Two of Four Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidates, Nate Erskine-Smith and Bonnie Crombie, Make Commitments on Accessibility for 2.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities – Still Waiting to Hear From Yasir Naqvi and Ted Hsu

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Two of Four Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidates, Nate Erskine-Smith and Bonnie Crombie, Make Commitments on Accessibility for 2.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities – Still Waiting to Hear From Yasir Naqvi and Ted Hsu   November 17, 2023 Toronto: Two of the … Continue reading Two of Four Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidates, Nate Erskine-Smith and Bonnie Crombie, Make Commitments on Accessibility for 2.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities – Still Waiting to Hear From Yasir Naqvi and Ted Hsu

AODA Alliance Calls for Major Reforms to Ontario Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in its Finalized Brief to Phase 2 of the Rich Donovan AODA Independent Review

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     June 5, 2023   On May 31, 2023, the AODA Alliance submitted its finalized brief to Phase 2 of the Rich Donovan 4th Independent Review of the implementation of the Accessibility … Continue reading AODA Alliance Calls for Major Reforms to Ontario Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in its Finalized Brief to Phase 2 of the Rich Donovan AODA Independent Review

Read the finalized May 31, 2023 AODA Alliance Brief Submitted to Phase 2 of the Rich Donovan AODA Independent Review

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities   Website: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance     Making the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Fulfil Its Untapped Promise – Brief of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance to the Rich Donovan Fourth Independent … Continue reading Read the finalized May 31, 2023 AODA Alliance Brief Submitted to Phase 2 of the Rich Donovan AODA Independent Review

AODA Alliance Brief Urges the Rich Donovan 4th Independent Review of the AODA to Find that Government After Government Has Done a Poor Job Implementing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities   Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   AODA Alliance Brief Urges the Rich Donovan 4th Independent Review of the AODA to Find that Government After Government Has Done a Poor Job Implementing the Accessibility … Continue reading AODA Alliance Brief Urges the Rich Donovan 4th Independent Review of the AODA to Find that Government After Government Has Done a Poor Job Implementing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

4 Years Ago Today David Onley Gave the Ford Government A Scathing Report On Ontario’s Disability Barriers – We Honour Onley’s Legacy by Urging the Next Independent Review of the Disabilities Act to Reaffirm Onley’s Findings and His Unimplemented Roadmap for Reform

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities   Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   4 Years Ago Today David Onley Gave the Ford Government A Scathing Report On Ontario’s Disability Barriers – We Honour Onley’s Legacy by Urging the Next Independent … Continue reading 4 Years Ago Today David Onley Gave the Ford Government A Scathing Report On Ontario’s Disability Barriers – We Honour Onley’s Legacy by Urging the Next Independent Review of the Disabilities Act to Reaffirm Onley’s Findings and His Unimplemented Roadmap for Reform

Here We Go Again! New Wing at University of Toronto’s Robarts Library Was Designed and Built with Preventable New Disability Barriers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   Here We Go Again! New Wing at University of Toronto’s Robarts Library Was Designed and Built with Preventable New Disability Barriers   June 29, 2022   SUMMARY   … Continue reading Here We Go Again! New Wing at University of Toronto’s Robarts Library Was Designed and Built with Preventable New Disability Barriers

Re-Appointed Ontario Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Must Get Right to Work on a Specific List of His Top Priority Duties, According to New Letter from the AODA Alliance

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   Re-Appointed Ontario Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Must Get Right to Work on a Specific List of His Top Priority Duties, According to New Letter from the AODA Alliance … Continue reading Re-Appointed Ontario Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Must Get Right to Work on a Specific List of His Top Priority Duties, According to New Letter from the AODA Alliance

AODA Alliance Welcomes Premier Ford to His Second Term by Listing His Job Duties as Premier to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/     AODA Alliance Welcomes Premier Ford to His Second Term by Listing His Job Duties as Premier to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities   … Continue reading AODA Alliance Welcomes Premier Ford to His Second Term by Listing His Job Duties as Premier to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities

During National AccessAbility Week (May29-June 4), Will Doug Ford Finally Break His Silence and Make Commitments to Tear Down Disability Barriers Facing Over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   During National AccessAbility Week (May29-June 4), Will Doug Ford Finally Break His Silence and Make Commitments to Tear Down Disability Barriers Facing Over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?   May 30, 22 Toronto: Ontario’s June 2 election is right in the … Continue reading During National AccessAbility Week (May29-June 4), Will Doug Ford Finally Break His Silence and Make Commitments to Tear Down Disability Barriers Facing Over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

