Accessibility News March 5,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*City Adds Wayfinding App to Increase Accessibility for Visually Impaired
*Major Potential Step Forward for Students with Disabilities
*AODA Alliance Brief Urges City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee to Reject Wrong-Headed City Staff Proposal to Hold Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters
*Accessibility Advisers Tell Council to Scrap e-Scooter Program, but City Staff Say Keep Rolling in 2022
*Toronto Woman Who Suffered Concussion After Fall From Mobility Scooter Says City Snow Clearing Protocols Need Review
*Hamilton to Make Temporary Sidewalk Patios Permanent

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City Adds Wayfinding App to Increase Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Sault Transit buses are now equipped with an accessible navigation and wayfinding system that will help the visually impaired.

BlindSquare is a software that uses GPS technology to estimate the proximity of bus stops, when passengers will arrive at each stop and can audibly identify bus stops.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/city-adds-wayfinding-app-to-increase-accessibility-for-visually-impaired/

Major Potential Step Forward for Students with Disabilities

Ontario Government Makes Public the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s Final Report and Recommendations

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/major-potential-step-forward-for-students-with-disabilities/

AODA Alliance Brief Urges City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee to Reject Wrong-Headed City Staff Proposal to Hold Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-brief-urges-city-of-ottawas-transportation-committee-to-reject-wrong-headed-city-staff-proposal-to-hold-third-pilot-project-with-electric-scooters/

Accessibility Advisers Tell Council to Scrap e-Scooter Program, but City Staff Say Keep Rolling in 2022

Faced with competing recommendations about the future of Ottawa’s e-scooter program, councillors will decide on Wednesday if the devices should be allowed on streets in 2022.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-advisers-tell-council-to-scrap-e-scooter-program-but-city-staff-say-keep-rolling-in-2022/

Toronto Woman Who Suffered Concussion After Fall From Mobility Scooter Says City Snow Clearing Protocols Need Review

Susan Hutchinson is calling for city crews to prioritize people with disabilities in the clearing of snow and make sure that when they do clear the path, what they leave behind is accessible – a recommendation echoed by a city committee this month.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/toronto-woman-who-suffered-concussion-after-fall-from-mobility-scooter-says-city-snow-clearing-protocols-need-review/

Hamilton to Make Temporary Sidewalk Patios Permanent

Hamilton’s elected leadership has voted to permanently allow temporary patios throughout the city, although it appears disability justice advocates were not fully consulted prior to the vote.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/hamilton-to-make-temporary-sidewalk-patios-permanent/

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