Accessibility News November 4,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*New Accessibility Regulations for N.L. Buildings, Parking Lots
*Lack of Funding, Resources Blamed for Rise in Classroom Violence
*New AODA Alliance Video on Accessibility Problems at Ryerson University Student Learning Centre Gets Great Media Coverage
*U of Ts New Mental Health Policy is Shameful
*Some People Are Using Accessible Parking Permits of Relatives Who’ve Died, police say
*Changes Will Regulate How New Facilities Are Built
*Grassroots Disability Coalition Unveils Powerful New Video Showing Serious Accessibility Problems at the New Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

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New Accessibility Regulations for N.L. Buildings, Parking Lots

Service NL is bringing in new regulations which will bring Newfoundland and Labrador up to national standards for having accessible buildings and facilities.

The Newfoundland and Labrador government says changes are coming to accessibility regulations for buildings, parking lots and other facilities in the province.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-accessibility-regulations-for-n-l-buildings-parking-lots/

Lack of Funding, Resources Blamed for Rise in Classroom Violence

Parents, teachers say children with special needs falling through the cracks

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/lack-of-funding-resources-blamed-for-rise-in-classroom-violence/

New AODA Alliance Video on Accessibility Problems at Ryerson University Student Learning Centre Gets Great Media Coverage

Over 2,700 Views on YouTube in Four Days Since Its Launch Press Your Member of the Ontario Legislature to Watch It!

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/new-aoda-alliance-video-on-accessibility-problems-at-ryerson-university-student-learning-centre-gets-great-media-coverage/

U of Ts New Mental Health Policy is Shameful

The mandatory leave program is only the most recent in a line of poor treatment plans.

Policies shouldnt force students with mental health issues out of school

In most cases, a university proposing a new measure to provide mental health treatment to students is viewed as something positive. But the University of Torontos proposed mandatory leave program is not one of these cases, and in fact is further proof that that school is more concerned with protecting its academic reputation than with the mental wellbeing of its students.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/u-of-ts-new-mental-health-policy-is-shameful/

Some People Are Using Accessible Parking Permits of Relatives Whove Died, police say

Over 1,300 misused permits seized last year, CBC Toronto has learned

Wendy Murphy of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario says she routinely sees people who appear to be misusing accessible parking permits, which means shes left waiting for a spot.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/some-people-are-using-accessible-parking-permits-of-relatives-whove-died-police-say/

Changes Will Regulate How New Facilities Are Built

Stratford-Future city-owned buildings and facilities are a step closer to become a bit more accessible for people with disabilities.

Pending formal approval from council, the citys planning and heritage sub-committee voted unanimously on Thursday in favor of approving new accessibility guidelines, which will regulate how new city facilities are built, as well as any renovation projects done to properties currently owned by the city.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/changes-will-regulate-how-new-facilities-are-built/

Grassroots Disability Coalition Unveils Powerful New Video Showing Serious Accessibility Problems at the New Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

On 19th Anniversary of Landmark Unanimous Legislature Resolution Calling for Strong Accessibility Law, this Video Shows Ontario Falling Further Behind Schedule for Becoming Accessible by 2025

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/grassroots-disability-coalition-unveils-powerful-new-video-showing-serious-accessibility-problems-at-the-new-ryerson-university-student-learning-centre/

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