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Calgary Accessibility Advocate Reminds People to Clear Snow and Ice From Sidewalks

Anyone who has been outside in Calgary since the snow started falling on Monday evening knows it’s difficult to get around whether it’s vehicles slipping and sliding on roads or people trudging through heavy snow on walkways.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/calgary-accessibility-advocate-reminds-people-to-clear-snow-and-ice-from-sidewalks/

Advocates Fear AVs Will Leave Disabled Riders Behind

For Carol Tyson, a recent proposal that would advance the commercialization of self-driving vehicles brought familiar pangs of frustration.

Like so many others, Tyson, an advocate for people with disabilities, believes autonomous transportation holds the potential to unlock newfound independence and mobility for millions of Americans. However, blueprints for that future are missing vital components, namely vehicle designs and regulatory frameworks that address considerations for riders with disabilities.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-fear-avs-will-leave-disabled-riders-behind/

CTA Releases “What We Heard” report on Phase II of its Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

On June 25, 2020, the CTA’s new ATPDR came into force. They establish modern legally binding requirements for accessible services, technical standards for equipment, communications, training, and security and border screening.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cta-releases-what-we-heard-report-on-phase-ii-of-its-accessible-transportation-for-persons-with-disabilities-regulations/

Former Lawyers File Human Rights Complaints, Allege Accessibility Issues in Manitoba Courts

‘I’ve had multiple judges apologize to me for how inaccessible the courtroom is,’ says Mike Reimer

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/former-lawyers-file-human-rights-complaints-allege-accessibility-issues-in-manitoba-courts/

MPI Compensation ‘Laughable,’ Senior Says – Not Offering Enough to Replace Electric Wheelchair

Three months ago, Arthur Ray was crossing Main Street in his motorized wheelchair when a vehicle hit him and damaged the wheelchair significantly, leaving the 76-year-old without a way to safely get around.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/mpi-compensation-laughable-senior-says-not-offering-enough-to-replace-electric-wheelchair/

Disability Rights Group Sues San Diego Over Scooters On Sidewalks

Electric scooters have taken cities across the country by surprise, sometimes causing conflicts with city authorities and pedestrians. In San Diego, the scooters have led to a federal lawsuit claiming the new devices cause discrimination against people with disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-rights-group-sues-san-diego-over-scooters-on-sidewalks/

Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users

Although summer is coming to a close, Elliot Lake has made good on its promise to make local beaches more accessible by installing beach access mats for wheelchair users.

The MobiMats, which were purchased from Wheelchair Friendly Solutions Inc. in the winter of 2019 as part of the community’s Age Friendly Elliot Lake Action Plan, are designed to ensure safe and inclusive accessibility to the water.

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https://aoda.ca/elliot-lake-honours-commitment-to-accessibility-with-beach-mats-for-wheelchair-users-2/

Elliot Lake Honours Commitment to Accessibility With Beach Mats for Wheelchair Users

Although summer is coming to a close, Elliot Lake has made good on its promise to make local beaches more accessible by installing beach access mats for wheelchair users.

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https://aoda.ca/elliot-lake-honours-commitment-to-accessibility-with-beach-mats-for-wheelchair-users/

Winnipeg Transit Considering Priority Seating for People With Disabilities

City says current first come, first served option doesn’t line up with provincial rules around accessibility

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/winnipeg-transit-considering-priority-seating-for-people-with-disabilities/

Accessibility Compliance Not Being Enforced Says City Councillor

Construction in Winnipeg can be a nuisance for many, but for people with mobility restrictions, it’s more than just inconvenient.

As the city works to repair roads and sidewalks, some have noticed it appears accessibility compliance rules aren’t being followed.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-compliance-not-being-enforced-says-city-councillor/