By IAN MCCALLUM
November 27, 2010
Prior to the Oct. 25 municipal vote, City Scope teamed up with accessibility advocate Ed McLachlan to expose members of council and aldermanic candidates to the frustrations encountered by city residents dealing with accessibility issues in their daily routine.
Accessibility Barriers Result In Feeling of Isolation. Read full article.
November 27, 2010
Please add your voice to our call for the McGuinty government to enact strong and effective new accessibility standards, to be enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
The McGuinty Government is now working on finalizing an accessibility standard it will enact in 2011. This standard is supposed to remove and prevent barriers that impede Ontarians with disabilities from equal access to public transportation, to employment, and to information and communication.
Join Our Call for Strong New Accessibility Standards – and Distribute Our New Leaflet!. Read full article.
By Geof Collis
November 26, 2010
Why is it so much trouble to get people to understand that making documents accessible, especially the Portable Document Format (PDF) doesn’t just benefit people like myself, but everyone who has to read hundreds of 6, 30 or 300 page documents as part of their job description or just trying to educate themselves.
Your PDF’s are like Rolls of Toilet Paper!. Read full article.
23 November 2010
By Mariana Ionova, News Editor
For Ryerson students using a wheelchair, getting to a class in Kerr Hall could be dangerous and nearly impossible. The ramps leading to the entrances are too steep, the doorways are too narrow and the pavement is cracked and heaved.
Full ccessibility in Kerr Hall ‘Just Impossible’. Read full article.
November 24, 2010
On November 12, 2010 we wrote to Community and Social Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur, the McGuinty Government’s cabinet minister with lead responsibility for implementing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. We asked what the Government has done up to now, and what it plans to do in the final year of this term in office, on three important 2007 election promises to Ontarians with disabilities, namely:
AODA Alliance Asks McGuinty Government to Report on its Efforts on Unkept 2007 Election Promises. Read full article.