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In this Issue
*Toyota Canada Announces Partnership With StopGap, $100,000 Investment
*Preventing and Removing Information or Communication Barriers, Part 1
*Stanford and Students with Mental Health Disabilities Reach Landmark Settlement
*Recommendations for Transportation Accessibility Standard AEBC Winnipeg Nov 2019
*AODA Alliance Asks Federal Party Leaders For a New Bill to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act
*Students challenged to engineer accessibility at Canatara bandshell
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Toyota Canada Announces Partnership With StopGap, $100,000 Investment
Last night, StopGap Foundation announced a new national partnership with Toyota Canada at StopGap’s big annual fundraising event. A $100,000 nation from the company will support the development and growth of StopGap’s School Project. The partnership will ultimately contribute to the longevity and livelihood of the Foundation and all its important awareness-raising programs in communities all across Canada.
Preventing and Removing Information or Communication Barriers, Part 1
In our last article, we explored how information and communication barriers limit access for people with various disabilities. In this article, we will consider how businesses can prevent or remove barriers. Preventing and removing information or communication barriers makes businesses welcoming to people of all abilities.
Stanford and Students with Mental Health Disabilities Reach Landmark Settlement
Settlement is most comprehensive ever to protect college students with mental health disabilities from unnecessary exclusion
Recommendations for Transportation Accessibility Standard AEBC Winnipeg Nov 2019
Response to Discussion Paper on AAC Recommendations for the Transportation Accessibility Standard
The Winnipeg Chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (“AEBC”) is pleased to provide feedback and comments on the AAC recommendations for the Transportation Accessibility Standard.
AODA Alliance Asks Federal Party Leaders For a New Bill to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act
The AODA Alliance today wrote the leaders of the federal parties in Canada’s newly-elected Parliament. We have asked them to pass a proposed new bill that we have outlined to strengthen the Accessible Canada Act that Parliament passed last June. We set out that letter below. It includes our framework for the new short but punchy bill that we are proposing and explains why we need it. In summary, we want this bill to:
Students challenged to engineer accessibility at Canatara bandshell
Local high school students are testing their engineering design chops to see who can come up with the best idea to improve accessibility at Canatara Park’s bandshell.
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