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With a Federal Election Looming, Two Captioned Videos Explain Why Canada Needs a Strong Accessible Canada Act and Why the One that Passed in 2019 Needs to Be Strengthened

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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July 28, 2021

It sure looks, sounds, tastes and smells like there is a federal election in the air. That means it is time for disability advocates to gear up to ask the federal parties for election commitments on accessibility for over six million people with disabilities in Canada!


Opt Out of e-Scooters Before It’s too Late, Accessibility Committee Warns

A letter from the accessibility advisory committee has been sent to council Tuesday Angela McInnes, CBC New
Posted: Jul 27, 2021

Adding e-scooters to London’s proposed pilot bike share program will do more harm than good, according to the accessibility advisory committee.

The city has been surveying Londoners for their input on the matter since May.

Jay Menard, chair of London’s accessibility advisory committee, has written a letter to the Community and Protective Services Committee about concerns around e-scooters.


Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee on the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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July 23, 2021

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Attend CNIB’s July 27, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose for People with Disabilities if London Ontario Allows Them

and— Please Fill Out an Important Online Survey About Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Courts

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/

July 22, 2021

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Here’s a buffet of recent news from the trenches of the battle for accessibility for people with disabilities:


I Am Trying and Struggling: Lack of Accessible, Affordable Units Leaves Kitchener Man Stranded

CBC News
Posted July 12, 2021

Ronald Hoppe said shock turned to anger when he found out he would be waiting years on Waterloo regions affordable housing list before he would be able to get a unit that was accessible.

Hoppe, who has run Kitcheners Comic-Con since 2015, started using a wheelchair earlier this year after part of his left leg was amputated in December 2020.