Accessibility News October 30,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*1,000 Days After Receiving The Onley Report’s Call for Major New Actions to Make Ontario Accessible to People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Responds to Questions in the Legislature with Non-Answers and Evasions
*New ‘enabling Legislation’ Aimed at Improving Accessibility in Newfoundland and Labrador
*City Staff Recommend Against Increasing Accessible Voting Options for Next Year’s Election
*1,000 Days Ago Today, Doug Ford’s Government Received the David Onley Report, Calling for Strong New Action to Tear Down Disability Barriers Where Is Premier Ford When We Need His Help the Most? *Helen Keller and the Problem of ‘Inspiration Porn’
*People With Disabilities Hope Snow Clearing Ruling Means More Accessible Streets
*An Abysmal 1,000 Days of Inaction by the Ford Government on the David Onley Report on Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Says AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s the Toronto Star’s Metroland Newspapers Guest Column

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1,000 Days After Receiving The Onley Report’s Call for Major New Actions to Make Ontario Accessible to People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Responds to Questions in the Legislature with Non-Answers and Evasions

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/1000-days-after-receiving-the-onley-reports-call-for-major-new-actions-to-make-ontario-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities-the-ford-government-responds-to-questions-in-the-legislature-with-non/

New ‘enabling Legislation’ Aimed at Improving Accessibility in Newfoundland and Labrador

Legislation provides broad focus on areas of authority on which the government can act

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-enabling-legislation-aimed-at-improving-accessibility-in-newfoundland-and-labrador/

City Staff Recommend Against Increasing Accessible Voting Options for Next Year’s Election

In a report heading to council’s committee of the whole next week, staff recommend against implementing a remote accessible vote by mail (RAVBM) option, despite the urging of the city’s accessibility advisory committee.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/city-staff-recommend-against-increasing-accessible-voting-options-for-next-years-election/

1,000 Days Ago Today, Doug Ford’s Government Received the David Onley Report, Calling for Strong New Action to Tear Down Disability Barriers Where Is Premier Ford When We Need His Help the Most?

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/1000-days-ago-today-doug-fords-government-received-the-david-onley-report-calling-for-strong-new-action-to-tear-down-disability-barriers-where-is-premier-ford-when-we-need-his-help-the-most/

Helen Keller and the Problem of ‘Inspiration Porn’

Like many disabled people who grew up in the decades after Helen Keller’s death in 1968, I had always found the mythology of her life story troubling. The narrative that depicted Keller arguably the most famous disabled person in 20th-century America as a sort of deaf-blind angel did not resonate with me.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/helen-keller-and-the-problem-of-inspiration-porn/

People With Disabilities Hope Snow Clearing Ruling Means More Accessible Streets

Observers say the decision could extend to legal liability for other municipal activities from filling potholes to swimming pools to garbage collection, which may bring improved service but also higher costs.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/people-with-disabilities-hope-snow-clearing-ruling-means-more-accessible-streets/

An Abysmal 1,000 Days of Inaction by the Ford Government on the David Onley Report on Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Says AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s the Toronto Star’s Metroland Newspapers Guest Column

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/an-abysmal-1000-days-of-inaction-by-the-ford-government-on-the-david-onley-report-on-accessibility-for-people-with-disabilities-says-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofskys-the-toronto-stars-metrola/

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