A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition — Ford Government Agrees to Consult on Practices of Schools Refusing to Admit some Students with Disabilities to School for All or Part of The School Day

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition — Ford Government Agrees to Consult on Practices of Schools Refusing to Admit some Students with Disabilities to … Continue reading A Modest Interim Victory for Joint Efforts by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition — Ford Government Agrees to Consult on Practices of Schools Refusing to Admit some Students with Disabilities to School for All or Part of The School Day

Come to the April 10, 2019 Queen’s Park Accessibility Town Hall – and – Powerful Toronto Star Editorial Calls on Ford Government to Swiftly Implement the Onley Report

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Come to the April 10, 2019 Queen’s Park Accessibility Town Hall – and – Powerful Toronto Star Editorial Calls on Ford Government to Swiftly Implement the Onley Report March 13, 2019           SUMMARY … Continue reading Come to the April 10, 2019 Queen’s Park Accessibility Town Hall – and – Powerful Toronto Star Editorial Calls on Ford Government to Swiftly Implement the Onley Report

AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report – and Media Coverage of the Onley Report and of Ongoing Public Transit Barriers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report – and Media Coverage of the Onley Report and of Ongoing Public Transit Barriers March 11, 2019           … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Urge Swift Action to Implement the Onley Report – and Media Coverage of the Onley Report and of Ongoing Public Transit Barriers

Click here to watch the captioned video of the January 30, 2019 Joint News Conference by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition, Calling on the Ford Government to Rein In the Excessive Power of School Principals to Refuse to Admit Some Students with Disabilities to School

Click here to watch the captioned video of the January 30, 2019 Joint News Conference by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition, Calling on the Ford Government to Rein In the Excessive Power of School Principals to Refuse to Admit Some Students with Disabilities to School

Continued Radio Silence on Key Accessibility Issues So Far from the Ford Government – And Other Accessibility News

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Continued Radio Silence on Key Accessibility Issues So Far from the Ford Government – And Other Accessibility News March 3, 2019           SUMMARY Here is a collection of sundry important updates on several … Continue reading Continued Radio Silence on Key Accessibility Issues So Far from the Ford Government – And Other Accessibility News

Does A Toronto Star Queen’s Park Columnist Hint that David Onley’s AODA Independent Review Will Find Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Situation in Need of Reforms?

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Does A Toronto Star Queen’s Park Columnist Hint that David Onley’s AODA Independent Review Will Find Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Situation in Need of Reforms? February 11, 2019 SUMMARY The February 9, 2019 Toronto … Continue reading Does A Toronto Star Queen’s Park Columnist Hint that David Onley’s AODA Independent Review Will Find Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Situation in Need of Reforms?

Canada’s Senate To Debate Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act – Here’s Our Strategy to Strengthen this Weak Bill

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Canada’s Senate To Debate Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act – Here’s Our Strategy to Strengthen this Weak Bill February 6, 2019           SUMMARY Last fall, Canada’s House of Commons passed Bill … Continue reading Canada’s Senate To Debate Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act – Here’s Our Strategy to Strengthen this Weak Bill

We’re In the Media Two Days in a Row! A Globe and Mail Article on our January 30, 2019 Joint News Conference on School Principals Excluding Students from School and a Toronto Star Letter to the Editor from the AODA Alliance

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance We’re In the Media Two Days in a Row! A Globe and Mail Article on our January 30, 2019 Joint News Conference on School Principals Excluding Students from School and a Toronto Star … Continue reading We’re In the Media Two Days in a Row! A Globe and Mail Article on our January 30, 2019 Joint News Conference on School Principals Excluding Students from School and a Toronto Star Letter to the Editor from the AODA Alliance

News Release: Disability Advocates Call for Action Limiting When Principal Can Exclude Student from School

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE ONTARIO AUTISM COALITION NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Disability Advocates Call for Action Limiting When Principal Can Exclude Student from School January 30, 2019 Toronto: At a news conference in the Queen’s Park Media Studio today at 10:30 a.m., disability advocates will unite to demand that the … Continue reading News Release: Disability Advocates Call for Action Limiting When Principal Can Exclude Student from School

Excellent Toronto Star Article Reports on Our Call for Canada’s Senate to Hold Public Hearings and Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Excellent Toronto Star Article Reports on Our Call for Canada’s Senate to Hold Public Hearings and Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act December 5, 2018 Summary Page A-3 of … Continue reading Excellent Toronto Star Article Reports on Our Call for Canada’s Senate to Hold Public Hearings and Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

CBC Radio and TV Report on the Ford Government’s Continued Freeze on the Work of Standards Development Committees to Tackle Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care Systems – and – The Ford Government Makes the Obviously Incorrect Claim that Ontario’s Accessibility Law Doesn’t Cover Accessibility of Buildings

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance CBC Radio and TV Report on the Ford Government’s Continued Freeze on the Work of Standards Development Committees  to Tackle Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care Systems – and – The … Continue reading CBC Radio and TV Report on the Ford Government’s Continued Freeze on the Work of Standards Development Committees to Tackle Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care Systems – and – The Ford Government Makes the Obviously Incorrect Claim that Ontario’s Accessibility Law Doesn’t Cover Accessibility of Buildings

Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s Preliminary Analysis of bill C-81, the Federal Government’s Proposed Accessible Canada Act – and – Helpful Federal Government Plain Language Guide to Bill C-81

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s Preliminary Analysis of bill C-81, the Federal Government’s Proposed Accessible Canada Act – and – Helpful Federal Government Plain Language Guide to Bill C-81 June 22, 2018 … Continue reading Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s Preliminary Analysis of bill C-81, the Federal Government’s Proposed Accessible Canada Act – and – Helpful Federal Government Plain Language Guide to Bill C-81

