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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 16 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*EU Commission Proposes Universal Disability, Parking Card
*Enhancing Pedestrian Safety: Detectable Warning Surfaces
*On-Demand ParaTransit Service Waiting for Green Light
*Lego Launches New Line of Braille Bricks
*Government of Canada Invests in Projects to Increase Access to Employment Opportunities and Support Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace
*Riding the Bus Will Soon Get a Little Easier for People Needing Extra Help
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EU Commission Proposes Universal Disability, Parking Card
When people’s disability status is not recognised abroad, they cannot access the special conditions and preferential treatment, such as free and/or priority access, reduced fees or personal assistance, while visiting other Member States. To address this issue, the Commission proposes the creation of a standardised European Disability Card.
Enhancing Pedestrian Safety: Detectable Warning Surfaces
HOW DO DETECTABLE WARNING SURFACES IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
In public spaces across Canada, you may have noticed textured ground surfaces with small, raised bumps installed in areas like curb ramps, transit platforms, and building entrances. These indispensable installations are known as detectable warning surfaces or tactile walking surface indicators (TWSIs).
On-Demand ParaTransit Service Waiting for Green Light
The proposed program would allow users to book a ride through Timmins Transit up to an hour in advance.
Lego Launches New Line of Braille Bricks
Just in time for Blind Awareness Month, Lego is launching a new line of bricks that include something a little different-braille.
Government of Canada Invests in Projects to Increase Access to Employment Opportunities and Support Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace
Building on the government of Canada’s commitment to improve inclusion and financial security of Canadians with disabilities, today, the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, announced nearly $73 million in funding under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities (OF) to support 31 projects that organizations across Canada will launch this year.
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Riding the Bus Will Soon Get a Little Easier for People Needing Extra Help
Timmins Transit riders who have qualified for the paratransit program will be given a pass that allows their support person to ride with them for free. An update on the item was at the Aug. 23 Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) meeting.
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