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Accessible Water Wheelchair, Access Mat Helping People Enjoy Regina Beach

People who use wheelchairs can now take a dip in Last Mountain Lake at Regina Beach much more easily thanks to a group of residents who got together to raise money for equipment that makes the beach accessible.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessible-water-wheelchair-access-mat-helping-people-enjoy-regina-beach/

Calgary Councillor Asks for Improved Accessibility Around Popular Pop-Up Patios

Calgarians with or without mobility issues are taking to social media to point out flaws with some of the temporary sidewalk setups around pop-up patios.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/calgary-councillor-asks-for-improved-accessibility-around-popular-pop-up-patios/

Advocates Calling on the City to Enforce Accessibility Policies in Construction Zones

Barricades and broken concrete are blocking a portion of the sidewalk along Portage Avenue in the St. James area. For Allen Mankewich, who uses a wheelchair, the barricades are nearly impossible to get around.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-calling-on-the-city-to-enforce-accessibility-policies-in-construction-zones/

Advocates Call on TTC to Pause Wheel-Trans Changes, Saying Thousands Could Lose Access

Changes mean people with disabilities, seniors may just stay home, advocates say

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https://aoda.ca/advocates-call-on-ttc-to-pause-wheel-trans-changes-saying-thousands-could-lose-access/

Ottawa Ride-Sharing Companies Agree to Hike Accessibility Fee to 10 Cents Per Ride

Ride-sharing companies have agreed to pay more for an accessibility fee to the city of Ottawa, but it’s not the 30 cents a ride charge Council was hoping for.

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https://aoda.ca/ottawa-ride-sharing-companies-agree-to-hike-accessibility-fee-to-10-cents-per-ride/

‘You’ve got to keep pushing: CTA rules in woman’s favour over Regina bus accessibility

A Regina woman who uses a wheelchair filed a claim against Rider Express after an operator told her they could not accommodate her wheelchair on the bus.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/youve-got-to-keep-pushing-cta-rules-in-womans-favour-over-regina-bus-accessibility/

Committee Upholds T.O. e- Scooter Ban

Final decision on vehicles to be debated at council next month.

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https://aoda.ca/committee-upholds-t-o-e-scooter-ban/

Federal Appeals Court: Civil Rights Claims Against Uber Must Be Heard in Court

The plaintiffs are people with disabilities who cannot use Uber’s on-demand transportation service in Pittsburgh because there are no wheelchair accessible vehicles available through Uber’s app.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/federal-appeals-court-civil-rights-claims-against-uber-must-be-heard-in-court/

Waterloo’s Free Rides to Vaccine Clinics Are Not Wheelchair-Accessible

The usefulness of an offer by the City of Waterloo to take people with disabilities and older adults to vaccination appointments is being questioned, because the transportation being used is not wheelchair accessible.

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https://aoda.ca/waterloos-free-rides-to-vaccine-clinics-are-not-wheelchair-accessible/

New National Partnership Focuses on Improving Accessibility on The Great Trail of Canada

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join AccessNow and Trans Canada Trail to provide valuable accessibility feedback on trails across Canada

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-national-partnership-focuses-on-improving-accessibility-on-the-great-trail-of-canada/