Accessibility News June 29,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*CRTC Launches Consultations to Ensure Programming is Accessible to All Canadians
*Canadian Couple Create Art that’s Accessible to All
*Halifax School Installs Stairlift Following Student Petition to Improve Accessibility
*Accessibility Uproar After Olds, Alta., Woman With Cerebral Palsy Threatened with $5K Fine for Using Mobility Aid
*Alaska Did Not Provide Accessible Voting for Those With Disabilities, US Justice Department Alleges
*AODA Alliance Updates(2)

ARTICLES:

CRTC Launches Consultations to Ensure Programming is Accessible to All Canadians

The CRTC is taking another step forward in the implementation of the Online Streaming Act (formerly Bill C-11).

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CRTC Launches Consultations to Ensure Programming is Accessible to All Canadians

Canadian Couple Create Art that’s Accessible to All

Bobier returned to sound installation work after attending a concert in Toronto put on by a Ryerson University department that focused on inclusive media design. “They were hosting this event with chairs created to vibrate in a cinema so that the deaf could experience the sound production of the movie through sound vibration.”

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Canadian Couple Create Art that’s Accessible to All

Halifax School Installs Stairlift Following Student Petition to Improve Accessibility

While she might not get to see a new stairlift in action at Fairview Junior High school, the student who campaigned for it is pleased it has now been installed.

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Halifax School Installs Stairlift Following Student Petition to Improve Accessibility

Accessibility Uproar After Olds, Alta., Woman With Cerebral Palsy Threatened with $5K Fine for Using Mobility Aid

An Olds, Alta., woman with accessibility issues is speaking out against the town after local bylaw officers informed her she would receive a $5,000 fine if she was caught using her mobility scooter on any street, sidewalk or pathway in town.

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Accessibility Uproar After Olds, Alta., Woman With Cerebral Palsy Threatened with $5K Fine for Using Mobility Aid

Alaska Did Not Provide Accessible Voting for Those With Disabilities, US Justice Department Alleges

The federal Justice Department alleges the state of Alaska has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act for not providing accessible machines for in-person voting, selecting inaccessible polling places for elections and maintaining an inaccessible elections website.

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Alaska Did Not Provide Accessible Voting for Those With Disabilities, US Justice Department Alleges

AODA Alliance Updates:

Confirmation that Despite Trudeau Government Promises, Canada Disability Benefit Will Only Lift Very Few People with Disabilities Out of Poverty

A June 8, 2024 Toronto Star report confirms that contrary to earlier promises by the Trudeau Government, the forthcoming new Canada Disability Benefit will only lift very few people with disabilities out of poverty. In that report, set out below, only about 25,000 impoverished people with disabilities will be lifted out of poverty. Notably, there are approximately 1.6 million people with disabilities who now live in poverty. Thus, 25,000 who will be lifted out of poverty is a tiny drop in the huge poverty bucket.

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Confirmation that Despite Trudeau Government Promises, Canada Disability Benefit Will Only Lift Very Few People with Disabilities Out of Poverty

The Toronto Star’s 25 Metroland Online Local Newspapers Announce New Monthly Disability Rights Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky

When the mainstream media reports on the disability barriers that still plague Ontarians with disabilities, it really helps our advocacy efforts to tear down those unfair barriers. Yet the media employs fewer and fewer reporters. How do we get them to cover our issues?

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The Toronto Star’s 25 Metroland Online Local Newspapers Announce New Monthly Disability Rights Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky

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