During Its Four Years in Power, Ford Government Made Ontario a More Dangerous Place for Vulnerable People with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/ During Its Four Years in Power, Ford Government Made Ontario a More Dangerous Place for Vulnerable People with Disabilities   April 18, 2022   Let’s size up the Ford … Continue reading During Its Four Years in Power, Ford Government Made Ontario a More Dangerous Place for Vulnerable People with Disabilities

The Ontario Government Needs to Substantially Reform How It Plans For, Designs, and Funds Building and Infrastructure Construction, to Ensure that Public Money Is Never Used to Create or Perpetuate Disability Barriers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   The Ontario Government Needs to Substantially Reform How It Plans For, Designs, and Funds Building and Infrastructure Construction, to Ensure that Public Money Is Never Used to Create … Continue reading The Ontario Government Needs to Substantially Reform How It Plans For, Designs, and Funds Building and Infrastructure Construction, to Ensure that Public Money Is Never Used to Create or Perpetuate Disability Barriers

Today is The Ford Government’s Troubling Three Year Anniversary of Inaction On the Onley Report, Which Had Urged Bold New Action on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Today is The Ford Government’s Troubling Three Year Anniversary of Inaction On the Onley Report, Which Had Urged Bold New Action on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   January 31, 2022 Toronto: Today is the three year anniversary of … Continue reading Today is The Ford Government’s Troubling Three Year Anniversary of Inaction On the Onley Report, Which Had Urged Bold New Action on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

What election pledges has the AODA Alliance asked Ontario’s party leaders to make in the June 2022 provincial election on disability accessibility? Read the AODA Alliance’s November 22, 2021 letter to Ontario’s party leaders.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities   Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/     November 22, 2021   To: Hon. Premier Doug Ford, Premier Via Email: doug.ford@ontariopc.com Room 281, Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1   Andrea Horwath, Leader … Continue reading What election pledges has the AODA Alliance asked Ontario’s party leaders to make in the June 2022 provincial election on disability accessibility? Read the AODA Alliance’s November 22, 2021 letter to Ontario’s party leaders.

Due to Years of Government Foot-Dragging, Ontario Won’t Become Accessible to 2.6 Million People with Disabilities by 2025, Violating Disabilities Act

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Due to Years of Government Foot-Dragging, Ontario Won’t Become Accessible to 2.6 Million People with Disabilities by 2025, Violating Disabilities Act   December 2, 2021 Toronto: Because of years of Ontario Government foot-dragging and broken promises, it is now impossible for … Continue reading Due to Years of Government Foot-Dragging, Ontario Won’t Become Accessible to 2.6 Million People with Disabilities by 2025, Violating Disabilities Act

1,000 Days of Inaction by the Ford Government on the David Onley Report on Accessibility for People with Disabilities is Marked in AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Guest Column in the Toronto Star’s Metroland Newspapers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   1,000 Days of Inaction by the Ford Government on the David Onley Report on Accessibility for People with Disabilities is Marked in AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Guest … Continue reading 1,000 Days of Inaction by the Ford Government on the David Onley Report on Accessibility for People with Disabilities is Marked in AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Guest Column in the Toronto Star’s Metroland Newspapers

Tell the Ford Government, School Boards and Others To Use Recommended New Standard for Ensuring Accessibility of the Built Environment

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   Tell the Ford Government, School Boards and Others  To Use Recommended New Standard for Ensuring Accessibility of the Built Environment   June 16, 2021               SUMMARY   … Continue reading Tell the Ford Government, School Boards and Others To Use Recommended New Standard for Ensuring Accessibility of the Built Environment

In a Detailed Report Card Delivered During National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Gets a Blistering “F” Grade for Its Three Year Record Since Taking Office on Action to Make Ontario Accessible for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   In a Detailed Report Card Delivered During National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Gets a Blistering “F” Grade for Its Three Year Record Since Taking Office on Action to Make Ontario Accessible for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   May 31, … Continue reading In a Detailed Report Card Delivered During National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Gets a Blistering “F” Grade for Its Three Year Record Since Taking Office on Action to Make Ontario Accessible for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

