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

What Amendments Should the Senate of Canada Make to Bill C-22,

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance www.aodaalliance.org Twitter: @aodaalliance   ARCH Disability Law Centre www.archdisabilitylaw.ca Twitter: @ARCHDisability   Income Security Advocacy Centre www.incomesecurity.org Twitter: @ISAC_Ontario   What Amendments Should the Senate of Canada Make to Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act? — A Discussion Paper   February 3, 2023   On February 2nd … Continue reading What Amendments Should the Senate of Canada Make to Bill C-22,

Reflections on the House of Commons Third Reading Debates on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, Which Will Pass Today and Head to the Senate

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/   Reflections on the House of Commons Third Reading Debates on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, Which Will Pass Today and Head to the Senate   … Continue reading Reflections on the House of Commons Third Reading Debates on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, Which Will Pass Today and Head to the Senate

David Onley’s Enduring Legacy Includes His Call at the Senate for Enforced Timelines in Accessibility Standards and an End Date as the Only Way to Ensure that society Becomes Accessible to 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/   David Onley’s Enduring Legacy Includes His Call at the Senate for Enforced Timelines in Accessibility Standards and an End Date as the Only Way to Ensure that … Continue reading David Onley’s Enduring Legacy Includes His Call at the Senate for Enforced Timelines in Accessibility Standards and an End Date as the Only Way to Ensure that society Becomes Accessible to People with Disabilities

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

Anniversary of Inaction – Ford Government Has Still Announced Nothing to Tear Down Barriers Hurting One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools, 1 Year After Receiving a Landmark Report Calling 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/   Anniversary of Inaction – Ford Government Has Still Announced Nothing to Tear Down Barriers Hurting One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools, 1 … Continue reading Anniversary of Inaction – Ford Government Has Still Announced Nothing to Tear Down Barriers Hurting One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools, 1 Year After Receiving a Landmark Report Calling for Reform

New AODA 7-Minute Video kicks Off Blitz to get the Senate to Strengthen Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act – Watch Trudeau Government Flip-Flop on Whether the Bill has Needed Amendments

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/   New AODA 7-Minute Video kicks Off Blitz to get the Senate to Strengthen Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act – Watch Trudeau Government Flip-Flop on Whether … Continue reading New AODA 7-Minute Video kicks Off Blitz to get the Senate to Strengthen Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act – Watch Trudeau Government Flip-Flop on Whether the Bill has Needed Amendments

Reflecting Back Upon One of David Onley’s Last Published Statements on the Need for the Ontario Government to Beef Up the Implementation of Ontario’s Disability 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/   Reflecting Back Upon One of David Onley’s Last Published Statements on the Need for the Ontario Government to Beef Up the Implementation of Ontario’s Disability Act   … Continue reading Reflecting Back Upon One of David Onley’s Last Published Statements on the Need for the Ontario Government to Beef Up the Implementation of Ontario’s Disability Act

Outpouring of Media Coverage of the Passing of Former Lieutenant Governor David Onley Focuses on His Legacy for Accessibility for 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/   Outpouring of Media Coverage of the Passing of Former Lieutenant Governor David Onley Focuses on His Legacy for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities   January 16, 2023 … Continue reading Outpouring of Media Coverage of the Passing of Former Lieutenant Governor David Onley Focuses on His Legacy for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

In Memory of The Honourable David Onley, a Strong Voice for Tearing Down the Many Barriers Still Impeding 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/ In Memory of The Honourable David Onley, a Strong Voice for Tearing Down the Many Barriers Still Impeding People with Disabilities January 14, 2023 We are deeply saddened at … Continue reading In Memory of The Honourable David Onley, a Strong Voice for Tearing Down the Many Barriers Still Impeding People with Disabilities

The AODA Alliance’s 2022 Year-End Report to Our Many Supporters

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 AODA Alliance’s 2022 Year-End Report to Our Many Supporters   December 22, 2022   SUMMARY   This 92nd AODA Alliance Update this year is our final … Continue reading The AODA Alliance’s 2022 Year-End Report to Our Many Supporters

Check Out New Captioned Video Series on how and Why to Tear Down Disability Barriers in the Education system that Impede Students with Disabilities

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/   Check Out New Captioned Video Series on how and Why to Tear Down Disability Barriers in the Education system that Impede Students with Disabilities   December 21, 2022 … Continue reading Check Out New Captioned Video Series on how and Why to Tear Down Disability Barriers in the Education system that Impede Students with Disabilities

Read the Improved but Still Too Weak Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, With House of Commons Standing Committee’s Nine Amendments Added

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/   Read the Improved but Still Too Weak Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, With House of Commons Standing Committee’s Nine Amendments Added   December 20, 2022 … Continue reading Read the Improved but Still Too Weak Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, With House of Commons Standing Committee’s Nine Amendments Added

Members of Parliament Head Home for Holiday Festivities Without Passing Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act – Standing Committee Makes Nine Helpful Amendments, But the Bill Still is Far Too Weak

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/   Members of Parliament Head Home for Holiday Festivities Without Passing Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act – Standing Committee Makes Nine Helpful Amendments, But the Bill Still … Continue reading Members of Parliament Head Home for Holiday Festivities Without Passing Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act – Standing Committee Makes Nine Helpful Amendments, But the Bill Still is Far Too Weak

Clause-by-Clause Review of Bill C-22 Deferred from Yesterday to Today – and – Recent Media Reveals Accessibility Barriers that the Ford Government Hasn’t Prevented

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/   Clause-by-Clause Review of Bill C-22 Deferred from Yesterday to Today – and – Recent Media Reveals Accessibility Barriers that the Ford Government Hasn’t Prevented   December 13, 2022 … Continue reading Clause-by-Clause Review of Bill C-22 Deferred from Yesterday to Today – and – Recent Media Reveals Accessibility Barriers that the Ford Government Hasn’t Prevented

House of Commons Standing Committee Makes Five Amendments to the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act and More May Be Coming Today

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/   House of Commons Standing Committee Makes Five Amendments to the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act and More May Be Coming Today   December 12, … Continue reading House of Commons Standing Committee Makes Five Amendments to the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act and More May Be Coming Today

AODA Alliance Asks House of Commons HUMA Standing Committee to Make Public Proposed Amendments to Bill C-22 that MPs Put Forward

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 Asks House of Commons HUMA Standing Committee to Make Public Proposed Amendments to Bill C-22 that MPs Put Forward   December 1, 2022   SUMMARY … Continue reading AODA Alliance Asks House of Commons HUMA Standing Committee to Make Public Proposed Amendments to Bill C-22 that MPs Put Forward

On the 28th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Disability Accessibility Campaign, the AODA Alliance Unveils a Comprehensive Package of 78 Online Videos About Our Accessibility Campaign that Together Have Been Viewed Over 100,000 Times!

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/   On the 28th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Disability Accessibility Campaign, the AODA Alliance Unveils a Comprehensive Package of 78 Online Videos About Our Accessibility … Continue reading On the 28th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Disability Accessibility Campaign, the AODA Alliance Unveils a Comprehensive Package of 78 Online Videos About Our Accessibility Campaign that Together Have Been Viewed Over 100,000 Times!

Call to Immediate Action: Urge Key Members of Parliament to Strengthen Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

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/ Call to Immediate Action: Urge Key Members of Parliament to Strengthen Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act November 25, 2022 The Call to Action Please email or call … Continue reading Call to Immediate Action: Urge Key Members of Parliament to Strengthen Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

What We Learned At Parliament’s Public Hearings on the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

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/ What We Learned at the Public Hearings on Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act November 24, 2022 SUMMARY What did HUMA, the House of Commons Standing Committee on … Continue reading What We Learned At Parliament’s Public Hearings on the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

AODA Alliance Proposes 15 Specific Amendments to Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, to Make Improvements that Witnesses Asked for at Public Hearings

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/   AODA Alliance Proposes 15 Specific Amendments to Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, to Make Improvements that Witnesses Asked for at Public Hearings   November 21, 2022 … Continue reading AODA Alliance Proposes 15 Specific Amendments to Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, to Make Improvements that Witnesses Asked for at Public Hearings

Five Different Disability Barriers in the Recent Media – But Where is Premier Ford?

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/   Five Different Disability Barriers in the Recent Media – But Where is Premier Ford?   November 18, 2022   SUMMARY   In any week, the AODA Alliance gets … Continue reading Five Different Disability Barriers in the Recent Media – But Where is Premier Ford?

Watch video of AODA Alliance Testimony on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, at House of Commons Standing Committee

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/   Watch video of AODA Alliance Testimony on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, at House of Commons Standing Committee   November 16, 2022   We invite you … Continue reading Watch video of AODA Alliance Testimony on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, at House of Commons Standing Committee

Trudeau Government’s Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act Must Be Strengthened, Disability Coalition to Tell House of Commons Standing Committee Today, Tabling Open Letter From 37 Diverse Organizations Spanning six Provinces

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trudeau Government’s Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act Must Be Strengthened, Disability Coalition to Tell House of Commons Standing Committee Today, Tabling Open Letter From 37 Diverse Organizations Spanning six Provinces   November 14, 2022 Ottawa:   Today at public hearings streamed live … Continue reading Trudeau Government’s Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act Must Be Strengthened, Disability Coalition to Tell House of Commons Standing Committee Today, Tabling Open Letter From 37 Diverse Organizations Spanning six Provinces

Reflections on Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons Earlier This Fall on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act

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/   Reflections on Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons Earlier This Fall on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act   November 13, 2022   SUMMARY   … Continue reading Reflections on Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons Earlier This Fall on Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act

Highlights of Second Day of Public Hearings on Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act, and a Look Ahead at the Third Day When the AODA Alliance Gets a Turn at Bat

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/   Highlights of Second Day of Public Hearings on Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act, and a Look Ahead at the Third Day When the AODA Alliance … Continue reading Highlights of Second Day of Public Hearings on Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act, and a Look Ahead at the Third Day When the AODA Alliance Gets a Turn at Bat

24 Disability Organizations Spanning Five Provinces and Diverse Disabilities Sign Open Letter, Calling on Parliament to Strengthen and Quickly Pass Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

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/     24 Disability Organizations Spanning Five Provinces and Diverse Disabilities Sign Open Letter, Calling on Parliament to Strengthen and Quickly Pass Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit … Continue reading 24 Disability Organizations Spanning Five Provinces and Diverse Disabilities Sign Open Letter, Calling on Parliament to Strengthen and Quickly Pass Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

Today’s AODA Alliance Toronto Star Guest column and Supportive Star Editorial Show Why Parliament Must Quickly Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

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/   Today’s AODA Alliance Toronto Star Guest column and Supportive Star Editorial Show Why Parliament Must Quickly Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act   November … Continue reading Today’s AODA Alliance Toronto Star Guest column and Supportive Star Editorial Show Why Parliament Must Quickly Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

First Day of Public Hearings Show Why Bill C-22, the Weak Canada Disability Benefit Act, Needs to Be Strengthened – and AODA Alliance Will Present to Those Public Hearings on November 14, 2022

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/   First Day of Public Hearings Show Why Bill C-22, the Weak Canada Disability Benefit Act, Needs to Be Strengthened  – and AODA Alliance Will Present to Those Public Hearings … Continue reading First Day of Public Hearings Show Why Bill C-22, the Weak Canada Disability Benefit Act, Needs to Be Strengthened – and AODA Alliance Will Present to Those Public Hearings on November 14, 2022

Will Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act, Be a Trick or Treat? House of Commons Public Hearings Start Today, But Will the AODA Alliance Ever Get to Make a Presentation?

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/   Will Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act, Be a Trick or Treat? House of Commons Public Hearings Start Today, But Will the AODA Alliance Ever Get … Continue reading Will Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act, Be a Trick or Treat? House of Commons Public Hearings Start Today, But Will the AODA Alliance Ever Get to Make a Presentation?

Twenty-Four Years After the Ontario Legislature Unanimously Called for Strong Provincial Legislation to Make Ontario Accessible, Students with Disabilities Still Face Unfair Disability Barriers

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/   Twenty-Four Years After the Ontario Legislature Unanimously Called for Strong Provincial Legislation to Make Ontario Accessible, Students with Disabilities Still Face Unfair Disability Barriers   October 29, 2022 … Continue reading Twenty-Four Years After the Ontario Legislature Unanimously Called for Strong Provincial Legislation to Make Ontario Accessible, Students with Disabilities Still Face Unfair Disability Barriers

The AODA Alliance Submits a Brief 5-Page Brief to the House of Commons, Urging that It Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit 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/   The AODA Alliance Submits a Brief 5-Page Brief to the House of Commons, Urging that It Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Submits a Brief 5-Page Brief to the House of Commons, Urging that It Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

Federal Disabilities Minister Qualtrough’s CBC Interview Shows Why Parliament Must Strengthen Weak Bill C-22, the proposed Canada Disability Benefit 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/   Federal Disabilities Minister Qualtrough’s CBC Interview Shows Why Parliament Must Strengthen Weak Bill C-22, the proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act   October 31, 2022   SUMMARY … Continue reading Federal Disabilities Minister Qualtrough’s CBC Interview Shows Why Parliament Must Strengthen Weak Bill C-22, the proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act

On Second Reading, the House of Commons Unanimously Voted for Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – AODA Alliance Asks Standing Committee to Permit It to Make Oral Presentation on How to Strengthen This Weak Bill

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance UpdateUnited 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/   On Second Reading, the House of Commons Unanimously Voted for Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – AODA Alliance Asks Standing Committee to Permit It to Make … Continue reading On Second Reading, the House of Commons Unanimously Voted for Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – AODA Alliance Asks Standing Committee to Permit It to Make Oral Presentation on How to Strengthen This Weak Bill

Up Against Well-Financed E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists, Voters with Disabilities Press Municipal Candidates to Protect Them and Seniors from the Dangers to Safety and Accessibility Created by Electric Scooters – See What Candidates in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Hamilton and London Pledged So Far

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Up Against Well-Financed E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists, Voters with Disabilities Press Municipal Candidates to Protect Them and Seniors from the Dangers to Safety and Accessibility Created by Electric Scooters – See What Candidates in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Hamilton and London  Pledged So … Continue reading Up Against Well-Financed E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists, Voters with Disabilities Press Municipal Candidates to Protect Them and Seniors from the Dangers to Safety and Accessibility Created by Electric Scooters – See What Candidates in Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Hamilton and London Pledged So Far

Press Candidates for Ottawa, Mississauga and Hamilton City Council to Agree Not to Allow Electric Scooters in Public Places. They Endanger Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

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/   Press Candidates for Ottawa, Mississauga and Hamilton City Council to Agree Not to Allow Electric Scooters in Public Places. They Endanger Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors … Continue reading Press Candidates for Ottawa, Mississauga and Hamilton City Council to Agree Not to Allow Electric Scooters in Public Places. They Endanger Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

House of Commons to Debate Bill C-22 Tomorrow to Create Canada Disability Benefit – A Great Idea but a Very Deficient Bill, Disability Coalition Tells Parliament – Read the AODA Alliance Brief

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE House of Commons to Debate Bill Tomorrow to Create Canada Disability Benefit – A Great Idea but a Very Deficient Bill, Disability Coalition Tells Parliament   October 17, 2022 Toronto: Tomorrow, the House of Commons begins Second Reading debates on Bill C-22, … Continue reading House of Commons to Debate Bill C-22 Tomorrow to Create Canada Disability Benefit – A Great Idea but a Very Deficient Bill, Disability Coalition Tells Parliament – Read the AODA Alliance Brief

Send Us Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to Parliament on Bill C-22, The Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – A Bill that Needs to Be Substantially Strengthened

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/   Send Us Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to Parliament on Bill C-22, The Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – A Bill that Needs to Be Substantially … Continue reading Send Us Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to Parliament on Bill C-22, The Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – A Bill that Needs to Be Substantially Strengthened

Sign Up to Give Feedback to the October 18 or November 8, 2022 Virtual Public Forums on the Implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to Be Held by the Fourth AODA Independent Review Conducted by Rich Donavon

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/   Sign Up to Give Feedback to the October 18 or November 8, 2022 Virtual Public Forums on the Implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act … Continue reading Sign Up to Give Feedback to the October 18 or November 8, 2022 Virtual Public Forums on the Implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to Be Held by the Fourth AODA Independent Review Conducted by Rich Donavon

Help Torontonians with Disabilities Press Candidates for Toronto City Council Not to Allow Electric Scooters that Endanger Our Safety and Accessibility – E-scooter Corporate Lobbyists Will Lobby Candidates During this Election Campaign to Overturn Toronto City Council’s Unanimous Vote Last year to Continue to Keep Banning E-Scooters

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/   Help Torontonians with Disabilities Press Candidates for Toronto City Council Not to Allow Electric Scooters that Endanger Our Safety and Accessibility – E-scooter Corporate Lobbyists Will Lobby … Continue reading Help Torontonians with Disabilities Press Candidates for Toronto City Council Not to Allow Electric Scooters that Endanger Our Safety and Accessibility – E-scooter Corporate Lobbyists Will Lobby Candidates During this Election Campaign to Overturn Toronto City Council’s Unanimous Vote Last year to Continue to Keep Banning E-Scooters

New Captioned Video Gives a Helpful Blueprint and Roadmap on How to Make Education in Kindergarten to Grade 12 Schools Barrier-Free, Accessible and Inclusive for All Students 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/ October 6, 2022 SUMMARY There are one third of a million students with disabilities in Ontario’s publicly funded schools. They face too many disability barriers. These barriers impede these … Continue reading New Captioned Video Gives a Helpful Blueprint and Roadmap on How to Make Education in Kindergarten to Grade 12 Schools Barrier-Free, Accessible and Inclusive for All Students with Disabilities

More Public Transit Disability Barriers – and – Accessibility Minister Glowingly Praises AODA Alliance Chair at Same Time as He’s Precluded from Applying to Sit on New Standards Development Committee Under the 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/   More Public Transit Disability Barriers – and – Accessibility Minister Glowingly Praises AODA Alliance Chair at Same Time as He’s Precluded from Applying to Sit on New Standards … Continue reading More Public Transit Disability Barriers – and – Accessibility Minister Glowingly Praises AODA Alliance Chair at Same Time as He’s Precluded from Applying to Sit on New Standards Development Committee Under the Disabilities Act

A Grassroots Disability Call for Overdue Federal Action to Tear Down the Many Disability Barriers Facing Air Travel Passengers with Disabilities in Canada – Federal Ministers’ Positive Statements that Reform is Needed Are Not Enough

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/   A Grassroots Disability Call for Overdue Federal Action to Tear Down the Many Disability Barriers Facing Air Travel Passengers with Disabilities in Canada – Federal Ministers’ Positive Statements … Continue reading A Grassroots Disability Call for Overdue Federal Action to Tear Down the Many Disability Barriers Facing Air Travel Passengers with Disabilities in Canada – Federal Ministers’ Positive Statements that Reform is Needed Are Not Enough

Here We Go Again! Why Did the Ford Government Fail to Hold an Open Merit-Based Competition for the Members of the Long-Overdue Design of Public Spaces Standards Development Committee, 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/   Here We Go Again! Why Did the Ford Government Fail to Hold an Open Merit-Based Competition for the Members of the Long-Overdue Design of Public Spaces Standards Development … Continue reading Here We Go Again! Why Did the Ford Government Fail to Hold an Open Merit-Based Competition for the Members of the Long-Overdue Design of Public Spaces Standards Development Committee, under Ontario’s Disabilities Act?

Air Canada Decimates Accessibility Advocate’s Customized Wheelchair En Route to an Accessibility Conference in Israel – What Will Air Canada, the Canada Transportation Agency, and the Trudeau Government Do to Prevent These Recurring Outrages?

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/   Air Canada Decimates Accessibility Advocate’s Customized Wheelchair En Route to an Accessibility Conference in Israel – What Will Air Canada, the Canada Transportation Agency, and the Trudeau Government … Continue reading Air Canada Decimates Accessibility Advocate’s Customized Wheelchair En Route to an Accessibility Conference in Israel – What Will Air Canada, the Canada Transportation Agency, and the Trudeau Government Do to Prevent These Recurring Outrages?

AODA Alliance Finally Gets Virtual Meeting with Mohawk College President to Seek Restoration of the Accessible Media Production Program that Mohawk Axed

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 Finally Gets Virtual Meeting with Mohawk College President to Seek Restoration of the Accessible Media Production Program that Mohawk Axed   September 8, 2022   Summary … Continue reading AODA Alliance Finally Gets Virtual Meeting with Mohawk College President to Seek Restoration of the Accessible Media Production Program that Mohawk Axed

Mohawk College President’s Office Schedules, Cancels, Uncancels and Then Again Cancels Last Week’s Meeting with AODA Alliance Chair to Discuss Major Objections to Mohawk Killing Its One-of-a-Kind Accessible Media Production Program – When If Ever Will We Get to Meet?

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/    Mohawk College President’s Office Schedules, Cancels, Uncancels and Then Again Cancels Last Week’s Meeting with AODA Alliance Chair to Discuss Major Objections to Mohawk Killing Its One-of-a-Kind … Continue reading Mohawk College President’s Office Schedules, Cancels, Uncancels and Then Again Cancels Last Week’s Meeting with AODA Alliance Chair to Discuss Major Objections to Mohawk Killing Its One-of-a-Kind Accessible Media Production Program – When If Ever Will We Get to Meet?

Municipal Election Action Kit — Ask Candidates for City Council or Mayor Anywhere in Ontario to Pledge Not to Allow Electric Scooters in Your Community!

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/     Municipal Election Action Kit — Ask Candidates for City Council or Mayor Anywhere in Ontario to Pledge Not to Allow Electric Scooters in Your Community! … Continue reading Municipal Election Action Kit — Ask Candidates for City Council or Mayor Anywhere in Ontario to Pledge Not to Allow Electric Scooters in Your Community!

AODA Alliance Chair Asks Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner to Reconsider Her Refusal to Investigate His Complaint that Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Failed to Provide Proper Disability Accommodation When Considering Whether to Support a 3rd Pilot Project With E-Scooters that Endanger 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/   AODA Alliance Chair Asks Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner to Reconsider Her Refusal to Investigate His Complaint that Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Failed to Provide Proper Disability Accommodation When Considering Whether … Continue reading AODA Alliance Chair Asks Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner to Reconsider Her Refusal to Investigate His Complaint that Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Failed to Provide Proper Disability Accommodation When Considering Whether to Support a 3rd Pilot Project With E-Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities

The Hamilton Spectator Shines a Light on Mohawk College’s Axing its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program

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 Hamilton Spectator Shines a Light on Mohawk College’s Axing its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program   June 30, 2022   SUMMARY   The June 30, 2022, Hamilton … Continue reading The Hamilton Spectator Shines a Light on Mohawk College’s Axing its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program

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

Premier Doug Ford Says He’ll Meet the Timelines Imposed by 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/   Premier Doug Ford Says He’ll Meet the Timelines Imposed by Ontario’s Disabilities Act   June 28, 2022 SUMMARY   Premier Ford has finally said something publicly about his … Continue reading Premier Doug Ford Says He’ll Meet the Timelines Imposed by Ontario’s Disabilities Act

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

Media Covers Backlash Against Mohawk College’s Wrong-Headed Axing of Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program

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/ Media Covers Backlash Against Mohawk College’s Wrong-Headed Axing of Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program June 24, 2022 SUMMARY There has been impressive media coverage of the strong backlash … Continue reading Media Covers Backlash Against Mohawk College’s Wrong-Headed Axing of Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program

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

Mohawk College’s Reasons for Cancelling Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program Don’t Stand Up Under Scrutiny

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/   Mohawk College’s Reasons for Cancelling Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program Don’t Stand Up Under Scrutiny   June 21, 2022   SUMMARY   On June 10, 2022, the … Continue reading Mohawk College’s Reasons for Cancelling Its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program Don’t Stand Up Under Scrutiny

Disability Advocates to Present Tuesday at Virtual Meeting of London City Council’s Civic Works Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters in Public Places Under Any Circumstances

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Advocates to Present Tuesday at Virtual Meeting of London City Council’s Civic Works Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters in Public Places Under Any Circumstances   June 20, 2022, Toronto: On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, starting some time after noon, … Continue reading Disability Advocates to Present Tuesday at Virtual Meeting of London City Council’s Civic Works Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters in Public Places Under Any Circumstances

Read the June 20th, 2022 AODA Alliance’s Brief to London City Council’s Civic Works Committee on Electric Scooters

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/   Say No to All Electric Scooters in London, Whether Privately-Owned or Rented – Protect Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others from the Dangers E-Scooters Create   AODA … Continue reading Read the June 20th, 2022 AODA Alliance’s Brief to London City Council’s Civic Works Committee on Electric Scooters

Read the Text of the June 15, 2022 London City Staff Report on E-Scooters

Text of the June 15, 2022 London City Staff Report on E-Scooters   Note: This document is formatted exactly as it was sent to the AODA Alliance by the City of London.   London City Staff Report to Civic Works Committee   To:                      Chair and Members                              Civic Works Committee From:             Kelly Scherr, P.Eng., MBA, … Continue reading Read the Text of the June 15, 2022 London City Staff Report on E-Scooters

Disability Advocates to Present Wednesday at Virtual Meeting of Mississauga City Council’s General Committee to Oppose Allowing a Shared Electric Scooters Program

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Advocates to Present Wednesday at Virtual Meeting of Mississauga City Council’s General Committee to Oppose Allowing a Shared Electric Scooters Program   June 14, 2022, Toronto: On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, starting some time after 9:30 AM, the AODA Alliance … Continue reading Disability Advocates to Present Wednesday at Virtual Meeting of Mississauga City Council’s General Committee to Oppose Allowing a Shared Electric Scooters Program

Read the June 13, 2022 brief by the AODA Alliance to Mississauga City Council showing why Mississauga should not adopt a shared e-scooter program

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/ Say No to a Shared Electric Scooter Program – The City of Mississauga Should Stand Up for People with Disabilities and Stand Up to the E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists AODA … Continue reading Read the June 13, 2022 brief by the AODA Alliance to Mississauga City Council showing why Mississauga should not adopt a shared e-scooter program

Disability Advocates Press Mohawk College to Reverse Wrong-Headed Cancellation of its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program and Urges the Ford Government to Intervene

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Advocates Press Mohawk College to Reverse Wrong-Headed Cancellation of its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program and Urges the Ford Government to Intervene   June 10, 2022 Toronto: The last thing Ontario needs is for yet another backwards step on the … Continue reading Disability Advocates Press Mohawk College to Reverse Wrong-Headed Cancellation of its Much-Needed Accessible Media Production Program and Urges the Ford Government to Intervene

Please Sign Up to Tell Mississauga on June 15 and London on June 21 Not to Allow Electric Scooters Because They Endanger Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

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/   Please Sign Up to Tell Mississauga on June 15 and London on June 21 Not to Allow Electric Scooters Because They Endanger Safety and Accessibility for People with … Continue reading Please Sign Up to Tell Mississauga on June 15 and London on June 21 Not to Allow Electric Scooters Because They Endanger Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

Get Ready for the Next Chapter in the Non-Partisan Grassroots Campaign to Tear Down Disability Barriers, After the June 2 Ontario Election

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/   Get Ready for the Next Chapter in the Non-Partisan Grassroots Campaign to Tear Down Disability Barriers, After the June 2 Ontario Election   June 3, 2022   SUMMARY … Continue reading Get Ready for the Next Chapter in the Non-Partisan Grassroots Campaign to Tear Down Disability Barriers, After the June 2 Ontario Election

Still More Media Coverage of Ontario Election Disability Issues, But the National Post, Globe and Mail, Sun Newspapers and CTV Haven’t Reported on These Issues

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/   Still More Media Coverage of Ontario Election Disability Issues, But the National Post, Globe and Mail, Sun Newspapers and CTV Haven’t Reported on These Issues   May 31, … Continue reading Still More Media Coverage of Ontario Election Disability Issues, But the National Post, Globe and Mail, Sun Newspapers and CTV Haven’t Reported on These Issues

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?

Latest Media on Ontario Election Accessibility Issues

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/   Latest Media Coverage of Ontario Election Disability Accessibility Issues – Press Your Local Media to Ask Doug Ford’s Tories why they won’t make Election Commitments on Disability Accessibility … Continue reading Latest Media on Ontario Election Accessibility Issues

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Disability Advocates Press Reporters to Cover Accessibility Issues in The Most Important Ontario Election for Ontarians with Disabilities in Almost Two Decades

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Disability Advocates Press Reporters to Cover Accessibility Issues in The Most Important Ontario Election for Ontarians with Disabilities in Almost Two Decades   May 19, 2022 Toronto: A major disability coalition turns a spotlight on the … Continue reading On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Disability Advocates Press Reporters to Cover Accessibility Issues in The Most Important Ontario Election for Ontarians with Disabilities in Almost Two Decades

On YouTube, Watch TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Coverage of the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues – and – Use Our Action Tips to Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in this Election

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/   On YouTube, Watch TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Coverage of the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues – and – Use Our Action Tips to Raise Disability Accessibility Issues … Continue reading On YouTube, Watch TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Coverage of the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues – and – Use Our Action Tips to Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in this Election

Sign Up for May 17, 2022 Virtual and In-Person Ontario Election Candidates Debate on Disability Issues- And More Media Coverage of The Election’s Disability Issues

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/   Sign Up for May 17, 2022  Virtual and In-Person Ontario Election Candidates Debate on Disability Issues– And More Media Coverage of The Election’s Disability Issues   May 11, … Continue reading Sign Up for May 17, 2022 Virtual and In-Person Ontario Election Candidates Debate on Disability Issues- And More Media Coverage of The Election’s Disability Issues

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 11, 2022, Watch The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Interview with , AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues

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/ Tomorrow, Wednesday May 11, 2022, Watch The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Interview with , AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues May 10, 2022 With … Continue reading Tomorrow, Wednesday May 11, 2022, Watch The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Interview with , AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the Ontario Election’s Disability Issues

Sign Up to Attend May 10 2022 Virtual Town Hall on the Dangers Posed by E-Scooters in Mississauga

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/   Sign Up to Attend May 10 2022 Virtual Town Hall on the Dangers Posed by E-Scooters in Mississauga     May 5, 2022 SUMMARY   CNIB … Continue reading Sign Up to Attend May 10 2022 Virtual Town Hall on the Dangers Posed by E-Scooters in Mississauga

Unveiling the Party’s Disability Accessibility Platforms: Every Ontario Political Leader Except Doug Ford Makes Major Election Pledges on Tearing Down Accessibility Barriers that Impede 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Unveiling the Party’s Disability Accessibility Platforms: Every Ontario Political Leader Except Doug Ford Makes Major Election Pledges on Tearing Down Accessibility Barriers that Impede 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   May 3, 2022 Toronto: Doug Ford’s Tories are Ontario’s only major … Continue reading Unveiling the Party’s Disability Accessibility Platforms: Every Ontario Political Leader Except Doug Ford Makes Major Election Pledges on Tearing Down Accessibility Barriers that Impede 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Read the May 1, 2022 Election Commitments on Disability Accessibility by the Ontario Liberal Party

Text of the May 1, 2022 Election Promises on Disability Accessibility by the Ontario Liberal Party Sent to the AODA Alliance Dear Mr. Lepofsky, Thank you for your decades of advocacy and leadership in making Ontario accessible for people with disabilities. Over the years, you have worked constructively with Premiers, Ministers, and staff in Liberal … Continue reading Read the May 1, 2022 Election Commitments on Disability Accessibility by the Ontario Liberal Party

Read the March 22, 2022 Election Commitments of the Green Party of Ontario on Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Text of the March 22, 2022 Email from the Green Party of Ontario to the AODA Alliance   2022 Ontario Election Commitments Requested by the Accessibility for Ontarians  with Disabilities Act Alliance   Headers   Leadership Commitments   a) Foster and Strengthen Our Ongoing Relationship with Your Party   We are committed to a transparent … Continue reading Read the March 22, 2022 Election Commitments of the Green Party of Ontario on Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Read the April 6, 2022 Election Commitments of the New Democratic Party of Ontario on Disability Accessibility

Text of the April 6, 2022 Commitments of the Ontario New Democratic Party on Disability Accessibility Sent to the AODA Alliance A Proposed Accessibility Plan for Ontario – 2022 Ontario Election Commitments Requested by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance I. Leadership Commitments A) FOSTER AND STRENGTHEN OUR ONGOING RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PARTY … Continue reading Read the April 6, 2022 Election Commitments of the New Democratic Party of Ontario on Disability Accessibility

The Ford Government’s 2022 Ontario Budget is a Slap in the Face for 2.6 Million 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/   The Ford Government’s 2022 Ontario Budget is a Slap in the Face for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   April 29, 2022   SUMMARY   The 2022 Ontario … Continue reading The Ford Government’s 2022 Ontario Budget is a Slap in the Face for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Help Ensure a Strong Voice for People with Disabilities at the Local Level — Action Tips for Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees and School Boards’ Special Education Advisory Committees

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/   Help Ensure a Strong Voice for People with Disabilities at the Local Level — Action Tips for Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees and School Boards’ Special Education Advisory Committees … Continue reading Help Ensure a Strong Voice for People with Disabilities at the Local Level — Action Tips for Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees and School Boards’ Special Education Advisory Committees

Download in MS Word format the final report of the Health Care Standards Development Committee, recommending what the promised Health Care Accessibility Standard should include, submitted to the Ford Government on February 28, 2022 and publicly posted on April 1, 2022

Download in MS Word format the final report of the Health Care Standards Development Committee, recommending what the promised Health Care Accessibility Standard should include, submitted to the Ford Government on February 28, 2022 and publicly posted on April 1, 2022

Download in MS Word format the final report of the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on what the promised Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard should include, publicly posted by the Ontario Government on April 25 2022

Download in MS Word format the final report of the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on what the promised Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard should include, publicly posted by the Ontario Government on April 25 2022

Download in MS Word format the final joint report of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee and the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee recommending what the promised , Education Accessibility Standard should include regarding student transitions within the , K-12 Education Standards Development Committee school system, and afterwards

Download in MS Word format the final joint report of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee and the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee recommending what the promised , Education Accessibility Standard should include regarding student transitions within the , K-12 Education Standards Development Committee school system, and afterwards

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

Canada’s Constitutional Guarantee of Equality Rights to People with Disabilities is 40 Years Old Today!

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/   Canada’s Constitutional Guarantee of Equality Rights to People with Disabilities is 40 Years Old Today!   April 17, 2022   SUMMARY   Forty years ago today, the Canadian … Continue reading Canada’s Constitutional Guarantee of Equality Rights to People with Disabilities is 40 Years Old Today!

Will Ottawa City Council Today Green-Light a 3rd Pilot with Electric Scooters, Using Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs, Even Though E-Scooters Have Been Proven in Ottawa to Endanger Their Safety and Accessibility?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Will Ottawa City Council Today Green-Light a 3rd Pilot with Electric Scooters, Using Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs, Even Though E-Scooters Have Been Proven in Ottawa to Endanger Their Safety and Accessibility?   March 23, … Continue reading Will Ottawa City Council Today Green-Light a 3rd Pilot with Electric Scooters, Using Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs, Even Though E-Scooters Have Been Proven in Ottawa to Endanger Their Safety and Accessibility?

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

Disability Advocate Files Complaint with Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner Because Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Failed to Provide Proper Disability Accommodation When Considering Whether to Support a 3rd Pilot Project With E-Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   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/   Disability Advocate Files Complaint with Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner Because Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Failed to Provide Proper Disability Accommodation When Considering Whether to … Continue reading Disability Advocate Files Complaint with Ottawa’s Integrity Commissioner Because Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Failed to Provide Proper Disability Accommodation When Considering Whether to Support a 3rd Pilot Project With E-Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities

Sign Up for Free March 29, 2022 Virtual Conference on the Past, Present and Future of Making Ontario’s Education System Fully Inclusive and Accessible for Students with Disabilities – Marking The 25th Anniversary of the Eaton v. Brant County Board of Education Case

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/   Sign Up for Free March 29, 2022 Virtual Conference on the Past, Present and Future of Making Ontario’s Education System Fully Inclusive and Accessible for Students … Continue reading Sign Up for Free March 29, 2022 Virtual Conference on the Past, Present and Future of Making Ontario’s Education System Fully Inclusive and Accessible for Students with Disabilities – Marking The 25th Anniversary of the Eaton v. Brant County Board of Education Case

Guest Column in Ottawa Area Newspaper Presses Ottawa City Council Not to Use Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs in a Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters that Are Proven to Be Dangerous

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/   Guest Column in Ottawa Area Newspaper Presses Ottawa City Council Not to Use Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs in a Third Pilot … Continue reading Guest Column in Ottawa Area Newspaper Presses Ottawa City Council Not to Use Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs in a Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters that Are Proven to Be Dangerous

Brampton Accessibility Advisory Committee Gets Seriously Troubling Presentation on Electric Scooters by Brampton City Staff

          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/   Brampton Accessibility Advisory Committee Gets Seriously Troubling Presentation on Electric Scooters by Brampton City St૿   March 9, 2022   SUMMARY   On the evening of March … Continue reading Brampton Accessibility Advisory Committee Gets Seriously Troubling Presentation on Electric Scooters by Brampton City Staff

Tell Ottawa City Council Not to Use People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs in the Dangerous Third Pilot Project with E-Scooters that Ottawa City Staff Proposes

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 Ottawa City Council Not to Use People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs in the Dangerous Third Pilot Project with E-Scooters that Ottawa City … Continue reading Tell Ottawa City Council Not to Use People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others as Unwilling Guinea Pigs in the Dangerous Third Pilot Project with E-Scooters that Ottawa City Staff Proposes

Major Potential Step Forward for Students with Disabilities – Ontario Government Makes Public the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s Final Report and Recommendations

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/ Major Potential Step Forward for Students with Disabilities – Ontario Government Makes Public the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s Final Report and Recommendations   March 3, 2022   SUMMARY … Continue reading Major Potential Step Forward for Students with Disabilities – Ontario Government Makes Public the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s Final Report and Recommendations

Disability Advocates to Tell Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Today Not to Allow E- Scooters – A Wrong-headed City Staff Report Endangers Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Disability Advocates to Tell Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Today Not to Allow E- Scooters – A Wrong-headed City Staff Report Endangers Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others   March 2, 2022 Toronto: Today starting at 9:30 am, disability advocates … Continue reading Disability Advocates to Tell Ottawa’s Transportation Committee Today Not to Allow E- Scooters – A Wrong-headed City Staff Report Endangers Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Others

AODA Alliance Brief Urges City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee to Reject Wrong-Headed City Staff Proposal to Hold Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters – Dangers Proven to People with Disabilities During First Two Pilots Are Enough to Say No to a Third Pilot

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 City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee to Reject Wrong-Headed City Staff Proposal to Hold Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters – Dangers Proven to People … Continue reading AODA Alliance Brief Urges City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee to Reject Wrong-Headed City Staff Proposal to Hold Third Pilot Project with Electric Scooters – Dangers Proven to People with Disabilities During First Two Pilots Are Enough to Say No to a Third Pilot

AODA Alliance Writes Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Brampton City Council, Urging Them Not to Allow Electric Scooters

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 Writes Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Brampton City Council, Urging Them Not to Allow Electric Scooters   February 25, 2022   SUMMARY   The AODA Alliance … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Brampton City Council, Urging Them Not to Allow Electric Scooters

Media Coverage, Health Cards, Electric Scooters, Disability Barriers in schools, and Another Ford Government Accessibility Blunder

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/   Media Coverage, Health Cards, Electric Scooters, Disability Barriers in schools, and Another Ford Government Accessibility Blunder   February 17, 2022   SUMMARY   In short order, here are … Continue reading Media Coverage, Health Cards, Electric Scooters, Disability Barriers in schools, and Another Ford Government Accessibility Blunder

ARCH Disability Law Centre Presses the Ford Government to Ensure that All People with Disabilities Are Effectively Accommodated in the Process for Renewing Expired Ontario Health Cards

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/   ARCH Disability Law Centre Presses the Ford Government to Ensure that All People with Disabilities Are Effectively Accommodated in the Process for Renewing Expired Ontario Health Cards   … Continue reading ARCH Disability Law Centre Presses the Ford Government to Ensure that All People with Disabilities Are Effectively Accommodated in the Process for Renewing Expired Ontario Health Cards

Media Coverage of Ford Government’s Backing Down on the Disability Barrier in Ontario Health Card Renewal- and – More That the Government Needs to Do

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/   Media Coverage of Ford Government’s Backing Down on the Disability Barrier in Ontario Health Card Renewal– and – More That the Government Needs to Do   February 14, … Continue reading Media Coverage of Ford Government’s Backing Down on the Disability Barrier in Ontario Health Card Renewal- and – More That the Government Needs to Do

Brampton City Council and Mayor Patrick Brown Should Not Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing the Silent Menace of Electric Scooters

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/   Brampton City Council and Mayor Patrick Brown Should Not Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing the Silent Menace of Electric Scooters   February 11, … Continue reading Brampton City Council and Mayor Patrick Brown Should Not Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing the Silent Menace of Electric Scooters

Read the Evidence AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Filed with the Superior Court of Ontario that Shows How the Ford Government’s Online Health Card Renewal Process Discriminates Against People with Disabilities Like Him

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/   Read the Evidence AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Filed with the Superior Court of Ontario that Shows How the Ford Government’s Online Health Card Renewal Process … Continue reading Read the Evidence AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Filed with the Superior Court of Ontario that Shows How the Ford Government’s Online Health Card Renewal Process Discriminates Against People with Disabilities Like Him

Ford Government Capitulates at the Court House Door – Belatedly Agrees in the Face of a Disability Discrimination Court Application to Extend to September 30 the Time to Renew an Expired Health Card and to Enable Online Health Card Renewal Using Ontario Photo ID Card In Lieu of Driver’s License

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ford Government Capitulates at the Court House Door – Belatedly Agrees in the Face of a Disability Discrimination Court Application to Extend to September 30 the Time to Renew an Expired Health Card and to Enable Online Health Card Renewal Using Ontario … Continue reading Ford Government Capitulates at the Court House Door – Belatedly Agrees in the Face of a Disability Discrimination Court Application to Extend to September 30 the Time to Renew an Expired Health Card and to Enable Online Health Card Renewal Using Ontario Photo ID Card In Lieu of Driver’s License

Ford Government Appoints the Next Independent Review of the Disabilities Act After it Failed for Three Years to Implement the Blistering Report of the Last Independent Review

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 Appoints the Next Independent Review of the Disabilities Act After it Failed for Three Years to Implement the Blistering Report of the Last Independent Review   … Continue reading Ford Government Appoints the Next Independent Review of the Disabilities Act After it Failed for Three Years to Implement the Blistering Report of the Last Independent Review

On Youtube, Watch the Agenda with Steve Paikin’s February 3, 2022 Discussion of Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System Hurting Ontarians with disabilities During the Pandemic – and – Other Media On Disability Accessibility Issues

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/   On Youtube, Watch the Agenda with Steve Paikin’s February 3, 2022 Discussion of Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System Hurting Ontarians with disabilities During the Pandemic – … Continue reading On Youtube, Watch the Agenda with Steve Paikin’s February 3, 2022 Discussion of Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System Hurting Ontarians with disabilities During the Pandemic – and – Other Media On Disability Accessibility Issues

Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for a Lively Discussion About the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System that the Ford Government Has Created or Left in Place

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/   Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for a Lively Discussion About the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System that … Continue reading Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for a Lively Discussion About the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System that the Ford Government Has Created or Left in Place

CBC Report on AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Court Case Against the Ford Government’s Disability Discrimination in Online Health Card Renewal Process Makes it Seem Like the Government is Making it Up as it Goes Along

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/ CBC Report on AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Court Case Against the Ford Government’s Disability Discrimination in Online Health Card Renewal Process Makes it Seem Like the Government is … Continue reading CBC Report on AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Court Case Against the Ford Government’s Disability Discrimination in Online Health Card Renewal Process Makes it Seem Like the Government is Making it Up as it Goes Along

Sign Up Fast to Tell Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee Tonight to Oppose the Ottawa City Staff Proposal to Again Allow E-Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

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/   Sign Up Fast to Tell Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee Tonight to Oppose the Ottawa City Staff Proposal to Again Allow E-Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and … Continue reading Sign Up Fast to Tell Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee Tonight to Oppose the Ottawa City Staff Proposal to Again Allow E-Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

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

AODA Alliance Calls on the Ford Government to Swiftly Post Online the Final Report of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee Which It Received Today

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 Calls on the Ford Government to Swiftly Post Online the Final Report of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee Which It Received Today   January 28, … Continue reading AODA Alliance Calls on the Ford Government to Swiftly Post Online the Final Report of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee Which It Received Today

Disability Rights Advocate Files Court Application Today Against Ford Government for Discriminating Against Blind People Like Him by Only Allowing Online Renewal of an Expired Health Card if a Person Has a Driver’s License – Ontario’s Own Official Photo ID Card isn’t Accepted

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Rights Advocate Files Court Application Today Against Ford Government for Discriminating Against Blind People Like Him by Only Allowing Online Renewal of an Expired Health Card if a Person Has a Driver’s License – Ontario’s Own Official Photo ID Card … Continue reading Disability Rights Advocate Files Court Application Today Against Ford Government for Discriminating Against Blind People Like Him by Only Allowing Online Renewal of an Expired Health Card if a Person Has a Driver’s License – Ontario’s Own Official Photo ID Card isn’t Accepted

2022 Begins with A Blast of New Media Coverage on Different Disability Accessibility Issues

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/   2022 Begins with A Blast of New Media Coverage on Different Disability Accessibility Issues   January 21, 2022   SUMMARY   2022 has begun with a diverse number … Continue reading 2022 Begins with A Blast of New Media Coverage on Different Disability Accessibility Issues

One Year After Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Protocol was Secretly Sent to Ontario Hospitals, Disability Advocates Sound the Alarm About the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Health Care as the Omicron Variant Rapidly Overloads Hospitals

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   One Year After Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Protocol was Secretly Sent to Ontario Hospitals, Disability Advocates Sound the Alarm About the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Health Care as the Omicron Variant Rapidly Overloads Hospitals   January 13, 2022 … Continue reading One Year After Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Protocol was Secretly Sent to Ontario Hospitals, Disability Advocates Sound the Alarm About the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Health Care as the Omicron Variant Rapidly Overloads Hospitals

A Misleading National Post Column Unfairly Misquotes the AODA Alliance, and Claims We are Untrustworthy on the Issue of Robots on Public Sidewalks – National Post Eventually Publishes a Correction After Our Repeated Requests

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/ A Misleading National Post Column Unfairly Misquotes the AODA Alliance, and Claims We are Untrustworthy on the Issue of Robots on Public Sidewalks – National Post Eventually Publishes a … Continue reading A Misleading National Post Column Unfairly Misquotes the AODA Alliance, and Claims We are Untrustworthy on the Issue of Robots on Public Sidewalks – National Post Eventually Publishes a Correction After Our Repeated Requests

AODA Alliance’s Year-End Report on Our Advocacy Efforts in 2021

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’s Year-End Report on Our Advocacy Efforts This Year   December 24, 2021   An exhausting year is reaching its conclusion. With this, our 100th AODA Alliance … Continue reading AODA Alliance’s Year-End Report on Our Advocacy Efforts in 2021

Why Did the Ford Government Fail to Hold an Open Merit-Based Competition for the Chair of the Long-Overdue Design of Public Spaces Standards Development Committee, 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/   Why Did the Ford Government Fail to Hold an Open Merit-Based Competition for the Chair of the Long-Overdue Design of Public Spaces Standards Development Committee, under Ontario’s … Continue reading Why Did the Ford Government Fail to Hold an Open Merit-Based Competition for the Chair of the Long-Overdue Design of Public Spaces Standards Development Committee, under Ontario’s Disabilities Act?

