Accessibility To Help Retailers Deliver Inclusive Mobile App Shopping Experiences

Leading mobile software platform integrates with best-in-class accessibility technology provider to ensure apps comply with digital accessibility laws

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/poq-partners-with-essential-accessibility-to-help-retailers-deliver-inclusive-mobile-app-shopping-experiences/

If the Ford Government’s Cabinet Were to Pass an Order Letting Doctors Withdraw Critical Medical Care from a Patient Over the Patient’s Objection, It Would Be Recklessly Tap-Dancing in a Constitutional Minefield

Imagine this scene: In the days ahead, a somber Premier Doug Ford appears at his televised COVID-19 news conference. His voice is very serious. His face looks terribly distressed.

“I must today announce a drastic measure that the COVID-19 emergency requires us to take,” he might say. “We have tried everything to avoid this for the past twelve months, and have taken every step short of this drastic new step I must announce today.”

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/if-the-ford-governments-cabinet-were-to-pass-an-order-letting-doctors-withdraw-critical-medical-care-from-a-patient-over-the-patients-objection-it-would-be-recklessly-tap-dancing-in-a-constitutio/

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