Accessibility News November 20,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*U.S. Justice Department Sues Uber for Allegedly Overcharging People With Disabilities *Memorial University has an Accessibility Problem, Say Students *How the Netherlands’ Train System Works for the Visually Impaired
*Breaking Down Ontario’s Service Animal Laws After Violent Dispute at Kitchener Restaurant *This Piece of Gym Equipment is Pushing Accessible Fitness Forward in St. John’s *Businesses Awarded for Accessibility Work
*Electric Scooters Continue to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Kids and Others in Ontario

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U.S. Justice Department Sues Uber for Allegedly Overcharging People With Disabilities

Customers with disabilities across the United States have been overcharged by Uber since 2016 for allegedly taking too long to load into their designated vehicle, according to a federal civil lawsuit the Justice Department filed on Wednesday.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/u-s-justice-department-sues-uber-for-allegedly-overcharging-people-with-disabilities/

Memorial University has an Accessibility Problem, Say Students

As tuition rises and government cuts continue, Memorial University students with disabilities say accessibility is being left out of the equation.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/memorial-university-has-an-accessibility-problem-say-students/

How the Netherlands’ Train System Works for the Visually Impaired

From apps that read what’s on the signs to staff who meet you at the door, the country has built one of the world’s most accessible railway networks.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-the-netherlands-train-system-works-for-the-visually-impaired/

Breaking Down Ontario’s Service Animal Laws After Violent Dispute at Kitchener Restaurant

A shocking video that appeared to capture a recent violent dispute over the presence of a service dog at a Kitchener restaurant is bringing forward renewed attention to Ontario’s laws governing service animals.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/breaking-down-ontarios-service-animal-laws-after-violent-dispute-at-kitchener-restaurant/

This Piece of Gym Equipment is Pushing Accessible Fitness Forward in St. John’s

‘Accessibility needs to be considered in more aspects than just a push button on a door’

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/this-piece-of-gym-equipment-is-pushing-accessible-fitness-forward-in-st-johns/

Businesses Awarded for Accessibility Work

“They went above and beyond with their services and their supports to ensure people with disabilities receive the services that they need,” city accessibility co-ordinator Dale Mosley said about this year’s winners.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/businesses-awarded-for-accessibility-work/

Electric Scooters Continue to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Kids and Others in Ontario

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/electric-scooters-continue-to-endanger-people-with-disabilities-seniors-kids-and-others-in-ontario/

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