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At the AODA Alliance’s Request, CTV Commendably Corrects an Inaccurate Online News Report About Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans

Who watches the watchers? Once again, the AODA Alliance has had to do so, when it comes to monitoring media coverage or lack of coverage of the danger since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic of disability discrimination in access to life-saving critical care in Ontario hospitals.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/at-the-aoda-alliances-request-ctv-commendably-corrects-an-inaccurate-online-news-report-about-ontarios-critical-care-triage-plans/

With CBC’s Strong Commitment to Diversity and Equity in Its Programming, Why Won’t Its Flagship National Radio Program “The Current” Cover Disability Discrimination Dangers in Critical Care Triage Plans During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Who watches the watchers? The AODA Alliance has had to do so, when it comes to monitoring media coverage or lack of coverage of the danger since the start of the COVID-19pandemic of disability discrimination in access to life-saving critical care in Ontario hospitals.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/with-cbcs-strong-commitment-to-diversity-and-equity-in-its-programming-why-wont-its-flagship-national-radio-program-the-current-cover-disability-discrimination-dangers-in-critical-care-triage/

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 3 years, 30 weeks, 0 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Companies Face Website Accessibility Deadline

TORONTO – Time is running out for Ontario companies to show their websites comply with new standards making them more accessible for people with disabilities or face fines of up to $100,000.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/companies-face-website-accessibility-deadline/

Judy Heumann, Pioneering Disability Rights Activist, Takes Spotlight in “Crip Camp”

She’s considered the mother of disability rights – and she’s a ‘badass’

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/judy-heumann-pioneering-disability-rights-activist-takes-spotlight-in-crip-camp/

Health of Canadians With Disabilities Suffering During the Pandemic

A new study led by UBC researchers and the Ontario-based Abilities Centre is sounding the alarm over the damaging effects of COVID-19 for Canadians with disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/health-of-canadians-with-disabilities-suffering-during-the-pandemic/

How People With Disabilities are Sticking Together During COVID-19

I asked my mom about what happened when the doctors first told her about my disability.

“They gave me a pamphlet,” she said, one that was 15 years out of date, and offered no advice on what we were supposed to do next.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-people-with-disabilities-are-sticking-together-during-covid-19/

‘Grave’ Safety Concerns From Accessibility Advocates Could Stop London Rollout of e-Scooters

A pilot project that would bring e-scooter sharing to London streets got a rough ride from city hall’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/grave-safety-concerns-from-accessibility-advocates-could-stop-london-rollout-of-e-scooters/

Candy-like Models Could Make Science More Accessible to visually Impaired Students

A groundbreaking study by Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, aims to use small, candy-like models to make science more accessible to the blind or visually impaired.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/candy-like-models-could-make-science-more-accessible-to-visually-impaired-students/

Ford Government Finally Makes Public the Initial Recommendations by the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on How to Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities

At long last, the Ford Government today belatedly made public the initial or draft recommendations on what the promised Education Accessibility Standard should include. The Government-appointed K-12 Education Standards Development Committee submitted these initial or draft recommendations to the Government over two and a half months ago.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ford-government-finally-makes-public-the-initial-recommendations-by-the-k-12-education-standards-development-committee-on-how-to-make-ontario-schools-accessible-for-students-with-disabilities/