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102 Days after the Ford Government Received David Onley’s Independent Review of the AODA, the Government Has Still Not Announced a Detailed Plan to Implement It

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

May 13, 2019

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We have recently focused a lot of attention on Parliament in Ottawa, and on Bill C-81, the proposed federal Accessible Canada Act. Yet we never lose sight of important issues at the provincial level at Queen’s park. Here’s the latest!


Improving Restaurant Accessibility

Under the Customer Service Standards of the AODA, service providers must make their goods, services, and facilities accessible to customers with disabilities. This article will outline some of the features that can make restaurants accessible. Restaurant accessibility allows diners of all abilities to share good food and good company.

Improving Restaurant Accessibility

Welcoming Diners

Restaurants show their welcome for diners using assistive devices, like wheelchairs and scooters, when they have accessible structural features. For instance, some of the accessible structural features that restaurants might have are:


The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs’ Chair and Vice-Chair Make Strong Speeches in the Senate to Support the Committee’s Amendments to Improve Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

These Speeches Show Why the Federal Government Should Agree to Pass All Those Amendments

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

May 10, 2019

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Movie Theatre Accessibility

Under the Customer Service Standards of the AODA, service providers must make their goods, services, and facilities accessible to customers with disabilities. In an earlier article, we outlined some features and services that theatres should offer. In this article, we focus on how movie theatres can make themselves welcoming to patrons of all abilities. All our recommendations for accessible theatres in general apply to movie theatre accessibility. In addition, there are other things movie theatres should do to ensure that all patrons can enjoy movies together.


More Specifics on the Amendments to Bill C-81 (the Proposed Accessible Canada Act) that the Senate’s Standing Committee Passed and that We Want the House of Commons to Ratify

Still No Commitment by the Federal Government to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments

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

May 9, 2019

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