New Website Answers ‘Where’s My Bus?’

By GORD YOUNG, The Nugget
Friday, September 30, 2016 8:56:40 EDT AM

There will be no more uncertainty at the bus stop for North Bay transit users who may be wondering if they missed their ride.

The city launched a real-time bus tracking website Thursday that will put an end to the guessing game for those who rely on city transit.

‘Just do it now:’ doctors encouraged to make offices accessible

Pending changes in Ontario may force accessibility standards for health care, but why wait? CBC News Posted: Sep 26, 2016

It seems logical that doctors’ offices would be barrier-free, yet many patients face obstacles visiting their physician.

Doctors’ offices and clinics ought to make their facilities more accessible for Canadians with disabilities, a medical journal editor argues.

Changes to SSAH Funding and ODSP Applications for People who Receive Developmental Services

By Kerri Joffe, Staff Lawyer

On September 2 the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) announced changes to Special Services at Home (SSAH) funding and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) applications.

Spotlight on Wheel-Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility Forum

September 19, 2016
by Sophia Reuss

On September 15, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) held the ninth annual TTC Public Forum on Accessibility at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place. Serving to connect TTC and ACAT with the general public, the open Forum offered participants the opportunity to directly share their thoughts and concerns with some of the City’s top transit executives.

Hurt Workers Forced Into ‘Humiliating’ Jobs

Insurance Board’s Push to Get Accident Victims Back to Work Quickly Can Backfire, Critics Say Sara Mojtehedzadeh
The Toronto Star , Sept. 12, 2016

On a snowy, slippery day in December 2013, Hamilton resident Jeannie Howe struck her head and injured her back in a workplace fall.

Eight weeks later, she was back on the job. She was at least happy to get out of the house, but she remained groggy and suffered from “constant headaches.”

Over Two Short Days, Our Accessibility Issues Come Up Twice in Ontario’s Legislature and Also in the Toronto Star

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

September 15, 2016


We are very busy advocating on accessibility in Ontario on so many fronts at once, from pressing for an Education Accessibility Standard, to trying to get the AODA effectively enforced, to scanning the recent Throne Speech for accessibility issues, to advocating for more accessibility in our public transit systems in Ontario. All your work at the grassroots helps yield results, like those we report here.

TTC Still Has ‘Big Ticket Items’ to Address When it Comes to Accessibility

Louise Bark attended her first TTC accessibility forum about eight years ago. “It’s been a huge change over the years,” she says. by Ben SpurrTransportation Reporter
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016

For most transit riders, problems on the TTC are an inconvenience. But for people who use mobility devices or have physical or cognitive disabilities, when the transit system fails, it can severely limit their autonomy, and even be dangerous.

Course Cluster Challenges Thinking on Disability

Professor Julia Watts Belser teaches a course on the intersection of disability and religion in the Georgetown University Disability Studies Course Cluster September 14, 2016

The Georgetown University Disabilities Studies Course Cluster is thriving in its second year, with seven classes offered this fall. Its a broad and important field, but it isnt exactly in the academic mainstream yet. So, what is disability studies, and how did this course cluster come to fruition?

Attend the Toronto Transit Commission’s September 15, 2016 Annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit to Recount Accessibility Barriers You Face on TTC

Are Public Transit Authorities Across Ontario All Annually Holding These Mandatory Public Forums for Public Transit Riders with Disabilities?

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

September 13, 2016


Premier Wynne’s Throne Speech Offers 1.8 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Nothing new


September 12, 2016 Toronto: The Wynne Government’s new Throne Speech, read at Queen’s Park this afternoon, offers 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities absolutely nothing new, as a point-by-point analysis, set out below, shows.