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AODA Resources

Resources on issues of accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Venue Policies make Access2 Cards Less Effective

The Access2 card program is a great opportunity for people with disabilities to be part of their communities, but policies within partner institutions make it much less useful than it should be.

The Access2 card program was created in 2004 by Easter Seals Canada with help from Cineplex Entertainment and many national disability organizations. When a person with a disability who has an Access2 card comes to a partnering venue with a support person, the support person enters for free or at a reduced rate. Support persons may help people with disabilities:

Accessible Camps for Children with Disabilities in Canada

Many Canadians have fond memories of summer camps. Not only are summer camps fun for kids, but they also provide the chance to develop skills and forge lasting friendships. Now, imagine a child can’t attend summer camp because they have a disability. They miss out on all the life-changing experiences. Similarly, they miss out on the happy memories that last a lifetime. The good news is that there are accessible camps for children with disabilities throughout Canada!

Accessibility at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

This year, Russia is hosting the 2018 World Cup. Many people from all over the world are attending the World Cup. Some may be wondering, what is accessibility at the 2018 World Cup like?

Accessibility at the 2018 World Cup by the Numbers

According to a BBC news video, people bought 22,000 special access tickets to the World Cup. Special access tickets are for people with mobility impairments. That means that accessibility at the 2018 World Cup affected 22,000 people. However, that number only represents people who bought the special access tickets. Chances are that accessibility at the 2018 World Cup affected more people.

Flying with a Disability

Flying with a disability can be an easy and pleasant experience. Many airlines offer services that ensure the safety and well-being of people with disabilities. Looking into what services the airlines provide, and arranging the services you need in advance when possible, will help reduce stress and make your flight more pleasant.

Flying with a Disability

Here, we will outline four stages of a successful flight when flying with a disability:

Accessible Vacation Destinations Around the World

Travelling is a great way to create lasting memories and get away from daily stresses and create lasting memories. Some places or activities can pose challenges for a person with a disability. However, the trip you dreamed of is certainly possible with a little planning. Below, we have provided some accessible vacation destinations that have sights and attractions for all.