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*Quickly Send Us Feedback On Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government’s Rushed Public Consultation on Its Proposal to Hold a Five-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario
*Is Taxi Surcharge to Fund Accessible Cab Subsidy ‘Too Little, too Late’?
*Ryerson University Encouraging Students to Participate in Wheelchair Sports
*The Ford Government Admits It Planned a “Compromise of Road Safety” and the Opportunity for Businesses to Expand When It designed Its Controversial Proposed 5-Year Pilot to Allow Motorized Electric Scooters on Ontario Roads, According to a Media Report Yet The Government Should Never Compromise On Public Safety
*A Landscape Architect Graduate Created a TTC Map With Only Accessible Stations
*Why This Advocate Fights for Disability Justice Not Just Accessibility
*Disenfranchised and Disillusioned: Little Progress Made for Voters With Disabilities
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Quickly Send Us Feedback On Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government’s Rushed Public Consultation on Its Proposal to Hold a Five-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario
We welcome your feedback by Tuesday, September 10, 2019, on our draft brief to the Ford Government’s rushed public consultation on its proposal to allow
electric scooters (e-scooters) in Ontario for a five year pilot project. Our draft brief is set out below. Feedback to us can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @aodaalliance
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Is Taxi Surcharge to Fund Accessible Cab Subsidy ‘Too Little, too Late’?
The head of the industry association calls it a “cesspool of problems.”
But the owner of a taxi company says it’s long overdue, and an accessibility advocate says it’s a start.
Ryerson University Encouraging Students to Participate in Wheelchair Sports
Ryerson encourages inclusive orientation activity
Students at Ryerson University are starting their school year by trying out some new wheelchair sports.
As part of its orientation activities, Ryerson University is inviting students to participate in events such as an afternoon of wheelchair basketball and sledge hockey.
The Ford Government Admits It Planned a “Compromise of Road Safety” and the Opportunity for Businesses to Expand When It designed Its Controversial Proposed 5-Year Pilot to Allow Motorized Electric Scooters on Ontario Roads, According to a Media Report Yet The Government Should Never Compromise On Public Safety
According to a troubling CityTV report, the Doug Ford Government admitted it had compromised between protecting public safety on the one hand, and advancing business opportunities and consumer choice on the other, when it designed its controversial proposal to permit electric scooters in Ontario for a 5-year pilot.
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A Landscape Architect Graduate Created a TTC Map With Only Accessible Stations
Getting around a city the size of Toronto can be difficult, especially for someone with a disability or mobility issues, and that includes navigating the subway system. That’s why Robin Hufgard, a landscape architecture graduate with a background in studio art, created a TTC subway map designed with accessibility in mind.
Why This Advocate Fights for Disability Justice Not Just Accessibility
“Oftentimes, people with disabilities are taught from a young age that you’re a burden on society,” she says. “So, if you need support, you can go to this service or that service. But you’re not taught to ask the critical question of where to go when the services that exist don’t work for you. So we’re building
the political capacity in young people to hold community spaces and institutions responsible for the spaces they create.”
Disenfranchised and Disillusioned: Little Progress Made for Voters With Disabilities
Despite recommendations from an advisory group on disability issues formed by Elections Canada in 2014, little has changed for voters with disabilities as Manitobans prepare to
vote in both a provincial and federal election in the coming weeks, says Megan Linton.
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