Accessibility News May 7,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*What’s Wrong with ODSP? Advocate Says Rates Must Be Doubled, Support Should Be Election Issue
*Disabled Women in Quebec Still Struggling With Mammogram Access: Advocates
*Sign Up to Attend May 10 2022 Virtual Town Hall on the Dangers Posed by E-Scooters in Mississauga
*Ontario’s ‘Disconnecting From Work’ Policy and Manitoba’s New Accessibility Requirements Deadlines Approaching
*Manitoba Government Enacts Accessible Information and Communication Standard Regulation
*Unveiling the Party’s Disability Accessibility Platforms: Every Ontario Political Leader Except Doug Ford Makes Major Election Pledges on Tearing Down Accessibility Barriers that Impede 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities
*Guelph Stopped Short of Banning Plastic Straws. Why One Woman Sees Them as a ‘Necessary Evil’

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What’s Wrong with ODSP? Advocate Says Rates Must Be Doubled, Support Should Be Election Issue

With the provincial election officially set to begin Wednesday, those who rely on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) say they’re barely scraping by and increasing rates should be an election issue.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/whats-wrong-with-odsp-advocate-says-rates-must-be-doubled-support-should-be-election-issue/

Disabled Women in Quebec Still Struggling With Mammogram Access: Advocates

A community group advocating for people with disabilities says some women are being denied access to mammograms because of their disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disabled-women-in-quebec-still-struggling-with-mammogram-access-advocates/

Sign Up to Attend May 10 2022 Virtual Town Hall on the Dangers Posed by E-Scooters in Mississauga

CNIB is hosting a virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 to hear about the dangers to people with disabilities, seniors and others that are threatened if the City of Mississauga allows electric scooters. Yes, Mississauga is the latest Ontario city that the e-scooter corporate lobbyists have been flocking to.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/sign-up-to-attend-may-10-2022-virtual-town-hall-on-the-dangers-posed-by-e-scooters-in-mississauga/

Ontario’s ‘Disconnecting From Work’ Policy and Manitoba’s New Accessibility Requirements Deadlines Approaching

Employers in Ontario and Manitoba have important compliance deadlines in May and June 2022.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ontario%c2%92s-disconnecting-from-work%c2%92-policy-and-manitoba%c2%92s-new-accessibility-requirements-deadlines-approaching/

Manitoba Government Enacts Accessible Information and Communication Standard Regulation

Regulation Supports Government’s Commitment to Significantly Increasing Accessibility by 2023

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/manitoba-government-enacts-aaccessible-information-and-communication-standard-regulation/

Unveiling the Party’s Disability Accessibility Platforms: Every Ontario Political Leader Except Doug Ford Makes Major Election Pledges on Tearing Down Accessibility Barriers that Impede 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/unveiling-the-partys-disability-accessibility-platforms-every-ontario-political-leader-except-doug-ford-makes-major-election-pledges-on-tearing-down-accessibility-barriers-that-impede-2-6-million-o/

Guelph Stopped Short of Banning Plastic Straws. Why One Woman Sees Them as a ‘Necessary Evil’

The plastic straw is an accessibility device, said Lorelei Root, who uses a wheelchair. She says plastic straws are “a necessary evil” because it is the only way some people with disabilities can drink.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/guelph-stopped-short-of-banning-plastic-straws-why-one-woman-sees-them-as-a-necessary-evil/

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