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Louise Dickson / Times Colonist
September 20, 2017
Graeme McCreath stood in the B.C. Court of Appeal, his German shepherd guide dog at his feet, and asked the judges to imagine being refused hotel or rental accommodation or having taxis deliberately pass by.
“Imagine not having access to any public place or even service in a restaurant,” McCreath said Tuesday.
“All these things have happened to blind people, not just once, but many times even though we have stringent clear laws protecting the vulnerable.”
TTC hears concerns about long waits and inaccessible stations at annual meeting ByNatalie Nanowski,
September 20, 2017
Michele Gardner (centre) and Robert Muzzy (right) say broken elevators make it difficult to ride the TTC. (Natalie Nanowski/CBC)
Michele Gardner never uses the TTC. Not because of delays or overcrowding, but because it scares her.
“I really don’t like using the regular transit, especially because I know that it’s not fully accessible,” said Gardner.
Will Reforms to Ontario’s 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard Ensure These Barriers are Removed by 2025?
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @aodaalliance
September 20, 2017
Posted on September 11, 2017
By Aidan Macdonald and Heidi MacFarland
For years now, injured workers and frontline advocates have been sounding the alarm that Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) has been “getting its financial house in order” through austerity and cost-cutting measures. Whether it be from slashing compensation for lost wages, denying healthcare treatment and medication, or refusing to recognize mental health injuries, the cuts have come squarely on the backs of injured workers.
TTC Top Brass to Hear from Passengers with all Kinds of Disabilities at Public Forum Tonight about Inexcusable Barriers They Still Face on Public Transit in Canada’s Biggest City 12 Years After Ontario Passed Its Disabilities Act
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Many blind and partially sighted Canadians still find themselves in challenging and frustrating situations when trying to access public spaces such as cabs, B&Bs, restaurants and shopping establishments.
In all of Canada’s 13 jurisdictions, human rights legislation prohibits discriminating against a person with a disability working with a service animal. Discrimination includes denial of access to any premises to which the public would normally have access.
Sep. 14, 2017
The Discover Ability Network will showcase the business advantages of employing persons with disabilities
TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable David Onley, Special Advisor to the Government of Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Accessibility, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (The OCC) and the Discover Ability Network partners launched a new program and online portal that will connect persons with disabilities seeking employment directly with Ontario businesses looking to meet their talent requirements.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http:www.aodaalliance.org email@example.com Twitter: @aodaalliance
AODA Alliance’s Advice on Accessibility Reaches All the Way to New Zealand
September 13, 2017
1. Come to TTC’s Annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit on September 19, 2017
By John Gibb
Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017
Canadian disability advocate David Lepofsky believes there is growing political backing to pass “accessibility” legislation in this country.
“Accessibility legislation can only help, if it’s done right,” Mr Lepofsky said in Dunedin recently.
New Zealand could adopt what he termed a “buffet” dining approach, by picking up aspects of Canadian accessibility legislation that had worked well, to improve access for people with disabilities to buildings, public transport, as well as information and services.
by John Bkila
September 8, 2017
Cheryl Cousens, 31, wants to move out of her family home, but cannot find accessible condos/apartments in Burlington. Some are wide enough for her to move around, but bathroom facilities, kitchens and laundry rooms are not built to be accessible to people with mobility issues.
At 31, Cheryl Cousens says she can’t have what many single adults take for granted their independence.