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Resources on issues of accessibility and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Suggestions in the Third Review of the AODA

Every four years, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario appoints someone to review the AODA. Moreover, this reviewer spends time meeting with the public, especially people with disabilities, discussing possible improvements the AODA might need. As a result, the reviewer writes a report about how effective the AODA and its mandates are. During public meetings for the third review of the AODA, attendees outlined many barriers that people with disabilities face. More improvements to the AODA would help to remove existing barriers and prevent future ones. Therefore, in addition to direct recommendations, Onley’s review also includes discussion of these barriers and suggestions from attendees about how to remove them. This article lists the suggestions in the third review of the AODA.


Recommendations in the Third Review of the AODA

Every four years, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario appoints someone to review the AODA. Moreover, this reviewer spends time meeting with the public, especially people with disabilities. During these meetings, attendees discuss possible improvements the AODA might need. Based on this public feedback, the reviewer writes a report about how effective the AODA and its mandates are. In addition, the reviewer recommends steps the government can take to improve the Act. In this article, we list the recommendations in the third review of the AODA, published in 2019.


Barriers for Children with Disabilities

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outlined many barriers that people with disabilities face. More improvements to the AODA would help to remove existing barriers and prevent future ones. Therefore, in addition to direct recommendations, Onley’s review also includes suggestions from attendees about how to remove these barriers. This article will explore barriers for children with disabilities and their families.


Disability and Poverty in Ontario

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outlined many barriers that people with disabilities face. More improvements to the AODA would help to remove existing barriers and prevent future ones. Therefore, in addition to direct recommendations, Onley’s review also includes suggestions from attendees about how to remove these barriers. This article will explore disability and poverty in Ontario.


Reasons to Fund Accessibility

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outlined many barriers that people with disabilities face. More improvements to the AODA would help to remove existing barriers and prevent future ones. Therefore, in addition to direct recommendations, Onley’s review also includes suggestions from attendees about how to remove these barriers. This article will explore reasons to fund accessibility, and strategies for funding.