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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 27 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*London’s ParaTransit System is So Bad, it’s Breaking the Law, Disability Advocates Say
*Twin Rinks Ownership Association Opening Accessible Ice Rink in St. John’s Later This Year
*Cadet Group Builds 16 Accessibility Ramps for Local Businesses
*Opinion: It’s Time for A Humane, Empathetic and Respectful Disability Benefit
*Tenant with Disability Files Human Rights Complaint Against Winnipeg Public Housing Project
*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:
London’s ParaTransit System is So Bad, it’s Breaking the Law, Disability Advocates Say
A London woman calling on London Transit to improve its troubled paratransit service is asking the province to audit the system to highlight what she says are failures to meet provincial accessibility rules.
Twin Rinks Ownership Association Opening Accessible Ice Rink in St. John’s Later This Year
The Capital Subaru Arena, located at the former Axtion Adventure Park on Hebron Way, will house a custom-sized, smaller-scale arena specifically designed for younger athletes.
Cadet Group Builds 16 Accessibility Ramps for Local Businesses
Sixteen businesses in Stratford, Ont., are more accessible thanks to a project led by 14-year-old Nathaniel as a part of the Servant Leader Award for Calvinist Cadets.
Opinion: It’s Time for A Humane, Empathetic and Respectful Disability Benefit
Opinion: The application process is so long, onerous and costly, Canadians with disabilities often feel it’s designed to drive them away, rather than help them. It’s time for a benefit without barriers.
Tenant with Disability Files Human Rights Complaint Against Winnipeg Public Housing Project
When it opened in 2012, the 37-unit rental property was heralded as a place designed to be barrier-free with enhanced accessibility that would improve housing conditions for people with disabilities.
But it was built with only eight indoor underground parking spaces, while the remainder – about 40 spots – are outdoors.
AODA Alliance Updates:
Sign Up to Tell Toronto’s June 28, 2023 Infrastructure and Environment Committee Meeting Not to Allow Electric Scooters
Canada’s Parliament Finally Passes Bill C-22 – But Impoverished People with Disabilities Still Don’t Know Who Qualifies for the new Canada Disability Benefit, How Much the Benefit Will Be, or When the First Cheque Will Come
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AODA Alliance Calls on Trudeau Government to Rapidly Proclaim in Force Bill C-22 Once Passed, and to Spearhead a Campaign to Get All Provinces and Territories to Pass Legislation Banning Private Insurance Companies from Clawing Back the Canada Disability Benefit
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