Accessibility News November 6,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*A Troubling Setback Two Decades Ago Today in the Campaign for Strong Accessibility Legislation Sowed the Seeds for Later Progress
*Inquest Into Death of Samuel Brown at Ontario-Run School for the Blind Postponed *Wheelchair-Using Israeli Minister Excluded from Glasgow Summit for Entire Day
*Wheel-Trans Users Express Frustrations as Ransomware Attack Leaves Them Unable to Book New Rides
*London Transit Partners with MagnusCards to Make Conventional Bus Service More Accessible
*The AODA Alliance Sends a Detailed Brief with 53 Recommendations to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee to Make Post-Secondary Education Accessible to Students with Disabilities

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A Troubling Setback Two Decades Ago Today in the Campaign for Strong Accessibility Legislation Sowed the Seeds for Later Progress

Let’s take an informative stroll down memory lane! Twenty years ago, today was an important, all be it frustrating day in the non-partisan grassroots campaign for a barrier-free Ontario for all people with disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/a-troubling-setback-two-decades-ago-today-in-the-campaign-for-strong-accessibility-legislation-sowed-the-seeds-for-later-progress/

Inquest Into Death of Samuel Brown at Ontario-Run School for the Blind Postponed

Accessibility concerns were raised over virtual process for inquest, now expected in early 2022

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/inquest-into-death-of-samuel-brown-at-ontario-run-school-for-the-blind-postponed/

Wheelchair-Using Israeli Minister Excluded from Glasgow Summit for Entire Day

Energy Minister Karine Elharrar traveled to Glasgow for the UN’s COP26 climate conference on Monday, but was not able to enter the venue at all because it is inaccessible to people in wheelchairs.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/wheelchair-using-israeli-minister-excluded-from-glasgow-summit-for-entire-day/

Wheel-Trans Users Express Frustrations as Ransomware Attack Leaves Them Unable to Book New Rides

While the TTC has said that service has been largely unaffected, a number of Wheel-Trans users say that they have had to cancel appointments and other obligations because they simply can no longer book new rides.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/wheel-trans-users-express-frustrations-as-ransomware-attack-leaves-them-unable-to-book-new-rides/

London Transit Partners with MagnusCards to Make Conventional Bus Service More Accessible

Originally designed for those with autism or other cognitive special needs, the MagnusCards app âstructured, step-by-step guidance with a game design to help teach a variety of life skills through free card decks,â according to LTC officials.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/london-transit-partners-with-magnuscards-to-make-conventional-bus-service-more-accessible/

The AODA Alliance Sends a Detailed Brief with 53 Recommendations to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee to Make Post-Secondary Education Accessible to Students with Disabilities

Today is the final day for the public to send feedback to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on the measures needed to make colleges and universities in Ontario accessible for students with disabilities. The AODA Alliance has sent that Government-appointed Committee a detailed brief, set out below. It makes 53 recommendations.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/the-aoda-alliance-sends-a-detailed-brief-with-53-recommendations-to-the-post-secondary-education-standards-development-committee-to-make-post-secondary-education-accessible-to-students-with-disabiliti/

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