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City Tightens Rules on Service and Support Animal Regulations

The City of Ottawa has tightened its rules on service animals, but there are still concerns that some people could take advantage of the designation to get special treatment for pets they regard as “support animals.”

City council amended the Animal Care and Control Bylaw on March 28 to include stricter requirements for documentation from health professionals to prove a person’s need for a trained service animal, and detailing of how the animal must be identified.


In Making Yale More Digitally Accessible, Everyone Benefits

By Susan Gonzalez
April 10, 2018

As a molecular biophysics and biochemistry major, Yale sophomore Brennan Carman has encountered websites and online course materials that relay scientific information via graphs, diagrams, and pictures. For Carman, who is visually impaired and uses screen-reading or magnifying software, accessing that information can take double the time to get through and often longer.


Make Soccer Accessible in Your Community

By Staff, 04/10/18

This Achieving Accessibility Guide can help clubs and academies understand AODA requirements

Play. Inspire. Unite.

Accessible Soccer is the beautiful game, for all. Ontario Soccer believes that the intention of any accessible and inclusive soccer program should focus on providing an opportunity for players in their own community to discover soccer, develop skills, and build friendships as part of a team.


What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

Ontario businesses must follow the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) to prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities, but what is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

The Ontario Regulation 191/11: Integrated Accessibility Standards is a grouping of five standards that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) developed.

What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

The IASR includes five standards in the areas of:


The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems

Yet In the 2014 Election, the Wynne Government Promised Never to Use Public Money to Create New Disability Barriers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities

April 9, 2018

SUMMARY

Here is more proof that Ontario needs strong new action now to ensure that our built environment becomes accessible to people with disabilities.