Accessibility News January 29,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*P.E.I. Residents With Disabilities Struggling to Get Outside with Icy Sidewalks, City Landscape
*New Campaign Highlights Public Transit Accessibility Features
*’It’s Discriminatory’: Students Of Ontario School For The Blind Urge Province To End Virtual Learning
*Supreme Court of Canada Hears Case That Could Revise the Test for Public Interest Standing
*Why Disability Bias is A Particularly Stubborn Problem
*Toronto’s ASD Band Wants Others On the Autism Spectrum to Know: ‘We Can Do Anything’
*AODAAlliance Updates

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P.E.I. Residents With Disabilities Struggling to Get Outside with Icy Sidewalks, City Landscape

Alan Stanley made sure to call ahead and see if the restaurants were accessible.

He was in Montreal on his first trip out of Prince Edward Island since an injury. It was snowy.

“Yes, we have ramps,” the restaurants all told him.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/p-e-i-residents-with-disabilities-struggling-to-get-outside-with-icy-sidewalks-city-landscape/

New Campaign Highlights Public Transit Accessibility Features

The LTC is one of several transit systems across the province participating in the EnAbling Change campaign from the Ontario Public Transit Association. Through on-board messaging and social media posts, the campaign will highlight accessibility features such as priority seating and service animal policies. It will also encourage riders to consider giving up their seat to individuals with visible and non-visible disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/new-campaign-highlights-public-transit-accessibility-features/

‘It’s Discriminatory’: Students Of Ontario School For The Blind Urge Province To End Virtual Learning

In a video circulating online, blind and low-vision students of W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford, Ontario urged the provincial government to reopen lodging so they can return to in-person learning.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/its-discriminatory-students-of-ontario-school-for-the-blind-urge-province-to-end-virtual-learning/

Supreme Court of Canada Hears Case That Could Revise the Test for Public Interest Standing

On Jan. 12 and 13, the court heard Attorney General of British Columbia v. Council of Canadians with Disabilities.The dispute concerns whether the CCD, a human rights organization which advocates for accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities, has legal standing to challenge provisions in British Columbia’s mental-health-related legislation.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/supreme-court-of-canada-hears-case-that-could-revise-the-test-for-public-interest-standing/

Why Disability Bias is A Particularly Stubborn Problem

As part of her research, Tessa Charlesworth challenged the longstanding assumption that implicit biases are so ingrained that they cannot be changed.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/why-disability-bias-is-a-particularly-stubborn-problem/

Toronto’s ASD Band Wants Others On the Autism Spectrum to Know: ‘We Can Do Anything’

It takes a lot of gumption to name your band after your own neurodevelopmental condition.

But the four members of the ASD Band – the acronym stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder – wouldn’t have it any other way.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/torontos-asd-band-wants-others-on-the-autism-spectrum-to-know-we-can-do-anything/

AODAAlliance Updates:

AODA Alliance Calls on the Ford Government to Swiftly Post Online the Final Report of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee Which It Received Today

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-calls-on-the-ford-government-to-swiftly-post-online-the-final-report-of-the-k-12-education-standards-development-committee-which-it-received-today/

Disability Rights Advocate Files Court Application Today Against Ford Government for Discriminating Against Blind People Like Him

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/disability-rights-advocate-files-court-application-today-against-ford-government-for-discriminating-against-blind-people-like-him/

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