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Will Manitoba Pass Disability Accessibility Legislation That is Strong and Effective?

The legislation must build on the strengths of accessibility-rights laws that are in place in other jurisdictions while not replicating their weaknesses. Established resources and tools from these jurisdictions should be used to support early and tangible progress in implementation.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2655

County of Brant Discriminates Against People with Disabilities

By Karen McCall
May 29, 2012

On June 1, 2012, the County of Brant is sending out letters telling the people with disabilities who live in the County that they will no longer have access to the specialized transportation service known as County Service due to “abuses” of the service.

The specialized transportation service has two parts: subsidized fares due to the size of the County and lack of public transportation; and a fleet of accessible vehicles.


MobilityPLUS Users to Get More Vans, Fare Choices

Chris Herhalt, Record staff
May 28, 2012

WATERLOO REGION — Users of Grand River Transit’s accessible MobilityPLUS vans will soon see more vehicles on the road and more flexible fare options, according to the service’s latest business plan.

Up until July 1 of this year, users of the region’s wheelchair accessible vans would have to purchase special tickets in order to ride, at a cost of $2.50 per ticket. After July 1, MobilityPLUS riders will be able to purchase regular tickets or passes at the same price as other GRT riders.


Website Audits: Is the CNIB Robbing You Blind?

By Geof Collis
May 25, 2012

How can they perform expensive Audits if their own website isn’t compliant?

Remember, just because it’s the CNIB, doesn’t make them an Authority or experts on web Accessibility and you’d be well advised to get other proposals if you want to go the Audit route.

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http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2505

Elections Ontario Categorically Refuses to Deploy Telephone and Internet Voting in Any By-election IN 2012

BUT THAT IS NOT THE END — AODA ALLIANCE ASKS FOR MEETING WITH CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER TO RE-CONSIDER THAT REFUSAL

May 24, 2012

SUMMARY

Ontarians with disabilities have just come face-to-face with yet another roadblock in our 13-year-long campaign for fully accessible elections in Ontario for voters with disabilities. Undeterred, we tenaciously press ahead!


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