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Mandated Leave Policy is Withdrawn

A letter from the Ontario Human Rights Commission prompted U of T to pull the policy from the governance cycle AuthorFatima Wasif
notes from Alicia Boatto
Date publishedFeb 5, 2018

The University of Toronto has withdrawn the university-mandated leave of absence policy proposal from the current governance cycle, following concerns raised by the Ontario Human Rights Commission in a letter to the university.

uber-ASSIST driver pleads guilty, fined for refusing passenger with a guide dog

For Immediate Release
FEBRUARY 5, 2018

TORONTO: Provincial Offences Court

Almost one year ago, Victoria Nolan (and her guide dog Alan) was refused a ride by a Toronto Uber driver. Nolan, a medal-winning Canadian Paralympic rower, finished training at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Complex when she hailed a ride with UberAssist (designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities) for the first time.

Sorry, Not All Your Library Dreams are Going to Come True

This week in Market Squared, a call to those with library ambitions to remind them that this is a community project, and that some in the community must still be convinced by: Adam A. Donaldson

The new Guelph Public Library main branch is going to be big, but it’s not going to have everything

The AODA Alliance Makes Public an Open Letter, Seeking Disability Accessibility Commitments from the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

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

February 4, 2018


1. AODA Alliance Makes Public an Open Letter to Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

In our ongoing non-partisan campaign for disability accessibility, the AODA Alliance tries to be poised to swiftly take constructive action in the face of late-breaking developments. Ontario’s new leadership race in the Progressive Conservative Party is the most recent example of a late-breaking development.

Be My Eyes and Moovit Join Forces to Make Public Transit More Accessible

Jan 29, 2018

Public transit is an integral part of urban metropolitan areas and relied upon by millions of citizens. Blind or low vision transit riders are frequently uncertain that they’ve caught the right train or that the bus they’re waiting for will take them where they need to be. Be My Eyes and Moovit want to challenge obstacles relating to vision and access to make traveling individually with public transit more accessible for blind and visually impaired people.