It’s Time for the Ford Government to Agree to Create a Built Environment Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   It’s Time for the Ford Government to Agree to Create a Built Environment Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act   November 30, 2020               SUMMARY   Today … Continue reading It’s Time for the Ford Government to Agree to Create a Built Environment Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act

Ford Government’s October 29, 2020 Virtual Media Event, Heralded to Unveil an Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, Announces Nothing New

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   Ford Government’s October 29, 2020 Virtual Media Event, Heralded to Unveil an Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, Announces Nothing New   November 3, 2020             … Continue reading Ford Government’s October 29, 2020 Virtual Media Event, Heralded to Unveil an Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, Announces Nothing New

Ford Government to Spend Over a Half Billion Dollars on New Schools and Major School Additions, Without Announcing Effective Measures to Ensure that These Schools Will be Fully Accessible to Students, Parents and School Staff with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   Ford Government to Spend Over a Half Billion Dollars on New Schools and Major School Additions, Without Announcing Effective Measures to Ensure that These Schools Will be Fully … Continue reading Ford Government to Spend Over a Half Billion Dollars on New Schools and Major School Additions, Without Announcing Effective Measures to Ensure that These Schools Will be Fully Accessible to Students, Parents and School Staff with Disabilities

The Ford Government Claims to Be Leading Ontario By Its Example on Achieving Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, But a Closer Look Shows That It Is Leading By a Poor Example

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   The Ford Government Claims to Be Leading Ontario By Its Example on Achieving Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, But a Closer Look Shows That It Is … Continue reading The Ford Government Claims to Be Leading Ontario By Its Example on Achieving Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, But a Closer Look Shows That It Is Leading By a Poor Example

Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues – We Analyze Del Duca’s Responses Compared to Leadership Candidate Michael Coteau Who Made All Ten Commitments We Seek

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/   Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, … Continue reading Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca Only Makes Four of the Ten Full Commitments on Accessibility for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities that the AODA Alliance Seeks, and Gives Weaker Commitments on the Other Six Issues – We Analyze Del Duca’s Responses Compared to Leadership Candidate Michael Coteau Who Made All Ten Commitments We Seek

Ford Government’s Long Delayed Response to the Blistering Report of the David Onley Independent Review of the Implementation of Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Law Offers Thin Gruel to 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ford Government’s Long Delayed Response to the Blistering Report of the David Onley Independent Review of the Implementation of Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Law Offers Thin Gruel to 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   January 28, 2020 Toronto: After a year delay, … Continue reading Ford Government’s Long Delayed Response to the Blistering Report of the David Onley Independent Review of the Implementation of Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Law Offers Thin Gruel to 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

AODA Alliance Sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, Seeking Specific Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

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 Sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, Seeking Specific Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities January 11, 2020           SUMMARY Happy new year … Continue reading AODA Alliance Sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, Seeking Specific Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

AODA Alliance Asks Federal Party Leaders For a New Bill to Strengthen the 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   AODA Alliance Asks Federal Party Leaders For a New Bill to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act   November 18, 2019             SUMMARY   We today kick off the next phase in … Continue reading AODA Alliance Asks Federal Party Leaders For a New Bill to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act

The British Columbia Government Commits to Provincial Accessibility Legislation and Seeks Public Input on A Proposed Framework for a BC Disabilities Act – Read the AODA Alliance’s Submission to the BC Government

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   The British Columbia Government Commits to Provincial Accessibility Legislation and Seeks Public Input on A Proposed Framework for a BC Disabilities Act – Read the AODA Alliance’s Submission to the BC Government … Continue reading The British Columbia Government Commits to Provincial Accessibility Legislation and Seeks Public Input on A Proposed Framework for a BC Disabilities Act – Read the AODA Alliance’s Submission to the BC Government

In a Compelling Open Letter, 21 Disability Organizations Unite to Call on the Doug Ford Government to Announce a Plan to Implement the Report on Ontario’s Disabilities Act Submitted by Former Lieutenant Governor David Onley Almost Six Months Ago

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   In a Compelling Open Letter, 21 Disability Organizations Unite to Call on the Doug Ford Government to Announce a Plan to Implement the Report on Ontario’s Disabilities Act Submitted by Former Lieutenant … Continue reading In a Compelling Open Letter, 21 Disability Organizations Unite to Call on the Doug Ford Government to Announce a Plan to Implement the Report on Ontario’s Disabilities Act Submitted by Former Lieutenant Governor David Onley Almost Six Months Ago

