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In this Issue
*Check Out the New Video that Explains the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s 185-Page Initial Report and Gives Tips on How to Give Feedback
*Feds Propose New Canada Disability Benefit
*Help Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities Action Kit
*Calgary Councillor Asks for Improved Accessibility Around Popular Pop-Up Patios
*Advocates Calling on the City to Enforce Accessibility Policies in Construction Zones
*British Columbians With Disabilities Worry Reopening Will Undo Accessibility Gains
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Check Out the New Video that Explains the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s 185-Page Initial Report and Gives Tips on How to Give Feedback
This public consultation is the first time in a generation or longer that the Ontario Government has taken a good look at Ontario’s school system from the perspective of students with disabilities. The AODA Alliance wants to help you have your say. This video will be helpful for you if you are:
Feds Propose New Canada Disability Benefit
Benefit would supplement existing federal, provincial/territorial supports
Help Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities Action Kit
Here’s an important and rare opportunity right now to help tear down the many barriers facing students with disabilities in Ontario schools. A public consultation is underway on this topic from now until September 2, 2021. This Action Kit explains how you can help.
Calgary Councillor Asks for Improved Accessibility Around Popular Pop-Up Patios
Calgarians with or without mobility issues are taking to social media to point out flaws with some of the temporary sidewalk setups around pop-up patios.
Advocates Calling on the City to Enforce Accessibility Policies in Construction Zones
Barricades and broken concrete are blocking a portion of the sidewalk along Portage Avenue in the St. James area. For Allen Mankewich, who uses a wheelchair, the barricades are nearly impossible to get around.
British Columbians With Disabilities Worry Reopening Will Undo Accessibility Gains
The world has become a lot more accessible during the pandemic from virtual work and health care, to increased delivery services and at-home entertainment.
But Surrey South MLA and Opposition Critic for Accessibility & Inclusion, Stephanie Cadieux, says people have been asking for these options for years.
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