Smorgasbord of Recent Media Coverage of Disability Barriers Shows Why the Ford Government Must Ramp Up Action to Make Ontario Accessible to 2.6 Million 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/   Smorgasbord of Recent Media Coverage of Disability Barriers Shows Why the Ford Government Must Ramp Up Action to Make Ontario Accessible to 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities … Continue reading Smorgasbord of Recent Media Coverage of Disability Barriers Shows Why the Ford Government Must Ramp Up Action to Make Ontario Accessible to 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Omicron Surge Amplifies the Need for The Ford Government to Remove the Disability Discrimination From the Critical Care Triage Protocol in Ontario Hospitals – and — Correction to the December 20, 2021 News Release on Online Health Card Renewals

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/   Omicron Surge Amplifies the Need for The Ford Government to Remove the Disability Discrimination From the Critical Care Triage Protocol in Ontario Hospitals – and — Correction to … Continue reading Omicron Surge Amplifies the Need for The Ford Government to Remove the Disability Discrimination From the Critical Care Triage Protocol in Ontario Hospitals – and — Correction to the December 20, 2021 News Release on Online Health Card Renewals

As Omicron Surges, Ford Government Flagrantly Discriminates Against Many Ontarians with Disabilities in Access to Health Care, by Requiring A Driver’s License to Renew Ontario Health Card Online

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   As Omicron Surges, Ford Government Flagrantly Discriminates Against Many Ontarians with Disabilities in Access to Health Care, by Requiring A Driver’s License to Renew Ontario Health Card Online   Toronto December 20, 2021: As COVID-19 surges, the Ford Government’s online process … Continue reading As Omicron Surges, Ford Government Flagrantly Discriminates Against Many Ontarians with Disabilities in Access to Health Care, by Requiring A Driver’s License to Renew Ontario Health Card Online

Important Victory! Toronto City Council Today Banned Robots from Sidewalks, to Protect People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others – But Where is the Provincial Leadership 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Need from Premier Ford?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Important Victory! Toronto City Council Today Banned Robots from Sidewalks, to Protect People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others – But Where is the Provincial Leadership 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Need from Premier Ford?   December 17, 2021 Toronto: At … Continue reading Important Victory! Toronto City Council Today Banned Robots from Sidewalks, to Protect People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others – But Where is the Provincial Leadership 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Need from Premier Ford?

Will Toronto City Council Vote Today to Ban Robots from Sidewalks, to Protect People with Disabilities, Seniors, children and Others?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Will Toronto City Council Vote Today to Ban Robots from Sidewalks, to Protect People with Disabilities, Seniors, children and Others?   December 15, 2021 Toronto: At its meeting today or tomorrow, Toronto City Council will debate whether to ban robots from … Continue reading Will Toronto City Council Vote Today to Ban Robots from Sidewalks, to Protect People with Disabilities, Seniors, children and Others?

More Media Coverage on the Dangers to People with Disabilities that Robots on Sidewalks Would Pose

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/   More Media Coverage on the Dangers to People with Disabilities that Robots on Sidewalks Would Pose   December 13, 2021               SUMMARY   1. Disability Objections to … Continue reading More Media Coverage on the Dangers to People with Disabilities that Robots on Sidewalks Would Pose

New Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky in Metroland Papers Explains that Toronto Should Ban Robots on Sidewalks because of the Danger They Pose for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

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/   New Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky in Metroland Papers Explains that Toronto Should Ban Robots on Sidewalks because of the Danger They Pose for People … Continue reading New Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky in Metroland Papers Explains that Toronto Should Ban Robots on Sidewalks because of the Danger They Pose for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

Sign Up to Tell Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Publicly and Strongly Oppose Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

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/   Sign Up to Tell Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Publicly and Strongly Oppose Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others   December 10, 2021   … Continue reading Sign Up to Tell Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Publicly and Strongly Oppose Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

Tell Toronto City Council to Ban Robots from Sidewalks, Because They Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others

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 Toronto City Council to Ban Robots from Sidewalks, Because They Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others   December 8, 2021               SUMMARY   How … Continue reading Tell Toronto City Council to Ban Robots from Sidewalks, Because They Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others

On the Eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Publicly Admits in the Legislature It Needs to Do a Lot More to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to 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/   On the Eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Publicly Admits in the Legislature It Needs to Do a Lot More to Lead … Continue reading On the Eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Publicly Admits in the Legislature It Needs to Do a Lot More to Lead Ontario to Become Accessible to People 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

Stunning Sampling of 25 News Articles Show Serious Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose to the Public, Including People with Disabilities, Seniors and Children

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/   Stunning Sampling of 25 News Articles Show Serious Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose to the Public, Including People with Disabilities, Seniors and Children   November 29 2021 … Continue reading Stunning Sampling of 25 News Articles Show Serious Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose to the Public, Including People with Disabilities, Seniors and Children

Electric Scooters Continue to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Kids and Others in Ontario – Register to Take Part in CNIB’s November 18, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on the Problems E-Scooters Create for People with Disabilities Living in or Visiting Ottawa

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/   Electric Scooters Continue to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Kids and Others in Ontario – Register to Take Part in CNIB’s November 18, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on … Continue reading Electric Scooters Continue to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, Kids and Others in Ontario – Register to Take Part in CNIB’s November 18, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on the Problems E-Scooters Create for People with Disabilities Living in or Visiting Ottawa

A Troubling Setback Two Decades Ago Today in the Campaign for Strong Accessibility Legislation Sowed the Seeds for Later Progress

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/   A Troubling Setback Two Decades Ago Today in the Campaign for Strong Accessibility Legislation Sowed the Seeds for Later Progress   November 5, 2021    SUMMARY   Let’s … Continue reading A Troubling Setback Two Decades Ago Today in the Campaign for Strong Accessibility Legislation Sowed the Seeds for Later Progress

Download in an Accessible MS Word Format the AODA Alliance’s November 1, 2021 Brief to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on that Committee’s Initial Report on What the Promised Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard Should Include

Download in an Accessible MS Word Format the AODA Alliance’s November 1, 2021 Brief to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on that Committee’s Initial Report on What the Promised Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard Should Include

The AODA Alliance Sends a Detailed Brief with 53 Recommendations to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee to Make Post-Secondary Education Accessible to Students 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/ The AODA Alliance Sends a Detailed Brief with 53 Recommendations to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee to Make Post-Secondary Education Accessible to Students with Disabilities   November 1, … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Sends a Detailed Brief with 53 Recommendations to the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee to Make Post-Secondary Education Accessible to Students with Disabilities

1,000 Days After Receiving The Onley Report’s Call for Major New Actions to Make Ontario Accessible to People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Responds to Questions in the Legislature with Non-Answers and Evasions

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 After Receiving The Onley Report’s Call for Major New Actions to Make Ontario Accessible to People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Responds to Questions in … Continue reading 1,000 Days After Receiving The Onley Report’s Call for Major New Actions to Make Ontario Accessible to People with Disabilities, the Ford Government Responds to Questions in the Legislature with Non-Answers and Evasions

1,000 Days Ago Today, Doug Ford’s Government Received the David Onley Report, Calling for Strong New Action to Tear Down Disability Barriers – Where Is Premier Ford When We Need His Help the Most?

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 Ago Today, Doug Ford’s Government Received the David Onley Report, Calling for Strong New Action to Tear Down Disability Barriers – Where Is Premier Ford When … Continue reading 1,000 Days Ago Today, Doug Ford’s Government Received the David Onley Report, Calling for Strong New Action to Tear Down Disability Barriers – Where Is Premier Ford When We Need His Help the Most?

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

Disability Advocates Call on Ford Government Not to Endanger People with Disabilities and Others By Allowing Robots on Public Sidewalks

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/   Disability Advocates Call on Ford Government Not to Endanger People with Disabilities and Others By Allowing Robots on Public Sidewalks   October 20, 2021               SUMMARY   … Continue reading Disability Advocates Call on Ford Government Not to Endanger People with Disabilities and Others By Allowing Robots on Public Sidewalks

Ford Government Extends to November 1, 2021 the Deadline for Sending In Feedback on the Disability Barriers Facing Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools, Colleges or Universities

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 Extends to November 1, 2021 the Deadline for Sending In Feedback on the Disability Barriers Facing Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools, Colleges or Universities   … Continue reading Ford Government Extends to November 1, 2021 the Deadline for Sending In Feedback on the Disability Barriers Facing Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools, Colleges or Universities

Divisional Court Declines to Rule on Argument that Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Violated Ontario’s Disabilities Act — AODA Alliance Urges Accessibility Minister to Obey the Law He’s Mandated to Spearhead

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/   Divisional Court Declines to Rule on Argument that Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Violated Ontario’s Disabilities Act — AODA Alliance Urges Accessibility Minister to Obey the Law He’s Mandated to … Continue reading Divisional Court Declines to Rule on Argument that Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Violated Ontario’s Disabilities Act — AODA Alliance Urges Accessibility Minister to Obey the Law He’s Mandated to Spearhead

A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate 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/   A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities   October 6, 2021   Have you heard something about the … Continue reading A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities

Today 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing Livestream: Blind Disability Advocate David Lepofsky Argues Disability Rights Case Against Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Today 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing Livestream: Blind Disability Advocate David Lepofsky Argues Disability Rights Case Against Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho   September 27, 2021 Toronto: Today at 10 a.m., the Divisional Court of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice will hold … Continue reading Today 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing Livestream: Blind Disability Advocate David Lepofsky Argues Disability Rights Case Against Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho

Monday September 27, 2021 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing Livestream: Blind Disability Advocate David Lepofsky Argues Disability Rights Case Against Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monday September 27, 2021 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing Livestream: Blind Disability Advocate David Lepofsky Argues Disability Rights Case Against Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho   September 24, 2021 Toronto: On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10 a.m., the Divisional Court of … Continue reading Monday September 27, 2021 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing Livestream: Blind Disability Advocate David Lepofsky Argues Disability Rights Case Against Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho

After the Federal Election, New Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Canada and a Pressing Need for the Media to Take a Hard Look at the Short Shrift It Too Often Gave Disability Issues

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Neither Election Front-Runner, Trudeau or O’Toole, Ever Ended Up Answering the AODA Alliance’s Request for Disability Accessibility Election Pledges – And Other Last Minute Election News

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/   Neither Election Front-Runner, Trudeau or O’Toole, Ever Ended Up Answering the AODA Alliance’s Request for Disability Accessibility Election Pledges – And Other Last Minute Election News   September … Continue reading Neither Election Front-Runner, Trudeau or O’Toole, Ever Ended Up Answering the AODA Alliance’s Request for Disability Accessibility Election Pledges – And Other Last Minute Election News

On the Eve of the Federal Election, Tories Will Try to Answer the AODA Alliance Request for Federal Election Commitments – Liberals Say They’ll Enact At Least Some Accessibility Standard Within Four Years of the Accessible Canada Act’s Passage

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/   On the Eve of the Federal Election, Tories Will Try to Answer the AODA Alliance Request for Federal Election Commitments – Liberals Say They’ll Enact At Least Some … Continue reading On the Eve of the Federal Election, Tories Will Try to Answer the AODA Alliance Request for Federal Election Commitments – Liberals Say They’ll Enact At Least Some Accessibility Standard Within Four Years of the Accessible Canada Act’s Passage

Some Media Cover the Federal Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues and/or the Inaccessibility of Mail-In Ballots

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/   Some Media Cover the Federal Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues and/or the Inaccessibility of Mail-In Ballots   September 14, 2021           SUMMARY   Canada’s September 20, 2021 election … Continue reading Some Media Cover the Federal Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues and/or the Inaccessibility of Mail-In Ballots

In this Close Election, Will Erin O’Toole Stand By the Tories’ 2018 Pledge in the House of Commons to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   In this Close Election, Will Erin O’Toole Stand By the Tories’ 2018 Pledge in the House of Commons to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act?   September 8, 2021 Toronto: Will Erin O’Toole’s Tories keep their three-year-old pledge to six million people … Continue reading In this Close Election, Will Erin O’Toole Stand By the Tories’ 2018 Pledge in the House of Commons to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act?

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First and Only National Leader to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act. What Will the Other Parties Pledge in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities by 2040?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First and Only National Leader to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act. What Will the Other Parties Pledge in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities by 2040? … Continue reading Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First and Only National Leader to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act. What Will the Other Parties Pledge in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities by 2040?

Ford Government Must Ensure the New Vaccine Passport System Does Not Create New Barriers for 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/   Ford Government Must Ensure the New Vaccine Passport System Does Not Create New Barriers for People with Disabilities   September 3, 2021           SUMMARY The Ford Government’s … Continue reading Ford Government Must Ensure the New Vaccine Passport System Does Not Create New Barriers for People with Disabilities

New Federal Liberal Party Platform Offers None of the Commitments on Disability Accessibility that the AODA Alliance Requested – The New Democratic Party Added One Requested Commitment in Its Response to the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

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/   New Federal Liberal Party Platform Offers None of the Commitments on Disability Accessibility that the AODA Alliance Requested – The New Democratic Party Added One Requested Commitment in … Continue reading New Federal Liberal Party Platform Offers None of the Commitments on Disability Accessibility that the AODA Alliance Requested – The New Democratic Party Added One Requested Commitment in Its Response to the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

Under 3 Weeks Before the Federal Election, None of the Party Leaders Answered the AODA Alliance’s Letter Seeking 12 Commitments to Tear Down Barriers Facing 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada, According to New Guest Column in Toronto Area Local 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/   Under 3 Weeks Before the Federal Election, None of the Party Leaders Answered the AODA Alliance’s Letter Seeking 12 Commitments to Tear Down Barriers Facing 6 Million People … Continue reading Under 3 Weeks Before the Federal Election, None of the Party Leaders Answered the AODA Alliance’s Letter Seeking 12 Commitments to Tear Down Barriers Facing 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada, According to New Guest Column in Toronto Area Local Newspapers

After Winning the Battle in Toronto Last Spring, AODA Alliance and Other Disability Advocates Now Call on London City Council Not to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing Electric Scooters

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/   After Winning the Battle in Toronto Last Spring, AODA Alliance and Other Disability Advocates Now Call on London City Council Not to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and … Continue reading After Winning the Battle in Toronto Last Spring, AODA Alliance and Other Disability Advocates Now Call on London City Council Not to Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others by Allowing Electric Scooters

What Do the Major Federal Political Parties Commit to Do in Their Published Election Platforms to Make Canada Accessible for Six Million 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/   What Do the Major Federal Political Parties Commit to Do in Their Published Election Platforms to Make Canada Accessible for Six Million People with Disabilities?   August 27, … Continue reading What Do the Major Federal Political Parties Commit to Do in Their Published Election Platforms to Make Canada Accessible for Six Million People with Disabilities?

Disability Coalition Slams Trudeau Government’s Giving Millions to Rick Hansen Foundation’s Seriously Deficient Building Accessibility Certification Training Program

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Coalition Slams Trudeau Government’s Giving Millions to Rick Hansen Foundation’s Seriously Deficient Building Accessibility Certification Training Program   August 24, 2021 Toronto: Just before calling a federal election, the Federal Government announced action that wastes public money, creates serious new … Continue reading Disability Coalition Slams Trudeau Government’s Giving Millions to Rick Hansen Foundation’s Seriously Deficient Building Accessibility Certification Training Program

Another Media Report on Huge Problems with the Rick Hansen Foundation Private Accessibility “Certification” Program – RHF Concedes Its Training for Its Accessibility Assessors Does Not Make Them Experts in Accessibility

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/   Another Media Report on Huge Problems with the Rick Hansen Foundation Private Accessibility “Certification” Program – RHF Concedes Its Training for Its Accessibility Assessors Does Not Make Them … Continue reading Another Media Report on Huge Problems with the Rick Hansen Foundation Private Accessibility “Certification” Program – RHF Concedes Its Training for Its Accessibility Assessors Does Not Make Them Experts in Accessibility

Ford Government Belatedly Extended to September 13, 2021 the Deadline for Sending Feedback on Recommendations to Remove Disability Barriers from Ontario’s Health Care System

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 Belatedly Extended to September 13, 2021 the Deadline for Sending Feedback on Recommendations to Remove Disability Barriers from Ontario’s Health Care System   August 18, 2021 … Continue reading Ford Government Belatedly Extended to September 13, 2021 the Deadline for Sending Feedback on Recommendations to Remove Disability Barriers from Ontario’s Health Care System

A Disability Perspective on the Enduring Legacy of the Late Premier Bill Davis

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/   A Disability Perspective on the Enduring Legacy of the Late Premier Bill Davis   August 9, 2021   Ontario collectively mourns the death yesterday of former Ontario Premier … Continue reading A Disability Perspective on the Enduring Legacy of the Late Premier Bill Davis

CBC Reports on Troubling Disability Barrier at Canada’s Wonderland – and – Ford Government Extends Deadline to September 30, 2021 to Send in Public Feedback on Disability Barriers in Ontario’s School system

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/   CBC Reports on Troubling Disability Barrier at Canada’s Wonderland – and – Ford Government Extends Deadline to September 30, 2021 to Send in Public Feedback on Disability Barriers … Continue reading CBC Reports on Troubling Disability Barrier at Canada’s Wonderland – and – Ford Government Extends Deadline to September 30, 2021 to Send in Public Feedback on Disability Barriers in Ontario’s School system

Tell the Health Care Standards Development Committee If You Support the AODA Alliance’s Recommendations on What the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include, Spelled Out in the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief

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 Health Care Standards Development Committee If You Support the AODA Alliance’s Recommendations on What the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include, Spelled Out in the … Continue reading Tell the Health Care Standards Development Committee If You Support the AODA Alliance’s Recommendations on What the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include, Spelled Out in the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief

With a Federal Election Impending, AODA Alliance Asks Party Leaders for Election Commitments on Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Canada

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/   With a Federal Election Impending, AODA Alliance Asks Party Leaders for Election Commitments on Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Canada   August 4, 2021            SUMMARY … Continue reading With a Federal Election Impending, AODA Alliance Asks Party Leaders for Election Commitments on Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Canada

Download in an accessible MS Word file the AODA Alliance’s August 3, 2021 finalized brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee giving feedback on its Initial Report, recommending what the promised , Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include

Download in an accessible MS Word file the AODA Alliance’s August 3, 2021 finalized brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee giving feedback on its Initial Report, recommending what the promised , Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include

Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee on the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System

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/   Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee on the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System   … Continue reading Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee on the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System

Attend CNIB’s July 27, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose for People with Disabilities if London Ontario Allows Them – and— Please Fill Out an Important Online Survey About Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Courts

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/   Attend CNIB’s July 27, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose for People with Disabilities if London Ontario Allows Them – and— Please Fill Out … Continue reading Attend CNIB’s July 27, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose for People with Disabilities if London Ontario Allows Them – and— Please Fill Out an Important Online Survey About Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Courts

Send Your Feedback on the Initial Report/Recommendations by the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on What Must Be Done to Make Ontario Colleges and Universities Accessible for Students 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/   Send Your Feedback on the Initial Report/Recommendations by the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on What Must Be Done to Make Ontario Colleges and Universities Accessible for Students … Continue reading Send Your Feedback on the Initial Report/Recommendations by the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on What Must Be Done to Make Ontario Colleges and Universities Accessible for Students with Disabilities

Download in MS Word format the initial report/recommendations of the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on what a Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard should include, which the Ontario Government made public on June 25, 2021.

Download in MS Word format the initial report/recommendations of the Post-Secondary Education Standards Development Committee on what a Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard should include, which the Ontario Government made public on June 25, 2021.

Check Out the New Video that Explains the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s 185-Page Initial Report and Gives Tips on How to Give Feedback

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/   Check Out the New Video that Explains the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s 185-Page Initial Report and Gives Tips on How to Give Feedback   June 24, 2021 … Continue reading Check Out the New Video that Explains the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s 185-Page Initial Report and Gives Tips on How to Give Feedback

Help Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities Action Kit

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/   Help Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities Action Kit   June 23, 2021   Help Tear Down the Many Disability Barriers Facing a Third of a … Continue reading Help Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities Action Kit

55-Page Condensed and Annotated Version of the March 12, 2021 Initial Report/Recommendations of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on What An Education Accessibility Standard should Include, condensed and Annotated by the AODA Alliance

  Condensed and Annotated Version of the March 12, 2021 Initial Report/Recommendations of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on What An Education Accessibility Standard should Include   Prepared by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance     June 23, 2021     Explanatory Note from the AODA Alliance   The Ontario Government … Continue reading 55-Page Condensed and Annotated Version of the March 12, 2021 Initial Report/Recommendations of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on What An Education Accessibility Standard should Include, condensed and Annotated by the AODA Alliance

15-Page Summary of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s Initial Recommendations, summarized by the AODA Alliance

15-Page Summary of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s Initial Recommendations June 23, 2021   Introduction What should be done under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to tear down the many barriers that impede students with disabilities in Ontario schools between Kindergarten and Grade 12, so they can fully participate in and … Continue reading 15-Page Summary of the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee’s Initial Recommendations, summarized by the AODA Alliance

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

At the AODA Alliance’s Request, CTV Commendably Corrects an Inaccurate Online News Report About Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans

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/     At the AODA Alliance’s Request, CTV Commendably Corrects an Inaccurate Online News Report About Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans   June 8, 2021               SUMMARY   … Continue reading At the AODA Alliance’s Request, CTV Commendably Corrects an Inaccurate Online News Report About Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans

With CBC’s Strong Commitment to Diversity and Equity in Its Programming, Why Won’t Its Flagship National Radio Program “The Current” Cover Disability Discrimination Dangers in Critical Care Triage Plans During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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/   With CBC’s Strong Commitment to Diversity and Equity in Its Programming, Why Won’t Its Flagship National Radio Program “The Current” Cover Disability Discrimination Dangers in Critical Care Triage … Continue reading With CBC’s Strong Commitment to Diversity and Equity in Its Programming, Why Won’t Its Flagship National Radio Program “The Current” Cover Disability Discrimination Dangers in Critical Care Triage Plans During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Ford Government Finally Makes Public the Initial Recommendations by the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on How to Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students 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 Finally Makes Public the Initial Recommendations by the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on How to Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities   June … Continue reading Ford Government Finally Makes Public the Initial Recommendations by the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on How to Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities

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

Disability Rights Advocate Resorts to Freedom of Information Application to Unearth the Ford Government’s Secret Plans for Critical Care Triage if Overcrowded Hospitals Can’t Serve All Critically-Ill Patients

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Rights Advocate Resorts to Freedom of Information Application to Unearth the Ford Government’s Secret Plans for Critical Care Triage if Overcrowded Hospitals Can’t Serve All Critically-Ill Patients   May 20, 2021 Toronto: To Mark today, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the … Continue reading Disability Rights Advocate Resorts to Freedom of Information Application to Unearth the Ford Government’s Secret Plans for Critical Care Triage if Overcrowded Hospitals Can’t Serve All Critically-Ill Patients

Ontario is Not Out of the Woods When It Comes to the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Critical Care Triage

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 is Not Out of the Woods When It Comes to the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Critical Care Triage   May 19, 2021               SUMMARY   … Continue reading Ontario is Not Out of the Woods When It Comes to the Danger of Disability Discrimination in Critical Care Triage

AODA Alliance Writes Toronto Mayor John Tory and City Council to Thank Them for Maintaining the Ban on Electric Scooters

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 Writes Toronto Mayor John Tory and City Council to Thank Them for Maintaining the Ban on Electric Scooters May 12, 2021             SUMMARY In the wake of … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Toronto Mayor John Tory and City Council to Thank Them for Maintaining the Ban on Electric Scooters

Send Us Your Feedback on the Initial or Draft Recommendations for What the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include that Were Prepared by the Government-Appointed Health Care Standards Development Committee

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/   Send Us Your Feedback on the Initial or Draft Recommendations for What the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include that Were Prepared by the Government-Appointed Health Care … Continue reading Send Us Your Feedback on the Initial or Draft Recommendations for What the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard Should Include that Were Prepared by the Government-Appointed Health Care Standards Development Committee

Disability Rights Advocate Launches Court Application Against the Ford Government for Violating the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Rights Advocate Launches Court Application Against the Ford Government for Violating the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act   May 7, 2021 Toronto: Today, blind lawyer, law professor and volunteer disability rights advocate David Lepofsky filed a court application against … Continue reading Disability Rights Advocate Launches Court Application Against the Ford Government for Violating the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

New Toronto Star Guest Column Blasts the Ford Government’s Critical Care Triage Plans and the Government’s Harmful Secrecy Surrounding Those Plans

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/   New Toronto Star Guest Column Blasts the Ford Government’s Critical Care Triage Plans and the Government’s Harmful Secrecy Surrounding Those Plans   May 7, 2021               SUMMARY … Continue reading New Toronto Star Guest Column Blasts the Ford Government’s Critical Care Triage Plans and the Government’s Harmful Secrecy Surrounding Those Plans

New Captioned Video Tells the Whole Disability Discrimination Story in Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plan – and – More Media Reports Reveal More Cause for Worry

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/   New Captioned Video Tells the Whole Disability Discrimination Story in Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plan – and – More Media Reports Reveal More Cause for Worry   May … Continue reading New Captioned Video Tells the Whole Disability Discrimination Story in Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plan – and – More Media Reports Reveal More Cause for Worry

After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto City Council Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto City Council Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters   May 5, 2021 Toronto: As a major victory for people with disabilities, Toronto’s City Council Today unanimously voted … Continue reading After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto City Council Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters

Toronto City Council Must Reject E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists’ Attempt to Delay the May 5, 2021 Vote on City Staff’s Recommendation not to Conduct an E-Scooter Pilot Project

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/   Toronto City Council Must Reject E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists’ Attempt to Delay the May 5, 2021 Vote on City Staff’s Recommendation not to Conduct an E-Scooter Pilot Project   … Continue reading Toronto City Council Must Reject E-Scooter Corporate Lobbyists’ Attempt to Delay the May 5, 2021 Vote on City Staff’s Recommendation not to Conduct an E-Scooter Pilot Project

In One Day, Advocacy Action on 3 Accessibility Fronts- Critical Care Triage, Electric Scooters and B.C. 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/   In One Day, Advocacy Action on 3 Accessibility Fronts– Critical Care Triage, Electric Scooters and B.C. Disabilities Act   April 29, 2021               SUMMARY   The grassroots … Continue reading In One Day, Advocacy Action on 3 Accessibility Fronts- Critical Care Triage, Electric Scooters and B.C. Disabilities Act

After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto Infrastructure Committee Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters – Next Week Toronto City Council Will Decide

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto Infrastructure Committee Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters – Next Week Toronto City Council Will Decide   April 28, 2021 Toronto: As an important interim victory for … Continue reading After a Major Outpouring from People with Disabilities, Toronto Infrastructure Committee Unanimously Votes to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters – Next Week Toronto City Council Will Decide

Disability Advocates to Present Today at Virtual Meeting of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Advocates to Present Today at Virtual Meeting of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters   April 28, 2021 Toronto: Today starting at 9:30 am, the City of Toronto’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee will consider if the City should … Continue reading Disability Advocates to Present Today at Virtual Meeting of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters

if Hospital Overloads Require Critical Care Triage, Will the Ford Government Agree to Tell the Public the Daily Numbers of Patients Refused Life-Saving Critical Care They Need?