The Ford Government Defeated a Proposed Resolution in the Legislature that Called for a Plan to Implement David Onley’s Report on Strengthening the Implementation of Ontario’s Disabilities Act – The Government Invoked False and Hurtful Stereotypes About the Disabilities Act, Unfairly Disparaging Its Implementation and Enforcement as “Red Tape”

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   The Ford Government Defeated a Proposed Resolution in the Legislature that Called for a Plan to Implement David Onley’s Report on Strengthening the Implementation of Ontario’s Disabilities Act – The Government Invoked … Continue reading The Ford Government Defeated a Proposed Resolution in the Legislature that Called for a Plan to Implement David Onley’s Report on Strengthening the Implementation of Ontario’s Disabilities Act – The Government Invoked False and Hurtful Stereotypes About the Disabilities Act, Unfairly Disparaging Its Implementation and Enforcement as “Red Tape”

During National Access Abilities Week, Ontario NDP Accessibility Critic Joel Harden Presented a Proposed Resolution for Debate in the Legislature that Called On the Ford Government to Create a Plan to Implement the Report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – There are Many Good Reasons Why the Ford Government Should Support this Proposed Resolution

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   During National Access Abilities Week, Ontario NDP Accessibility Critic Joel Harden Presented a Proposed Resolution for Debate in the Legislature that Called On the Ford Government to Create a Plan to Implement … Continue reading During National Access Abilities Week, Ontario NDP Accessibility Critic Joel Harden Presented a Proposed Resolution for Debate in the Legislature that Called On the Ford Government to Create a Plan to Implement the Report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act – There are Many Good Reasons Why the Ford Government Should Support this Proposed Resolution

102 Days after the Ford Government Received the Report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the AODA, the Government Has Still Not Announced a Detailed Plan to Implement It

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   102 Days after the Ford Government Received the Report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the AODA, the Government Has Still Not Announced a Detailed Plan to Implement It   May 13, … Continue reading 102 Days after the Ford Government Received the Report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the AODA, the Government Has Still Not Announced a Detailed Plan to Implement It

More Specifics on the Amendments to Bill C-81 (the Proposed Accessible Canada Act) that the Senate’s Standing Committee Passed and that We Want the House of Commons to Ratify – Still No Commitment by the Federal Government to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments

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   More Specifics on the Amendments to Bill C-81 (the Proposed Accessible Canada Act) that the Senate’s Standing Committee Passed and that We Want the House of Commons to Ratify – Still No … Continue reading More Specifics on the Amendments to Bill C-81 (the Proposed Accessible Canada Act) that the Senate’s Standing Committee Passed and that We Want the House of Commons to Ratify – Still No Commitment by the Federal Government to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments

Help Our New Blitz to Get the House of Commons to Swiftly Ratify All the Amendments to Bill C-81(the Proposed Accessible Canada Act) that the Senate Standing Committee Has Passed

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 Help Our New Blitz to Get the House of Commons to Swiftly Ratify All the Amendments to Bill C-81(the Proposed Accessible Canada Act) that the Senate Standing Committee Has Passed May 6, 2019 … Continue reading Help Our New Blitz to Get the House of Commons to Swiftly Ratify All the Amendments to Bill C-81(the Proposed Accessible Canada Act) that the Senate Standing Committee Has Passed

New Toronto Star Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Shows How and Why the Senate Should Strengthen Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Before Passing it this Spring

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   New Toronto Star Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Shows How and Why the Senate Should Strengthen Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Before Passing it this Spring   … Continue reading New Toronto Star Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Shows How and Why the Senate Should Strengthen Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Before Passing it this Spring

At the Senate, Federal Disability Minister Carla Qualtrough Answers Senators’ Questions on the Weak Bill C-81 (Proposed Accessible Canada Act) – Read the AODA Alliance’s Commentary on the Minister’s Key Answers

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     At the Senate, Federal Disability Minister Carla Qualtrough Answers Senators’ Questions on the Weak Bill C-81 (Proposed Accessible Canada Act) – Read the AODA Alliance’s Commentary on the Minister’s Key Answers … Continue reading At the Senate, Federal Disability Minister Carla Qualtrough Answers Senators’ Questions on the Weak Bill C-81 (Proposed Accessible Canada Act) – Read the AODA Alliance’s Commentary on the Minister’s Key Answers

