Accessibility News March 13,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Sidewalk Opposition a ‘Decision to Exclude’: Accessibility Advisory Committee
*What is Ableism?
*Western University Students Hopeful New Report Will Lead to Accessible Campus
*Advocates Urge Liberals to Cancel ‘Devastating’ Cut to Services for Canadians With Print Reading Disabilities
*Blind Fans Outraged By Decision to Simulcast Blue Jays Games This Season!

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ARTICLES:

Sidewalk Opposition a ‘Decision to Exclude’: Accessibility Advisory Committee

Accessibility advocates are pressing city council to stick to its sidewalk installation policy, in the face of mounting opposition from homeowners.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/sidewalk-opposition-a-decision-to-exclude-accessibility-advisory-committee/

What is Ableism?

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) writes policies to help people understand what types of discrimination are. In addition, these policies outline how to prevent and respond to instances of discrimination. According to the OHRC’s Policy on Ableism and Discrimination based on disability, discrimination happens through ableism, stereotypes and stigma. In other words, discrimination happens when people have negative attitudes about what it is like to have a disability.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-is-ableism/

Western University Students Hopeful New Report Will Lead to Accessible Campus

The university is establishing a new student advisory committee to help direct staff on programming

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/western-university-students-hopeful-new-report-will-lead-to-accessible-campus/

Advocates Urge Liberals to Cancel ‘Devastating’ Cut to Services for Canadians With Print Reading Disabilities

$4 million cut comes as shock to those who rely on services to curb isolation during pandemic

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-urge-liberals-to-cancel-devastating-cut-to-services-for-canadians-with-print-reading-disabilities/

Blind Fans Outraged By Decision to Simulcast Blue Jays Games This Season!

A number of long-time blind baseball fans are outraged over the recent announcement that Toronto Blue Jays games will be simulcast this season, a move they say represents nothing more than a “callous, cost-cutting move that will make both radio and TV fans very unsatisfied and that will have impact on their enjoyment of their favourite team’s games.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/blind-fans-outraged-by-decision-to-simulcast-blue-jays-games-this-season/

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