Accessibility News March 2,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There is 43 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*AEBC: Scholarship Program
*Toronto Resident Trapped by Broken Elevator: A Call for Urgent Accessibility Solutions
*Access to Justice Survey
*George Brown College Survey of Over 900 Canadian Workers with Disabilities Reveals Key Insights into Workplace Experiences
*How Common Is Intellectual Disability Among Adults?
*Kirkland Lake Champions Accessibility: A Beacon for Change in Municipal Planning
* AODA Alliance Updates(2)

ARTICLES:

AEBC: Scholarship Program

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 AEBC/Allyant Scholarship Program. The application deadline is Friday, May 17th, 2024. All applications and supporting materials must be received by noon Pacific Daylight Time on that date in order for your submission to be considered by AEBC.

Read more at
https://www.blindcanadians.ca/programs-scholarship

Toronto Resident Trapped by Broken Elevator: A Call for Urgent Accessibility Solutions

North44 Properties, the building’s operator, and Fred Victor, a charity involved, are under scrutiny for their response to the situation.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/toronto-resident-trapped-by-broken-elevator-a-call-for-urgent-accessibility-solutions/

Access to Justice Survey

ARCH Disability Law Centre is leading a research project about access to justice for persons with disabilities in Canada.

Read more at
https://archdisabilitylaw.ca/access-to-justice-survey/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Access%20to%20Justice%20Survey%20%20Enqute%20sur%20laccs%20%20la%20justice&utm_content=Access%20to%20Justice%20Survey%20%20Enqute%20sur%20laccs%20%20la%20justice+CID_a36ca854800a36a0210c532c722091d2&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Details%20about%20the%20Project

George Brown College Survey of Over 900 Canadian Workers with Disabilities Reveals Key Insights into Workplace Experiences

The study focused on participants reporting at least ‘some difficulty’ with sight, hearing, walking/climbing, remembering/concentrating, self-care, and/or communicating, shedding light on crucial insights into their workplace experiences.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/george-brown-college-survey-of-over-900-canadian-workers-with-disabilities-reveals-key-insights-into-workplace-experiences/

How Common Is Intellectual Disability Among Adults?

A new study is among the first to estimate the number of adults in the U.S. with intellectual disability, offering policymakers and other stakeholders a snapshot of the need for resources.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-common-is-intellectual-disability-among-adults/

Kirkland Lake Champions Accessibility: A Beacon for Change in Municipal Planning

Let’s take a moment to journey into the heart of Kirkland Lake, a small yet vibrant community nestled in the northern reaches of Ontario. Recently, this town has taken significant strides toward becoming a shining example of what it means to be truly accessible. It’s a story not just of policy and planning, but of a community’s commitment to inclusivity and the well-being of all its residents.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/kirkland-lake-champions-accessibility-a-beacon-for-change-in-municipal-planning/

AODA Alliance Updates:

Please Email the City of Toronto to Support New AODA Alliance Brief that Calls for Toronto to Say No to Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/please-email-the-city-of-toronto-to-support-new-aoda-alliance-brief-that-calls-for-toronto-to-say-no-to-electric-scooters-that-endanger-people-with-disabilities/

CBC Report on Employment Disability Discrimination Case Shows Need to Strengthen Ontario’s Weak Employment Accessibility Standard

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/cbc-report-on-employment-disability-discrimination-case-shows-need-to-strengthen-ontarios-weak-employment-accessibility-standard/

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