Accessibility News March 30,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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In this Issue

*New Hiking Trail Set to Revolutionize Outdoor Accessibility in Green River
*Toronto e-scooter Pilot Program Facing Roadblocks
*Action Kit – Press Toronto City Council Not to Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters
*People With Disabilities Face Additional Barriers at Tax Time
*Brock Opens Facility Dedicated to Enhancing Adaptive Physical Activity
*’Systemic Issue’: Class-Action Filed Against Uber, Lyft Alleges Lack of Accessibility in B.C.
*Therapy Dogs to Be More Accessible in Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools

ARTICLES:

New Hiking Trail Set to Revolutionize Outdoor Accessibility in Green River

Spanning four miles and with a width of five feet, the Skyline Trail will wind its way from Upland Way, ascending South Hill, tracing the ridge line, and descending behind Western Wyoming Community College. Unlike traditional concrete or asphalt paths, this trail will feature a soft surface, providing a more natural and immersive experience for visitors.

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New Hiking Trail Set to Revolutionize Outdoor Accessibility in Green River

Toronto e-scooter Pilot Program Facing Roadblocks

Toronto will soon see more e-scooters taking over the streets now that spring has arrived even though they’re still banned.

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Toronto e-scooter Pilot Program Facing Roadblocks

Action Kit – Press Toronto City Council Not to Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update

Act Now, Before May 2, 2024

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Action Kit – Press Toronto City Council Not to Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters

People With Disabilities Face Additional Barriers at Tax Time

Spring brings fresh flowers, melting snow and, like it or not, a looming tax deadline. Navigating taxes can be difficult at the best of times, but for disabled people, there can be added complexity.

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People With Disabilities Face Additional Barriers at Tax Time

Brock Opens Facility Dedicated to Enhancing Adaptive Physical Activity

After three decades of offering programming at community locations across the region, the Brock-Niagara Centre of Excellence in Inclusive and Adaptive Physical Activity (CAPA) has officially opened its own space.

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Brock Opens Facility Dedicated to Enhancing Adaptive Physical Activity

‘Systemic Issue’: Class-Action Filed Against Uber, Lyft Alleges Lack of Accessibility in B.C.

Saro Turner, a lawyer with Slater Vecchio, the law firm behind the class action, said it’s bringing this case forward for two reasons: the first is access to justice, and the second is looking to alter how these companies operate.

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‘Systemic Issue’: Class-Action Filed Against Uber, Lyft Alleges Lack of Accessibility in B.C.

Therapy Dogs to Be More Accessible in Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools

“What we have been seeing and welcoming the notion around animal support is a little bit of a universal nature,” Tait said. “That could be an animal that supports more generally in a classroom or in a counselling area” for circumstances such as alleviating stress and anxiety, for example.

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Therapy Dogs to Be More Accessible in Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools

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