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/   if Hospital Overloads Require Critical Care Triage, Will the Ford Government Agree to Tell the Public the Daily Numbers of Patients Refused Life-Saving Critical Care They Need?   … Continue reading if Hospital Overloads Require Critical Care Triage, Will the Ford Government Agree to Tell the Public the Daily Numbers of Patients Refused Life-Saving Critical Care They Need?

Feeding Frenzy by Corporate Lobbyist Continues at Toronto City Hall to Pressure City Council to Permit Electric Scooters Despite Their Proven Dangers to Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others

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/   Feeding Frenzy by Corporate Lobbyist Continues at Toronto City Hall to Pressure City Council to Permit Electric Scooters Despite Their Proven Dangers to Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, … Continue reading Feeding Frenzy by Corporate Lobbyist Continues at Toronto City Hall to Pressure City Council to Permit Electric Scooters Despite Their Proven Dangers to Vulnerable People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others

As The Ford Government Back-Pedals and Scrambles to Re-Invent Its Response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Will It Make Public and Fix Its Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Plans?

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/   As The Ford Government Back-Pedals and Scrambles to Re-Invent Its Response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Will It Make Public and Fix Its Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Plans?   … Continue reading As The Ford Government Back-Pedals and Scrambles to Re-Invent Its Response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Will It Make Public and Fix Its Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Plans?

Great News! New Toronto City Staff Report Recommends that Toronto Not Allow Electric Scooters – Sign Up to Tell Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee’s April 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting To Say No To E-Scooters

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/   Great News! New Toronto City Staff Report Recommends that Toronto Not Allow Electric Scooters – Sign Up to Tell Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee’s April 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting To … Continue reading Great News! New Toronto City Staff Report Recommends that Toronto Not Allow Electric Scooters – Sign Up to Tell Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee’s April 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting To Say No To E-Scooters

National CBC News Covers Disability Discrimination Problems with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Protocol — Protocol’s Defenders Make Transparently Bogus Arguments to Defend It

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/   National CBC News Covers Disability Discrimination Problems with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Protocol — Protocol’s Defenders Make Transparently Bogus Arguments to Defend It   April 20, 2021   … Continue reading National CBC News Covers Disability Discrimination Problems with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Protocol — Protocol’s Defenders Make Transparently Bogus Arguments to Defend It

Disability Groups Present 6 Steps for the Ford Government to Repair Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Protocol

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance ARCH Disability Law Centre   NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Six Bio-Ethicists on Ontario Government’s “Bioethics Table” Confirm Ongoing Concerns Raised by Disability Organizations regarding the Discriminatory and Secret Plans for the Triaging of Critical Care   April 19, 2021 – Serious objections that have been … Continue reading Disability Groups Present 6 Steps for the Ford Government to Repair Disability-Discriminatory Critical Care Triage Protocol

Register for April 20, 2021 Virtual Public Forum on Disability Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans – Plan to Tell The Virtual April 28, 2021 Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee Meeting Not to Allow Electric Scooters

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/   Register for April 20, 2021 Virtual Public Forum on Disability Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans – Plan to Tell The Virtual April 28, 2021 Toronto Infrastructure … Continue reading Register for April 20, 2021 Virtual Public Forum on Disability Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans – Plan to Tell The Virtual April 28, 2021 Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee Meeting Not to Allow Electric Scooters

As COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Highs and Hospital ICUs Reach the Brink, Six Bioethicists on The Ford Government’s Bioethics Table Release a Public Statement Revealing Major Concerns with Ontario’s Plans for Triage of Critical Care, that Echo Disability Community Objections

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Highs and Hospital ICUs Reach the Brink, Six Bioethicists on The Ford Government’s Bioethics Table Release a Public Statement Revealing Major Concerns with Ontario’s Plans for Triage of Critical Care, that Echo Disability Community Objections April 15, … Continue reading As COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Highs and Hospital ICUs Reach the Brink, Six Bioethicists on The Ford Government’s Bioethics Table Release a Public Statement Revealing Major Concerns with Ontario’s Plans for Triage of Critical Care, that Echo Disability Community Objections

More Advocacy Action, More Media, and More Ford Government Secrecy on Ontario’s Disability-Discriminatory Plans for Critical Care Triage If Hospital ICUs Run Out of Space for All Patients Needing Life-Saving Care

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/   More Advocacy Action, More Media, and More Ford Government Secrecy on Ontario’s Disability-Discriminatory Plans for Critical Care Triage If Hospital ICUs Run Out of Space for All Patients … Continue reading More Advocacy Action, More Media, and More Ford Government Secrecy on Ontario’s Disability-Discriminatory Plans for Critical Care Triage If Hospital ICUs Run Out of Space for All Patients Needing Life-Saving Care

Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons Creates More Confusion for Doctors and Patients, and Doesn’t Answer Key Questions About Disability Discrimination in Ontario Critical Care Triage Protocol

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 College of Physicians and Surgeons Creates More Confusion for Doctors and Patients, and Doesn’t Answer Key Questions About Disability Discrimination in Ontario Critical Care Triage Protocol   … Continue reading Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons Creates More Confusion for Doctors and Patients, and Doesn’t Answer Key Questions About Disability Discrimination in Ontario Critical Care Triage Protocol

Ontario Human Rights Commission Again Commendably Raises Human Rights Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans, While the Ontario College of Physicians And surgeons Appears to Wrongly — Green Light Those Plans The AODA Alliance Responds!

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 Human Rights Commission Again Commendably Raises Human Rights Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans, While the Ontario College of Physicians And surgeons Appears to Wrongly — Green … Continue reading Ontario Human Rights Commission Again Commendably Raises Human Rights Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans, While the Ontario College of Physicians And surgeons Appears to Wrongly — Green Light Those Plans The AODA Alliance Responds!

Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Grows as Overloaded Ontario Hospitals Near the Breaking Point

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Grows as Overloaded Ontario Hospitals Near the Breaking Point   April 8, 2021 Toronto: The newest wave of COVID is overloading Ontario intensive care units, triggering yesterday’s new provincial lockdown. … Continue reading Danger of Disability Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Grows as Overloaded Ontario Hospitals Near the Breaking Point

As the COVID-19 Pandemic Again Worsens, Here’s Additional Media Coverage of the Ford Government’s Unwarranted Secrecy Over Ontario’s Seriously Flawed Critical Care Triage Protocol and Plans

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/   As the COVID-19 Pandemic Again Worsens, Here’s Additional Media Coverage of the Ford Government’s Unwarranted Secrecy Over Ontario’s Seriously Flawed Critical Care Triage Protocol and Plans   April … Continue reading As the COVID-19 Pandemic Again Worsens, Here’s Additional Media Coverage of the Ford Government’s Unwarranted Secrecy Over Ontario’s Seriously Flawed Critical Care Triage Protocol and Plans

Please Write to the City of Toronto to Support the AODA Alliance‘s New, Comprehensive Brief on Why Toronto Should Not Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters

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/   Please Write to the City of Toronto to Support the AODA Alliance‘s New, Comprehensive Brief on Why Toronto Should Not Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters   March … Continue reading Please Write to the City of Toronto to Support the AODA Alliance‘s New, Comprehensive Brief on Why Toronto Should Not Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters

One Year After the First Secret Ontario Critical Care Triage Protocol Was Sent to Ontario Hospitals, the Threat of Critical Care Discrimination Against Some Patients with Disabilities Remains A Live Worry

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/   One Year After the First Secret Ontario Critical Care Triage Protocol Was Sent to Ontario Hospitals, the Threat of Critical Care Discrimination Against Some Patients with Disabilities Remains … Continue reading One Year After the First Secret Ontario Critical Care Triage Protocol Was Sent to Ontario Hospitals, the Threat of Critical Care Discrimination Against Some Patients with Disabilities Remains A Live Worry

Come to a March 9, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Helping Stop Toronto from Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, children and Others

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/   Come to a March 9, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Helping Stop Toronto from Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, children and Others   March … Continue reading Come to a March 9, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Helping Stop Toronto from Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors, children and Others

Ontario Human Rights Commission Echoes More Serious Concerns with the Ontario Critical Care Triage Plan – Will the Ford Government Start to Listen This Time?

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 Human Rights Commission Echoes More Serious Concerns with the Ontario Critical Care Triage Plan – Will the Ford Government Start to Listen This Time?   March 2, … Continue reading Ontario Human Rights Commission Echoes More Serious Concerns with the Ontario Critical Care Triage Plan – Will the Ford Government Start to Listen This Time?

New Report Reveals Frightening New Problems with the Ford Government’s Plans for Rationing Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if Hospitals get Overwhelmed by Another COVID-19 Surge

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New Report Reveals Frightening New Problems with the Ford Government’s Plans for Rationing Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if Hospitals get Overwhelmed by Another COVID-19 Surge   February 26, 2021 Toronto: There are frightening and indefensible new problems with the Ford Government’s … Continue reading New Report Reveals Frightening New Problems with the Ford Government’s Plans for Rationing Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if Hospitals get Overwhelmed by Another COVID-19 Surge

Read the AODA Alliance’s February 25, 2021 Letter to Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott

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/   February 25, 2021   To: The Hon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health Via email: Christine.elliott@ontario.ca Ministry of Health 5th Floor 777 Bay St. Toronto, ON M7A 2J3   … Continue reading Read the AODA Alliance’s February 25, 2021 Letter to Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott

A Deeply Troubling Issue of Life and Death — An Independent Report on Ontario’s Seriously-Flawed Plans for Rationing or “Triage” of Critical Medical Care If COVID-19 Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals

  A Deeply Troubling Issue of Life and Death An Independent Report on Ontario’s Seriously-Flawed Plans for Rationing or “Triage” of Critical Medical Care If COVID-19 Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals   February 25, 2021    Part I Introduction   This is an independent report on Ontario’s plans for how to ration or “triage” critical medical care, … Continue reading A Deeply Troubling Issue of Life and Death — An Independent Report on Ontario’s Seriously-Flawed Plans for Rationing or “Triage” of Critical Medical Care If COVID-19 Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals

AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of the City of Toronto’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters – Submits Brief Showing City Staff Reports Prove E-Scooters Endanger Public Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of the City of Toronto’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters – Submits Brief Showing City Staff Reports Prove E-Scooters Endanger Public Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children … Continue reading AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of the City of Toronto’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters – Submits Brief Showing City Staff Reports Prove E-Scooters Endanger Public Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others

AODA Alliance Submits a Short, Punchy Brief to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee, Calling for Toronto Not to Lift the Much-Needed Ban on Electric Scooters

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 Submits a Short, Punchy Brief to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee, Calling for Toronto Not to Lift the Much-Needed Ban on Electric Scooters   February 22, … Continue reading AODA Alliance Submits a Short, Punchy Brief to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee, Calling for Toronto Not to Lift the Much-Needed Ban on Electric Scooters

Short New Caption Video Explains Why Electric Scooters Endanger People with Disabilities and Others and Gives You Tips to Help Keep Them Out of Toronto – and — Sign Up to Tell the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on February 25, 2021 Why Toronto Must Not Allow E-Scooters

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/   Short New Caption Video Explains Why Electric Scooters Endanger People with Disabilities and Others and Gives You Tips to Help Keep Them Out of Toronto – and  — … Continue reading Short New Caption Video Explains Why Electric Scooters Endanger People with Disabilities and Others and Gives You Tips to Help Keep Them Out of Toronto – and — Sign Up to Tell the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee on February 25, 2021 Why Toronto Must Not Allow E-Scooters

If the Ford Government’s Cabinet Were to Pass an Order Letting Doctors Withdraw Critical Medical Care from a Patient Over the Patient’s Objection, It Would Be Recklessly Tap-Dancing in a Constitutional Minefield

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/   If the Ford Government’s Cabinet Were to Pass an Order Letting Doctors Withdraw Critical Medical Care from a Patient Over the Patient’s Objection, It Would Be Recklessly Tap-Dancing … Continue reading If the Ford Government’s Cabinet Were to Pass an Order Letting Doctors Withdraw Critical Medical Care from a Patient Over the Patient’s Objection, It Would Be Recklessly Tap-Dancing in a Constitutional Minefield

For over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, Sunday January 31, 2021 Will Be The Ford Government’s Sad Two Year Anniversary of Inaction On Disability Accessibility

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/   For over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, Sunday January 31, 2021 Will Be The Ford Government’s Sad Two Year Anniversary of Inaction On Disability Accessibility   January 29, … Continue reading For over 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, Sunday January 31, 2021 Will Be The Ford Government’s Sad Two Year Anniversary of Inaction On Disability Accessibility

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Parliament Agreeing to Guarantee A Constitutional Right to Equality to People with Disabilities – A Victory Disability Advocates Now Invoke to Prevent Disability Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical Care if Hospitals Start to Triage Critical Care

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Today is the 40th Anniversary of Parliament Agreeing to Guarantee A Constitutional Right to Equality to People with Disabilities – A Victory Disability Advocates Now Invoke to Prevent Disability Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical Care if Hospitals Start to Triage … Continue reading Today is the 40th Anniversary of Parliament Agreeing to Guarantee A Constitutional Right to Equality to People with Disabilities – A Victory Disability Advocates Now Invoke to Prevent Disability Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical Care if Hospitals Start to Triage Critical Care

The Ford Government’s January 13, 2021 Critical Care Triage Protocol Would Make Every Triage Doctor a Law Unto Themselves, Denying Due Process or Fair Procedure to Patients Whose Lives Are In Jeopardy

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’s January 13, 2021 Critical Care Triage Protocol Would Make Every Triage Doctor a Law Unto Themselves, Denying Due Process or Fair Procedure to Patients Whose … Continue reading The Ford Government’s January 13, 2021 Critical Care Triage Protocol Would Make Every Triage Doctor a Law Unto Themselves, Denying Due Process or Fair Procedure to Patients Whose Lives Are In Jeopardy

CBC Program Reveals Disturbing Fact that, Far From Objective Scientific Decisions, Ontario Critical Care Triage Could Involve Doctors Guesstimating and Improvising When Deciding Which Patients Should be Refused Life-Saving Critical Medical Care They Need – And Other News on The Triage Issue

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/   CBC Program Reveals Disturbing Fact that, Far From Objective Scientific Decisions, Ontario Critical Care Triage Could Involve Doctors Guesstimating and Improvising When Deciding Which Patients Should be Refused … Continue reading CBC Program Reveals Disturbing Fact that, Far From Objective Scientific Decisions, Ontario Critical Care Triage Could Involve Doctors Guesstimating and Improvising When Deciding Which Patients Should be Refused Life-Saving Critical Medical Care They Need – And Other News on The Triage Issue

Even More Reason to Worry About Secret Ontario Plans Regarding Rationing or Triage of Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Is Revealed in Two Newspaper Articles and a Letter Secretly Sent to Ontario Hospitals

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/   Even More Reason to Worry About Secret Ontario Plans Regarding Rationing or Triage of Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Is Revealed in Two Newspaper Articles and a Letter Secretly … Continue reading Even More Reason to Worry About Secret Ontario Plans Regarding Rationing or Triage of Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Is Revealed in Two Newspaper Articles and a Letter Secretly Sent to Ontario Hospitals

More Media Coverage of Danger that the Ford Government’s Critical Medical Care Triage Poses for Ontarians with disabilities, But the Government Claims Protocol Does Not Come From the Government – So Does The Government Believe It Comes From Some Rogue Group Issuing Directions to Ontario’s Hospitals?

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/   More Media Coverage of Danger that the Ford Government’s Critical Medical Care Triage Poses for Ontarians with disabilities, But the Government Claims Protocol Does Not Come From the … Continue reading More Media Coverage of Danger that the Ford Government’s Critical Medical Care Triage Poses for Ontarians with disabilities, But the Government Claims Protocol Does Not Come From the Government – So Does The Government Believe It Comes From Some Rogue Group Issuing Directions to Ontario’s Hospitals?

We Publicly Post New Secret Ford Government Directions to Ontario Hospitals on How to Decide Who Lives and Who Dies if Life-Saving Critical Care Must Soon Be Triaged – Serious Human Rights Dangers for Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   We Publicly Post New Secret Ford Government Directions to Ontario Hospitals on How to Decide Who Lives and Who Dies if Life-Saving Critical Care Must Soon Be Triaged – Serious Human Rights Dangers for Ontarians with Disabilities   January 18, 2021 … Continue reading We Publicly Post New Secret Ford Government Directions to Ontario Hospitals on How to Decide Who Lives and Who Dies if Life-Saving Critical Care Must Soon Be Triaged – Serious Human Rights Dangers for Ontarians with Disabilities

Any Time, You Can Watch The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Panel on Disability Discrimination Risks If Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Must Soon Be Rationed – and – Excellent Canadian Press Article on This Triage Issue

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/   Any Time, You Can Watch The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Panel on Disability Discrimination Risks If Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Must Soon Be Rationed – and – Excellent … Continue reading Any Time, You Can Watch The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Panel on Disability Discrimination Risks If Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Must Soon Be Rationed – and – Excellent Canadian Press Article on This Triage Issue

Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for a Lively Panel on the Need to Protect Patients with Disabilities from Disability Discrimination if Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Must Be Rationed or Triaged Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Overloading Hospitals

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/   Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for a Lively Panel on the Need to Protect Patients with Disabilities from Disability Discrimination … Continue reading Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for a Lively Panel on the Need to Protect Patients with Disabilities from Disability Discrimination if Life-Saving Critical Medical Care Must Be Rationed or Triaged Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Overloading Hospitals

Remembering a Major Setback on the Road to Equality for People with Disabilities Forty Years Ago Today – But One that Was Thankfully Reversed a Mere 16 Days Later!

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/   Remembering a Major Setback on the Road to Equality for People with Disabilities Forty Years Ago Today – But One that Was Thankfully Reversed a Mere 16 Days … Continue reading Remembering a Major Setback on the Road to Equality for People with Disabilities Forty Years Ago Today – But One that Was Thankfully Reversed a Mere 16 Days Later!

Hospitals Are Near the Breaking Point, but Only “The Pointer”, a Local Mississauga Online News Publication, Has Reported How the Ford Government Has Announced No Plans to Ensure that Any Triage or Rationing of Life-Saving Medical Care Won’t Discriminate Against Patients 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/   Hospitals Are Near the Breaking Point, but Only “The Pointer”, a Local Mississauga Online News Publication, Has Reported How the Ford Government Has Announced No Plans to Ensure … Continue reading Hospitals Are Near the Breaking Point, but Only “The Pointer”, a Local Mississauga Online News Publication, Has Reported How the Ford Government Has Announced No Plans to Ensure that Any Triage or Rationing of Life-Saving Medical Care Won’t Discriminate Against Patients with Disabilities

Looking Back at the Stressful 2020 and Forward to the Hopeful 2021 – a Year-End Report to Our Many Grassroots Accessibility Supporters 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/   Looking Back at the Stressful 2020 and Forward to the Hopeful 2021 – a Year-End Report to Our Many Grassroots Accessibility Supporters from the AODA Alliance   December … Continue reading Looking Back at the Stressful 2020 and Forward to the Hopeful 2021 – a Year-End Report to Our Many Grassroots Accessibility Supporters from the AODA Alliance

Just-Revealed Previously Secret Recommendations for Rationing Critical Medical Care in Ontario that the Ford Government is Considering Are Frightening for People with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Just-Revealed Previously Secret Recommendations for Rationing Critical Medical Care in Ontario that the Ford Government is Considering Are Frightening for People with Disabilities December 21, 2020 Toronto: Could it soon be that if COVID-19 overwhelms Ontario hospitals, doctors could be told … Continue reading Just-Revealed Previously Secret Recommendations for Rationing Critical Medical Care in Ontario that the Ford Government is Considering Are Frightening for People with Disabilities

Yesterday’s Roundtable on Critical Care Triage during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hosted by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Leads the AODA Alliance to Again Write Health Minister Christine Elliott to Raise Important New Issues

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/   Yesterday’s Roundtable on Critical Care Triage during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hosted by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Leads the AODA Alliance to Again Write Health Minister Christine Elliott … Continue reading Yesterday’s Roundtable on Critical Care Triage during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hosted by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, Leads the AODA Alliance to Again Write Health Minister Christine Elliott to Raise Important New Issues

Send Us Your Feedback on the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee’s Final Recommendations on What is Needed to Strengthen the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard, Enacted 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/   Send Us Your Feedback on the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee‘s Final Recommendations on What is Needed to Strengthen the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard, Enacted … Continue reading Send Us Your Feedback on the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee’s Final Recommendations on What is Needed to Strengthen the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard, Enacted under Ontario’s Disabilities Act

The Ontario Bioethics Table’s Secret September 11, 2020 Recommendations on How to Ration or “Triage” Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if COVID-19 Cases Overload Ontario Hospitals are Finally Revealed, and Incorporate a Number of Disability Advocates’ Proposals – But We’re Not Out of the Triage Woods Yet!

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 Bioethics Table’s Secret September 11, 2020 Recommendations on How to Ration or “Triage” Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if COVID-19 Cases Overload Ontario Hospitals are Finally Revealed, … Continue reading The Ontario Bioethics Table’s Secret September 11, 2020 Recommendations on How to Ration or “Triage” Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if COVID-19 Cases Overload Ontario Hospitals are Finally Revealed, and Incorporate a Number of Disability Advocates’ Proposals – But We’re Not Out of the Triage Woods Yet!

Share with Others the Youtube Link to Yesterday’s Important Panel on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Revealing the Hardships Facing Many Ontario Students with Disabilities During Distance Education and While Attending Re-Opened Schools

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/   Share with Others the Youtube Link to Yesterday’s Important Panel on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Revealing the Hardships Facing Many Ontario Students with Disabilities During … Continue reading Share with Others the Youtube Link to Yesterday’s Important Panel on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Revealing the Hardships Facing Many Ontario Students with Disabilities During Distance Education and While Attending Re-Opened Schools

Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for an Interview on Whether Distance Education and Re-Opened Schools are Meeting the Learning Needs of Students 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/   Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for an Interview on Whether Distance Education and Re-Opened Schools are Meeting the Learning Needs … Continue reading Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for an Interview on Whether Distance Education and Re-Opened Schools are Meeting the Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities

What Did Disability Advocates Tell Canada’s Parliament 40 Years Ago This Fall to Help Win an Historic Amendment to the Charter of Rights to Protect Equality for 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/   What Did Disability Advocates Tell Canada’s Parliament 40 Years Ago This Fall to Help Win an Historic Amendment to the Charter of Rights to Protect Equality for People … Continue reading What Did Disability Advocates Tell Canada’s Parliament 40 Years Ago This Fall to Help Win an Historic Amendment to the Charter of Rights to Protect Equality for People with Disabilities?

Yesterday, Disability Concerns About the Risk of Disability Discrimination if Critical Medical Care Must be Rationed Was Raised In the Ontario Legislature, the Media and Premier Ford’s News Conference

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/   Yesterday, Disability Concerns About the Risk of Disability Discrimination if Critical Medical Care Must be Rationed Was Raised In the Ontario Legislature, the Media and Premier Ford’s News … Continue reading Yesterday, Disability Concerns About the Risk of Disability Discrimination if Critical Medical Care Must be Rationed Was Raised In the Ontario Legislature, the Media and Premier Ford’s News Conference

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 64 Organizations Call for Immediate Action to ensure all Patients including those with Disabilities will Not be Discriminated Against if COVID Surge Requires Rationing of Critical Medical Care

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance ARCH Disability Law Centre   NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 64 Organizations Call for Immediate Action to ensure all Patients including those with Disabilities will Not be Discriminated Against if COVID Surge Requires Rationing of Critical Medical Care … Continue reading On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 64 Organizations Call for Immediate Action to ensure all Patients including those with Disabilities will Not be Discriminated Against if COVID Surge Requires Rationing of Critical Medical Care

Tell Us What Successes or Barriers Students with Disabilities Are Experiencing This Fall at School or During Distance Education

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 Us What Successes or Barriers Students with Disabilities Are Experiencing This Fall at School or During Distance Education   December 1, 2020   Please take a … Continue reading Tell Us What Successes or Barriers Students with Disabilities Are Experiencing This Fall at School or During Distance Education

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

New captioned Video is Unveiled Today on Hardships People with Disabilities Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic, To Mark This Sunday, the 26th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Movement for Disability Accessibility

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/   New captioned Video is Unveiled Today on Hardships People with Disabilities Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic, To Mark This Sunday, the 26th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s … Continue reading New captioned Video is Unveiled Today on Hardships People with Disabilities Face During the COVID-19 Pandemic, To Mark This Sunday, the 26th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Grassroots Movement for Disability Accessibility

Two New Captioned Online Videos Show Ongoing Risk of Disability Discrimination in Hospitals if the Skyrocketing COVID-19 Surge and Feared Overload of Hospitals Forces Rationing or “Triage” of Critical Care Beds, and Ford Government’s Protracted Secrecy on Its Plans if Triage is Needed

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Two New Captioned Online Videos Show Ongoing Risk of Disability Discrimination in Hospitals if the Skyrocketing COVID-19 Surge and Feared Overload of Hospitals Forces Rationing or “Triage” of Critical Care Beds, and Ford Government’s Protracted Secrecy on Its Plans if Triage … Continue reading Two New Captioned Online Videos Show Ongoing Risk of Disability Discrimination in Hospitals if the Skyrocketing COVID-19 Surge and Feared Overload of Hospitals Forces Rationing or “Triage” of Critical Care Beds, and Ford Government’s Protracted Secrecy on Its Plans if Triage is Needed

Ontario Human Rights Commission Corroborates that the Ford Government withdrew the Government’s Widely-Condemned Critical Medical Care Triage Protocol – but as COVID-19 Infections Sky-Rocket, the Government Continues to Conceal Its Plans for Critical Care Triage

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 Human Rights Commission Corroborates that the Ford Government withdrew the Government’s Widely-Condemned Critical Medical Care Triage Protocol – but as COVID-19 Infections Sky-Rocket, the Government Continues to … Continue reading Ontario Human Rights Commission Corroborates that the Ford Government withdrew the Government’s Widely-Condemned Critical Medical Care Triage Protocol – but as COVID-19 Infections Sky-Rocket, the Government Continues to Conceal Its Plans for Critical Care Triage

Ford Government Says it Rescinded its Widely-Condemned March 28, 2020 Protocol Directing Which Patients Will be Refused Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Surge Exceeds Hospital Capacity – But Won’t Now Reveal How It Will Fill that Vacuum

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ford Government Says it Rescinded its Widely-Condemned March 28, 2020 Protocol Directing Which Patients Will be Refused Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Surge Exceeds Hospital Capacity – But Won’t Now Reveal How It Will Fill that Vacuum   November … Continue reading Ford Government Says it Rescinded its Widely-Condemned March 28, 2020 Protocol Directing Which Patients Will be Refused Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Surge Exceeds Hospital Capacity – But Won’t Now Reveal How It Will Fill that Vacuum

AODA Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Stand up for People with Disabilities and to Stand up to Corporate Lobbyists for Electric Scooter Rental Companies who are Inundating City Hall

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 Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Stand up for People with Disabilities and to Stand up to Corporate Lobbyists for Electric Scooter Rental Companies who are … Continue reading AODA Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Stand up for People with Disabilities and to Stand up to Corporate Lobbyists for Electric Scooter Rental Companies who are Inundating City Hall

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’s Own Bioethics Table Urges It to Cancel Its controversial March 28 Directions to Hospitals on Which Patients to Refuse Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Pandemic Overloads Hospitals, and to Make Public the Bioethics Table’s Recommended Replacement for Those Directions – But Will Doug Ford Listen?

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 Own Bioethics Table Urges It to Cancel Its controversial March 28 Directions to Hospitals on Which Patients to Refuse Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19  Pandemic … Continue reading Ford Government’s Own Bioethics Table Urges It to Cancel Its controversial March 28 Directions to Hospitals on Which Patients to Refuse Critical Medical Care if the COVID-19 Pandemic Overloads Hospitals, and to Make Public the Bioethics Table’s Recommended Replacement for Those Directions – But Will Doug Ford Listen?

New Report Reveals Corporate Lobbyists Feeding Frenzy At City Hall to Pressure Toronto City Council to Lift Ban on Electric Scooters That Endanger People with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New Report Reveals Corporate Lobbyists Feeding Frenzy At City Hall to Pressure Toronto City Council to Lift Ban on Electric Scooters That Endanger People with Disabilities   October 30, 2020 Toronto: Today, a new report by the non-partisan grassroots AODA Alliance … Continue reading New Report Reveals Corporate Lobbyists Feeding Frenzy At City Hall to Pressure Toronto City Council to Lift Ban on Electric Scooters That Endanger People with Disabilities

Taking a Few Moments to Reflect Back Today on Some Important Milestones in the Campaign for Accessibility for 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/ Taking a Few Moments to Reflect Back Today on Some Important Milestones in the Campaign for Accessibility for People with Disabilities October 29, 2020           SUMMARY While the COVID-19 … Continue reading Taking a Few Moments to Reflect Back Today on Some Important Milestones in the Campaign for Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Ford Government Admits It Sent Out An Inaccessible Broadcast Email Yesterday to Announce Its Upcoming Announcement on Accessibility, Claiming a “Clerical Error”– Even Though Ministers’ Announcements Are Carefully Screened In Advance

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 Admits It Sent Out An Inaccessible Broadcast Email Yesterday to Announce Its Upcoming Announcement on Accessibility, Claiming a “Clerical Error”– Even Though Ministers’ Announcements Are Carefully … Continue reading Ford Government Admits It Sent Out An Inaccessible Broadcast Email Yesterday to Announce Its Upcoming Announcement on Accessibility, Claiming a “Clerical Error”– Even Though Ministers’ Announcements Are Carefully Screened In Advance

In A Cruel Irony, the Ford Government Sends an Inaccessible Invitation to an Upcoming Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   In A Cruel Irony, the Ford Government Sends an Inaccessible Invitation to an Upcoming Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities   October 26, 2020 Toronto: Hard as it may be to believe, the Ford Government today sent out an inaccessible … Continue reading In A Cruel Irony, the Ford Government Sends an Inaccessible Invitation to an Upcoming Announcement on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

Check Out Two New Captioned Online Videos – A Guide to Parents Advocating for A Child with Disabilities in the School system — and – AODA 101 – An Introduction to 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/   Check Out Two New Captioned Online Videos – A Guide to Parents Advocating for A Child with Disabilities in the School system — and – AODA 101 – … Continue reading Check Out Two New Captioned Online Videos – A Guide to Parents Advocating for A Child with Disabilities in the School system — and – AODA 101 – An Introduction to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Ford Government Refuses to Make Public Its Bioethics Table Report Recommending Which Seriously-Ill COVID-19 Patients Should Be Refused Critical Medical Care They Need if the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Exceeds Hospital Capacity

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ford Government Refuses to Make Public Its Bioethics Table Report Recommending Which Seriously-Ill COVID-19 Patients Should Be Refused Critical Medical Care They Need if the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Exceeds Hospital Capacity   October 5, 2020 Toronto: The Doug Ford Government … Continue reading Ford Government Refuses to Make Public Its Bioethics Table Report Recommending Which Seriously-Ill COVID-19 Patients Should Be Refused Critical Medical Care They Need if the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Exceeds Hospital Capacity

Ontario NDP Presses the Ford Government to Lift the Veil of Secrecy on Key Documents Addressing How Life-and-Death Medical Triage Decisions Will be Made if the Second Wave of COVID-19 Exceeds Ontario Hospital Capacity

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 NDP Presses the Ford Government to Lift the Veil of Secrecy on Key Documents Addressing How Life-and-Death Medical Triage Decisions Will be Made if the Second Wave … Continue reading Ontario NDP Presses the Ford Government to Lift the Veil of Secrecy on Key Documents Addressing How Life-and-Death Medical Triage Decisions Will be Made if the Second Wave of COVID-19 Exceeds Ontario Hospital Capacity

AODA Alliance submits A Brief to Accessibility Standards Canada Listing the Federal Accessibility Standards We Need the Federal Government to Now Develop and Enact

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 submits A Brief to Accessibility Standards Canada Listing the Federal Accessibility Standards We Need the Federal Government to Now Develop and Enact   September 29, 2020 … Continue reading AODA Alliance submits A Brief to Accessibility Standards Canada Listing the Federal Accessibility Standards We Need the Federal Government to Now Develop and Enact

Sign Up To Attend October 1, 2020 virtual town Hall on How to Advocate Against Allowing Electric Scooters in Toronto which Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

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/   Sign Up To Attend October 1, 2020 virtual town Hall on How to Advocate Against Allowing Electric Scooters in Toronto which Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others … Continue reading Sign Up To Attend October 1, 2020 virtual town Hall on How to Advocate Against Allowing Electric Scooters in Toronto which Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others

What Is the Ford Government Doing to Ensure Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical care If the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Overloads Ontario’s Hospitals?

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/   What Is the Ford Government Doing to Ensure Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical care If the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Overloads Ontario’s … Continue reading What Is the Ford Government Doing to Ensure Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical care If the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Overloads Ontario’s Hospitals?

AODA Alliance calls on the Ontario Government to Appoint an Associate Deputy Minister of Education, to Create and Implement a Provincial Plan to ensure that A Third of a Million Students with Disabilities Are Fully and Safely Included in School Re-Opening

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 calls on the Ontario Government to Appoint an Associate Deputy Minister of Education, to Create and Implement a Provincial Plan to ensure that A Third … Continue reading AODA Alliance calls on the Ontario Government to Appoint an Associate Deputy Minister of Education, to Create and Implement a Provincial Plan to ensure that A Third of a Million Students with Disabilities Are Fully and Safely Included in School Re-Opening

What is the Ford Government Doing to Effectively Enforce 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/   What is the Ford Government Doing to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act?   September 21, 2020               SUMMARY   The Ford Government has … Continue reading What is the Ford Government Doing to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act?

Landmark Toronto Star Guest Column by the Authors of the Three Successive Government-Appointed Independent Reviews of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Demands Immediate Strong New Government Action on Serious Hardships Facing 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/   Landmark Toronto Star Guest Column by the Authors of the Three Successive Government-Appointed Independent Reviews of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Demands Immediate Strong New Government Action on Serious Hardships … Continue reading Landmark Toronto Star Guest Column by the Authors of the Three Successive Government-Appointed Independent Reviews of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Demands Immediate Strong New Government Action on Serious Hardships Facing People with Disabilities

Action Kit: Protect Torontonians with Disabilities from the Dangers of Electric Scooters

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/   Action Kit: Protect Torontonians with Disabilities from the Dangers of Electric Scooters   September 10, 2020   How to Help – In a Nutshell   Please take five … Continue reading Action Kit: Protect Torontonians with Disabilities from the Dangers of Electric Scooters

More Media Coverage of the Stress and Uncertainty facing Parents of Students with Disabilities on the Eve of the Labour Day Weekend

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/   More Media Coverage of the Stress and Uncertainty facing Parents of Students with Disabilities on the Eve of the Labour Day Weekend   September 4, 2020             … Continue reading More Media Coverage of the Stress and Uncertainty facing Parents of Students with Disabilities on the Eve of the Labour Day Weekend

ARCH Disability Law Centre Identifies Even More Problems with the Revised Draft Protocol for Deciding which COVID-19 Patients, Needing Critical Medical Care, Would Not Get That Care If there Is a Future Shortage of Critical Care Beds

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/   ARCH Disability Law Centre Identifies Even More Problems with the Revised Draft Protocol for Deciding which COVID-19 Patients, Needing Critical Medical Care, Would Not Get That Care If … Continue reading ARCH Disability Law Centre Identifies Even More Problems with the Revised Draft Protocol for Deciding which COVID-19 Patients, Needing Critical Medical Care, Would Not Get That Care If there Is a Future Shortage of Critical Care Beds

Ensuring that Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Critical Medical Care If There is a Second Wave of COVID-19 that Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals – A new Brief by the AODA Alliance Is Made Public Today

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/   Ensuring that Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Critical Medical Care If There is a Second Wave of COVID-19 that Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals – A … Continue reading Ensuring that Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Critical Medical Care If There is a Second Wave of COVID-19 that Overwhelms Ontario Hospitals – A new Brief by the AODA Alliance Is Made Public Today

Watch the Archived Online video of the 3rd COVID-19 Town Hall by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Entitled: “Preparing for School Re-Opening — Action Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities” – And Check Out the Media Coverage It Got

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/   Watch the Archived Online video of the 3rd COVID-19 Town Hall by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Entitled:   “Preparing for School Re-Opening — Action Tips … Continue reading Watch the Archived Online video of the 3rd COVID-19 Town Hall by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Entitled: “Preparing for School Re-Opening — Action Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities” – And Check Out the Media Coverage It Got

11am Eastern Today, Grassroots Virtual Town Hall Will Give Anxious Parents of One Third of a Million Ontario Students with Disabilities Practical Tips to Prepare for School Re-Openings

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE ONTARIO AUTISM COALITION   News Release  For Immediate Release   11am Eastern Today, Grassroots Virtual Town Hall Will Give Anxious Parents of One Third of a Million Ontario Students with Disabilities Practical Tips to Prepare for School Re-Openings   August 21, 2020 Toronto: Today at 11am Eastern, a … Continue reading 11am Eastern Today, Grassroots Virtual Town Hall Will Give Anxious Parents of One Third of a Million Ontario Students with Disabilities Practical Tips to Prepare for School Re-Openings

The Ford Government’s Announced Measures for Students with Disabilities Largely Leaves it to Each of 72 School Boards to Figure Out What to Do to Fully and Safely Include Them in School Re-opening

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’s Announced Measures for Students with Disabilities Largely Leaves it to Each of 72 School Boards to Figure Out What to Do to Fully and Safely … Continue reading The Ford Government’s Announced Measures for Students with Disabilities Largely Leaves it to Each of 72 School Boards to Figure Out What to Do to Fully and Safely Include Them in School Re-opening

On Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11 AM Eastern Time, Watch “Preparing for School Re-Opening — Action Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities” – A Virtual Town Hall Organized by the Ontario Autism Coalition and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 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/   On Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11 AM Eastern Time, Watch “Preparing for School Re-Opening — Action Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities” — A Virtual Town … Continue reading On Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11 AM Eastern Time, Watch “Preparing for School Re-Opening — Action Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities” – A Virtual Town Hall Organized by the Ontario Autism Coalition and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance

What are the Ford Government’s Plans for Ensuring that One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities are Fully and Safely Included During School Re-Opening Next Month?

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/   What are the Ford Government’s Plans for Ensuring that One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities are Fully and Safely Included During School Re-Opening Next Month?   … Continue reading What are the Ford Government’s Plans for Ensuring that One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities are Fully and Safely Included During School Re-Opening Next Month?

An Important New Report to the Ontario Government Calls on the Government and School Boards to Take Action Now to Ensure that One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities are Able to Fully Participate in Ontario Schools as They Re-Open This Fall

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/   An Important New Report to the Ontario Government Calls on the Government and School Boards to Take Action Now to Ensure that One Third of a Million Students … Continue reading An Important New Report to the Ontario Government Calls on the Government and School Boards to Take Action Now to Ensure that One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities are Able to Fully Participate in Ontario Schools as They Re-Open This Fall

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

An Interim Victory for Disability Advocates — Toronto City Council Directs City Staff to Investigate Dangers to People with Disabilities If Electric Scooters are Allowed

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/   An Interim Victory for Disability Advocates — Toronto City Council Directs City Staff to Investigate Dangers to People with Disabilities If Electric Scooters are Allowed   July 29, … Continue reading An Interim Victory for Disability Advocates — Toronto City Council Directs City Staff to Investigate Dangers to People with Disabilities If Electric Scooters are Allowed

More Overwhelming Proof that Electric Scooters Endanger Public Safety

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/   More Overwhelming Proof that Electric Scooters Endanger Public Safety   July 27, 2020             SUMMARY   On the eve of Toronto City Council considering the question of … Continue reading More Overwhelming Proof that Electric Scooters Endanger Public Safety

AODA Alliance Endorses ARCH Disability Law Centre’s Brief that Shows in Even More Detail How the Ford Government’s Revised Draft Medical Triage Protocol, Now Undergoing Consultation, Would Discriminate Against COVID-19 Patients with Disabilities If There Were Not Enough Ventilators for All Patients Needing Them

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 Endorses ARCH Disability Law Centre’s Brief that Shows in Even More Detail How the Ford Government’s Revised Draft Medical Triage Protocol, Now Undergoing Consultation, Would Discriminate … Continue reading AODA Alliance Endorses ARCH Disability Law Centre’s Brief that Shows in Even More Detail How the Ford Government’s Revised Draft Medical Triage Protocol, Now Undergoing Consultation, Would Discriminate Against COVID-19 Patients with Disabilities If There Were Not Enough Ventilators for All Patients Needing Them

Tell Toronto City Council Not to Subject Canada’s Largest City to the Dangers, Personal Injuries and New Disability Barriers that Electric Scooters Cause

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 Toronto City Council Not to Subject Canada’s Largest City to the Dangers, Personal Injuries and New Disability Barriers that Electric Scooters Cause   July 24, 2020   … Continue reading Tell Toronto City Council Not to Subject Canada’s Largest City to the Dangers, Personal Injuries and New Disability Barriers that Electric Scooters Cause

New Report Reveals that At Majority of Ontario’s School Boards, Each School Principal Is a Law Unto Themselves, With Arbitrary Power to Exclude a Student From School – Real Risk of a Rash of Exclusion of Some Students with Disabilities When Schools Re-Open

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New Report Reveals that At Majority of Ontario’s School Boards, Each School Principal Is a Law Unto Themselves, With Arbitrary Power to Exclude a Student From School – Real Risk of a Rash of Exclusion of Some Students with Disabilities When … Continue reading New Report Reveals that At Majority of Ontario’s School Boards, Each School Principal Is a Law Unto Themselves, With Arbitrary Power to Exclude a Student From School – Real Risk of a Rash of Exclusion of Some Students with Disabilities When Schools Re-Open

In A Second COVID-19 Wave, If There Aren’t Enough Ventilators for All Patients Needing Them, A new Draft Ontario Medical Triage Protocol Would Continue to Discriminate Against COVID-19Patients 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/     In A Second COVID-19 Wave, If There Aren’t Enough Ventilators for All Patients Needing Them, A new Draft Ontario Medical Triage Protocol Would Continue to Discriminate Against … Continue reading In A Second COVID-19 Wave, If There Aren’t Enough Ventilators for All Patients Needing Them, A new Draft Ontario Medical Triage Protocol Would Continue to Discriminate Against COVID-19Patients with Disabilities

Toronto City Council Infrastructure Committee Is Warned that to Allow Electric Scooters Would Pose Dangers to Public Safety and to Accessibility for People with Disabilities While the City’s Officers Have No Real Capacity to Enforce New E-Scooter Regulations if Adopted

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Toronto City Council Infrastructure Committee Is Warned that to Allow Electric Scooters Would Pose Dangers to Public Safety and to Accessibility for People with Disabilities While the City’s Officers Have No Real Capacity to Enforce New E-Scooter Regulations if Adopted   … Continue reading Toronto City Council Infrastructure Committee Is Warned that to Allow Electric Scooters Would Pose Dangers to Public Safety and to Accessibility for People with Disabilities While the City’s Officers Have No Real Capacity to Enforce New E-Scooter Regulations if Adopted

AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters – Submits Detailed Brief that Shows A City Staff Report Proves E-Scooters Endanger Public Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters – Submits Detailed Brief that Shows A City Staff Report Proves E-Scooters Endanger Public Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities   July 8, … Continue reading AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters – Submits Detailed Brief that Shows A City Staff Report Proves E-Scooters Endanger Public Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities

With the COVID-19 Crisis Creating a Nightmare for Us All, Why Does the City of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee Think It’s More Important to Meet to Discuss Allowing Electric Scooters in Toronto?

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/   With the COVID-19 Crisis Creating a Nightmare for Us All, Why Does the City of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee Think It’s More Important to Meet to Discuss Allowing Electric … Continue reading With the COVID-19 Crisis Creating a Nightmare for Us All, Why Does the City of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee Think It’s More Important to Meet to Discuss Allowing Electric Scooters in Toronto?

