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Electric Scooters Continue to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Kids and Others in Ontario

Register to Take Part in CNIB’s November 18, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on the Problems E-Scooters Create for People with Disabilities Living in or Visiting Ottawa

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November 15, 2021

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Improvements for Identification, Placement, and Review Committees

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 improvements for Identification, Placement, and Review Committees (IPRCs).


Sidewalk Snafus: Accessibility Issues are Dogging the e-Scooter Pilot Program in Ottawa

By Sarah Malina

The impact of e-scooters on sidewalk accessibility has been a source of frustration for Ottawa residents during the city’s 2021 e-scooter pilot program. People have been concerned about the increase in sidewalk obstructions caused by e-scooter users.

“It’s a maze, it literally is,” said Ryan Lythall, who uses a wheelchair.


Professional Development for Educators of Students with Disabilities

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 professional development for educators of students with disabilities.


Veterans with Disabilities

Today is Remembrance Day! Remembrance Day, celebrated on November 11th every year, honours the sacrifice of soldiers who have fought to protect Canada. Canadians pause in a moment of silence at 11:00 A.M. to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada in times of war. In this moment of silence, people often remember soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for their country. In addition to these brave men and women, we should spend some moments remembering veterans with disabilities.