Accessibility News March 25,2023 Update

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In this Issue

*’Affordable and Accessible’: London MP Puts Forth Motion to Help Those With Non-Visible Disabilities Secure Housing
*On-Demand Buses Can Transform Travel And Daily Life For People With Disabilities
*’EVERYONE BELONGS’: Halton Making Progress Toward Universal Accessibility
*Canada: First Deadline for Compliance with Accessibility Legislation for Federally Regulated Employees Is Around the Corner
*Man Denied Flight to Victoria on Lynx Air Due to Accessibility Device
* AODA Alliance Updates (3)

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Press Releases:

* eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Level Access Complete Next Step of Merger: Unifying Identity Under the Level Access Name
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/essential-accessibility-level-access-complete-135500831.html * Section 508 Compliance: Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes
https://www.levelaccess.com/blog/section-508-compliance/
* CVAA Compliance: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act https://www.levelaccess.com/blog/cvaa-compliance/

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ARTICLES:
‘Affordable and Accessible’: London MP Puts Forth Motion to Help Those With Non-Visible Disabilities Secure Housing

As an adult living with autism, Yvonne Spicer finds it nearly impossible to secure a place of her own.

“If I wasn’t living with my mom, I’d be on the street, and I’ve been there before,” said Spicer, who is currently living with her mom in the west end of London, Ont.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/affordable-and-accessible-london-mp-puts-forth-motion-to-help-those-with-non-visible-disabilities-secure-housing/

On-Demand Buses Can Transform Travel And Daily Life For People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are forced to plan extensively when to travel, how to travel, who to travel with and what resources they need to complete the journey.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/on-demand-buses-can-transform-travel-and-daily-life-for-people-with-disabilities/

‘EVERYONE BELONGS’: Halton Making Progress Toward Universal Accessibility

Accessibility is more than just ramps and parking spaces.

At its core, it’s about ensuring everyone has equal access to the world around them. Creating that access can be a challenge, as disabilities can be incredibly varied.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/everyone-belongs-halton-making-progress-toward-universal-accessibility/

Canada: First Deadline for Compliance with Accessibility Legislation for Federally Regulated Employees Is Around the Corner

The first deadline for compliance with the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) and its regulations is only two and a half months away. By June 1, 2023, federally regulated employers1 that had 100 or more employees in 2021 must comply.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canada-first-deadline-for-compliance-with-accessibility-legislation-for-federally-regulated-employees-is-around-the-corner/

Man Denied Flight to Victoria on Lynx Air Due to Accessibility Device

He arrived at the airport the recommended three hours in advance and right away ran into trouble trying to check in.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/man-denied-flight-to-victoria-on-lynx-air-due-to-accessibility-device/

AODA Alliance Updates:

In Ontario Legislature, NDP Presses Premier Ford to At Last Agree to Meet with AODA Alliance

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/in-ontario-legislature-ndp-presses-premier-ford-to-at-last-agree-to-meet-with-aoda-alliance/

Amendments Needed to Strengthen Bill C-22 (the Canada Disability Benefit Act) – Statement in Principle

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/amendments-needed-to-strengthen-bill-c-22-the-canada-disability-benefit-act-statement-in-principle/

New Toronto Star Editorial Echoes the Searing Criticism of the Ford Government’s Poor Record on Accessibility for 2.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, that Pervade the Interim Report of Rich Donovan’s 4th Independent Review of Ontario’s Disabilities Act

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/new-toronto-star-editorial-echoes-the-searing-criticism-of-the-ford-governments-poor-record-on-accessibility-for-2-9-million-ontarians-with-disabilities-that-pervade-the-interim-report-of-rich-dono/

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