Accessibility News November 28,2020 Update

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In this Issue

*New captioned Video is Unveiled Today on Hardships People with Disabilities Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic, To Mark This Sunday, the 26th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Movement for Disability Accessibility *Ontario Human Rights Commission Issues Statement on Accessible Housing *Telehealth May Worsen Digital Divide for People With Disabilities(PWDs) *New Real Estate Features Help Identify Accessible Housing
*London Accessibility Committee Back to Meetings After Nine Months of Frustration

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New captioned Video is Unveiled Today on Hardships People with Disabilities Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic, To Mark This Sunday, the 26th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Movement for Disability Accessibility

Happy birthday to us! This Sunday, November 29, 2020, is the 26th anniversary of the birth of Ontario’s unstoppable grassroots non-partisan movement that successfully campaigned for a decade from 1994 to 2005 to get the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act passed, and that has tenaciously campaigned since then to get the AODA effectively implemented. To mark this anniversary, we today unveil another captioned video. It is the newest addition to our large and growing collection of captioned online videos on the important subject of accessibility for people with disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/new-captioned-video-is-unveiled-today-on-hardships-people-with-disabilities-face-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-to-mark-this-sunday-the-26th-anniversary-of-the-birth-of-ontarios-grassroots-movement/

Ontario Human Rights Commission Issues Statement on Accessible Housing

While the COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted the need for safe housing, Ontarians with disabilities have always lived with the harsh reality that their housing choices are extremely limited, chronically inaccessible and often substandard and unsafe.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ontario-human-rights-commission-issues-statement-on-accessible-housing/

Telehealth May Worsen Digital Divide for People With Disabilities(PWDs)

Much has been made of telehealth’s potential to bridge the accessibility gap for those who may be otherwise underserved by the healthcare systems.

But, experts said in a new paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association this past week, telehealth may also exacerbate inequities faced by the disability community.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/telehealth-may-worsen-digital-divide-for-people-with-disabilitiespwds/

New Real Estate Features Help Identify Accessible Housing

The Heartland Multiple Listing Service, an informational housing system used by real estate agents in the St. Joseph and Kansas City area, has added a more detailed filtering system for accessibility features.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/new-real-estate-features-help-identify-accessible-housing/

London Accessibility Committee Back to Meetings After Nine Months of Frustration

But it’s no longer good enough for city hall to just the “check the box” on disability issues, the group’s chairperson says. Instead, London needs to get serious about building a community that is accessible for all.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/london-accessibility-committee-back-to-meetings-after-nine-months-of-frustration/

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