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Due to Years of Government Foot-Dragging, Ontario Won’t Become Accessible to 2.6 Million People with Disabilities by 2025, Violating Disabilities Act

“The AODA requires the Government to lead Ontario to become accessible to people with disabilities by 2025, twenty years after it was enacted. With great pain and frustration, we have reached a wrenching turning point. Ontario must recognize that Ontario will not reach the goal of being accessible by 2025. We reach this hurtful crossroads despite the grassroots efforts of many to get the AODA fully and effectively implemented.”

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https://www.aoda.ca/due-to-years-of-government-foot-dragging-ontario-wont-become-accessible-to-2-6-million-people-with-disabilities-by-2025-violating-disabilities-act/

How are Workplaces Supporting Canadian Workers With Disabilities?

Dec. 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the most recent Statscan numbers, one in five (22 per cent) of people in Canada lives with a disability, both visible and invisible.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-are-workplaces-supporting-canadian-workers-with-disabilities/

CERB and CRB Discriminated Against Canadians With Disabilities, New Charter Challenge Claims The Star

Unlike other income replacement programs like parental or maternal benefits, the Canadian Pension Plan Disability benefit did not count toward the $5,000 threshold to qualify for CERB and CRB.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cerb-and-crb-discriminated-against-canadians-with-disabilities-new-charter-challenge-claims-the-star/

Stunning Sampling of 25 News Articles Show Serious Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose to the Public, Including People with Disabilities, Seniors and Children

Today, the 27th anniversary of the birth of Ontario’s grass roots non-partisan campaign for accessibility for people with disabilities, we show you public overwhelming proof that Ontarians with disabilities are now exposed to a serious and unjustifiable new danger to their safety and accessibility, due to the Ford Government.

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https://www.aoda.ca/stunning-sampling-of-25-news-articles-show-serious-dangers-that-electric-scooters-pose-to-the-public-including-people-with-disabilities-seniors-and-children/

N.S. Singer ‘Making a Connection’ with Audio Described Music Video, Accessible Show

Christina Martin worked with a consulting company to make her music accessible to all

Hit play on Christina Martin’s latest music video and you’ll hear an unfamiliar voice.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/n-s-singer-making-a-connection-with-audio-described-music-video-accessible-show/

Some Young Adults With Disabilities are Stuck in Long-Term Care.

They say that’s discrimination.

Without proper support to live at home, they have no choice but to stay in “medical prison cells”

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/some-young-adults-with-disabilities-are-stuck-in-long-term-care/

Proposal to Sidestep Sidewalk Disputes Could ‘Neuter’ Accessibility Policy in The London Plan

City engineers believe empowering property owners in established neighbourhoods to collectively plot the path forward will reduce opposition to future sidewalk installations.

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https://www.aoda.ca/proposal-to-sidestep-sidewalk-disputes-could-neuter-accessibility-policy-in-the-london-plan/

Ontario’s Online Health-Card Renewal System Excludes People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

Province looking at upgrading its system but declined to comment on the record

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https://www.aoda.ca/ontarios-online-health-card-renewal-system-excludes-people-with-disabilities-advocates-say/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Named a Fastest Growing Tech Company by Deloitte

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is the smarter way to digital accessibility and legal compliance.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/essential-accessibility-named-a-fastest-growing-tech-company-by-deloitte/

U.S. Justice Department Sues Uber for Allegedly Overcharging People With Disabilities

Customers with disabilities across the United States have been overcharged by Uber since 2016 for allegedly taking too long to load into their designated vehicle, according to a federal civil lawsuit the Justice Department filed on Wednesday.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/u-s-justice-department-sues-uber-for-allegedly-overcharging-people-with-disabilities/