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Huron County Accessibility Crusader Tackles Bathrooms

Since losing the use of her legs, after being hit by passing motorist while cycling near Goderich in 2015, Julie Sawchuk has been tackling the sometimes uncomfortable world of bathroom accessibility.

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https://aoda.ca/huron-county-accessibility-crusader-tackles-bathrooms/

Upcoming Municipal Election Is Not Accessible to All, Says Advocate

‘At the end of the day, if we can’t even have a vote, then we’re not even being counted in society,’ says Lorelei Root

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https://aoda.ca/upcoming-municipal-election-is-not-accessible-to-all-says-advocate/

Workplace Accessibility and the Upcoming AODA Compliance Deadlines

With the deadline now fast approaching, organizations must review any accessibility areas they need to address in order to certify compliance with AODA requirements by this new deadline (to the extent they have not already done so).

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https://aoda.ca/workplace-accessibility-and-the-upcoming-aoda-compliance-deadlines/

Curbside Pickup Boosts Accessibility for People With ADHD and Autism

It’s more than a COVID prevention measure. Curbside pickup means I never have to drag myself through a store with a long list again.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/curbside-pickup-boosts-accessibility-for-people-with-adhd-and-autism/

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.

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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.

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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/

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.

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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’

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

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).

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