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Tories Silent on Accessibility Improvements for Disabled

Published Sept 22, 2011
Richard J. Brennan National Affairs Writer

The Tories are the only mainstream party refusing to commit to advancing the cause of making Ontario a fully accessible province, says a lawyer and disability rights advocate.

In a Sept. 13 letter to Tim Hudak, David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, admonished the Progressive Conservative leader.


PC Candidate Agrees to Urge Tim Hudak to Make Accessibility Commitments – And Other Media Election Coverage of Disability Accessibility Issues

Watch David Lepofsky’s September 23, 2011 interview on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” – Automated Captioning Available
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB3yTuq1ErE

September 22, 2011

SUMMARY

With the election campaign in full swing, we have more news than usual, and so we are circulating more Updates than usual. Here’s the latest.


Toronto Star Reports That Conservatives Promise to Cut at Least 30% of Ontario Regulations – Are New Accessibility Regulations on That Large Chopping Block?

September 21, 2011

SUMMARY

Concerns mount that gains toward a fully accessible Ontario for over 1.5 million Ontarians with disabilities are directly in issue in this election. Key parts of those gains are set out in new regulations enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005. To learn more about the newest accessibility regulation that we fought for and just recently won, visit: https://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/06032011.asp


Use Options for Accessible Voting for Voters With Disabilities in This Ontario Election

September 20, 2011

SUMMARY

It is very important that every eligible voter, including all voters with disabilities, votes in the October 6, 2011 Ontario election. This update gives you current, detailed information from Elections Ontario on options you can use to increase accessibility of voting to voters with disabilities. We hope this helps you ensure that you can exercise your fundamental democratic right to vote.


City of Kawartha Lakes Uses AODA as Defense Against Disabled

Geof Collis
Sept 19, 2011

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a Law that aims to make Ontario fully accessible by the year 2025, unfortunately it will take that long if not longer if the kind of attitude I encountered recently becomes the norm.


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