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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.

Read more at
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/

When Street Design Leaves Some People Behind

A person in an electric wheelchair crosses a street in Hawthorne, California. Adding bike infrastructure is a boon for cyclists, but some street redesigns can make getting around harder for disabled road users.

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https://aoda.ca/when-street-design-leaves-some-people-behind/

City’s Amphibious Wheelchairs Put the Beach Within Reach

All her life, whenever Delaney Dunlop’s friends asked her to go to the beach, she’d decline.

The 30-year-old’s battery-powered wheelchair just wasn’t built to traverse the sand.

“It took like six people to get it out of the sand,” Dunlop said of one earlier attempt.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/citys-amphibious-wheelchairs-put-the-beach-within-reach/

St. John’s Pedestrian Mall Accessibility Will Change, Vows Mayor, After Facebook Post Highlights Problems

Post of wheelchair user unable to navigate area shared almost 1,000 times

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/st-johns-pedestrian-mall-accessibility-will-change-vows-mayor-after-facebook-post-highlights-problems/

Fundraising: Peterborough Kiwanis Donates Trail Chairs to Camp Kawartha

The hiking trails at Camp Kawartha, both at the main site on Clear Lake and others behind the Environment Centre in Peterborough, just became more accessible thanks to a generous donation of two specialized trail chairs by The Kiwanis Club of Peterborough and Motion Peterborough.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/fundraising-peterborough-kiwanis-donates-trail-chairs-to-camp-kawartha/

New Transport Rules for Disabled Travellers a Step Forward but Not Enough: Advocates

New rules aimed at making travel within Canada safer and more accessible for people with disabilities mark a welcome step forward but don’t yet go far enough to removing long-standing barriers, advocates said Thursday as the new regulations officially came into effect.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-transport-rules-for-disabled-travellers-a-step-forward-but-not-enough-advocates/

BC Transit is Using COVID Safety Precautions as An Excuse to Infringe the human Rights of Disabled People

I, an individual who requires a scooter for mobility, assured the driver that I was physically capable of securing myself without the driver’s assistance after the driver indicated that they were not comfortable securing my scooter due to the proximity and associated COVID 19 risks. The driver still refused to allow me to board the bus.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/bc-transit-is-using-covid-safety-precautions-as-an-excuse-to-infringe-the-human-rights-of-disabled-people/