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What Is the Ford Government Doing to Ensure Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical care If the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Overloads Ontario’s Hospitals?

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

September 25, 2020

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AODA Alliance calls on the Ontario Government to Appoint an Associate Deputy Minister of Education, to Create and Implement a Provincial Plan to ensure that A Third of a Million Students with Disabilities Are Fully and Safely Included in School Re-Opening

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

September 23, 2020

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How Online Courses Are Affecting Students With Disabilities

Erin Peter
2020/09/21

Are students with disabilities adjusting smoothly to online learning?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 school year is proving to be very different from past years, especially for students with disabilities. As many return to classes for the fall semester, the majority are doing so through their computer screens rather than sitting in a classroom.


What is the Ford Government Doing to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act?

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

September 21, 2020

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The Ford Government has the responsibility to effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Today, the AODA Alliance wrote the responsible Minister, Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho. We asked him for important and specific details on what The Government is doing to effectively enforce the AODA. We also asked for information on how many obligated organizations are complying with the AODA. We set out our letter below.


Ontario Woman Says She Wasn’t Welcome in Main Area of Hotel With Guide Dog

Incident violates Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA), lawyer Shannon Down says. Julianne Hazlewood
CBC News
Posted: Sep 17, 2020

Chris Trudell-Conklin plans to file a complaint through the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario after she says the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo didn’t allow her access to main areas of the hotel with her guide dog Cody. (

After months of waiting, Chris Trudell-Conklin finally got to meet her new guide dog Cody last week.