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In this Issue
* Use Our List of Provincial Candidates’ Contact Info to Press them for Strong Commitments on Accessibility
* Help Us Expand Access to Jobs for Ontarians with Disabilities
* Ottawa Cracking Down on Misuse, Forgery of Accessible Parking Permits
* Downtown Accessibility Ramp Project Kicks Off
* Ontarians to Use Electronic Voting Machines in June Election
* Travel With Ease: How Singapore Is Catering to Visitors with Special Accessibility Needs
* Blind Customers Locked Out by Bank Web Upgrades
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Use Our List of Provincial Candidates’ Contact Info to Press them for Strong Commitments on Accessibility
Watch Online the May 16, 2018 Provincial Candidates’ Debate on Disability Issues and Other News
Here is a short grab-bag of important information on the accessibility front, which has accumulated as our AODA Alliance email server woes have been getting resolved. We let you know about
Help Us Expand Access to Jobs for Ontarians with Disabilities
Please Tell the Ontario Government If You Support the Finalized AODA Alliance Brief on Improvements that the Employment Standards Development Committee Should Recommend to Ontario’s Employment Accessibility Standard
Ottawa Cracking Down on Misuse, Forgery of Accessible Parking Permits
Bylaw officers in Ottawa are cracking down after a sharp spike in the number of cases of drivers misusing accessible parking permits in the city.
So far in 2018, officers have issued more than 380 tickets for parking in an accessible spot without a permit or while misusing one. Misuse of a permit includes forged permits, drivers using a permit issued to someone else, or using a permit that has expired.
Downtown Accessibility Ramp Project Kicks Off
A project to install free accessibility ramps at downtown business entrances kicked off Wednesday at Dr. Cobbler Shoes and Swirls. Project working group member Christine Farrell, left, proposed implementing the StopGap Foundation project in the city. Shopkeepers Ron and Camille Cole, centre, are joined
by working group members Andy Underwood in his wheelchair, and behind them, Fraser Lines and Jim McManaman.
Ontarians to Use Electronic Voting Machines in June Election
For the first time in a provincial election in Ontario, voters will use electronic voting machines when they head to the polls on June 7.
The voters’ paper lists will also be a thing of past in most ridings, replaced by an electronic version called e-Poll Book.
Elections Ontario says the new technology should help speed up both the voting and ballot-counting process.
Travel With Ease: How Singapore Is Catering to Visitors with Special Accessibility Needs
SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA: With an aging population, Singapore has been tackling accessibility needs head-on with a series of changes to the city’s infrastructure.
Today, it’s one of the most travel-friendly cities in the world for those with accessibility needs, so if you’re looking for delicious Asian food and a cultural adventure, Singapore makes a great vacation destination.
Blind Customers Locked Out by Bank Web Upgrades
Including accessibility from the start, Barclays says, is much cheaper than correcting mistakes later on
“To fix those at the time would have cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. But by considering accessibility right from the start and involving disabled customers, it was a fraction a tenth of the cost.”
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Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online.
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