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.
Accessible Tasting for All full article
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.
Cobourg Customer-Service Policy Targets Accessibility full article
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
Ground-breaking Legal Victory for Ontarians with Disabilities full article
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.
Kitchener-Waterloo Adopt New Standards to Ensure Citizens with Disabilities Have Access to Services full article
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.
Customer Service Standard Key to Inclusiveness full article
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.
Ongoing Issues with Downtown Audible Signals full article