Accessibility News March 16,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*How an Edmonton Man is Helping Businesses Become More Accessible *Exhibit Honours David Onley’s ‘Passionate Dedication’ to accessibility
*Canada Revenue Agency’s Disability Advisory Committee Submits 26 Recommendations in Its Fourth Annual Report
*Disability Advocates Say NYC Failing to Meet Settlement Agreement on Accessible Taxis
*Uber Must Pay Wheelchair User $35,000, Provide Accessible Rides: B.C. Human Rights Tribunal *Visual and Verbal Cues are Helping Metrobus Improve Its Accessibility

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How an Edmonton Man is Helping Businesses Become More Accessible

Bartko went to the staff manager and asked him how he was expected to get into the washroom with his wheelchair due to all the clutter, and secondly, how he was supposed to safely get on and off the toilet since there was no bar.

“He looked at me dead in the eye and said, “it’s not my problem that I don’t get many of you people in my establishment,” Bartko said.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-an-edmonton-man-is-helping-businesses-become-more-accessible/

Exhibit Honours David Onley’s ‘Passionate Dedication’ to accessibility

‘We hope to inspire a new generation of employers and champions in our communities who will hire inclusively,’ son says of Toronto exhibit highlighting former lieutenant governor’s impact.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/exhibit-honours-david-onleys-passionate-dedication-to-accessibility/

Canada Revenue Agency’s Disability Advisory Committee Submits 26 Recommendations in Its Fourth Annual Report

Based on recommendations from previous DAC reports, the CRA has taken concrete action to improve its services for persons with disabilities. This progress is highlighted in the 2023 report and includes:

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canada-revenue-agencys-disability-advisory-committee-submits-26-recommendations-in-its-fourth-annual-report/

Disability Advocates Say NYC Failing to Meet Settlement Agreement on Accessible Taxis

More than a decade ago, in 2013, the city settled a class-action lawsuit and, in doing so, agreed that at least half of all yellow cabs on city streets would comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act by 2020. Less than 2% of taxis were accessible at the time.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-advocates-say-nyc-failing-to-meet-settlement-agreement-on-accessible-taxis/

Uber Must Pay Wheelchair User $35,000, Provide Accessible Rides: B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

It was the first time a ride-hailing app in Canada has been the subject of a human rights tribunal, the ruling said

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uber-must-pay-wheelchair-user-35000-provide-accessible-rides-b-c-human-rights-tribunal/

Visual and Verbal Cues are Helping Metrobus Improve Its Accessibility

Metrobus is taking more steps toward becoming more accessible, and riders will see and hear some changes – even if they do not need to rely on them.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/visual-and-verbal-cues-are-helping-metrobus-improve-its-accessibility/

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