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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 28 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Teenager On Autism Spectrum Communicates Through His Artwork
*Supreme Court Hands Down ‘Major Victory’ For Disability Rights
*More GO Transit Riders Flag Issue with Accessibility at Exhibition Station
*Fewer Than Half of Ottawa’s 191 Potential Accessible Cabs Actually Operating
*Delta Unveils First Wheelchair-Friendly Seat
*A Paralyzed Man Can Walk Naturally Again With Brain and Spine Implants
*AODA Alliance Updates(3)
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* eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Level Access Complete Next Step of Merger: Unifying Identity Under the Level Access Name
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/essential-accessibility-level-access-complete-135500831.html * Section 508 Compliance: Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes
* CVAA Compliance: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act https://www.levelaccess.com/blog/cvaa-compliance/
Past Press Releases:
Teenager On Autism Spectrum Communicates Through His Artwork
Viktor Bevanda sings while he works, the oil pastel in his hand dashing across the paper as he fills in a sketch of a basset hound with bright, vivid colors.
Supreme Court Hands Down ‘Major Victory’ For Disability Rights
Disability advocates are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a case that they feared could lead to severe restrictions on the rights of people who rely on Medicaid and other government programs.
More GO Transit Riders Flag Issue with Accessibility at Exhibition Station
Just one day after CityNews reported on the accessibility issues plaguing the Exhibition GO Station, another wheelchair user said they were left stranded on the platform.
Calls are now growing louder for Metrolinx to provide a better solution for those who rely on the elevators while they remain out of service.
Fewer Than Half of Ottawa’s 191 Potential Accessible Cabs Actually Operating
Ottawa city councillors are being asked this week to endorse new financial incentives for taxi drivers to jumpstart the low stock of accessible taxis serving the city.
Delta Unveils First Wheelchair-Friendly Seat
An accessible travel expert who uses a power wheelchair, Morris flew to Hamburg, to check out a prototype of a new airline seat being unveiled by subsidiary of Delta Air Lines on Tuesday that could dramatically – although not immediately – improve the flying experience for wheelchair users.
A Paralyzed Man Can Walk Naturally Again With Brain and Spine Implants
In a new study, researchers describe a device that connects the intentions of a paralyzed patient to his physical movements.
AODA Alliance Updates:
Trudeau Government Gives Seriously Problematic Reasons for Refusing to Ratify the Senate’s Ban on Private Insurance Companies Clawing Back the Canada Disability Benefit from Vulnerable People with Disabilities on Private Long-Term Disability Benefits
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Trudeau Government Wrongly Rejects Senate Amendment to Bill C-22 that Would Ban Insurance Companies from Scooping New Canada Disability Benefit from Impoverished People with Disabilities on Private Long-Term Disability Benefits
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Major Partial Victory but Huge Setback for Impoverished People with Disabilities on Private Long-Term Disability Insurance Benefits –
Trudeau Government Today Proposes to Ratify All Senate Amendments to Bill C-22 (the Canada Disability Benefit Act) Except the Senate Ban on Private Insurance Companies Clawing Back this Benefit from Poor People on Long-Term Disability
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