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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 3 years, 34 weeks, 0 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Disability Rights Advocate Launches Court Application Against the Ford Government for Violating the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
*Malhotra and Dojeiji: Vaccine Policy is Ignoring People With Disabilities
*Open AIR Access Survey
*Improper e-Scooter Parking Causing Accessibility Issues in Kelowna
*You’ve got to keep pushing: CTA rules in woman’s favour over Regina bus accessibility
*Province of Manitoba Launches Online Engagement to Gather Feedback on Accessibility Standard for Customer Service
* AODA Alliance Updates
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Disability Rights Advocate Launches Court Application Against the Ford Government for Violating the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
He asks the Court to order Ontario’s Minister for Seniors and Accessibility to immediately post on line and otherwise make public the initial recommendations for measures needed to tear down barriers in Ontario’s education system plaguing students with disabilities and in Ontario’s health care system, impeding patients with disabilities, that the Minister received from three advisory committees appointed under the AODA.
Malhotra and Dojeiji: Vaccine Policy is Ignoring People With Disabilities
At this stage, what is desperately needed is a dedicated venue that would allow people with disabilities to access vaccines safely, in a stress-free environment.
Open AIR Access Survey
ONE PERSON of the estimated 4,387 persons with disabilities in Amherstburg was consulted regarding the Open Air weekends planned for May 21 to September 26, 2021 that will restrict access to downtown Amherstburg. The Amherstburg Accessibility Advisory Committee was not consulted.
Please complete a short survey at https://theburgwatch.survey.fm/amherstburg-open-air-access
Improper e-Scooter Parking Causing Accessibility Issues in Kelowna
While the City of Kelowna is touting e-scooters as a viable new way to get around town, they are posing new obstacles for some residents with disabilities.
You’ve got to keep pushing: CTA rules in woman’s favour over Regina bus accessibility
A Regina woman who uses a wheelchair filed a claim against Rider Express after an operator told her they could not accommodate her wheelchair on the bus.
Province of Manitoba Launches Online Engagement to Gather Feedback on Accessibility Standard for Customer Service
The Manitoba government is launching a new online engagement to gather feedback from Manitobans about their experiences with customer service and to ensure those with disabilities are protected with the same or similar access provided to others, Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.
AODA Alliance Updates:
New Toronto Star Guest Column Blasts the Ford Government’s Critical Care Triage Plans and the Government’s Harmful Secrecy Surrounding Those Plans
New Captioned Video Tells the Whole Disability Discrimination Story in Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plan – and – More Media Reports Reveal More Cause for Worry
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After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto City Council Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters
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