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‘If There’s a Fire I’m Dead’: Quadruple Amputee Battles Condo Board for Access to Her Own Building

Governments need to ‘get with the program,’ fix building codes and laws, advocate says Rosa Marchitelli · CBC News · Posted: Oct 13, 2019

Verna Marzo can’t open the doors to her Calgary condo building without help from her care worker, sister, or willing neighbours. The condo board has plans for new doors, but not for a push-button system.


Come to a Toronto Area Public Forum on the Federal Elections’ Disability Issues on October 16

And more reasons why electric scooters are bad for Ontario

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

October 11, 2019

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Accessible Job Placements

In our last article, we discussed the need for more educators with disabilities. We also outlined how the first step to employment, in education and other careers, is job placement. In this article, we explore accessible job placements for students with disabilities.

Accessible Job Placements

Many educational courses and programs involve job placements. Some types of school-related job placements include:

  • Co-Op placements in high school or university courses

AODA Alliance Finalizes and Makes Public Its Proposed Framework for the Promised Education Accessibility Standard

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

October 10, 2019

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Its done, and its public! Below we set out our finished product, the AODA Alliances Proposed Framework for the Promised AODA Education Accessibility Standard. We are now submitting it to the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee of which AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky is a member.


Educators with Disabilities: Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we outlined what educational institutions must do to accommodate educators with disabilities under the current AODA. We also briefly discuss the benefits of having more educators with disabilities in schools. In Part 2, we explore why some educational institutions may not be hiring educators with disabilities. We also consider strategies that school boards and teacher’s colleges can use to welcome more educators with disabilities into their schools.