Accessibility News January 22,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*2022 Begins with A Blast of New Media Coverage on Different Disability Accessibility Issues
*How Niagara-on-the-Lake Can Take Charge in Ontario’s Quest for Full Accessibility by 2025
*Accessible Hiring Practices to Solve for The Great Resignation
*Select Committee on Accessibility Not Very Accessible, Advocates Say
*Renter on Disability Pension Given 61% Rent Increase and Told to Shovel Own Snow
*People With Disabilities ‘Left Out’ of Ontario’s Pandemic Response

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2022 Begins with A Blast of New Media Coverage on Different Disability Accessibility Issues

2022 has begun with a diverse number of disability accessibility issues already getting media coverage. Here is just a sampling, all of which is set out below. Some of these articles quote the AODA Alliance. In each case, it was the media that came to us, seeking comment:

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/2022-begins-with-a-blast-of-new-media-coverage-on-different-disability-accessibility-issues/

How Niagara-on-the-Lake Can Take Charge in Ontario’s Quest for Full Accessibility by 2025

The clock is ticking for the province of Ontario, a clock critics say the government hopes to hit the snooze button on.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/how-niagara-on-the-lake-can-take-charge-in-ontarios-quest-for-full-accessibility-by-2025/

Accessible Hiring Practices to Solve for The Great Resignation

Many of these job seekers have disabilities, as these employees were disproportionately impacted by COVID-related layoffs – March to April 2020 saw a 20% reduction in workers with disabilities. With so many organizations already reevaluating their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recruiters need to identify access as a key ingredient for developing a workplace that welcomes all.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessible-hiring-practices-to-solve-for-the-great-resignation/

Select Committee on Accessibility Not Very Accessible, Advocates Say

A call for submissions to the legislature’s select committee on accessibility in New Brunswick wasn’t very friendly to people with disabilities, according to advocates.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/select-committee-on-accessibility-not-very-accessible-advocates-say/

Renter on Disability Pension Given 61% Rent Increase and Told to Shovel Own Snow

Within days, notices of a $380 rent increase and the termination of snow removal around the building were placed in their mailbox.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/renter-on-disability-pension-given-61-rent-increase-and-told-to-shovel-own-snow/

People With Disabilities ‘Left Out’ of Ontario’s Pandemic Response

Advocates and people with disabilities say they have been left behind in Ontario’s COVID-19 pandemic response, particular its testing and vaccination efforts.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/people-with-disabilities-left-out-of-ontarios-pandemic-response/

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