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City Says No More Free Transit for Blind, Disabled

By Flannery Dean, CBC News Posted: Dec 5, 2012

Under the current system, the blind as well as those who use canes, walkers, scooters and wheelchairs are allowed to ride HSR free of charge.

A change to Hamilton’s transit policy will force riders with disabilities to pay full fare starting in the new year, the city announced Tuesday.


AODA: 2013 Compliance, Happy New Year!

By, Suzanne Cohen Share
November 21,2012

As of January 1, 2013 obligated organizations in Ontario have compliance requirements to meet in the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Your obligations depend on whether you are:


  • 1. Ontario Government and Legislative Assembly
  • 2. Public organizations with 50+ employees
  • 3. Public organizations with 1-49 employees

Site Check: New Durham Region Transit Website Not Accessible Despite Claims

Geof Collis
November 16, 2012

Without any real Enforcement websites like Durham Region Transit can put up inaccessible websites with no repercussions, so much for an Accessible Ontario by 2025.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/site-check-new-durham-region-transit-website-not-accessible-despite-claims/

UPDATED: Handi-Van Fares Going Down

By Tina Depko-Denver
Updated: November-02-12 9:15 AM

BURLINGTON POST – Handi-Van fares will be reduced; free fares for blind passengers to be eliminated.

It will cost Handi-Van riders less to get around starting Jan. 1, 2013, with additional perks such as two-hour transfer windows, the ability to use the Presto card, and transfer onto other municipalities’ specialized transportation.


AODA Enforcement: Where is it?

Geof Collis
October 26, 2012

Have you been affected by an Accessibility issue that is not being addressed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).?

The Government should have appointed Inspectors under the Act by now to enforce the Law: