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Righting a Wrong

August 22, 2016
Jeff Cottrill

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded $266,000 in damages to a woman who had accused her former employer of mocking and abusing her after she lost her hearing. The court decision, authored by Judge Gloria Epstein and released on June 30, states that management at Applied Consumer & Clinical Evaluations Inc. (ACCE) conducted a “campaign of abuse” against Vicky Strudwick, who worked for the company for more than 15 years.


Pedestrian Crossover to Be Installed in Waterdown

Hamilton City Hall
By Kevin Werner, HCN
Flamborough Review

New pedestrian crossovers will be rolled out in neighbourhoods across the city this year.

Mountain Brow Boulevard and Limeridge Road, and Limeridge Road and west of Mountain Brow Boulevard all on Hamilton Mountain will be the first to get the new crossovers, which will include a pedestrian ramp built under the province’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, sometime in 2016.


Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Wynne Government’s “Pre-Consultation” on Health Care Accessibility Barriers Facing Patients with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities

August 18, 2016

SUMMARY

We welcome your feedback on the AODA Alliance’s draft brief to the Wynne Government on its “Pre-Consultation” on accessibility barriers that patients with disabilities face in Ontario’s health care system. We set out our draft brief below. It is 13 pages long.


The Toronto Star Gives Great Coverage to the AODA Alliances “Picture Our Barriers” Social Media Campaign – Join In the Blitz

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities

August 11, 2016

SUMMARY

There is a great article in the August 10, 2016 Toronto Star, set out below, by reporter Jessica Botelho-Urbanski, on troubling barriers that still face people with disabilities in Ontario in 2016. It gives great profile to the AODA Alliance’s “Picture Our Barriers” campaign. In this campaign, people all over Ontario send tweets on Twitter about accessibility barriers of all kinds that they encounter, including, where possible, photos of these barriers that they take on their smart phones.


Please Circulate the AODA Alliance’s News Release Responding to the Wynne Government’s Announcement on School Supports for Students with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

August 9, 2016

SUMMARY

Even though Ontario is required by law to become fully accessible to all people with disabilities by 2025, less than eight and a half years from now, Ontario’s publicly-funded education system is still full of barriers that can impede 334,000 students with special education needs. The Wynne Government still has no plan in place to ensure that Ontario’s education system becomes fully disability-accessible.


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