Accessibility News May 25,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*Wellington Beach Expands Public Inclusion with Mobility Mats
*After An Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto City Council Again Overwhelmingly Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters
*Only 3 Toronto Beaches are Accessible. Advocates Want Better
*Metro Disabled Access ‘Shame’ for Paralympic Paris
*UNB Law Grad ‘Humiliated’ by Inability to Cross Stage at Own Graduation
*Here’s How Ontarians on ODSP are Trying to Make Ends Meet
*’It Would Be Life Changing’: Poplar Hill Lions Club Fundraising for Wheelchair-Accessible Swing

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Wellington Beach Expands Public Inclusion with Mobility Mats

With over 250 beaches in Canada, less than 15% have accessibility for people depending on mobile devices.

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Wellington Beach Expands Public Inclusion with Mobility Mats

After An Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto City Council Again Overwhelmingly Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters

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After An Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto City Council Again Overwhelmingly Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters

Only 3 Toronto Beaches are Accessible. Advocates Want Better

When she isn’t swimming, East York resident Kim Lumsdon uses a cane to help her get around.

That’s especially the case at Cherry Beach. With sticks and stones jutting from the steep, uneven ground, Lumsdon wishes there was a better way to navigate the sand beneath her.

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Only 3 Toronto Beaches are Accessible. Advocates Want Better

Metro Disabled Access ‘Shame’ for Paralympic Paris

It is “absolutely scandalous” that more has not been done to improve accessibility on Paris’s underground trains network ahead of the Paralympics, a leading French disability charity has said.

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Metro Disabled Access ‘Shame’ for Paralympic Paris

UNB Law Grad ‘Humiliated’ by Inability to Cross Stage at Own Graduation

Blair Curtis didn’t get that moment.

Curtis was graduating from the University of New Brunswick with a law degree, but at the ceremony on Thursday at the Richard J. Currie Center, he was unable to get onto the stage to accept his diploma.

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UNB Law Grad ‘Humiliated’ by Inability to Cross Stage at Own Graduation

Here’s How Ontarians on ODSP are Trying to Make Ends Meet

Precarious work. Restricted food. Homelessness. There’s now a bit more money from government – but for ODSP recipients, it’s not nearly enough

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Here’s How Ontarians on ODSP are Trying to Make Ends Meet

‘It Would Be Life Changing’: Poplar Hill Lions Club Fundraising for Wheelchair-Accessible Swing

Olivia McIntosh loves to swing.

Unfortunately, in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy (CP) and a global delay, the 17-year old from Ilderton, Ont. needs at least two people to help lift her and get her seated.

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‘It Would Be Life Changing’: Poplar Hill Lions Club Fundraising for Wheelchair-Accessible Swing

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