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Proposed Ontario Changes to Accessibility Regulations

by Yosie Saint-Cyr

The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure has proposed changes to the Customer Service Standard and Integrated Accessibility Standards regulations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If approved, the changes will be enacted on July 1, 2016, and take immediate effect.

This proposal includes incorporating the Customer Service Standard into the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation and making changes to requirements of the Customer Service Standard (see details below).

Blind Parapan Athletes Face More Barriers Than Most

Advocates decry lack of braille in residence rooms and programs. KALIE SINCLAIR / Canadian Paralympic Committee

Goalball play Ahmad Ziedidavi, from Port Coquitlam, B.C., said this was one of the best-prepared Parapan cities, though the lack of braille on suite doors in the athletes’ village leaves a blind person “kind of lost.” By: Michael Robinson Staff Reporter, Published on Sat Aug 15 2015