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.
City Tightens Rules on Service and Support Animal Regulations. Read full article.
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.
In Making Yale More Digitally Accessible, Everyone Benefits. Read full article.
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.
Make Soccer Accessible in Your Community. Read full article.
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:
What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?. Read full article.
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
Here is more proof that Ontario needs strong new action now to ensure that our built environment becomes accessible to people with disabilities.
The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems. Read full article.