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AODA Alliance Update: 2011 Priorities in Our Accessibility Campaign

January 29, 2011

GET READY FOR A BUSY NEW YEAR IN OUR NON-PARTISAN CAMPAIGN FOR A BARRIER-FREE ONTARIO

SUMMARY

We kick off 2011 by alerting you to priorities in our activities in 2011 in our ongoing campaign for a barrier-free Ontario, and summarizing what we accomplished last year. We also let you know how we are streamlining our updates to make them easier for you, when you have lots of other email to plough through.


Voting Process Meets Accessibility Standards

January 12, 2011

Note: Here is a perfect example of a so called Accessibility Consulting Group not being in touch. Their recommendations on accessibility for Blind and Visually Impaired people is way off the mark, the Councillor has more sense. All the more reason that Accessibility Consultants should be regulated before they do any more damage, send them your comments at donna@theherringtongroup.ca
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The Bus Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore; Disabled Passengers Turned Away From Stops They’ve Used for Years

Barbara Turnbull
The Toronto Star , Jan. 11, 2011

When Mary Caruso asked the bus driver to let her off at her usual stop at Lawrence Ave., E., and Victoria Park last Tuesday, he explained that he
shouldn’t be doing so because it’s not wheelchair accessible. But he did anyway.


Local Businesses Confused By Customer Service Legislation

Teri Pecoskie
Wed Jan 5 2011

Maria Mendolia says she does whatever she can to make her salon accessible to disabled customers.

The Jackson Square business, Joseph’s Coiffures, features movable cutting stations to accommodate customers in wheelchairs. Her staff members go out of their way to aid patrons with visual impairments and other disabilities.

As far as meeting Ontario’s accessibility standards, Mendolia is doing more than what is required of her.


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