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Stronger AODA Standards Governing Buildings

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. One of these improvements is the need for stronger AODA standards mandating accessibility in buildings and public spaces. During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outline how weak building accessibility is today. Therefore, Onley’s review recommends stronger AODA standards governing buildings and public spaces.


Royal York in Etobicoke Latest Accessible TTC Station

Royal York station is the TTC’s 46th station of 75 to become accessible News Mar 12, 2020 by Tamara Shephard

Royal York subway station is now Toronto’s 46th accessible subway station. The Etobicoke subway station’s new elevator became operational in December. But city officials only recently officially opened it.


Creating More AODA Standards

In the third review of the AODA, the Honourable David Onley recommends needed improvements to the Act. One of these improvements is the need for more AODA standards. In addition, the review recommends that the government update the General Provisions of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR). During the public meetings Onley held while preparing his review, attendees outlined the need for creating more AODA standards and updating general ones.


What Barriers Do Students with Disabilities Face in Post-Secondary Education in Ontario? Send Us Feedback on Our Draft Framework for a Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard

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

March 11, 2020

SUMMARY

Well, were at it once again! We want and need your feedback! This time, its all about barriers impeding students with disabilities in post-secondary education in Ontario.


Trails, Accessibility and Maintenance Get Top Billing in Hamilton County’s Proposed Parks Master Plan

March 9th, 2020 | by Sarah Grace Taylor

Greater trail and pathway connectivity, maintenance of existing parks and increased accessibility are the top priorities for the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Board as it seeks approval of its final master plan.

The plan, which was presented in broad terms to members of the county commission, the county mayor and other officials Monday morning, is the product of more than a year of research into the needs of the county’s 18 parks and recreational facilities.