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Dedication Ceremony Names Beach Accessibility Mat After Man Who Fought for Equality for All

‘I could feel Adam beside me. I could just feel him saying ‘What do you think dad? What do you think?’ Wayne Miller

Posted August 11
by: Linda Holmes

North Bay’s first beach accessibility mat was dedicated in honour of Adam “Wheels” Miller who worked tirelessly to get a mat for North Bay. His father Wayne gently touches the sign which bears his son’s name, located beside the mat at Marathon Beach.

Lack of Progress on Human Rights Order Frustrates Accessibility Activist

Gus Reed says government taking too long to update and enforce accessibility rules Michael Gorman · CBC News
Posted: Aug 09, 2019

Gus Reed says the government isn’t doing enough to follow its own accessibility rules.

Gus Reed got tired of waiting.

Reed was part of a group successful in a human rights challenge against the Nova Scotia government, arguing he and other wheelchair users could not wash their hands in many restaurants where accessible washrooms are not available. A board of inquiry found the government was not enforcing its own accessibility regulations.

Accessible Healthcare Websites

Currently, the AODA does not have a healthcare standard. A committee is making recommendations about what a healthcare standard should include. One issue that a healthcare standard should address is access to information. Healthcare providers should be required to make all information available to all patients. One way for providers to do so could be by posting information on accessible healthcare websites. 

Online Healthcare Information: Providing Accessibility Awareness

Our last article explored how various healthcare providers can make more information available online. This article will cover how healthcare providers can use their websites to make patients and visitors with disabilities aware of the accessible services they have. Providers need to be more conscious of accessibility when providing online healthcare information.

Ontario Should Move Faster on Tearing Down Barriers

By Star Editorial Board
Tues., Aug. 6, 2019

As accessibility advocates constantly warn, we’re all just one illness or accident away from becoming disabled.

And with 1,000 Ontario baby boomers turning 65 every day, more of us will be dealing with aging vision, hearing, hips and knees that will impact our quality of life and make our physical environment more difficult to navigate.