ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE
NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2022 Toronto: Today, Ottawa City Council is scheduled to debate and decide whether to use vulnerable people with disabilities, seniors, children and others as unwilling guinea pigs in a third e-scooters pilot project. It would again unleash dangerous e-scooters in public places. Ottawa City Council needs to stand up for people with disabilities, and to stand up to the relentless corporate lobbyists for the e-scooter rental companies who profit from their deployment in Ottawa. The meeting starting at 10 am, is streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUR3i_hvk3-3i8vtrPg6v1Q
Will Ottawa City Council Today Green-Light a 3rd Pilot with Electric Scooters, Using Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs, Even Though E-Scooters Have Been Proven in Ottawa to Endanger Their Safety and Accessibility?. Read full article.
By Declan Finucane
Published March 21, 2022
GO train and bus service across the GTA and the rail service linking Pearson Airport in Mississauga and Toronto are becoming even more accessible to customers who move around with help from a cane, wheelchair or support dog.
Officials with Metrolinx, the agency responsible for many of the public transit services and projects across the Golden Horseshoe, say they’ve partnered with the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) to raise awareness about accessibility on transit.
Trains, Buses to be More Accessible in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and Beyond. Read full article.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org
March 22, 2022
The Ontario Government spends billions of public dollars on new infrastructure. It needs to substantially reform and improve how it deals with the accessibility needs of people with disabilities, when it funds or designs building and infrastructure construction projects around Ontario. We have been trying for many years to address this. We encounter impediment after obstacle.
The Ontario Government Needs to Substantially Reform How It Plans For, Designs, and Funds Building and Infrastructure Construction, to Ensure that Public Money Is Never Used to Create or Perpetuate Disability Barriers. Read full article.
“At the end of the day, we want to live in a livable city where everyone feels like they’re able to participate.” By Tina Costanza, Special to the Star
Sun., March 20, 2022
It’s 1990s Etobicoke. Young Igor Samardzic is crafting narratives as he plays with his LEGOs. He imagines tension between the figurines and gets to work figuring out how to accommodate their differences in his finished LEGO masterpiece.
Urban Planner and Disability Advocate Wants a Toronto That’s Accessible to All. Read full article.