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Hamilton Parking Lot and On-Street Patios Create Accessibility Issues

By Craig Campbell Reporter
Fri., Oct. 8, 2021timer3 min. read

Susan Creer, of Accessible Hamilton, says the City of Hamilton’s on-street and parking lot patio program takes away needed parking spaces, limited access for the disabled.

Susan Creer, a west Hamilton resident with mobility challenges and a longtime advocate for the disabled, hopes the City of Hamilton will stop its five-year-old on-street patio program in parking lots and street parking spaces across the city.


Divisional Court Declines to Rule on Argument that Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Violated Ontario’s Disabilities Act

AODA Alliance Urges Accessibility Minister to Obey the Law He’s Mandated to Spearhead

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org
Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com
Twitter: @aodaalliance
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/

October 8, 2021

Summary

Here are two major updates in our campaign to get the Ontario Government to effectively implement the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


Town Launches Campaign on Service Animals for Local Businesses

A recent incident at a Bradford restaurant regarding refusal of a service animal has stirred much debate amongst community members about the laws in place behind service animals and their training Oct. 6, 2021
By: Jackie Kozak

Members of the Accessibility Committee paid a visit to Golden Taste of Asia’s Ganesh Ponniah to help promote the new service dog stickers for business windows


A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org
Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com
Twitter: @aodaalliance
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/

October 6, 2021

Have you heard something about the duty to accommodate people with disabilities, but wanted to know what it actually means? Who owes this duty? To which people with disabilities? What does the duty include? What kinds of accommodations does it require? When does the duty to accommodate arise? Have you heard before that it is a duty to accommodate up to the point of “undue hardship,” but wondered what “undue hardship means?


‘Going to Be Impossible’: How Will People With Disabilities Handle Simcoe County’s Bigger Bins?

County of Simcoe plans to host workshop Oct. 26
Brad Pritchard
Alliston Herald
Monday, October 4, 2021

The committee that provides guidance to the County of Simcoe to ensure facilities are designed to be accessible wants to know why it wasn’t asked for input prior to a decision to switch homes to larger waste collection containers.