Read or Watch What the AODA Alliance Said to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Social Affairs on April 11, 2019 About the Need to Strengthen 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   Read or Watch What the AODA Alliance Said to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Social Affairs on April 11, 2019 About the Need to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible … Continue reading Read or Watch What the AODA Alliance Said to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Social Affairs on April 11, 2019 About the Need to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

AODA Alliance Writes Federal Party Leaders Seeking Commitments to Strengthen Bill C-81, and to Bring It Back Before Parliament After This Fall’s Federal Election If It is Not Passed With Amendments to Strengthen It

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 Federal Party Leaders Seeking Commitments to Strengthen Bill C-81, and to Bring It Back Before Parliament After This Fall’s Federal Election If It is Not Passed With Amendments … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Federal Party Leaders Seeking Commitments to Strengthen Bill C-81, and to Bring It Back Before Parliament After This Fall’s Federal Election If It is Not Passed With Amendments to Strengthen It

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 … 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

Will Ontario’s New Government Ensure that New Courthouses, Built Using Public Money, Are Barrier-Free for People with Disabilities? — The Previous Government’s Plans for the New Toronto Courthouse Still Have Significant Accessibility 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     Will Ontario’s New Government Ensure that New Courthouses, Built Using Public Money, Are Barrier-Free for People with Disabilities? — The Previous Government’s Plans for the New Toronto Courthouse Still Have Significant … Continue reading Will Ontario’s New Government Ensure that New Courthouses, Built Using Public Money, Are Barrier-Free for People with Disabilities? — The Previous Government’s Plans for the New Toronto Courthouse Still Have Significant Accessibility Barriers

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

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?

Will the Massive New Courthouse that The Wynne Government Is Planning for the Heart of Downtown Toronto Have Sufficient Disability Accessibility?

October 6, 2017 Summary Many think any new building built in Ontario must be fully accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, neither the Ontario Building Code nor the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ensures this. To the contrary, new buildings are now built in Ontario, even with public money, that lack proper accessibility. In … Continue reading Will the Massive New Courthouse that The Wynne Government Is Planning for the Heart of Downtown Toronto Have Sufficient Disability Accessibility?

Action Kit for Raising Disability Accessibility Issues in the September 1, 2016 Ontario By-election in Scarborough-Rouge River

August 8, 2016 1. SUMMARY The Ontario Government called a provincial by-election for September 1, 2016 in the Scarborough-Rouge River riding. Let’s use this provincial by-election as a great opportunity to raise disability accessibility issues with all candidates, to get the Government to kick-start stalled efforts at getting Ontario back on schedule for full accessibility … Continue reading Action Kit for Raising Disability Accessibility Issues in the September 1, 2016 Ontario By-election in Scarborough-Rouge River

Government Email Reveals Wynne Government is Paying Deloitte A Staggering $415,000 to Consult on a Proposal to Establish a Private Accessibility Certification Process – Wynne Government’s Spending Priorities Are Questionable As It Continues to Drop the Ball on Keeping Its Promise to Effectively Enforce Ontario’s Accessibility Law

Sign Up for AODA Alliance Updates by writing: aodafeedback@gmail.com Learn more at: www.www.aodaalliance.org United for a Barrier-Free Ontario February 12, 2016 SUMMARY 1. The News and Why It Matters The Wynne Government has questionable spending priorities, when it comes to fulfilling its duty under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to lead Ontario to … Continue reading Government Email Reveals Wynne Government is Paying Deloitte A Staggering $415,000 to Consult on a Proposal to Establish a Private Accessibility Certification Process – Wynne Government’s Spending Priorities Are Questionable As It Continues to Drop the Ball on Keeping Its Promise to Effectively Enforce Ontario’s Accessibility Law

Viewing the May 1, 2014 Ontario Budget Through A Disability Accessibility Lens – Chock-Full of Missed Opportunities to Ensure Ontario Becomes Fully Accessible to People with Disabilities by 2025

Sign Up for AODA Alliance Updates by writing: aodafeedback@gmail.com Learn more at: www.www.aodaalliance.org United for a Barrier-Free Ontario May 2, 2014 Summary With a real possibility of a spring 2014 Ontario general election in the air, the Ontario Government unveiled its 2014 Ontario Budget in the Legislature on May 1, 2014. How does this Ontario … Continue reading Viewing the May 1, 2014 Ontario Budget Through A Disability Accessibility Lens – Chock-Full of Missed Opportunities to Ensure Ontario Becomes Fully Accessible to People with Disabilities by 2025