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In this Issue
* AODA Alliance Urges All Ontario Voters with Disabilities to Vote at Advance Polls, to Avoid the Risk of Running Into Accessibility Barriers on Voting Day June 7, 2018 Here Are Helpful Action Tips
* The IDeA Competition Deadline May 31, 2018
* More Proof That There Are Accessibility Problems at the New Toronto Courthouse, Planned to Be Built in the Heart of Downtown Toronto
* Linking Campus to Nature: Work Begins on One-of-a-Kind, Accessible Trail at U of T Scarborough
* National AccessAbility Week
* Saskatoon Woman Demands Change for Provincial Wheelchair Accessibility
* 2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism Destinations for All 2018
* Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntarios The Agenda with Steve Paikin Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about This Ontario Elections Accessibility Issues
* 2018 Ontario Election Action Kit: Tell Candidates that In This Election, the Disability Vote Counts!
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AODA Alliance Urges All Ontario Voters with Disabilities to Vote at Advance Polls, to Avoid the Risk of Running Into Accessibility Barriers on Voting Day June 7, 2018 Here Are Helpful Action Tips
Election day is only two weeks away. Its time for all voters with disabilities to now take active steps to ensure that you can vote, despite barriers that you may face in the process. We here offer ideas on what to do. Of course, as a non-partisan coalition, we dont suggest who you should vote for or against. However, we do urge all Ontario voters, including at least one million Ontario voters with disabilities, to be sure to vote, and to think about the elections disability accessibility issues.
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The IDeA Competition Deadline May 31, 2018
CANADA: The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities.
More Proof That There Are Accessibility Problems at the New Toronto Courthouse, Planned to Be Built in the Heart of Downtown Toronto
Any Time, You Can Watch Online the Archived Video of the May 21, 2018 Interview on TVOs The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Addressing The 2018 Ontario Elections Disability Accessibility Issues
Linking Campus to Nature: Work Begins on One-of-a-Kind, Accessible Trail at U of T Scarborough
The new path will feature resting areas, lookouts, seating, a continuous handrail, as well as lighting and other safety and security features. It has been designed to be universally accessible by meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
National AccessAbility Week
CANADA: May 27 to June 2, 2018, is National AccessAbility Week. This is a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities.
Saskatoon Woman Demands Change for Provincial Wheelchair Accessibility
A woman in a wheelchair in Saskatoon is demanding change for wheelchair accessibility in the city and across the province.
For Debbie Windsor, getting around isnt easy. Shes been in a wheelchair since she was four-years-old and has a rare condition called Osteogenesis imperfecta.
2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism Destinations for All 2018
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The second edition of the World Summit Destinations for All will take place in Brussels, October 1-2, 2018, under the auspices of Kéroul and CAWaB.
Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntarios The Agenda with Steve Paikin Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about This Ontario Elections Accessibility Issues
and New Captioned Online Lecture on Progress from 2014 to 2018 in Ontario on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities
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2018 Ontario Election Action Kit: Tell Candidates that In This Election, the Disability Vote Counts!
Its Time for Grassroots Action!
This Election Action Kit gives you quick ways to help our non-partisan campaign to get stronger accessibility pledges from the Ontario political parties. They want our votes in the June 7, 2018 Ontario election. You dont need to be a veteran community grassroots advocate. You just need to spend a few minutes.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.
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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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