More Media Coverage of Accessibility Issues and Voting Barriers Facing Voters with Disabilities – and — Elections Ontario Accepts As Accurate AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Report of Voting Barriers He Faced Last Week

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance More Media Coverage of Accessibility Issues and Voting Barriers Facing Voters with Disabilities – and — Elections Ontario Accepts As Accurate AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Report of Voting Barriers He Faced Last … Continue reading More Media Coverage of Accessibility Issues and Voting Barriers Facing Voters with Disabilities – and — Elections Ontario Accepts As Accurate AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Report of Voting Barriers He Faced Last Week

Any Time, You Can Watch Online the Archived Video of the May 21, 2018 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Addressing The 2018 Ontario Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues –and — More Proof That There Are Accessibility Problems at the New Toronto Courthouse, Planned to Be Built in the Heart of Downtown Toronto

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Any Time, You Can Watch  Online the Archived Video of the May 21, 2018 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Addressing The 2018 Ontario Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues –and — More … Continue reading Any Time, You Can Watch Online the Archived Video of the May 21, 2018 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Addressing The 2018 Ontario Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues –and — More Proof That There Are Accessibility Problems at the New Toronto Courthouse, Planned to Be Built in the Heart of Downtown Toronto

Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about This Ontario Election’s Accessibility Issues – and — New Captioned Online Lecture on Progress from 2014 to 2018 in Ontario on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about This Ontario Election’s Accessibility Issues – and — … Continue reading Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about This Ontario Election’s Accessibility Issues – and — New Captioned Online Lecture on Progress from 2014 to 2018 in Ontario on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Wonderful Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s New Video on Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently-Renovated Toronto Area Public Transit Stations – Our Video Is Quickly Becoming a Key Part of Our Non-Partisan Accessibility Blitz During the 2018 Ontario Election Campaign

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Wonderful Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s New Video on Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently-Renovated Toronto Area Public Transit Stations – Our Video Is Quickly Becoming a Key Part of Our … Continue reading Wonderful Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s New Video on Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently-Renovated Toronto Area Public Transit Stations – Our Video Is Quickly Becoming a Key Part of Our Non-Partisan Accessibility Blitz During the 2018 Ontario Election Campaign

Our Disability Accessibility Concerns and Issues Again Get Good Attention in the Media and the Ontario Legislature in the Wake of Last Week’s Pre-election Ontario Budget

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Our Disability Accessibility Concerns and Issues Again Get Good Attention in the Media and the Ontario Legislature in the Wake of Last Week’s Pre-election Ontario Budget April 2, 2018           SUMMARY Please expect … Continue reading Our Disability Accessibility Concerns and Issues Again Get Good Attention in the Media and the Ontario Legislature in the Wake of Last Week’s Pre-election Ontario Budget

The Wynne Government Appoints a Person to Conduct an Independent Review of the Disabilities Act Who has Respected Expertise in Accessibility, But who Lacks Much-Needed Independence–He Worked as the Government’s Special Advisor on Accessibility For Most of the Period He is To Now Independently Audit

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance The Wynne Government Appoints a Person to Conduct an Independent Review of the Disabilities Act Who has Respected Expertise in Accessibility, But who Lacks Much-Needed Independence–He Worked as the Government’s Special Advisor on … Continue reading The Wynne Government Appoints a Person to Conduct an Independent Review of the Disabilities Act Who has Respected Expertise in Accessibility, But who Lacks Much-Needed Independence–He Worked as the Government’s Special Advisor on Accessibility For Most of the Period He is To Now Independently Audit

On the Eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities, will the Wynne Government Invest $125 Million In Another New Public University Building Whose Preliminary Design Has Serious Accessibility Problems?

December 1, 2017 Toronto: On the eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities (December 3), it looks like millions of provincial dollars are destined for another brand-new building with serious disability accessibility problems, in a preliminary design revealed two days ago. These problems are similar to some of those which the grassroots AODA … Continue reading On the Eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities, will the Wynne Government Invest $125 Million In Another New Public University Building Whose Preliminary Design Has Serious Accessibility Problems?

Take a Look at the May and June 2016 Newsletters from Barrier-Free Canada

June 28, 2016 SUMMARY Below we share with you the May and June 2016 newsletters from Barrier-Free Canada. The AODA Alliance is proud to serve as the Ontario affiliate of Barrier-Free Canada. These newsletters show that the Federal Government is moving ahead with enthusiasm on its pledge to enact the Canadians with Disabilities Act after … Continue reading Take a Look at the May and June 2016 Newsletters from Barrier-Free Canada

Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about the Need for the Wynne Government to Create an Education Accessibility Standard – and – Insufficient Government Action on Accessibility Comes up During Budget Debates in the Ontario Legislature

Sign Up for AODA Alliance Updates by writing: aodafeedback@gmail.com Learn more at: www.www.aodaalliance.org United for a Barrier-Free Ontario March 3, 2016 SUMMARY 1. Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Twenty-Minute Interview Tonight at 8 or 11 PM on TVO’s “The Agenda With Steve Paikin” Or Later on YouTube Please encourage friends, family and total strangers … Continue reading Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about the Need for the Wynne Government to Create an Education Accessibility Standard – and – Insufficient Government Action on Accessibility Comes up During Budget Debates in the Ontario Legislature

Please Read and Circulate The Toronto Star’s Guest Column on the Ontario Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues

October 3, 2007 SUMMARY Below you can read the October 3, 2007 Toronto Star’s guest column on the Ontario election’s disability accessibility issues. It was written by David Lepofsky, the AODA Alliance’s Human Rights Reform Representative. We encourage you to: * Send a letter to the Toronto Star editor, expressing your views on the issues … Continue reading Please Read and Circulate The Toronto Star’s Guest Column on the Ontario Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues