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The First Global Disability Summit in London, England

Ontario is working towards being fully accessible by 2025. Meanwhile, it is vital to be aware of the progress of accessibility around the world. There are about one billion people with a disability in the world, and 800 million of them live in developing nations. Thankfully, the Global Disability Summit looks to raise global attention on accessibility.

Here we look at the details of the Summit and how you can become involved.


Accommodating Gym Members with Disabilities

It is rare to see a member with a disability at my gym. However, after seeing a person with an impairment, I had a lot of questions for fitness facilities. Specifically, how are they accommodating gym members with disabilities? So, I spoke to the manager at my gym. He has kindly shared what he has come across during his employment.


AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

July 19, 2018

SUMMARY

On July 19, 2018, the AODA Alliance wrote Premier Doug Ford. Our letter recommends nine priorities for action by Ontario’s new Premier. These are aimed at revitalizing Government leadership that is needed to get Ontario back on schedule to become fully accessible to 1.9 million Ontarians with disabilities. We set out our letter below. To summarize, we recommend that Premier Ford:


Community Accessibility: How You Can Get Involved!

You may be someone who wishes to become involved in community accessibility, but are unsure of how best to do so. If so, this article shows ways that you can take an active role in ensuring community accessibility for all. You can take part in community accessibility in many ways, such as:


  • Learning more
  • Becoming a volunteer
  • Being an advocate
  • Attending community meetings

Accessible Writing Style

It is important that writers consider their audience when creating their text. In light of this, writers should think about how they will adopt an accessible writing style. If writers use an accessible style, the writer can ensure that the text reaches as wide an audience as possible.