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AODA Alliance Update: Check Out Two New Captioned Online Videos

A Guide to Parents Advocating for A Child with Disabilities in the School system – and – AODA 101 – An Introduction to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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October 21, 2020


Disability and Poverty in Ontario

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outlined many barriers that people with disabilities face. More improvements to the AODA would help to remove existing barriers and prevent future ones. Therefore, in addition to direct recommendations, Onley’s review also includes suggestions from attendees about how to remove these barriers. This article will explore disability and poverty in Ontario.


Councillor Vows to Highlight Second Resignation From Pandemic-Halted Advisory Committee

By Megan Stacey
Oct 19, 2020

The longest-serving member of a volunteer accessibility committee at city hall has quit, marking the second resignation in two months as the group’s meetings remain stalled at city hall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael Dawthorne resigned his post in an email to politicians after 10 years of service, warning councillors they could be found in violation of Ontario’s accessibility law and urging them to take disability issues more seriously.


Reasons to Fund Accessibility

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outlined many barriers that people with disabilities face. More improvements to the AODA would help to remove existing barriers and prevent future ones. Therefore, in addition to direct recommendations, Onley’s review also includes suggestions from attendees about how to remove these barriers. This article will explore reasons to fund accessibility, and strategies for funding.


White Cane Safety Day

Today is White Cane Safety Day!

White Cane Safety Day takes place around the world on October 15th every year. The day raises awareness about how blind people travel and celebrates how they contribute to their communities.

White Cane Safety Day

White Canes

White Cane Safety Day is named after the white cane, a tool many blind and visually impaired people use to travel. While they walk, they move the cane from side to side in front of them. The feel and sound of the cane on the ground or floor gives them information about what is ahead, including: