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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 26 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Making Websites More Accessible Could Boost Donations by £65m , Charities Told
*Academics With Disabilities Compare Notes on Campus Accommodations
*Inside the First Art Gallery for Blind Artists and Audiences
*Disability Advocates to Plead with Toronto’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee Today Not to Re-Open Toronto’s Much-Needed Ban on Dangerous Electric Scooters – A Ban that Torontonians with Disabilities Fought For and Won Two Years Ago
*Ontario Launches Free Job Training for People with Disabilities
*Wheelchair Users Fight for Easier Air Travel
*Govia Thameslink Trials App to Help Blind and Visually Impaired Passengers
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Making Websites More Accessible Could Boost Donations by £65m , Charities Told
A recent OnePoll survey of 600 neurodivergent and physically disabled adults in the UK shows that nearly half of the respondents have been put off making online donations due to their needs not being met online.
Academics With Disabilities Compare Notes on Campus Accommodations
A group of academics who took part in an event at King’s University College on Friday said there’s still more work to be done when it comes to accommodating the unique needs of students with disabilities.
Inside the First Art Gallery for Blind Artists and Audiences
A few years back, I was at an art gallery in Sweden and leaned a little too close to check out the paint job on a particular piece. Suddenly all sorts of alarms were chirping around me, alerting everyone in the gallery to the fact that I was too close to the art! They didn’t kick me out or anything, but it was a bit embarrassing, to say the least. Because as we all know, art in galleries is meant to be observed, and not touched.
Disability Advocates to Plead with Toronto’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee Today Not to Re-Open Toronto’s Much-Needed Ban on Dangerous Electric Scooters – A Ban that Torontonians with Disabilities Fought For and Won Two Years Ago
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Ontario Launches Free Job Training for People with Disabilities
TORONTO – The Ontario government is investing $6.5 million to support five innovative projects to help more than 3,770 people with disabilities find meaningful jobs with businesses in their communities. These projects will connect jobseekers to careers in a variety of sectors, including health care, information technology, retail and hospitality. More than 2.6 million people in Ontario live with a disability, which can significantly increase risk of unemployment.
Wheelchair Users Fight for Easier Air Travel
Accessibility advocates are fighting for new rules that would ease air travel for passengers needing extra assistance – especially those requiring wheelchairs, who currently aren’t allowed to sit in their own chair during flights.
Govia Thameslink Trials App to Help Blind and Visually Impaired Passengers
Paul Day, who has used Stevenage station for 40 years, said being guided remotely was “actually quite useful”
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