Posted Feb 27, 2012
The Toronto Chapter of the AEBC is conducting a nationwide survey to find out from you what “accessibility” features are important to you when dining out. The results of this survey will affect AEBC’s work nationally.
All responses will be kept anonymous, and will be used for the purposes of gathering information to present to various major restaurant chains.
Take the Survey at http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/chapters/toronto/restaurant-survey
ACCESSIBILITY: Council chopped a $500,000 contribution to a reserve fund for upgrades
By Jordan Adams, Special to The Free Press
Last Updated: February 23, 2012 8:02am
The new wheelchair ramp at London city hall has made life a bit easier for Jeff Preston. He no longer has to drive over rough pavement in his wheelchair to get to his committee meetings. It’s improvements like these that make the city more accessible to disabled citizens.
Cut Frustrate Disabled. Read full article.
Tue Feb 21, 2012
Judi Mansfield-Jones, Hamilton
On Wednesday, my daughter Kristin and I presented a petition to City Hall on behalf of the Developmental Services Transportation Committee. The petition supports equal access to DARTS for all disabled adults.
In 2008, council passed a motion to revise the eligibility criteria for DARTS to comply with Human Rights and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act regulations for implementing a fair and equitable transportation system for all Hamiltonians. To date, access to DARTS remains restricted and not available to all disabled adults.
City not compliant on transit access. Read full article.
Organizers cite lack of interest
CBC News Posted: Feb 20, 2012
An advocacy group is upset Andrew Pinto, the head of an Ontario Human Rights review, is bypassing Thunder Bay. (Pinto Wray James LLP)
A lawyer has been appointed by the Attorney-General to consult the public and visit cities across the province for feedback about the way human rights are enforced.
Human Rights Review Bypasses Thunder Bay. Read full article.
AND SEND US FEEDBACK ON OUR DRAFT BRIEF TO THE PINTO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE REVIEW
February 9, 2012
It can be easy to give the Pinto Human Rights Review your feedback on Ontario’s system for enforcing human rights. The Pinto Human Rights Code Review is going ahead with its public hearings next week. This is so even though we asked it to postpone these, so more people can learn about them and take part. The Pinto Review is seeking the public’s feedback on how well Ontario’s system for enforcing human rights is working.
Use These Helpful Tips for Making a Presentation to the Pinto Human Rights Code’s Public Hearings or Sending in Written Submissions. Read full article.