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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 3 years, 30 weeks, 0 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Companies Face Website Accessibility Deadline
*Judy Heumann, Pioneering Disability Rights Activist, Takes Spotlight in “Crip Camp”
*Health of Canadians With Disabilities Suffering During the Pandemic
*How People With Disabilities are Sticking Together During COVID-19
*’Grave’ Safety Concerns From Accessibility Advocates Could Stop London Rollout of e-Scooters
*Candy-like Models Could Make Science More Accessible to visually Impaired Students
* AODA Alliance Updates
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Companies Face Website Accessibility Deadline
TORONTO – Time is running out for Ontario companies to show their websites comply with new standards making them more accessible for people with disabilities or face fines of up to $100,000.
Judy Heumann, Pioneering Disability Rights Activist, Takes Spotlight in “Crip Camp”
She’s considered the mother of disability rights – and she’s a ‘badass’
Health of Canadians With Disabilities Suffering During the Pandemic
A new study led by UBC researchers and the Ontario-based Abilities Centre is sounding the alarm over the damaging effects of COVID-19 for Canadians with disabilities.
How People With Disabilities are Sticking Together During COVID-19
I asked my mom about what happened when the doctors first told her about my disability.
“They gave me a pamphlet,” she said, one that was 15 years out of date, and offered no advice on what we were supposed to do next.
‘Grave’ Safety Concerns From Accessibility Advocates Could Stop London Rollout of e-Scooters
A pilot project that would bring e-scooter sharing to London streets got a rough ride from city hall’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC).
Candy-like Models Could Make Science More Accessible to visually Impaired Students
A groundbreaking study by Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, aims to use small, candy-like models to make science more accessible to the blind or visually impaired.
AODA Alliance Updates:
Ford Government Finally Makes Public the Initial Recommendations by the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on How to Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities
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In a Detailed Report Card Delivered During National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Gets a Blistering “F” Grade for Its Three Year Record Since Taking Office on Action to Make Ontario Accessible for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities
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