Accessibility News June 25,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Media Covers Backlash Against Mohawk College’s Wrong-Headed Axing of Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program
*North Bay Still Waiting for Parabus Improvements
*AODA Alliance Welcomes Premier Ford to His Second Term by Listing His Job Duties as Premier to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities
*I don’t know how long I can do this: Disabled Ontarians still waiting on federal disability benefit
*Denied a Cab Because of Her Service Dog, This Disability Advocate is Pointing to a Larger Problem
*Mohawk College’s Reasons for Cancelling Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program Don’t Stand Up Under Scrutiny
*Young Man with Developmental Disabilities Denied Care from Community Living BC

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ARTICLES:

Media Covers Backlash Against Mohawk College’s Wrong-Headed Axing of Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/media-covers-backlash-against-mohawk-colleges-wrong-headed-axing-of-its-much-needed-accessible-media-production-program/

North Bay Still Waiting for Parabus Improvements

It has been two years since the North Bay Accessibility Advisory Committee told the municipality that Parabus is the top priority for people living with disabilities, yet we have seen no action.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/north-bay-still-waiting-for-parabus-improvements/

AODA Alliance Welcomes Premier Ford to His Second Term by Listing His Job Duties as Premier to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/aoda-alliance-welcomes-premier-ford-to-his-second-term-by-listing-his-job-duties-as-premier-to-lead-ontario-to-become-accessible-to-ontarians-with-disabilities/

I don’t know how long I can do this: Disabled Ontarians still waiting on federal disability benefit

Ottawa recently reintroduced legislation to create a national disability benefit. So where is it?

Ronald Hoppe spent years trying to make a living in the entertainment industry; now he gets excited when he finds discounted bagels or produce.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/i-dont-know-how-long-i-can-do-this-disabled-ontarians-still-waiting-on-federal-disability-benefit/

Denied a Cab Because of Her Service Dog, This Disability Advocate is Pointing to a Larger Problem

Anne Malone said the incident, which took place at the St. John’s airport, highlights the obstacles she and others who use service animals face.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/denied-a-cab-because-of-her-service-dog-this-disability-advocate-is-pointing-to-a-larger-problem/

Mohawk College’s Reasons for Cancelling Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program Don’t Stand Up Under Scrutiny

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/mohawk-colleges-reasons-for-cancelling-its-much-needed-accessible-media-production-program-dont-stand-up-under-scrutiny/

Young Man with Developmental Disabilities Denied Care from Community Living BC

“They are- just hoping that he takes care of the problem through overdosing or killing himself” – RB’s mother

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/press-release-young-man-with-developmental-disabilities-denied-care-from-community-living-bc/

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