Waterloo Region’s roundabouts are formidable barriers for the thousands of local residents who are blind or visually impaired. Opinion
Waterloo Region Record|
Gord Cummer, seen with his spouse Joanne, has about five per cent vision in one eye, and goes for walks everyday in his Waterloo neighbourhood, but says he won’t go anywhere near roundabouts, because they’re simply too difficult for a blind person to navigate.
Make Waterloo Region’s Roundabouts Safer for Blind Pedestrians. Read full article.
CTV Northern Ontario’s Brittany Bortolon talks with a North Bay woman who is frustrated with the inaccessibility of bus stops and sidewalks. Brittany Bortolon, Videojournalist, North Bay
Published Friday, January 25, 2019
A woman in North Bay is sharing her frustration about problems she’s facing with accessible sidewalks and bus stops with the city.
Snow Causing Accessibility Issues in North Bay. Read full article.
By Aaron Streck Videographer Global News
Pickering has approved the world’s first fully-accessible condo, planned for a parcel of land north of Highway 401 on Pickering Parkway.
It’s a development that officials say will fill a need in both the community and the region.
World’s First Fully-Accessible Condominium to Be Built in Pickering. Read full article.
Refurbishment projects an ideal time to consider accessibility improvements Thursday, October 11, 2018
By Jose De Oliveira
In condominium corporations, accessibility is too often and wrongly associated with unexpected and significant costs and veiled threats of legal action against unresponsive boards and property managers. It may be more helpful to think of through the lens of inclusivity, which is warmer and more inviting and simply means not excluding anyone.
Creating More Inclusive Condo Communities. Read full article.
By Mark Giunta
Videographer, Backup News & Sports Anchor Global News
The Peterborough Curling Club is now fully accessible thanks to replacement doors at its entrance.
The new interior and exterior doors are automated allowing those with mobility issues easier access to the club.
There are at least five wheelchair curlers who frequent the club, including Carl Bax and Alec Denys.
Accessibility Upgrades Completed at Peterborough Curling Club. Read full article.