Come to the April 12, 2016 Mississauga Accessibility Public Forum

and Barrier-Free BC Holds Its Major Kick-Off Event in British Columbia on April 6, 2016

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

March 30, 2016

SUMMARY

1. Come to the April 12, 2016 Mississauga Accessibility Public Forum to Help Our Grassroots Effort to Kick-Start Sluggish Ontario Government Action on Accessibility

Yes, She’s Really Disabled: Woman Harassed for Using Parking Spot

First posted: Monday, March 21, 2016

In the mere minutes between when Amber Gillett pulled into an accessible parking spot in front of a Clyde Avenue shop and when she walked back to her Volkswagen Golf, a stranger made an assumption about her.

“Stupidity is not a disability!” read the large sticker someone plastered across her windshield recently, despite the accessible parking permit clipped to the visor. “Park elsewhere.”

Please Tell the Wynne Government if You Support the List of Readily-Achievable Improvements to the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard that the AODA Alliance and ARCH Disability Law Centre Have Jointly Submitted to the Economic Development Minister

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

March 18, 2016

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Nine Years after the Ontario Government Promises to Review All Ontario Laws for Accessibility Barriers, the Wynne Government Proposes Modest Legislative Changes to 11 Laws , To Be Fast-Tracked Through the Legislature

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

March 16, 2016

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In the 2007 Ontario election, Ontarios Liberal Government, led by Premier Dalton McGuinty, promised that the Government would review all Ontario laws for accessibility barriers. That includes 750 statutes and many more regulations.

AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Files Appeal to the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner

to Contest the Economic Development Ministrys $4,250 Fee to Fully Answer His June 4, 2015 Freedom of Information Application, Which Sought Updated Information on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts Implementation and Enforcement

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

March 10, 2016

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Send Us Feedback on Our Latest Draft Brief to the Wynne Government on Proposed Revisions to the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard

On YouTube, You Can Now Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s March 3, 2016 Interview on The Agenda With Steve Paikin

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

March 4 2016

SUMMARY

1. We Need Your Feedback Fast!

Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin Tonight at 8 or 11 PM

or Later on YouTube, Talking about the Need for the Wynne Government to Create an Education Accessibility Standard and Insufficient Government Action on Accessibility Comes up During Budget Debates in the Ontario Legislature

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

March 3, 2016

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Ottawa’s Accessibility Rules Need More Common Sense: Critics

Must a floating dock sit still? Should a children’s garden be at adult height? Some are questioning the city’s common sense when it comes to accessibility.

A kid works in a raised planter at the Cardinal Creek children’s garden. Organizers have complained the city didn’t use common sense when applying adult accessibility requirements. By: Emma Jackson Metro Published on Tue Mar 01 2016

Is Ottawa taking its accessibility rules too far?