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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 48 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Premier Ford Ducks Our Request to Meet, and Instead Has His Accessibility Minister Send Us a Letter Saying Nothing New
*B.C. Ride-Hailing Services Won’t Be Accessible to All
*Major Disability Organizations’ Open Letter to the Ford Government and Ontario Municipalities
*Feeling The Accessibility Of Gift Cards
*More Media Coverage Focuses on the Dangers to People with Disabilities and Others that the Ford Government Has Created by Its New Regulation that Permits Electric Scooters in Ontario
*Windsor Resident Petitioning City to Clear Snow From Sidewalks
*World Blind Union Employment Survey
*I Was Very Ignorant. How Being Paralyzed Changed One Woman’s View of How the World Treats Disabled People
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Premier Ford Ducks Our Request to Meet, and Instead Has His Accessibility Minister Send Us a Letter Saying Nothing New
Ford Government Considering a Very Troubling Proposal to Let Builders Hire Their Own Private Building Inspectors, Rather Than Having Building Code Inspections Conducted by Qualified Public Officials ” And Then Answers Criticisms in an Inaccessible Tweet
B.C. Ride-Hailing Services Won’t Be Accessible to All
Many people are eagerly looking forward to ride-hailing finally being available in Metro Vancouver, but Vince Miele is not one of them.
The Tsawwassen resident, who uses a wheelchair, said he and many others who have disabilities and use mobility aids will be left behind when services like Lyft and Uber begin operating, because they will be unusable by those who can’t get in and out of a standard vehicle.
Major Disability Organizations’ Open Letter to the Ford Government and Ontario Municipalities
Don’t Allow Electric Scooters On Our Roads, Sidewalks and Public Places Because They Endanger Our Safety and Create New Barriers to Accessibility
Feeling The Accessibility Of Gift Cards
Remember all those gift cards you sold for the holidays? Little did you know that gift cards what was once thought of as the gift that keeps on giving, could soon be the gift that bites back.
More Media Coverage Focuses on the Dangers to People with Disabilities and Others that the Ford Government Has Created by Its New Regulation that Permits Electric Scooters in Ontario
A New AODA Alliance Captioned Online Video Explores the Barriers Facing Patients with Disabilities in Ontario’s Health Care System
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Windsor Resident Petitioning City to Clear Snow From Sidewalks
Sarah Jones said she launched her petition in December, explaining that her goal isn’t just to make sidewalks safer for individuals living with accessibility needs.
“It’s also for elderly and people with young children in strollers,” she said. “When the winter comes, Windsor tends to get inaccessible for them, and people tend to not be able to get around.”
World Blind Union Employment Survey
The World Blind Union (WBU) Employment Committee has developed a short survey designed to identify employment patterns of people who are blind or partially sighted and of working-age throughout the world.
I Was Very Ignorant. How Being Paralyzed Changed One Woman’s View of How the World Treats Disabled People
A wheelchair user from Fort Nelson in northeastern B.C. is pushing for better accessibility for all, based on her own experiences struggling with moving around.
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