Accessibility News September 5,2020 Update

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In this Issue

*More Media Coverage of the Stress and Uncertainty facing Parents of Students with Disabilities on the Eve of the Labour Day Weekend
*Girl From Kenora, Ontario Inspires House of Commons Petition to Promote Accessibility for Visually Impaired
*Advocates Push for Changes to Mental Health Act
*ARCH Disability Law Centre Identifies Even More Problems with the Revised Draft Protocol for Deciding which COVID-19 Patients, Needing Critical Medical Care, Would Not Get That Care If there Is a Future Shortage of Critical Care Beds
*Ensuring that Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Critical Medical Care If There is a Second Wave of COVID-19 that Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals-A new Brief by the AODA Alliance Is Made Public Today
*Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users
*Statement: OHRC Files Motion to Address Ontario’s Breach of Legal Obligation to Keep Prisoners With Mental Health Disabilities Out of Segregation

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More Media Coverage of the Stress and Uncertainty facing Parents of Students with Disabilities on the Eve of the Labour Day Weekend

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/more-media-coverage-of-the-stress-and-uncertainty-facing-parents-of-students-with-disabilities-on-the-eve-of-the-labour-day-weekend/

Girl From Kenora, Ontario Inspires House of Commons Petition to Promote Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Petition calls on government to require braille or tactile symbols on consumer product warning labels

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/girl-from-kenora-ontario-inspires-house-of-commons-petition-to-promote-accessibility-for-visually-impaired/

Advocates Push for Changes to Mental Health Act

A week after giving birth to her daughter, Shareen Nimmo was forced to enter a psychiatric facility without being informed of her rights or having access to independent legal advice.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-push-for-changes-to-mental-health-act/

ARCH Disability Law Centre Identifies Even More Problems with the Revised Draft Protocol for Deciding which COVID-19 Patients, Needing Critical Medical Care, Would Not Get That Care If there Is a Future Shortage of Critical Care Beds

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/arch-disability-law-centre-identifies-even-more-problems-with-the-revised-draft-protocol-for-deciding-which-covid-19-patients-needing-critical-medical-care-would-not-get-that-care-if-there-is-a-futu/

Ensuring that Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Critical Medical Care If There is a Second Wave of COVID-19 that Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals-A new Brief by the AODA Alliance Is Made Public Today

If there is a second wave of COVID-19 that is so severe that hospitals don’t have enough critical care beds and services for all patients who need that medical care, who will decide which patients get critical care and which ones will get refused?

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ensuring-that-patients-with-disabilities-dont-face-discrimination-in-access-to-critical-medical-care-if-there-is-a-second-wave-of-covid-19-that-overwhelms-ontario-hospitals-a-new-brief-by-the/

Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users

The MobiMats, which were purchased from Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc. in the winter of 2019 as part of the community’s Age Friendly Elliot Lake Action Plan, are designed to ensure safe and inclusive accessibility to the water.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/elliot-lake-honours-commitment-to-accessibility-with-beach-mats-for-wheelchair-users-2/

Statement: OHRC Files Motion to Address Ontario’s Breach of Legal Obligation to Keep Prisoners With Mental Health Disabilities Out of Segregation

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) filed a motion with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) for an order to hold Ontario accountable for failing to meet its legal obligations to keep prisoners with mental health disabilities out of segregation.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/statement-ohrc-files-motion-to-address-ontarios-breach-of-legal-obligation-to-keep-prisoners-with-mental-health-disabilities-out-of-segregation/

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