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Judge Finds NYPD Liable, Must Provide People with Disabilities Access to Police Stations

Ruling affirms and holds NYPD accountable for broad inaccessibility of police precinct stations

Police department must include disability community as it works to eliminate barriers

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/judge-finds-nypd-liable-must-provide-people-with-disabilities-access-to-police-stations/

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues

We Analyze Del Duca’s Responses Compared to Leadership Candidate Michael Coteau Who Made All Ten Commitments We Seek

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https://aoda.ca/ontario-liberal-leadership-candidate-steven-del-duca-only-makes-four-of-the-ten-full-commitments-on-accessibility-for-2-6-million-ontarians-with-disabilities-that-the-aoda-alliance-seeks-and-gives-we/

Sarnia Continuing With Accessibility Upgrades in 2020

Renovations creating a new entrance, adding accessible washrooms and an elevator at the downtown Sarnia Library are expected to wrap up soon, Sarnia’s accessibility co-ordinator says.
“We hit a little bit of a snag with the washrooms,” said Dale Mosley “Just some plumbing issues, but we’re back on track now so it should be done by, I’m thinking, the first week of March, the washrooms.”

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https://aoda.ca/sarnia-continuing-with-accessibility-upgrades-in-2020/

Advocates, Industry Await Plan to Make N.S. Restaurant Washrooms Accessible

The restaurant industry and accessibility advocates alike are hoping to hear back from the Nova Scotia government in the next few months on a plan to make every restaurant washroom in the province accessible, a process that’s expected to cost tens of millions of dollars.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-industry-await-plan-to-make-n-s-restaurant-washrooms-accessible/

Accessible Government Workplaces and Services

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. One of these improvements is the need for accessible government workplaces and services. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees requested government commitment to employment and service accessibility. Attendees expect the government to show other organizations what full workplace and customer service accessibility looks like.

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https://aoda.ca/accessible-government-workplaces-and-services/

Help Us Get Towns and Cities Around Ontario to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters (E-scooters)

They Are a Danger to Ontarians with Disabilities On Our Sidewalks, Roads and Other Public Places.

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https://aoda.ca/help-us-get-towns-and-cities-around-ontario-to-leave-in-place-the-ban-on-electric-scooters-e-scooters/

Vancouver Taxi Companies Stop Subsidizing Drivers of Accessible Vehicles, Cite Ride-Hailing Competition

Without the subsidies, the association said, drivers are less likely to choose an accessible van because it will cost them more out of pocket.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/vancouver-taxi-companies-stop-subsidizing-drivers-of-accessible-vehicles-cite-ride-hailing-competition/

City Updates Its Service Animal Policy

The City of Sault Ste. Marie in its continuing commitment to promote inclusiveness and acknowledge the requirement to be able to service people with differing abilities, has reviewed and expanded its Service Animal Policy.

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https://aoda.ca/city-updates-its-service-animal-policy/

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Help Ensure that Canada’s Largest City Does Not Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters

Torontonians with Disabilities Need Mayor Tory’s Leadership to Prevent the Dangers to Their Safety and Accessibility that E-Scooters Pose

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https://aoda.ca/the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act-alliance-asks-toronto-mayor-john-tory-to-help-ensure-that-canadas-largest-city-does-not-lift-the-ban-on-electric-scooters/

The City of Toronto’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Passes A Strong Unanimous Motion Urging Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and City Council to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters

But City Staff Prefer an Option of Allowing E-Scooters Under Conditions that Leave in Place Serious Dangers for People with Disabilities and Others

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https://aoda.ca/the-city-of-torontos-municipal-accessibility-advisory-committee-passes-a-strong-unanimous-motion-urging-torontos-mayor-john-tory-and-city-council-to-leave-in-place-the-ban-on-electric-scooters/