Accessible Tasting for All

Posted By GRANT LAFLECHE , STANDARD STAFF
Posted December 26, 2009

At first blush, the wine tasting the ordinary. It’s a bar where Creekside Estate Winery customers can saddle up and have a drink.

But look past the customers standing at the bar and you’ll see something different. Around the side of the polished brown bar is another table top a few feet lower. It’s designed for those in wheelchairs who cannot reach the bar.

Cobourg Customer-Service Policy Targets Accessibility

Posted By CECILIA NASMITH, NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY
December 17, 2009

COBOURG — Cobourg council has adopted the accessible customer-service policy that was endorsed by its accessibility advisory committee.

Ground-breaking Legal Victory for Ontarians with Disabilities  

Condominiums must share costs of creating accessible units   
TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW

Paul DiSalvo has won his long battle to be able to enter his own front door. Mr. Di Salvo has degenerative Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
and has been unable to negotiate the front steps to his home. The condominium corporation insisted that Mr. DiSalvo bear the full costs of installing a
ramp to his door and making modifications to the walkway, arguing it would not be appropriate to expend funds for the sole benefit of one owner. The law
reads differently.   

Kitchener-Waterloo Adopt New Standards to Ensure Citizens with Disabilities Have Access to Services

Date Posted: December 02, 2009

WATERLOO REGION – On the eve of the International Day of People with Disabilities, the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo announce new policies that position them to provide even better access to goods and services for residents with disabilities.

Customer Service Standard Key to Inclusiveness

By Anjum Nayyar, posted Tuesday, December 8, 2009

As part of the university’s obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Division of Human Resources and Equity has launched the information-sharing portion of the newly legislated customer service standard to all faculty and staff.

Ongoing Issues with Downtown Audible Signals

December 2, 2009 – by Carli Whitwell

Marcia Cummings and Mike Yale have been pushing for a compromise on the continuously running audible signals that help visually impaired people cross Main Street, but to no avail.