Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org email@example.com Twitter: @aodaalliance
January 12, 2020
Happy new year to one and all. Although the new year has scarcely begun, were already back at it, sleeves rolled up, plowing ahead with advocacy to tear down the barriers that people with disabilities too often still face. Here is the first news for you in 2020.
AODA Alliance Sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, Seeking Specific Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities. Read full article.
Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report highlighted issues with the Ontario Disability Support Program and advocates are worried about what ideas it might give Doug Ford’s government ByTebasum Durrani and Clara Pasieka
Published on Jan 09, 2020
Andrea Hatala lives with a visual impairment. But all her life, she says, people have told her, “Oh come on, you can really see.”
‘People live in fear’: What the auditor general’s report could mean for disability support in Ontario. Read full article.
Updated: January 8, 2020
Winter weather is striking London as budget tensions hit city council, a combination that’s left some Londoners demanding better snow clearing, especially on sidewalks.
Residents and politicians are grappling with what it takes to clear the way ” and how fast it should happen ” after snow wallops the city.
Accessibility Key Issue in Debate Over Sidewalk Snow Plowing. Read full article.
The AccessiBuild indoor navigation system will be launched in January 2020 By: Colleen Romaniuk
Jan. 7, 2019
Jeff Godfrey is doing his best to ensure a barrier-free Canada.
The general manager of Y4U Technologies in North Bay has created a platform to solve the issue of building accessibility for those who are blind or partially sighted.
Navigation App Breaks Down Barriers for the Visually Impaired. Read full article.
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From January 14-16, 2020, Jasmin Simpson will finally get her day in court.
Jasmin, who is blind, Deaf, and has lupus, has been waiting for this for nearly two decades. She graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2008. Jasmin took 60% longer to complete her degrees than her peers without disabilities. She also accrued 60% more debt.
Jasmin Simpson Challenges Discriminatory Student Loans Programs. Read full article.