More Helpful Media Coverage and More Organizations Endorse the AODA Alliance Brief to the Ford Government on How to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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/   More Helpful Media Coverage and More Organizations Endorse the AODA Alliance Brief to the Ford Government on How to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities During the … Continue reading More Helpful Media Coverage and More Organizations Endorse the AODA Alliance Brief to the Ford Government on How to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation OSSTF and Ten Disability Organizations Have Already Endorsed the AODA Alliance’s 19 Recommendations on What the Ontario Government Must Now Do to Meet the Needs of A Third of A Million Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools

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 Secondary School Teachers Federation OSSTF and Ten Disability Organizations Have Already Endorsed the AODA Alliance’s 19 Recommendations on What the Ontario Government Must Now Do to … Continue reading The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation OSSTF and Ten Disability Organizations Have Already Endorsed the AODA Alliance’s 19 Recommendations on What the Ontario Government Must Now Do to Meet the Needs of A Third of A Million Students with Disabilities in Ontario Schools

Please Email the Ontario Government to Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Measures Needed to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities Now and During the Transition to Schools Re-Opening

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/   Please Email the Ontario Government to Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Measures Needed to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities Now and During the Transition … Continue reading Please Email the Ontario Government to Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Measures Needed to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities Now and During the Transition to Schools Re-Opening

Send Us Your Feedback Very Quickly on Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government on the Urgent Needs of K-12 Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

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/     Send Us Your Feedback Very Quickly on Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government on the Urgent Needs of K-12 Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis … Continue reading Send Us Your Feedback Very Quickly on Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government on the Urgent Needs of K-12 Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Will Ottawa City Council Today Vote to Conduct a Deeply Troubling Experiment on Ottawa Residents and Visitors By Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities and Others?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Will Ottawa City Council Today Vote to Conduct a Deeply Troubling Experiment on Ottawa Residents and Visitors By Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities and Others?   June 10, 2020 Toronto: On the eve of today’s Ottawa City Council … Continue reading Will Ottawa City Council Today Vote to Conduct a Deeply Troubling Experiment on Ottawa Residents and Visitors By Allowing Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities and Others?

To Honour National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Announces Nothing New to Address the Unmet Urgent Needs of 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   To Honour National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Announces Nothing New to Address the Unmet Urgent Needs of 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis   June 5, 2020 Toronto: The Ford Government’s self-congratulatory June 1, 2020 announcement to … Continue reading To Honour National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Announces Nothing New to Address the Unmet Urgent Needs of 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Provincial Disability Coalition Urges Ottawa City Council to Reject Impending Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities and Others

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Provincial Disability Coalition Urges Ottawa City Council to Reject Impending Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities and Others   June 4, 2020 Toronto: In a stunning affront to National AccessAbility Week, and while the COVID-19 crisis persists … Continue reading Provincial Disability Coalition Urges Ottawa City Council to Reject Impending Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters that Endanger People with Disabilities and Others

Watch the Captioned May 27, 2020 Online Fireside Chat with AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ontarians with Disabilities – and – Tell Us What Barriers Students with Disabilities Face in Colleges and Universities

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/   Watch the Captioned May 27, 2020 Online Fireside Chat with AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ontarians … Continue reading Watch the Captioned May 27, 2020 Online Fireside Chat with AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ontarians with Disabilities – and – Tell Us What Barriers Students with Disabilities Face in Colleges and Universities

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the AODA Alliance Again Writes Ontario’s Education Minister and TVO’s Vice President to Try to Get the Urgent Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities Met During the COVID-19 Crisis

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/   On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the AODA Alliance Again Writes Ontario’s Education Minister and TVO’s Vice President to Try to Get the Urgent Learning Needs of Students with … Continue reading On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the AODA Alliance Again Writes Ontario’s Education Minister and TVO’s Vice President to Try to Get the Urgent Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities Met During the COVID-19 Crisis

Ford Government Acknowledges Ontario Students with Disabilities Face Added Hardships Trying to learn at Home During COVID-19 But Announces No Comprehensive Plan to Remove the Added Disability Barriers that Online Learning Creates for Them

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ford Government Acknowledges Ontario Students with Disabilities Face Added Hardships Trying to learn at Home During COVID-19 But Announces No Comprehensive Plan to Remove the Added Disability Barriers that Online Learning Creates for Them   May 19, 2020, Toronto: Today, as … Continue reading Ford Government Acknowledges Ontario Students with Disabilities Face Added Hardships Trying to learn at Home During COVID-19 But Announces No Comprehensive Plan to Remove the Added Disability Barriers that Online Learning Creates for Them

The ARCH Disability Law Centre Sends the Ford Government An Excellent Analysis of the Government’s Seriously Flawed March 28, 2020 Medical Triage Protocol – Why Hasn’t The Government Already Held Its Promised and Overdue Public Consultation on Replacing That Problem-Ridden Protocol?

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 ARCH Disability Law Centre Sends the Ford Government An Excellent Analysis of the Government’s Seriously Flawed March 28, 2020 Medical Triage Protocol – Why Hasn’t The … Continue reading The ARCH Disability Law Centre Sends the Ford Government An Excellent Analysis of the Government’s Seriously Flawed March 28, 2020 Medical Triage Protocol – Why Hasn’t The Government Already Held Its Promised and Overdue Public Consultation on Replacing That Problem-Ridden Protocol?

Premier Ford Pledged to Protect the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Crisis — Watch Online and Widely Circulate the May 8, 2020 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Showing How Premier Ford is Repeatedly Failing to Protect Vulnerable 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/   Premier Ford Pledged to Protect the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Crisis — Watch Online and Widely Circulate the May 8, 2020 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with … Continue reading Premier Ford Pledged to Protect the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Crisis — Watch Online and Widely Circulate the May 8, 2020 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Showing How Premier Ford is Repeatedly Failing to Protect Vulnerable Ontarians with Disabilities

Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for an Interview on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities – and More News on the COVID-19 and Disability Front

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/   Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for an Interview on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities – … Continue reading Watch TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM for an Interview on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities – and More News on the COVID-19 and Disability Front

The AODA Alliance Calls on TVO to Take Prompt Action to Fix its Educational Web Content’s Accessibility Problems – and Other COVID Disability News

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 AODA Alliance Calls on TVO to Take Prompt Action to Fix its Educational Web Content’s Accessibility Problems – and Other COVID Disability News   May 7, 2020 … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Calls on TVO to Take Prompt Action to Fix its Educational Web Content’s Accessibility Problems – and Other COVID Disability News

Even More Media Coverage of Disability COVID Issues — and – Pressing Need for the Ford Government to Ensure that Hospital Patients with Communication Disabilities Face No Barriers to Using Technology that Lets Them Effectively Communicate

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/   Even More Media Coverage of Disability COVID Issues — and – Pressing Need for the Ford Government to Ensure that Hospital Patients with Communication Disabilities Face No Barriers … Continue reading Even More Media Coverage of Disability COVID Issues — and – Pressing Need for the Ford Government to Ensure that Hospital Patients with Communication Disabilities Face No Barriers to Using Technology that Lets Them Effectively Communicate

Yesterday’s Virtual Town Hall Reveals Serious Hardships Facing Hundreds of Thousands of Ontario Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Action – But Will the Ford Government Do What’s Needed?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE ONTARIO AUTISM COALITION   News Release   For Immediate Release   Yesterday’s Virtual Town Hall Reveals Serious Hardships Facing Hundreds of Thousands of Ontario Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Action — But Will the Ford Government Do What’s Needed?   May 5, … Continue reading Yesterday’s Virtual Town Hall Reveals Serious Hardships Facing Hundreds of Thousands of Ontario Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Action – But Will the Ford Government Do What’s Needed?

Ontario’s Ministry of Education Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of A Third of a Million Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – A Captioned Online Virtual Town Hall Today at 3 PM Lets Experts Give Practical Action Tips for Teachers and Parents While Schools Remain Closed

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’s Ministry of Education Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of A Third of a Million Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – A Captioned Online Virtual … Continue reading Ontario’s Ministry of Education Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of A Third of a Million Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – A Captioned Online Virtual Town Hall Today at 3 PM Lets Experts Give Practical Action Tips for Teachers and Parents While Schools Remain Closed

On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Login and Take Part in a New Online Virtual Town Hall on How Teachers and Parents Can Try to Meet the Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities While Schools are Closed Due to the COVID-19 Crisis

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/   On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Login and Take Part in a New Online Virtual Town Hall on How Teachers and Parents Can Try … Continue reading On Monday, May 4, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Login and Take Part in a New Online Virtual Town Hall on How Teachers and Parents Can Try to Meet the Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities While Schools are Closed Due to the COVID-19 Crisis

AODA Alliance Asks Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce to Take Important Actions to Meet the Urgent Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

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 Asks Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce to Take Important Actions to Meet the Urgent Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis   April 29, … Continue reading AODA Alliance Asks Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce to Take Important Actions to Meet the Urgent Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

The AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition Are Considering Organizing An Online Virtual Town Hall Event on How to Effectively Teach Students with Different Disabilities at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis – We’re Looking for Your Suggestions on Who Would be Good Speakers

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 AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition Are Considering Organizing An Online Virtual Town Hall Event on How to Effectively Teach Students with Different Disabilities at Home During … Continue reading The AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition Are Considering Organizing An Online Virtual Town Hall Event on How to Effectively Teach Students with Different Disabilities at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis – We’re Looking for Your Suggestions on Who Would be Good Speakers

Still More Media Reports Reveal Disproportionate Harm to Ontarians with Disabilities Due to the Ontario Government’s Failure to Effectively Plan for Urgent Disability Needs in its COVID-19 Emergency Efforts – and – Federal Government Announces Disability COVID-19 Advisory Panel, So We Offer Our Advice

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/   Still More Media Reports Reveal Disproportionate Harm to Ontarians with Disabilities Due to the Ontario Government’s Failure to Effectively Plan for Urgent Disability Needs in its COVID-19 Emergency … Continue reading Still More Media Reports Reveal Disproportionate Harm to Ontarians with Disabilities Due to the Ontario Government’s Failure to Effectively Plan for Urgent Disability Needs in its COVID-19 Emergency Efforts – and – Federal Government Announces Disability COVID-19 Advisory Panel, So We Offer Our Advice

Ontario’s New Democratic Party and the Ontario Human Rights Commission Press the Ford Government to Take Substantially More Action to Address Ontarians with Disabilities’ Urgent Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

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’s New Democratic Party and the Ontario Human Rights Commission Press the Ford Government to Take Substantially More Action to Address Ontarians with Disabilities’ Urgent Needs During the … Continue reading Ontario’s New Democratic Party and the Ontario Human Rights Commission Press the Ford Government to Take Substantially More Action to Address Ontarians with Disabilities’ Urgent Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis

Disability Community Wins Interim Step Forward – Ford Government Backs Down on Its Controversial Secret Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care During the COVID Crisis and Agrees to Consult Human Rights and Community Experts

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Community Wins Interim Step Forward – Ford Government Backs Down on Its Controversial Secret Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care During the COVID Crisis and Agrees to Consult Human Rights and Community Experts   April 21, 2020 Toronto: Today, after … Continue reading Disability Community Wins Interim Step Forward – Ford Government Backs Down on Its Controversial Secret Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care During the COVID Crisis and Agrees to Consult Human Rights and Community Experts

Toronto Star Runs A Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the need for the Ontario Government to Come Up with a Plan to Meet the Urgent Needs of 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities During the COVID-19 crisis

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/   Toronto Star Runs A Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the need for the Ontario Government to Come Up with a Plan to Meet the … Continue reading Toronto Star Runs A Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the need for the Ontario Government to Come Up with a Plan to Meet the Urgent Needs of 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities During the COVID-19 crisis

Media Reports Show Yet More Problems Facing People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 crisis – The Need for Urgent Government Action Is Swiftly Ballooning

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/   Media Reports Show Yet More Problems Facing People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 crisis – The Need for Urgent Government Action Is Swiftly Ballooning   April 20, 2020 … Continue reading Media Reports Show Yet More Problems Facing People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 crisis – The Need for Urgent Government Action Is Swiftly Ballooning

Tell Doctors, Nurses, EMTs or Others You Know That Work in the Health Care System About the AODA Alliance’s Discussion Paper on Ensuring that Medical Triage or Rationing of Health Care Services During the COVID-19 Crisis Does Not Discriminate Against Patients 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/   Tell Doctors, Nurses, EMTs or Others You Know That Work in the Health Care System About the AODA Alliance’s Discussion Paper on Ensuring that Medical Triage or Rationing … Continue reading Tell Doctors, Nurses, EMTs or Others You Know That Work in the Health Care System About the AODA Alliance’s Discussion Paper on Ensuring that Medical Triage or Rationing of Health Care Services During the COVID-19 Crisis Does Not Discriminate Against Patients with Disabilities

A Discussion Paper on Ensuring that Medical Triage or Rationing of Health Care Services During the COVID-19 Crisis Does Not Discriminate Against Patients 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/   A Discussion Paper on Ensuring that Medical Triage or Rationing of Health Care Services During the COVID-19 Crisis Does Not Discriminate Against Patients with Disabilities   April 14, … Continue reading A Discussion Paper on Ensuring that Medical Triage or Rationing of Health Care Services During the COVID-19 Crisis Does Not Discriminate Against Patients with Disabilities

More Media on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities – and – Remembering the Late Peter Cory, Former Supreme Court Justice and compelling Voice for Accessibility Legislation for 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/   More Media on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities – and – Remembering the Late Peter Cory, Former Supreme Court Justice and compelling Voice … Continue reading More Media on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities – and – Remembering the Late Peter Cory, Former Supreme Court Justice and compelling Voice for Accessibility Legislation for Ontarians with Disabilities

Major Disability Organizations Unite to Voice Serious Fears About Supposedly “Draft” Ontario Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care – A Patient’s Disability Should Never Be Used as a Reason to Deny Medical Care

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/   Major Disability Organizations Unite to Voice Serious Fears About Supposedly “Draft” Ontario Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care – A Patient’s Disability Should Never Be Used as a … Continue reading Major Disability Organizations Unite to Voice Serious Fears About Supposedly “Draft” Ontario Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care – A Patient’s Disability Should Never Be Used as a Reason to Deny Medical Care

Virtual Public Forum Reveals Serious Hardships Facing People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Government Action – But Will Governments Listen and Act?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE ONTARIO AUTISM COALITION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2020 Virtual Public Forum Reveals Serious Hardships Facing People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Government Action – But Will Governments Listen and Act? April 7,2020 Toronto: A ground-breaking 2-hour virtual public forum held online … Continue reading Virtual Public Forum Reveals Serious Hardships Facing People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Government Action – But Will Governments Listen and Act?

Governments Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of Millions of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – A Captioned Online Virtual Public Forum Lets Experts Give the Top Priorities from the Frontlines Tomorrow 10 am. EDT

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/     Governments Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of Millions of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – A Captioned Online Virtual Public Forum Lets Experts Give … Continue reading Governments Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of Millions of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – A Captioned Online Virtual Public Forum Lets Experts Give the Top Priorities from the Frontlines Tomorrow 10 am. EDT

Log In Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 AM Eastern Time for an Important Virtual Public Forum on What Government Must Do During the COVID-19 Crisis to Protect the Urgent Needs of Ontarians with Disabilities Convened by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition

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/ Log In Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 AM Eastern Time for an Important  Virtual Public Forum on What Government Must Do During the COVID-19 Crisis to … Continue reading Log In Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 AM Eastern Time for an Important Virtual Public Forum on What Government Must Do During the COVID-19 Crisis to Protect the Urgent Needs of Ontarians with Disabilities Convened by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition

AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Urge Actions to Protect the Urgent Needs of Ontarians with disabilities During the Covid Crisis

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 Writes Premier Doug Ford to Urge Actions to Protect the Urgent Needs of Ontarians with disabilities During the Covid Crisis   March 25, 2020             … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Urge Actions to Protect the Urgent Needs of Ontarians with disabilities During the Covid Crisis

Disability Advocacy Coalition Calls for Strong Action by Governments At All Levels to Address the Emergency Needs of People with Disabilities during the Covid Crisis

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/ Disability Advocacy Coalition Calls for Strong Action by Governments At All Levels to Address the Emergency Needs of People with Disabilities during the Covid Crisis March 20, 2020           … Continue reading Disability Advocacy Coalition Calls for Strong Action by Governments At All Levels to Address the Emergency Needs of People with Disabilities during the Covid Crisis

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 Web: www.aodaalliance.org Email: aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/     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   March … Continue reading 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

AODA Alliance’s Toronto Star Guest Column Honours the Memory of the Late Senator David Smith, An Important Hero in the Campaign for Accessibility for People with Disabilities – And Other News

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’s Toronto Star Guest Column Honours the Memory of the Late Senator David Smith, An Important Hero in the Campaign for Accessibility for People with Disabilities – … Continue reading AODA Alliance’s Toronto Star Guest Column Honours the Memory of the Late Senator David Smith, An Important Hero in the Campaign for Accessibility for People with Disabilities – And Other News

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

What Must Be Done to Make Ontario’s Health Care System Fully Accessible to Patients with Disabilities? Check Out the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Framework for the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard

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/   What Must Be Done to Make Ontario’s Health Care System Fully Accessible to Patients with Disabilities? Check Out the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Framework for the Promised Health Care … Continue reading What Must Be Done to Make Ontario’s Health Care System Fully Accessible to Patients with Disabilities? Check Out the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Framework for the Promised Health Care Accessibility Standard

Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations – Will Toronto City Council Learn from Montreal or Will It Expose Torontonians with Disabilities and Others to Dangers that E-Scooters Pose?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations – Will Toronto City Council Learn from Montreal or Will It Expose Torontonians with Disabilities and Others to Dangers that E-Scooters Pose?   February 20, 2020 Toronto: This week, … Continue reading Montreal Halts Pilot Project that Allowed Electric Scooters Due to Rampant Violations – Will Toronto City Council Learn from Montreal or Will It Expose Torontonians with Disabilities and Others to Dangers that E-Scooters Pose?

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

Help Us Get Towns and Cities Around Ontario to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters (E-scooters) – They Are A Danger to Ontarians with Disabilities On Our Sidewalks, Roads and Other Public Places

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/   Help Us Get Towns and Cities Around Ontario to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters (E-scooters) – They Are A Danger to Ontarians with Disabilities On … Continue reading Help Us Get Towns and Cities Around Ontario to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters (E-scooters) – They Are A Danger to Ontarians with Disabilities On Our Sidewalks, Roads and Other Public Places

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Help Ensure that Canada’s Largest City Does Not Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters – Torontonians with Disabilities Need Mayor Tory’s Leadership to Prevent the Dangers to Their Safety and Accessibility that E-Scooters Pose

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 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Help Ensure that Canada’s Largest City Does Not Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters … Continue reading The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Asks Toronto Mayor John Tory to Help Ensure that Canada’s Largest City Does Not Lift the Ban on Electric Scooters – Torontonians with Disabilities Need Mayor Tory’s Leadership to Prevent the Dangers to Their Safety and Accessibility that E-Scooters Pose

The City of Toronto’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Passes A Strong Unanimous Motion Urging Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and City Council to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters – But City Staff Prefer an Option of Allowing E-Scooters Under Conditions that Leave in Place Serious Dangers for People with Disabilities and Others

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 City of Toronto’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Passes A Strong Unanimous Motion Urging Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and City Council to Leave in Place the Ban on … Continue reading The City of Toronto’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Passes A Strong Unanimous Motion Urging Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and City Council to Leave in Place the Ban on Electric Scooters – But City Staff Prefer an Option of Allowing E-Scooters Under Conditions that Leave in Place Serious Dangers for People with Disabilities and Others

Michael Coteau is First Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate to Write Us with All the Detailed Commitments on Accessibility We Seek – Brenda Hollingsworth Said She’ll Do the Same – And Still Waiting for the Other Four Candidates to Do So

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/   Michael Coteau is First Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate to Write Us with All the Detailed Commitments on Accessibility We Seek – Brenda Hollingsworth Said She’ll Do the Same … Continue reading Michael Coteau is First Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate to Write Us with All the Detailed Commitments on Accessibility We Seek – Brenda Hollingsworth Said She’ll Do the Same – And Still Waiting for the Other Four Candidates to Do So

For 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, Today is a Frustrating Anniversary of Inaction by the Ford Government – We Are Still Waiting for the Government to Announce an Effective Plan of Action to Implement the David Onley Report Received One Year Ago Today

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/   For 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, Today is a Frustrating Anniversary of Inaction by the Ford Government – We Are Still Waiting for the Government to Announce an … Continue reading For 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities, Today is a Frustrating Anniversary of Inaction by the Ford Government – We Are Still Waiting for the Government to Announce an Effective Plan of Action to Implement the David Onley Report Received One Year Ago Today

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

Premier Ford Ducks Our Request to Meet, and Instead Has His Accessibility Minister Send Us a Letter Saying Nothing New – and – Ford Government Considering a Very Troubling Proposal to Let Builders Hire Their Own Private Building Inspectors, Rather Than Having Building Code Inspections Conducted by Qualified Public Officials — And Then Answers Criticisms in an Inaccessible Tweet

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/   Premier Ford Ducks Our Request to Meet, and Instead Has His Accessibility Minister Send Us a Letter Saying Nothing New – and – Ford Government Considering a Very … Continue reading Premier Ford Ducks Our Request to Meet, and Instead Has His Accessibility Minister Send Us a Letter Saying Nothing New – and – Ford Government Considering a Very Troubling Proposal to Let Builders Hire Their Own Private Building Inspectors, Rather Than Having Building Code Inspections Conducted by Qualified Public Officials — And Then Answers Criticisms in an Inaccessible Tweet

Major Disability Organizations’ Open Letter to the Ford Government and Ontario Municipalities – Don’t Allow Electric Scooters On Our Roads, Sidewalks and Public Places Because They Endanger Our Safety and Create New Barriers to Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Major Disability Organizations’ Open Letter to the Ford Government and Ontario Municipalities – Don’t Allow Electric Scooters On Our Roads, Sidewalks and Public Places Because They Endanger Our Safety and Create New Barriers to Accessibility   January 22, 2020 Toronto: Eleven … Continue reading Major Disability Organizations’ Open Letter to the Ford Government and Ontario Municipalities – Don’t Allow Electric Scooters On Our Roads, Sidewalks and Public Places Because They Endanger Our Safety and Create New Barriers to Accessibility

More Media Coverage Focuses on the Dangers to People with Disabilities and Others that the Ford Government Has Created by Its New Regulation that Permits Electric Scooters in Ontario – and – A New AODA Alliance Captioned Online Video Explores the Barriers Facing Patients with Disabilities in Ontario’s Health Care System

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/   More Media Coverage Focuses on the Dangers to People with Disabilities and Others that the Ford Government Has Created by Its New Regulation that Permits Electric Scooters in … Continue reading More Media Coverage Focuses on the Dangers to People with Disabilities and Others that the Ford Government Has Created by Its New Regulation that Permits Electric Scooters in Ontario – and – A New AODA Alliance Captioned Online Video Explores the Barriers Facing Patients with Disabilities in Ontario’s Health Care System

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

Send Us Feedback on the Draft AODA Alliance Framework for the Health Care Accessibility Standard – and – Results of The December 3 Celebration of the 25th Birthday of the Grassroots AODA Movement

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     Send Us Feedback on the Draft AODA Alliance Framework for the Health Care Accessibility Standard – and – Results of The December 3 Celebration of the 25th Birthday of the Grassroots … Continue reading Send Us Feedback on the Draft AODA Alliance Framework for the Health Care Accessibility Standard – and – Results of The December 3 Celebration of the 25th Birthday of the Grassroots AODA Movement

Disability Activists Mark a Quarter Century of Tenacious Advocacy for Accessibility for Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE News Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Disability Activists Mark a Quarter Century of Tenacious Advocacy for Accessibility for Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   December 3, 2019 Toronto:   What does Ontario learn when two veteran disability rights advocates compare their approaches to tenacious non-partisan political … Continue reading Disability Activists Mark a Quarter Century of Tenacious Advocacy for Accessibility for Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Tomorrow 4-5 pm EST Watch Live Stream of the Birthday Party for the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the AODA Movement at Queen’s Park – and — Toronto Star Publishes Letter to the Editor from the AODA Alliance on the Dangers to People with Disabilities Posed by the Ford Government’s Allowing E-scooters in Ontario

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   Tomorrow 4-5 pm EST Watch Live Stream of the Birthday Party for the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the AODA Movement at Queen’s Park – and — Toronto Star Publishes Letter … Continue reading Tomorrow 4-5 pm EST Watch Live Stream of the Birthday Party for the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the AODA Movement at Queen’s Park – and — Toronto Star Publishes Letter to the Editor from the AODA Alliance on the Dangers to People with Disabilities Posed by the Ford Government’s Allowing E-scooters in Ontario

Today Is the AODA Movement’s 25th Birthday! – Watch Our Movement’s Latest Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Any Time on YouTube – and – Toronto Star Runs Very Troubling Editorial that Wrongly Applauds the Ford Government’s Unleashing Electric Scooters on Ontarians, Despite their Proven Dangers to Safety and 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   Today Is the AODA Movement’s 25th Birthday! – Watch Our Movement’s Latest Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Any Time on YouTube – and – Toronto Star Runs Very Troubling … Continue reading Today Is the AODA Movement’s 25th Birthday! – Watch Our Movement’s Latest Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Any Time on YouTube – and – Toronto Star Runs Very Troubling Editorial that Wrongly Applauds the Ford Government’s Unleashing Electric Scooters on Ontarians, Despite their Proven Dangers to Safety and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

Key Documents Regarding the Ford Government’s November 27, 2019 Announcement of Its 5-Year E-scooter Pilot

Key Documents Regarding the Ford Government’s November 27, 2019 Announcement of Its 5-Year E-scooter Pilot   Here are the Key Documents that are connected to the Ford Government’s November 27, 2019 news release, announcing its new regulation that allows electric scooters (e-scooters in Ontario. These are all referred to in the AODA Alliance’s November 28, … Continue reading Key Documents Regarding the Ford Government’s November 27, 2019 Announcement of Its 5-Year E-scooter Pilot

Ford Government Endangers Safety and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities in New E-Scooter Pilot Regulation

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ford Government Endangers Safety and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities in E-Scooter Pilot Regulation   November 28, 2019 Toronto: The Ford Government ignored serious safety and accessibility concerns documented by Ontarians with disabilities. A new regulation announced yesterday allows dangerously fast … Continue reading Ford Government Endangers Safety and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities in New E-Scooter Pilot Regulation

AODA Alliance Writes Premier Ford to Ask for a Meeting and AODA Alliance to Appear Tomorrow on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin

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 Premier Ford to Ask for a Meeting and AODA Alliance to Appear Tomorrow on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin”   November 27, 2019             SUMMARY   … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Premier Ford to Ask for a Meeting and AODA Alliance to Appear Tomorrow on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Help Us Make Information and Communication Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities — Please Tell the Ford Government If You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on that Committee’s Draft Recommendations to Improve the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard

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 Us Make Information and Communication Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities — Please Tell the Ford Government If You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the Information and Communication Standards … Continue reading Help Us Make Information and Communication Accessible to Ontarians with Disabilities — Please Tell the Ford Government If You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on that Committee’s Draft Recommendations to Improve the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard

Is the Ford Government Obeying the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act? – And Other News from the Accessibility Front

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   Is the Ford Government Obeying the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act? – And Other News from the Accessibility Front   November 25, 2019           SUMMARY   Here is a sampling of … Continue reading Is the Ford Government Obeying the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act? – And Other News from the Accessibility Front

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

Come to A Birthday Party On December 3, 2019 (the International Day for People with Disabilities) at Queen’s Park to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the Non-Partisan Grassroots Movement for Accessibility Legislation in Ontario!

