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Accessible Mental Health Education

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommended guidelines for accessible mental health education.


Town Launches Campaign on Service Animals for Local Businesses

A recent incident at a Bradford restaurant regarding refusal of a service animal has stirred much debate amongst community members about the laws in place behind service animals and their training Oct. 6, 2021
By: Jackie Kozak

Members of the Accessibility Committee paid a visit to Golden Taste of Asia’s Ganesh Ponniah to help promote the new service dog stickers for business windows


A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities

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/

October 6, 2021

Have you heard something about the duty to accommodate people with disabilities, but wanted to know what it actually means? Who owes this duty? To which people with disabilities? What does the duty include? What kinds of accommodations does it require? When does the duty to accommodate arise? Have you heard before that it is a duty to accommodate up to the point of “undue hardship,” but wondered what “undue hardship means?


Accessible Physical Education Programs

Currently, there are no AODA education standards. However, two AODA standards development committees have drafted recommendations of guidelines that AODA education standards should include. One committee has recommended guidelines for the kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) education system. In this article, we outline recommended guidelines for accessible physical education programs.


‘Going to Be Impossible’: How Will People With Disabilities Handle Simcoe County’s Bigger Bins?

County of Simcoe plans to host workshop Oct. 26
Brad Pritchard
Alliston Herald
Monday, October 4, 2021

The committee that provides guidance to the County of Simcoe to ensure facilities are designed to be accessible wants to know why it wasn’t asked for input prior to a decision to switch homes to larger waste collection containers.