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Use Our List of Provincial Candidates’ Contact Info to Press them for Strong Commitments on Accessibility

Watch Online the May 16, 2018 Provincial Candidates’ Debate on Disability Issues and Other News

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May 11, 2018

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Here is a short grab-bag of important information on the accessibility front, which has accumulated as our AODA Alliance email server woes have been getting resolved. We let you know about


Help Us Expand Access to Jobs for Ontarians with Disabilities

Please Tell the Ontario Government If You Support the Finalized AODA Alliance Brief on Improvements that the Employment Standards Development Committee Should Recommend to Ontario’s Employment Accessibility Standard

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May 10, 2018

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Ottawa Cracking Down on Misuse, Forgery of Accessible Parking Permits

Nick Kirmse, CTVNews.ca
Published Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:15PM EDT

Bylaw officers in Ottawa are cracking down after a sharp spike in the number of cases of drivers misusing accessible parking permits in the city.

So far in 2018, officers have issued more than 380 tickets for parking in an accessible spot without a permit or while misusing one. Misuse of a permit includes forged permits, drivers using a permit issued to someone else, or using a permit that has expired.


Downtown Accessibility Ramp Project Kicks Off

By Scott Dunn, Sun Times, Owen Sound
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A project to install free accessibility ramps at downtown business entrances kicked off Wednesday at Dr. Cobbler Shoes and Swirls. Project working group member Christine Farrell, left, proposed implementing the StopGap Foundation project in the city. Shopkeepers Ron and Camille Cole, centre, are joined by working group members Andy Underwood in his wheelchair, and behind them, Fraser Lines and Jim McManaman.


Ontarians to Use Electronic Voting Machines in June Election

Liam Casey
TORONTO, The Canadian Press
Published May 9, 2018

For the first time in a provincial election in Ontario, voters will use electronic voting machines when they head to the polls on June 7.

The voters’ paper lists will also be a thing of past in most ridings, replaced by an electronic version called e-Poll Book.

Elections Ontario says the new technology should help speed up both the voting and ballot-counting process.