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Make Waterloo Region’s Roundabouts Safer for Blind Pedestrians

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.

Snow Causing Accessibility Issues in North Bay

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.

World’s First Fully-Accessible Condominium to Be Built in Pickering

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.

Creating More Inclusive Condo Communities

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.

Accessibility Upgrades Completed at Peterborough Curling Club

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.