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In this Issue
*Disabled Man Upset Orléans ServiceOntario Outlet Lacks Automated Door
*Government of Canada Improves Accessibility for Canadians With Disabilities in Manotick
*Top Ten Ontario Government Nonpromises To People Using Walkers
*The Federation at Seventy-Five: The Determination of Value and the Reflection of Hope
*Film Mogul Outraged Over Accessible Seating View at Air Canada Centre
*Pan Am Games Accessibility Lacking During Opening Ceremonies, Woman Says
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Disabled Man Upset Orléans ServiceOntario Outlet Lacks Automated Door
He says the answer he got from a clerk in the ServiceOntario outlet after he got inside well, its not the law only raised his blood pressure.
Government of Canada Improves Accessibility for Canadians With Disabilities in Manotick
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 314 is receiving $50,000 through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to improve accessibility for Canadians with disabilities.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 314s project consists of installing an accessible lift and an automated door. As a result of this project, the organization
will be able to offer their programs and services to Veterans with disabilities in Manotick.
Top Ten Ontario Government Nonpromises To People Using Walkers
By Victor Schwartzman
Getting to the stadium was never promised. The stadiums are accessible but public transit, which had years to prepare, is not. Only 7 of 200 streetcars
are usable for someone in a manual wheelchair. Less than half the subway stations have elevators.
The Federation at Seventy-Five: The Determination of Value and the Reflection of Hope
An Address Delivered by Mark Riccobono
at the Banquet of the Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind
Film Mogul Outraged Over Accessible Seating View at Air Canada Centre
Paul Bronfman says the purpose of the Air Canada Centres accessible seating sections are defeated when people in front of them stand up, blocking the view of those in wheelchairs.
Pan Am Games Accessibility Lacking During Opening Ceremonies, Woman Says
A woman who attended the opening ceremonies of the Pan Am Games this weekend wants a full refund of all her tickets after the lack of accessibility at the site left her frustrated and disappointed.
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