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 A Birthday Party On December 3, 2019 (the International Day for People with Disabilities) at Queen’s Park to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the Non-Partisan Grassroots … Continue reading Come to A Birthday Party On December 3, 2019 (the International Day for People with Disabilities) at Queen’s Park to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of the Non-Partisan Grassroots Movement for Accessibility Legislation in Ontario!

Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on Needed Improvements to the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard

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   Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on Needed Improvements to the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard   November 5, … Continue reading Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee on Needed Improvements to the 2011 Information and Communication Accessibility Standard

What Is the Doug Ford Government Planning for Its Widely-Criticized Proposal to Allow Unlicensed, Uninsured Electric Scooters in Ontario? Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities and Many Others Await A Government Announcement, With Serious Concerns and Unanswered Questions

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   What Is the Doug Ford Government Planning for Its Widely-Criticized Proposal to Allow Unlicensed, Uninsured Electric Scooters in Ontario? Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities and Many Others Await A Government Announcement, With Serious Concerns and Unanswered Questions   November 1, … Continue reading What Is the Doug Ford Government Planning for Its Widely-Criticized Proposal to Allow Unlicensed, Uninsured Electric Scooters in Ontario? Over 2 Million Ontarians with Disabilities and Many Others Await A Government Announcement, With Serious Concerns and Unanswered Questions

Come to A November 5, 2019 Windsor Area Public Forum on Accessibility – CBC’s “The National” Reveals A Troubling Barrier to Accessible Housing Facing Too Many People with Disabilities – and Another Memorable Anniversary on the Road to A Barrier-Free Ontario

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 A November 5, 2019 Windsor Area Public Forum on Accessibility – CBC’s “The National” Reveals A Troubling Barrier to Accessible Housing Facing Too Many People with Disabilities – and … Continue reading Come to A November 5, 2019 Windsor Area Public Forum on Accessibility – CBC’s “The National” Reveals A Troubling Barrier to Accessible Housing Facing Too Many People with Disabilities – and Another Memorable Anniversary on the Road to A Barrier-Free Ontario

A Non-Partisan Look at the 2019 Federal Election Results from a Disability Accessibility Perspective

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 Non-Partisan Look at the 2019 Federal Election Results from a Disability Accessibility Perspective   October 22, 2019        SUMMARY   What is the upshot of last night’s federal election … Continue reading A Non-Partisan Look at the 2019 Federal Election Results from a Disability Accessibility Perspective

Federal Liberals Promise to Use a Disability Lens in All Government Decisions – View This Pledge Through the Lens of Some Helpful Context

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   Federal Liberals Promise to Use a Disability Lens in All Government Decisions – View This Pledge Through the Lens of Some Helpful Context   October 18, 2019               SUMMARY   In … Continue reading Federal Liberals Promise to Use a Disability Lens in All Government Decisions – View This Pledge Through the Lens of Some Helpful Context

Non-Partisan Issue-By-Issue Comparison of the Positions of the 6 Major Federal Political Parties on Achieving Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada

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   Non-Partisan Issue-By-Issue Comparison of the Positions of the 6 Major Federal Political Parties on Achieving Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada   October 17, 2019 SUMMARY With the … Continue reading Non-Partisan Issue-By-Issue Comparison of the Positions of the 6 Major Federal Political Parties on Achieving Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada

Liberal Party of Canada Answers Request for Election Commitments on Achieving an Accessible Canada for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities- Liberals Promise Less Than the NDP – Tories Greens, People’s Party and the Bloc Haven’t Answered the AODA Alliance’s Request for 11 Commitments

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   Liberal Party of Canada Answers Request for Election Commitments on Achieving an Accessible Canada for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities– Liberals Promise Less Than the NDP – Tories Greens, People’s Party … Continue reading Liberal Party of Canada Answers Request for Election Commitments on Achieving an Accessible Canada for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities- Liberals Promise Less Than the NDP – Tories Greens, People’s Party and the Bloc Haven’t Answered the AODA Alliance’s Request for 11 Commitments

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 www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance   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   October 11, 2019 … Continue reading 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

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 www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance   AODA Alliance Finalizes and Makes Public Its Proposed Framework for the Promised Education Accessibility Standard   October 10, 2019             SUMMARY   It’s done, and it’s public! Below we set out … Continue reading AODA Alliance Finalizes and Makes Public Its Proposed Framework for the Promised Education Accessibility Standard

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

Why Haven’t Any of the Federal Parties Except the NDP Answered the AODA Alliance’s July 18, 2019 Letter, Seeking Election Commitments on Promoting Accessibility for Over Six Million People with Disabilities in Canada?

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   Why Haven’t Any of the Federal Parties Except the NDP Answered the AODA Alliance’s July 18, 2019 Letter, Seeking Election Commitments on Promoting Accessibility for Over Six Million People with Disabilities in … Continue reading Why Haven’t Any of the Federal Parties Except the NDP Answered the AODA Alliance’s July 18, 2019 Letter, Seeking Election Commitments on Promoting Accessibility for Over Six Million People with Disabilities in Canada?

More Media on the E-scooters Issue – and – On September 25, Attend Either a Federal Candidates’ Forum on the Accessible Canada Act or the TTC’s Public Forum on Accessible Transit

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 Media on the E-scooters Issue – and – On September 25, Attend Either a Federal Candidates’ Forum on the Accessible Canada Act or the TTC’s Public Forum on Accessible Transit   … Continue reading More Media on the E-scooters Issue – and – On September 25, Attend Either a Federal Candidates’ Forum on the Accessible Canada Act or the TTC’s Public Forum on Accessible Transit

Federal Election Action Kit – Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in Canada’s 2019 Federal Election!

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   Federal Election Action Kit – Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in Canada’s 2019 Federal Election!   September 20, 2019   Introduction   Do you think people with disabilities in Canada should be able … Continue reading Federal Election Action Kit – Raise Disability Accessibility Issues in Canada’s 2019 Federal Election!

What Pledges Will the Federal Party Leaders Make in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities? Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First National Leader to Write the AODA Alliance to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   What Pledges Will the Federal Party Leaders Make in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities? Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First National Leader to Write the AODA Alliance to Pledge to Strengthen the … Continue reading What Pledges Will the Federal Party Leaders Make in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities? Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First National Leader to Write the AODA Alliance to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act

Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Framework for what the Promised K-12 Education Accessibility Standard Should Include

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   Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Framework for what the Promised K-12 Education Accessibility Standard Should Include   September 18, 2019             SUMMARY   Today, the AODA Alliance is making … Continue reading Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Framework for what the Promised K-12 Education Accessibility Standard Should Include

List of Major National Party Candidates and Their Email and Twitter Addresses in the 2019 Federal Election

AODA Alliance List of Major National Party Candidates and Their Email and Twitter Addresses in the 2019 Canada Election   This information is current as of about September 8, 2019. We have not been able to test and verify each of these email and Twitter addresses. There may be some inaccuracies. We thank our volunteers … Continue reading List of Major National Party Candidates and Their Email and Twitter Addresses in the 2019 Federal Election

Tell the Ford Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Brief and Recommendations on the Government’s Proposal to Hold a 5-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario – and – Lots More Media Coverage of Our Issues Over the Past Two Weeks

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   Tell the Ford Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Brief and Recommendations on the Government’s Proposal to Hold a 5-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario – and – … Continue reading Tell the Ford Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Brief and Recommendations on the Government’s Proposal to Hold a 5-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario – and – Lots More Media Coverage of Our Issues Over the Past Two Weeks

AODA Alliance Files A Brief With Ontario’s Doug Ford Government, Urging that Ontario Should Not Allow E-scooters, Should Withdraw Its Proposal for a 5-Year E-scooter Pilot Project, Or, If Allowed, Should Ban E-scooter Rentals and Require E-scooters and Their Drivers to Be Licensed and Insured

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   AODA Alliance Files A Brief With Ontario’s Doug Ford Government, Urging that Ontario Should Not Allow E-scooters, Should Withdraw Its Proposal for a 5-Year E-scooter Pilot Project, Or, If Allowed, Should Ban E-scooter Rentals and Require E-scooters and Their Drivers to … Continue reading AODA Alliance Files A Brief With Ontario’s Doug Ford Government, Urging that Ontario Should Not Allow E-scooters, Should Withdraw Its Proposal for a 5-Year E-scooter Pilot Project, Or, If Allowed, Should Ban E-scooter Rentals and Require E-scooters and Their Drivers to Be Licensed and Insured

The Ford Government Issues a Very Weak Policy Directive to Ontario School Boards on Addressing Requests by a Student with a Disability to Bring Their Service Animal to School – There Is No Assurance It Will Make It Easier for Students with Disabilities to Bring a Service Animal to an Ontario School

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 Issues a Very Weak Policy Directive to Ontario School Boards on Addressing Requests by a Student with a Disability to Bring Their Service Animal to School – There Is … Continue reading The Ford Government Issues a Very Weak Policy Directive to Ontario School Boards on Addressing Requests by a Student with a Disability to Bring Their Service Animal to School – There Is No Assurance It Will Make It Easier for Students with Disabilities to Bring a Service Animal to an Ontario School

Quickly Send Us Feedback On Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government’s Rushed Public Consultation on Its Proposal to Hold a Five-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario

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   Quickly Send Us Feedback On Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government’s Rushed Public Consultation on Its Proposal to Hold a Five-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario   September … Continue reading Quickly Send Us Feedback On Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government’s Rushed Public Consultation on Its Proposal to Hold a Five-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario

The Ford Government Admits It Planned a “Compromise of Road Safety” and the Opportunity for Businesses to Expand When It designed Its Controversial Proposed 5-Year Pilot to Allow Motorized Electric Scooters on Ontario Roads, According to a Media Report – Yet The Government Should Never Compromise On Public Safety

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 Admits It Planned a “Compromise of Road Safety” and the Opportunity for Businesses to Expand When It designed Its Controversial Proposed 5-Year Pilot to Allow Motorized Electric Scooters on … Continue reading The Ford Government Admits It Planned a “Compromise of Road Safety” and the Opportunity for Businesses to Expand When It designed Its Controversial Proposed 5-Year Pilot to Allow Motorized Electric Scooters on Ontario Roads, According to a Media Report – Yet The Government Should Never Compromise On Public Safety

Ford Government Quietly Conducts Inexcusably Rushed 2-Day Public Consultation Just Before the Labour Day Long Weekend on a Troubling Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario – Because This Risks a Safety Threat for People with Disabilities, the AODA Alliance Calls for This Rushed Consultation To Be Withdrawn, and For Assurances that Our Safety Won’t Ever Be Put At Risk, Even During Any Trial Period

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   Ford Government Quietly Conducts Inexcusably Rushed 2-Day Public Consultation Just Before the Labour Day Long Weekend on a Troubling Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario – Because This Risks a Safety … Continue reading Ford Government Quietly Conducts Inexcusably Rushed 2-Day Public Consultation Just Before the Labour Day Long Weekend on a Troubling Proposal to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario – Because This Risks a Safety Threat for People with Disabilities, the AODA Alliance Calls for This Rushed Consultation To Be Withdrawn, and For Assurances that Our Safety Won’t Ever Be Put At Risk, Even During Any Trial Period

What Barriers to Information and Communication Do You Face? The Ford Government Posted the Draft Recommendations for Revisions to the Information and Communication Accessibility Standard That the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee has Submitted to the Government – Send Us Your Thoughts As We Prepare Our Brief

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   What Barriers to Information and Communication Do You Face? The Ford Government Posted the Draft Recommendations for Revisions to the Information and Communication Accessibility Standard That the Information and Communication Standards Development … Continue reading What Barriers to Information and Communication Do You Face? The Ford Government Posted the Draft Recommendations for Revisions to the Information and Communication Accessibility Standard That the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee has Submitted to the Government – Send Us Your Thoughts As We Prepare Our Brief

Click here to download in MS Word format the initial recommendation for revisions to the Information and Communication Accessibility Standard that the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee has made, and that the Ontario Government made public on July 24, 2019

Click here to download in MS Word format the initial recommendation for revisions to the Information and Communication Accessibility Standard that the Information and Communication Standards Development Committee has made, and that the Ontario Government made public on July 24, 2019

Almost 8 Months After Receiving the Blistering Onley Report, Both Premier Doug Ford and His Accessibility Minister Write the AODA Alliance But Offer Nothing New to Strengthen the Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s Beleaguered Disabilities 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   Almost 8 Months After Receiving the Blistering Onley Report, Both Premier Doug Ford and His Accessibility Minister Write the AODA Alliance But Offer Nothing New to Strengthen the Implementation and Enforcement of … Continue reading Almost 8 Months After Receiving the Blistering Onley Report, Both Premier Doug Ford and His Accessibility Minister Write the AODA Alliance But Offer Nothing New to Strengthen the Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s Beleaguered Disabilities Act

The Doug Ford Government’s Controversial Plan to Divert $1.3 Million into the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Private Accessibility Certification Program Is Plagued with Even More Problems Than Earlier Revealed, according to the AODA Alliance’s New Supplemental Report Made Public Today

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 Doug Ford Government’s Controversial Plan to Divert $1.3 Million into the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Private Accessibility Certification Program Is Plagued with Even More Problems Than Earlier Revealed, according to the AODA … Continue reading The Doug Ford Government’s Controversial Plan to Divert $1.3 Million into the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Private Accessibility Certification Program Is Plagued with Even More Problems Than Earlier Revealed, according to the AODA Alliance’s New Supplemental Report Made Public Today

A New Toronto Star Editorial Blasts the Ford Government for Moving So Slowly on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities and Echoes the AODA Alliance’s Objections to Doug Ford’s Diverting 1.3 Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Problematic Private Accessibility Certification Program

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 New Toronto Star Editorial Blasts the Ford Government for Moving So Slowly on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities and Echoes the AODA Alliance’s Objections to Doug Ford’s Diverting 1.3 Million Dollars … Continue reading A New Toronto Star Editorial Blasts the Ford Government for Moving So Slowly on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities and Echoes the AODA Alliance’s Objections to Doug Ford’s Diverting 1.3 Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Problematic Private Accessibility Certification Program

Great Conventional Media and Social Media Coverage Highlight Serious Problems with the Doug Ford Government Plan to Divert 1.3 Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Controversial Private Accessibility Certification Program

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   Great Conventional Media and Social Media Coverage Highlight Serious Problems with the Doug Ford Government Plan to Divert 1.3 Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Controversial Private Accessibility Certification Program   … Continue reading Great Conventional Media and Social Media Coverage Highlight Serious Problems with the Doug Ford Government Plan to Divert 1.3 Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Controversial Private Accessibility Certification Program

Doug Ford’s Only New Action in Over One Year in Office to Improve Accessibility for Over 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities is Riddled with Problems and Cries Out for a Serious Re-Think, According to a Disability Coalition’s Report Made Public Today

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Doug Ford’s Only New Action in Over One Year in Office to Improve Accessibility for Over 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities is Riddled with Problems and Cries Out for a Serious Re-Think, According to a Disability Coalition’s Report Made Public Today … Continue reading Doug Ford’s Only New Action in Over One Year in Office to Improve Accessibility for Over 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities is Riddled with Problems and Cries Out for a Serious Re-Think, According to a Disability Coalition’s Report Made Public Today

Join in Our New “Dial Doug” Campaign! — A Grassroots Blitz, Unveiled Today, to Get the Doug Ford Government to Make Ontario Open for Over 1.9 Million 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   Join in Our New “Dial Doug” Campaign! — A Grassroots Blitz, Unveiled Today, to Get the Doug Ford Government to Make Ontario Open for Over 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   Twitter: … Continue reading Join in Our New “Dial Doug” Campaign! — A Grassroots Blitz, Unveiled Today, to Get the Doug Ford Government to Make Ontario Open for Over 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

AODA Alliance Writes Federal Party Leaders Seeking Election Commitments on Advancing the Cause of Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada

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 Election Commitments on Advancing the Cause of Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada   July 18, 2019             SUMMARY   … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Federal Party Leaders Seeking Election Commitments on Advancing the Cause of Accessibility for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities in Canada

The Accessible Canada Act Comes into Force Today – Download and Read the Legislation in English or French

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 Accessible Canada Act Comes into Force Today – Download and Read the Legislation in English or French   July 11, 2019             SUMMARY   Today, the Federal Government proclaimed the … Continue reading The Accessible Canada Act Comes into Force Today – Download and Read the Legislation in English or French

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

Download the final text of the Accessible Canada Act, as passed by Canada’s Parliament, previously called Bill C-81, in English or French, and in an accessible MS Word or a pdf format

Click here to download the English version of the Accessible Canada Act in MS Word format. Click here to down load the English version of the Accessible Canada Act in pdf format. Click here to download the French version of the Accessible Canada Act in an accessible MS Word format. Click here to download the … Continue reading Download the final text of the Accessible Canada Act, as passed by Canada’s Parliament, previously called Bill C-81, in English or French, and in an accessible MS Word or a pdf format

How Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal Went Off the Rails in an Important Disability Accessibility Case–Read the New Article by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the Tribunal’s Ruling Against an 8-Year-Old Student With Autism Who Wanted to Bring His Autism Service Dog to School

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   How Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal Went Off the Rails in an Important  Disability Accessibility Case–Read the New Article by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the Tribunal’s Ruling Against an 8-Year-Old Student … Continue reading How Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal Went Off the Rails in an Important Disability Accessibility Case–Read the New Article by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the Tribunal’s Ruling Against an 8-Year-Old Student With Autism Who Wanted to Bring His Autism Service Dog to School

Click here to download in an accessible MS Word format the article by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on serious problems with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s 2017 decision that rejected the claim of an 8 year old student with autism that he should be able to bring his qualified autism service dog to school with him.

Click here to download in an accessible MS Word format the article by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on serious problems with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s 2017 decision that rejected the claim of an 8 year old student with autism that he should be able to bring his qualified autism service dog to … Continue reading Click here to download in an accessible MS Word format the article by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on serious problems with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s 2017 decision that rejected the claim of an 8 year old student with autism that he should be able to bring his qualified autism service dog to school with him.

The Ford Government Gets A Failing Grade on Making Progress on Disability Accessibility After One year in Power

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 Gets A Failing Grade on Making Progress on Disability Accessibility After One year in Power   June 21, 2019   SUMMARY   It’s time to look back on the … Continue reading The Ford Government Gets A Failing Grade on Making Progress on Disability Accessibility After One year in Power

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

A Toronto Star News Report and New Editorial Together Show Why the Ford Government Must Now Announce a Comprehensive Plan to Substantially Improve the Implementation and Enforcement of 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 www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance   A Toronto Star News Report and New Editorial Together Show Why the Ford Government Must Now Announce a Comprehensive Plan to Substantially Improve the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians … Continue reading A Toronto Star News Report and New Editorial Together Show Why the Ford Government Must Now Announce a Comprehensive Plan to Substantially Improve the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

CBC National News Reveals Appalling Incidents of Accessibility Failures in Air Travel in Canada – Yet More Proof that the Canadian Transportation Agency has been Ineffective at Ensuring Accessibility for Air Travel Passengers with Disabilities in Canada

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 National News Reveals Appalling Incidents of Accessibility Failures in Air Travel in Canada – Yet More Proof that the Canadian Transportation Agency has been Ineffective at Ensuring Accessibility for Air Travel … Continue reading CBC National News Reveals Appalling Incidents of Accessibility Failures in Air Travel in Canada – Yet More Proof that the Canadian Transportation Agency has been Ineffective at Ensuring Accessibility for Air Travel Passengers with Disabilities in Canada

Canada’s Parliament Has Now Passed Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act -Here Are Seven Preliminary Reflections

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 Parliament Has Now Passed Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act –Here Are Seven Preliminary Reflections   June 3, 2019           SUMMARY   We are right back in action, after being off-line … Continue reading Canada’s Parliament Has Now Passed Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act -Here Are Seven Preliminary Reflections

An Important Victory – The Trudeau Government Announced Yesterday that It will Vote in the House of Commons to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments to 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   An Important Victory – The Trudeau Government Announced Yesterday that It will Vote in the House of Commons to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act … Continue reading An Important Victory – The Trudeau Government Announced Yesterday that It will Vote in the House of Commons to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Despite No Announced Plans to Implement the David Onley AODA Independent Review Report, the Ford Government Gives 1.3 Million Dollars to Help Finance a Private Accessibility Certification Program — A Use of Public Money We Don’t Support

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 Despite No Announced Plans to Implement the David Onley AODA Independent Review Report, the Ford Government Gives 1.3 Million Dollars to Help Finance a Private Accessibility Certification Program — A Use of Public … Continue reading Despite No Announced Plans to Implement the David Onley AODA Independent Review Report, the Ford Government Gives 1.3 Million Dollars to Help Finance a Private Accessibility Certification Program — A Use of Public Money We Don’t Support

In a powerful Open Letter sent to the House of Commons, An Extraordinary Lineup of Twenty-Eight Disability Organizations Unite to Press for the House of Commons’ Ratification of All the Amendments that the Senate Just Passed to Strengthen 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   In a powerful Open Letter sent to the House of Commons, An Extraordinary Lineup of Twenty-Eight Disability Organizations Unite to Press for the House of Commons’ Ratification of All the Amendments that … Continue reading In a powerful Open Letter sent to the House of Commons, An Extraordinary Lineup of Twenty-Eight Disability Organizations Unite to Press for the House of Commons’ Ratification of All the Amendments that the Senate Just Passed to Strengthen Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Canada’s Senate Passed Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, on Third Reading Last Evening, Replete with All the Amendments that the Senate’s Standing Committee Made to Improve the Bill — But Will the Federal Government Vote to Ratify All Those Amendments When the Bill Returns to the House of Commons?

