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In this Issue
*Gaps in Ontarios Disability strategy Highlighted with PanAm Games
*Guelph Transit Going to Next-Generation Stop Calling and Display System
*Internet Pioneer, Tech Maven Join Forces to Support CHS Benefit
*B.C. Transit Buys System to Announce Greater Victoria Stops
*Ontario Government Announces AODA World!
*Stadium Needs to Improve Accessibility, Says Group
*VCH Denies Former CEO Forced Out For Telling The Truth
*No Dogs in Shopping Carts: Service Dog Owners Hail Clarification of ADA Rules
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Gaps in Ontarios Disability strategy Highlighted with PanAm Games
As the PanAm Games draw to a close and Toronto prepares for the ParaPanAm Games to get underway, accessibility issues are leaving something to be desired for patrons with disabilities.
Guelph Transit Going to Next-Generation Stop Calling and Display System
Guelph Transit is introducing a new automated next stop calling and display system, which is expected to make buses more accessible, and riders less likely to miss stops.
Internet Pioneer, Tech Maven Join Forces to Support CHS Benefit
The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) is thrilled to announce Vinton G. Cerf, known as one of the Fathers of the Internet, as the featured speaker and Amber
Mac, a Canadian TV personality, as the emcee at Get CONNECTED: The Social Interactive Event at Muzik Nightclub in Toronto on Sept. 24. The fully-accessible
event will celebrate the technological advancements that have broken down barriers for people with disabilities.
B.C. Transit Buys System to Announce Greater Victoria Stops
The move comes three years after a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruling, responding to complaints from people with impaired vision, had directed B.C. Transit
to make stop announcements. The corporation responded by ordering drivers to call out stops while they drove their routes.
Ontario Government Announces AODA World!
By Victor Schwartzman
Hugh Adami, a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, recently wrote that Stephane Parisien wanted to enter a Service Ontario franchise on St Joseph Blvd in Orleans and saw it didnt have an automatic door for access by the disabled.
Stadium Needs to Improve Accessibility, Says Group
Tim Hortons Field lacks important accessibility features for people with disabilities even though its been in use for months, say members of a city advisory committee.
The issues include poor visibility and barriers for people using mobility devices.
VCH Denies Former CEO Forced Out For Telling The Truth
by Valentine Marten
This morning the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH) denied social media reports that its former CEO Dr. David Ostrow had not voluntarily retired last year but was forced to for telling the truth.
No Dogs in Shopping Carts: Service Dog Owners Hail Clarification of ADA Rules
Pamela and Gregg McKinley are absolutely thrilled the American Disabilities Act rules this week were clarified to specify such dogs cannot be placed in shopping carts.
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