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Peer Support for Patients with Disabilities

Currently, the AODA does not have a healthcare standard. A committee is making recommendations about what a healthcare standard should include. Our recent articles have considered how the healthcare standards can build on requirements from the AODA’s existing standards. Now, we will explore new mandates that the healthcare standards could create. One mandate could implement peer support for patients with disabilities.


Healthcare Workers with Disabilities

Currently, the AODA does not have a healthcare standard. A committee is making recommendations about what a healthcare standard should include. In the meantime, however, there are still AODA requirements for healthcare providers to follow. The Employment Standards have regulations that apply to healthcare providers. When providers follow these requirements, they make the medical professions more accessible to healthcare workers with disabilities. For instance, employment standards in healthcare apply to:


Stronger Transportation Standards in Healthcare are Needed

Our last article explored how transportation standards in healthcare make medical services accessible to some patients, workers, and visitors with disabilities. In this article, we discuss how stronger transportation standards in healthcare are needed to make medical settings accessible for patients using specialized transportation.


The Doug Ford Government’s Controversial Plan to Divert $1.3 Million into the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Private Accessibility Certification Program Is Plagued with Even More Problems Than Earlier Revealed, according to the AODA Alliance’s New Supplemental Report Made Public Today

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance August 15, 2019

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Niagara Business Campaign Encourages Accessibility

by Sarah Ferguson
Niagara This Week – Welland|

Rhys Evans looks at the world much differently than most people do.

The 27-year-old Pelham man, who has cerebral palsy, relies on a wheelchair to get around.

“That’s been my mode of transportation my whole life,” the Niagara College student said.