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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 9 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*London Transit Doubles Down on Claim ParaTransit Service ‘Satisfactory’ in 2022
*Advocate Urges Ford Government to Hold TTC Accountable for Missed Accessibility Deadline
*Airline Forgets Federal Chief Accessibility Officer’s Wheelchair in Toronto
*Math Disabilities Hold Many Students Back. Schools Often Don’t Screen for Them
*Despite Another Plea, Para Transit Plan Proceeds
*AODA Alliance Updates(3)
London Transit Doubles Down on Claim ParaTransit Service ‘Satisfactory’ in 2022
Months after city council rejected the London Transit Commission’s (LTC) Annual Report, the controversial self-evaluation of its service performance returns to city hall- unchanged.
“It’s very difficult to plot a good pathway forward if you don’t fundamentally understand the errors of the past,” accessibility advocate Dr. Jeff Preston told CTV News.
Advocate Urges Ford Government to Hold TTC Accountable for Missed Accessibility Deadline
The TTC was given two decades to make all of its subway stations accessible, but two years ahead of the deadline, its CEO admitted recently it will be unable to reach the target. Now a prominent disability advocate is calling on the province to hold the transit commission accountable.
Airline Forgets Federal Chief Accessibility Officer’s Wheelchair in Toronto
“Well, Air Canada left my chair in Toronto,” she posted on X, formerly Twitter. “I’m now without my essential equipment. Independence taken away. I’m furious. Unacceptable.”
Math Disabilities Hold Many Students Back. Schools Often Don’t Screen for Them
Preschool students practice math using manipulatives at a public school in Boston in 2016. Experts say all students, not only those with dyscalculia, could benefit from using manipulatives to help visualize problems and graph paper to assist in lining up numbers.
Despite Another Plea, Para Transit Plan Proceeds
Council’s general committee on Tuesday recommended the full council approve the purchase of one accessible minivan and one accessible commercial van as city hall moves from contracting out the transit service for people with disabilities, to running it.
AODA Alliance Updates:
New Video Series Retells the History of Ontario’s Grass Roots Campaign for Strong Disability Accessibility Legislation Since 1995
A Quarter of a Century Ago, the Ontario Legislature Spoke Unanimously About the Need for a Strong Ontario Disabilities Act – With That Anniversary Impending, the Current Ontario Government Keeps Dragging Its Feet
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Toronto Must Not Endanger Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Legalizing Electric Scooters, According to Open Letter to City Council from 21 Disability and Community Organizations
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