Accessibility News January 20,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 49 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Volt Hockey is Now in Winnipeg, Giving Kids Living With Disabilities a Chance to Play
*More Than 1/3 of New Brunswickers Have a Disability: StatsCan
*Rich Donovan’s Interview with the Trillium Publication Blasts Ford Government’s Response to His Call for a Crisis Response to Ontario’s Disability Inaccessibility Crisis
*For Our Disabled Community, We Need to Look at Internet Voting
*Mobility Transit Now Core Service for 1,500 Riders
*A Modern Era of Wheelchair-Accessible Time Travel is Finally Here

ARTICLES:

Volt Hockey is Now in Winnipeg, Giving Kids Living With Disabilities a Chance to Play

It is played three-on-three in a gymnasium using motorized chairs that can go up to 14 kilometres an hour. The chairs have a blade on the end and the sport uses a whiffle ball.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/volt-hockey-is-now-in-winnipeg-giving-kids-living-with-disabilities-a-chance-to-play/

More Than 1/3 of New Brunswickers Have a Disability: StatsCan

Advocate calls for ‘drastic change’ as N.B.’s disability rate rises 8.6 % in 5 years

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/more-than-1-3-of-new-brunswickers-have-a-disability-statscan/

Rich Donovan’s Interview with the Trillium Publication Blasts Ford Government’s Response to His Call for a Crisis Response to Ontario’s Disability Inaccessibility Crisis

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/rich-donovans-interview-with-the-trillium-publication-blasts-ford-governments-response-to-his-call-for-a-crisis-response-to-ontarios-disability-inaccessibility-crisis/

For Our Disabled Community, We Need to Look at Internet Voting

Happy 2024! Let’s talk about 2026!!

Well, let’s talk about the 2026 municipal election to be a bit more precise.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/for-our-disabled-community-we-need-to-look-at-internet-voting/

Mobility Transit Now Core Service for 1,500 Riders

A new five-year Multi-Year Accessibility Plan has been given the nod by Belleville city council.

Councillors also agreed Monday to make the city’s Mobility Transit buses a permanent core service across the entire municipality for more than 1,500 regular riders.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/mobility-transit-now-core-service-for-1500-riders/

A Modern Era of Wheelchair-Accessible Time Travel is Finally Here

When rumors began circulating years ago that a certain blue police box time machine might be getting an accessible makeover, my interest was more than piqued. Would a ramp truly be added to the TARDIS when the British sci-fi show “Doctor Who” returned to the air late last year for three 60th anniversary special episodes? That would mean people like me with SMA and other disabilities could become The Doctor’s companions.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/a-modern-era-of-wheelchair-accessible-time-travel-is-finally-here/

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