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Accessibility Law Says Taxis Can’t Overcharge Disabled Passengers

J.P. ANTONACCI / The Advance
Nov 30, 2011 – 10:22 AM

Taxicab passengers with disabilities or mobility issues that require the storage and transport of aids or assistive devices cannot be charged a higher fare than able-bodied passengers, according to provincial accessibility legislation discussed at last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting in North Grenville.


Emergency Preparedness: New AODA Rules for Persons With Disabilities

Author: Yosie Saint-Cyr
Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 08:39

Under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), effective January 1, 2012, organizations in Ontario must provide and make available in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports, information about emergency response plans or public safety to customers and employees with disabilities.


17 Years Ago Today Ontario’s Non-Partisan Disabilities Act Movement Was Born!

November 29, 2011

SUMMARY

Seventeen years ago today, on November 29, 1994, the non-partisan grassroots community coalition to campaign for a strong and effective Disabilities Act in Ontario was born. It was originally called the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee.

The ODA Committee waged a 10-year long tenacious campaign for a law to make Ontario fully accessible for all Ontarians with disabilities. The law was originally to be called the Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


Three Developments in Our Quest for Internet and Telephone Voting to Promote Accessibility for Voters With Disabilities

November 25, 2011

SUMMARY

Here are three recent developments in our campaign to make elections in Ontario fully accessible for persons with disabilities:

* On November 17, 2011, Elections Ontario responded to our October 28 letter, in which we had asked for a progress report on internet and telephone voting. Elections Ontario defers most of our inquiries to the future.


McGuinty Government Ducks Complaint About Its Contraversial Choice of Whom to Conduct Independent Review of Bill 107

November 21, 2011

SUMMARY

The McGuinty Government recently wrote a letter to a prominent Toronto human rights activist, to respond to complaints about the Government’s choice of whom to conduct the mandatory Independent Review of Bill 107. Its letter essentially ducks the complaint.


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