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 Passed Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, on Third Reading Last Evening, Replete with All the Amendments that the Senate’s Standing Committee Made to Improve the Bill — But … Continue reading Canada’s Senate Passed Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, on Third Reading Last Evening, Replete with All the Amendments that the Senate’s Standing Committee Made to Improve the Bill — But Will the Federal Government Vote to Ratify All Those Amendments When the Bill Returns to the House of Commons?

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

The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs’ Chair and Vice-Chair Make Strong Speeches in the Senate to Support the Committee’s Amendments to Improve Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act -These Speeches Show Why the Federal Government Should Agree to Pass All Those 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   The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs’ Chair and Vice-Chair Make Strong Speeches in the Senate to Support the Committee’s Amendments to Improve Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act –These Speeches … Continue reading The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs’ Chair and Vice-Chair Make Strong Speeches in the Senate to Support the Committee’s Amendments to Improve Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act -These Speeches Show Why the Federal Government Should Agree to Pass All Those Amendments

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

Senate’s Standing Committee Passes Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Now It’s Time for the Full Senate and House of Commons to Pass All Those 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   Senate’s Standing Committee Passes Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Now It’s Time for the Full Senate and House of Commons to Pass All Those … Continue reading Senate’s Standing Committee Passes Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Now It’s Time for the Full Senate and House of Commons to Pass All Those Amendments

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

AODA Alliance’s Short Supplementary Brief to the Senate Focuses on the High Priority of Surgically Removing from Bill C-81 A Troubling Provision that Lets the Canadian Transportation Agency Pass Regulations that Cut Back on the Human Rights of Passengers 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’s Short Supplementary Brief to the Senate Focuses on the High Priority of Surgically Removing from Bill C-81 A Troubling Provision that Lets the Canadian Transportation Agency Pass Regulations that Cut … Continue reading AODA Alliance’s Short Supplementary Brief to the Senate Focuses on the High Priority of Surgically Removing from Bill C-81 A Troubling Provision that Lets the Canadian Transportation Agency Pass Regulations that Cut Back on the Human Rights of Passengers with Disabilities

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

Canada Transportation Agency Proposes New Regulations that Threatens to Reduce the Duty to Accommodate Passengers with Disabilities in Air Travel and Other Transportation that the Federal Government Can Regulate, According to a New Brief by 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   Canada Transportation Agency Proposes New Regulations that Threaten to Reduce the Duty to Accommodate Passengers with Disabilities in Air Travel and Other Transportation that the Federal Government Can Regulate, According to a … Continue reading Canada Transportation Agency Proposes New Regulations that Threatens to Reduce the Duty to Accommodate Passengers with Disabilities in Air Travel and Other Transportation that the Federal Government Can Regulate, According to a New Brief by the AODA Alliance

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 to Present to Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs Thursday April 11, 2019 on the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Here are the Specific Amendments We will Ask the Senate to Make to the 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 AODA Alliance to Present to Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs Thursday April 11, 2019 on the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Here are the Specific Amendments We will … Continue reading AODA Alliance to Present to Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs Thursday April 11, 2019 on the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Here are the Specific Amendments We will Ask the Senate to Make to the Bill

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

AODA Alliance Submits A Short Brief to the Senate of Canada, Calling for Amendments 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   AODA Alliance Submits A Short Brief to the Senate of Canada, Calling for Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”   March 29, 2019             SUMMARY … Continue reading AODA Alliance Submits A Short Brief to the Senate of Canada, Calling for Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”

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 … 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 … 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

News Release: Ground-Breaking Report by Former Ontario Lieutenant Governor David Onley, Tabled in the Legislature Yesterday, Blasts Poor Provincial Government Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s 2005 Disabilities Act and Calls for Major Reforms to Tackle Persisting Barriers Impeding 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Ground-Breaking Report by Former Ontario Lieutenant Governor David Onley, Tabled in the Legislature Yesterday, Blasts Poor Provincial Government Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s 2005 Disabilities Act and Calls for Major Reforms to Tackle Persisting Barriers Impeding 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities … Continue reading News Release: Ground-Breaking Report by Former Ontario Lieutenant Governor David Onley, Tabled in the Legislature Yesterday, Blasts Poor Provincial Government Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s 2005 Disabilities Act and Calls for Major Reforms to Tackle Persisting Barriers Impeding 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

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 … 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   … 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?

Now that The Ford Government Received David Onley’s Independent Review Report on the AODA, the AODA Alliance Has Called on Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho to Immediately Lift the Government’s Freeze on the Work of the Health Care and Education Standards Development Committees

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     Now that The Ford Government Received David Onley’s Independent Review Report on the AODA, the AODA Alliance Has Called on Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho to Immediately Lift the Government’s Freeze on … Continue reading Now that The Ford Government Received David Onley’s Independent Review Report on the AODA, the AODA Alliance Has Called on Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho to Immediately Lift the Government’s Freeze on the Work of the Health Care and Education Standards Development Committees

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

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

The Ford Government Continues Its Freeze on the Work to Remove Barriers in Ontario’s Education System Against Hundreds of Thousands of Students With Disabilities, While the Media Shines A Much-Needed Spotlight on One Troubling Barrier – The Sweeping Power of School Principals to Exclude a Student from School

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 Continues Its Freeze on the Work to Remove Barriers in Ontario’s Education System Against Hundreds of Thousands of Students With Disabilities, While the Media Shines A Much-Needed Spotlight on … Continue reading The Ford Government Continues Its Freeze on the Work to Remove Barriers in Ontario’s Education System Against Hundreds of Thousands of Students With Disabilities, While the Media Shines A Much-Needed Spotlight on One Troubling Barrier – The Sweeping Power of School Principals to Exclude a Student from School

Please Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the AODA’s Implementation and Enforcement

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     Please Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the AODA’s Implementation and Enforcement   January 18, 2019             SUMMARY   We wish one and … Continue reading Please Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the AODA’s Implementation and Enforcement

Raise Public Transit Accessibility Barriers at the December 13, 2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit -and – The AODA Alliance Sends the Ontario Government a Written Submission for the Provincial Consultation on Education in Ontario

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   Raise Public Transit Accessibility Barriers at the December 13, 2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit –and – The AODA Alliance Sends the Ontario Government a Written Submission for the Provincial Consultation … Continue reading Raise Public Transit Accessibility Barriers at the December 13, 2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit -and – The AODA Alliance Sends the Ontario Government a Written Submission for the Provincial Consultation on Education in Ontario

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 … 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

In the Legislature Yesterday, the Ford Government Refused to Lift Its 168-Day Freeze on Standards Development Committees that Were Working on Recommendations to Remove Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care System – Yet Two Years Ago Tomorrow, It Was the Tory Party That Had Demanded in the Legislature that Ontario Create the Very Education Accessibility Regulation that the Ford Government Has Now Frozen Work on Developing

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 the Legislature Yesterday, the Ford Government Refused to Lift Its 168-Day Freeze on Standards Development Committees that Were Working on Recommendations to Remove Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care … Continue reading In the Legislature Yesterday, the Ford Government Refused to Lift Its 168-Day Freeze on Standards Development Committees that Were Working on Recommendations to Remove Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care System – Yet Two Years Ago Tomorrow, It Was the Tory Party That Had Demanded in the Legislature that Ontario Create the Very Education Accessibility Regulation that the Ford Government Has Now Frozen Work on Developing

On The International Day for People with Disabilities, December 3, the AODA Alliance Calls on the Senate to Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act” After the Trudeau Government Voted Down Key Amendments in the House of Commons

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   On The International Day for People with Disabilities, December 3, the AODA Alliance Calls on the Senate to Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act” After the Trudeau Government Voted Down Key Amendments in the House of Commons … Continue reading On The International Day for People with Disabilities, December 3, the AODA Alliance Calls on the Senate to Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act” After the Trudeau Government Voted Down Key Amendments in the House of Commons

Transcript of the Vote in the House of Commons on Third Reading of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, on November 27, 2018

Transcript of the Vote in the House of Commons on Third Reading of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, on November 27, 2018     (Note from the AODA Alliance: During Third Reading debates, the opposition Conservatives brought a motion to have Bill C-81 referred back to the Standing Committee, so it could consider … Continue reading Transcript of the Vote in the House of Commons on Third Reading of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, on November 27, 2018

Transcript of the 2nd and Final Day of Third Reading Debates on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act in the House of Commons, on November 22, 2018

Transcript of the 2nd and Final Day of Third Reading Debates on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act in the House of Commons, on November 22, 2018     Parliament of Canada House of Commons   Hansard November 22, 2018   Originally posted at https://openparliament.ca/debates/2018/11/22/procedural-2/   Debates of Nov. 22nd, 2018   House of … Continue reading Transcript of the 2nd and Final Day of Third Reading Debates on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act in the House of Commons, on November 22, 2018

Transcript of the 1st Day of Third Reading Debates on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act in the House of Commons, on November 21, 2018

Transcript of the 1st Day of Third Reading Debates on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act in the House of Commons, on November 21, 2018     Parliament of Canada House of Commons Hansard   Debates of Nov. 21st, 2018   Originally posted at https://openparliament.ca/debates/2018/11/21/procedural-2/ The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-81, … Continue reading Transcript of the 1st Day of Third Reading Debates on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act in the House of Commons, on November 21, 2018

Transcript of the November 8, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 2 of the Standing Committee’s Clause-by-Clause Consideration of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the November 8, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 2 of the Standing Committee’s Clause-by-Clause Consideration of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act     Notice of meeting Amended Standing Committee on Human … Continue reading Transcript of the November 8, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 2 of the Standing Committee’s Clause-by-Clause Consideration of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the November 7, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 1 of the Standing Committee’s Clause-by-Clause Consideration of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the November 7, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 1 of the Standing Committee’s Clause-by-Clause Consideration of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act     Notice of meeting Amended Standing Committee on Human … Continue reading Transcript of the November 7, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 1 of the Standing Committee’s Clause-by-Clause Consideration of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 25, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 8 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Including the Presentation by the AODA Alliance

Transcript of the October 25, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 8 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Including the Presentation by the AODA Alliance     Notice of meeting Amended … Continue reading Transcript of the October 25, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 8 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, Including the Presentation by the AODA Alliance

Transcript of the October 24, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 7 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 24, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 7 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act     Notice of meeting Amended Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and … Continue reading Transcript of the October 24, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 7 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 23, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 6 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 23, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 6 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act     Notice of meeting Amended Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and … Continue reading Transcript of the October 23, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 6 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 22, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 5 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 22, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 5 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act   Notice of meeting Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development … Continue reading Transcript of the October 22, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 5 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 18, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 4 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 18, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 4 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act Notice of meeting Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and … Continue reading Transcript of the October 18, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 4 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 8, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 3 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Notice of meeting Amended Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)   42nd Parliament, 1st Session   Meeting 124 Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:00 a.m.Amended Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks Street Televised   Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada CLAUSE-BY-CLAUSE CONSIDERATION … Continue reading Transcript of the October 8, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 3 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 4, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 2 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Notice of meeting Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)   42nd Parliament, 1st Session   Meeting 113 Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks Street   8:45 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Televised   Bill C-81, An … Continue reading Transcript of the October 4, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 2 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Transcript of the October 2, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 1 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Notice of meeting Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)   42nd Parliament, 1st Session   Meeting 112 Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Room 415, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks Street Televised   Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada … Continue reading Transcript of the October 2, 2018 meeting of the House Of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities – Day 1 of Public Hearings on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Canada’s House of Commons Unanimously Passes Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act , Sending It to the Senate, But the Federal Liberal Government Blocked Many Key Amendments that Would Have Made It Strong Legislation

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 House of Commons Unanimously Passes Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act , Sending It to the Senate, But the Federal Liberal Government Blocked Many Key Amendments that Would Have … Continue reading Canada’s House of Commons Unanimously Passes Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act , Sending It to the Senate, But the Federal Liberal Government Blocked Many Key Amendments that Would Have Made It Strong Legislation

By December 3, 2018, Please Send Us Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of 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 www.aodaalliance.org  aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance     By December 3, 2018, Send Us Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act   November 23, 2018 … Continue reading By December 3, 2018, Please Send Us Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities 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 … 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

In a powerful Open Letter sent to the Federal Government, An Extraordinary Lineup of Thirty-four Disability Organizations Unite to Press for Key Amendments to 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 In a powerful Open Letter sent to the Federal Government, An Extraordinary Lineup of Thirty-four Disability Organizations Unite to Press for Key Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act   October … Continue reading In a powerful Open Letter sent to the Federal Government, An Extraordinary Lineup of Thirty-four Disability Organizations Unite to Press for Key Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Ontario Legislature’s Historic Unanimous Resolution, Calling for Ontario to Enact Strong and Effective Disability Accessibility Legislation – How Far Have 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Progressed Since that 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     Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Ontario Legislature’s Historic Unanimous Resolution, Calling for Ontario to Enact Strong and Effective Disability Accessibility Legislation – How Far Have 1.9 Million Ontarians with … Continue reading Today is the 20th Anniversary of the Ontario Legislature’s Historic Unanimous Resolution, Calling for Ontario to Enact Strong and Effective Disability Accessibility Legislation – How Far Have 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Progressed Since that Day?

At Public Hearings, The AODA Alliance Urges Parliament’s Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act — and – The Work of Two of Five Ontario Standards Development Committees Appear to Be Unfrozen While Three Others Inexplicably Still Remain Frozen

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 Public Hearings, The AODA Alliance Urges Parliament’s Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the … Continue reading At Public Hearings, The AODA Alliance Urges Parliament’s Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act — and – The Work of Two of Five Ontario Standards Development Committees Appear to Be Unfrozen While Three Others Inexplicably Still Remain Frozen

Trudeau Government’s Proposed Federal Law on Accessibility for People with Disabilities Falls Far Short and Must be Substantially Beefed Up, Disability Advocates to Tell Parliamentary Committee Today

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Trudeau Government’s Proposed Federal Law on Accessibility for People with Disabilities Falls Far Short and Must be Substantially Beefed Up, Disability Advocates to Tell Parliamentary Committee Today   October 25, 2018 Ottawa: Bill C-81, a bill now before Parliament, which aims … Continue reading Trudeau Government’s Proposed Federal Law on Accessibility for People with Disabilities Falls Far Short and Must be Substantially Beefed Up, Disability Advocates to Tell Parliamentary Committee Today

Breaking News! The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Tells the AODA Alliance that One Standards Development Committee is Going Back to Work After a 119-Day Freeze – And News on the Federal Accessibility Front

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   Breaking News! The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Tells the AODA Alliance that One Standards Development Committee is Going Back to Work After a 119-Day Freeze – And News on the Federal Accessibility … Continue reading Breaking News! The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Tells the AODA Alliance that One Standards Development Committee is Going Back to Work After a 119-Day Freeze – And News on the Federal Accessibility Front

Quick Ways You can Help Us Get Parliament to Amend Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, to Make It a Good Law – and – David Onley’s Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Re-schedules Thunder Bay Public Hearing

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   Quick Ways You can Help Us Get Parliament to Amend Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, to Make It a Good Law – and – David Onley’s Independent Review of the … Continue reading Quick Ways You can Help Us Get Parliament to Amend Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, to Make It a Good Law – and – David Onley’s Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Re-schedules Thunder Bay Public Hearing

Email Addresses and Twitter Handles for All Members of Canada’s Parliament As Of October 11, 2018

List of Federal MPs & Contact Information   Upt to date as of October 11, 2018   Liberal Party of Canada   John Aldag Cloverdale – Langley City John.Aldag@parl.gc.ca @jwaldag   Omar Alghabra Mississauga Centre omar.alghabra@parl.gc.ca @OmarAlghabra   Will Amos Pontiac Will.Amos@parl.gc.ca @WillAAmos   Gary Anandasangaree Scarborough-Rogue Park gary.Anandasangaree@parl.gc.ca @gary_srp   René Arseneault MADAWASKA–RESTIGOUCHE rene.Arseneault@parl.gc.ca … Continue reading Email Addresses and Twitter Handles for All Members of Canada’s Parliament As Of October 11, 2018

What Do Canada’s National Political Parties Have to Say About Proposed New Federal Legislation on Disability Accessibility? Check Out the AODA Alliance’s Analysis of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on 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     What Do Canada’s National Political Parties Have to Say About Proposed New Federal Legislation on Disability Accessibility? Check Out the AODA Alliance’s Analysis of Second Reading Debates in the House of … Continue reading What Do Canada’s National Political Parties Have to Say About Proposed New Federal Legislation on Disability Accessibility? Check Out the AODA Alliance’s Analysis of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Read What Was Said During the Third and Final Day of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – September 26, 2018

Parliament of Canada House of Commons Hansard September 26, 2018   Originally posted at: http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/house/sitting-326/hansard#Int-10263898   [Government Orders]   [English]   Accessible Canada Act+-   The House resumed from September 24 consideration of the motion that Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee. … Continue reading Read What Was Said During the Third and Final Day of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – September 26, 2018

Read What Was Said During the Second Day of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – September 24, 2018

Parliament of Canada House of Commons Hansard September 24, 2018   Originally posted at: http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/house/sitting-324/hansard#Int-10254384 [Government Orders]   [English]   Accessible Canada Act+-     The House resumed from September 19 consideration of the motion that Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee. … Continue reading Read What Was Said During the Second Day of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – September 24, 2018

Read What Was Said During the First Day of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – September 19, 2018

Parliament of Canada Hansard House of Commons September 19, 2018   Originally posted at: http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/house/sitting-321/hansard#Int-10245487   42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION   Accessible Canada Act   Hon. Carla Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Lib.) moved that Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, be read the second time and referred … Continue reading Read What Was Said During the First Day of Second Reading Debates in the House of Commons on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act – September 19, 2018

The AODA Alliance Is Invited to Present to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities On October 25, 2018 To Propose Amendments to Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act – Here are the Seven Most Important Amendments Needed to Make that Bill Become a Good Law

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 AODA Alliance Is Invited to Present to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities On October 25, 2018 … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Is Invited to Present to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities On October 25, 2018 To Propose Amendments to Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act – Here are the Seven Most Important Amendments Needed to Make that Bill Become a Good Law

Please Tell the Federal Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada, that Requests Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

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     Please Tell the Federal Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada, that Requests Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act   September … Continue reading Please Tell the Federal Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized brief to the Parliament of Canada, that Requests Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

David Onley Independent Review of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Cancels Its Thunder Bay Public Hearings Due to Poor Enrollment, After the Review Poorly Publicized these Hearings- Northern Ontario Deserves Better

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     David Onley Independent Review of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Cancels Its Thunder Bay Public Hearings Due to Poor Enrollment, After the Review Poorly Publicized these Hearings– Northern Ontario Deserves Better   September … Continue reading David Onley Independent Review of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Cancels Its Thunder Bay Public Hearings Due to Poor Enrollment, After the Review Poorly Publicized these Hearings- Northern Ontario Deserves Better

The AODA Alliance Sends the David Onley AODA Independent Review a Letter Giving Preliminary Submissions On Problems with the Disabilities Act’s Implementation and Raises Concerns with the Independent Review’s Public Consultations

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 AODA Alliance Sends the David Onley AODA Independent Review a Letter Giving Preliminary Submissions On Problems with the Disabilities Act’s Implementation and Raises Concerns with the Independent Review’s Public Consultations   … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Sends the David Onley AODA Independent Review a Letter Giving Preliminary Submissions On Problems with the Disabilities Act’s Implementation and Raises Concerns with the Independent Review’s Public Consultations

The David Onley AODA Independent Review Schedules Two More Public Hearings, in Toronto and London, With Insufficient Publicity and No Outreach to the AODA Alliance to Help Publicize Them

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 David Onley AODA Independent Review Schedules Two More Public Hearings, in Toronto and London, With Insufficient Publicity and No Outreach to the AODA Alliance to Help Publicize Them   September … Continue reading The David Onley AODA Independent Review Schedules Two More Public Hearings, in Toronto and London, With Insufficient Publicity and No Outreach to the AODA Alliance to Help Publicize Them

AODA Alliance Presses the Ford Government to Immediately Lift Its Freeze on the Work of Standards Development Committees, Appointed under Ontario’s Disabilities Act To Make Recommendations on Needed Accessibility Standards

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     AODA Alliance Presses the Ford Government to Immediately Lift Its Freeze on the Work of Standards Development Committees, Appointed under Ontario’s Disabilities Act To Make Recommendations on Needed Accessibility Standards   … Continue reading AODA Alliance Presses the Ford Government to Immediately Lift Its Freeze on the Work of Standards Development Committees, Appointed under Ontario’s Disabilities Act To Make Recommendations on Needed Accessibility Standards

David Onley Schedules Public Hearings of the Third Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Without Notifying the AODA Alliance – Dates Coming Up Fast

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     David Onley Schedules Public Hearings of the Third Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Without Notifying the AODA Alliance – Dates Coming Up Fast   August 24, … Continue reading David Onley Schedules Public Hearings of the Third Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Without Notifying the AODA Alliance – Dates Coming Up Fast

Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Write the AODA Alliance In Response to Our Recent Letters Recommending Key Accessibility Priorities for The Premier and Minister

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     Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Write the AODA Alliance In Response to Our Recent Letters Recommending Key Accessibility Priorities for The Premier and Minister   August 16, 2018   … Continue reading Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Write the AODA Alliance In Response to Our Recent Letters Recommending Key Accessibility Priorities for The Premier and Minister

Come to the August 16, 2018 Toronto MP’s Town Hall on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, and Urge your Member of Parliament to Also Hold A Town Hall on This Bill

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     Come to the August 16, 2018 Toronto MP’s Town Hall on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, and Urge your Member of Parliament to Also Hold A Town Hall on … Continue reading Come to the August 16, 2018 Toronto MP’s Town Hall on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act, and Urge your Member of Parliament to Also Hold A Town Hall on This Bill

By August 24, 2018, Please Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Brief to the Federal Government and Parliament on Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”

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   By August 24, 2018, Please Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Brief to the Federal Government and Parliament on Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”   August 3, 2018   … Continue reading By August 24, 2018, Please Send Us Your Feedback on Our Draft Brief to the Federal Government and Parliament on Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”

Join the Blitz to Press Candidates Across Ontario for School Board Trustee to Make the “Students with Disabilities Pledge” – Help Ensure Hundreds of Thousands of Students with Disabilities Fully Benefit From Ontario’s Education system

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   Join the Blitz to Press Candidates Across Ontario for School Board Trustee to Make the “Students with Disabilities Pledge” – Help Ensure Hundreds of Thousands of Students with Disabilities Fully Benefit From … Continue reading Join the Blitz to Press Candidates Across Ontario for School Board Trustee to Make the “Students with Disabilities Pledge” – Help Ensure Hundreds of Thousands of Students with Disabilities Fully Benefit From Ontario’s Education system

Two Major Developments on the Accessibility Front Outside Ontario – Carla Qualtrough is Back as Federal Minister to Lead Bill C-81 Through Parliament – and – BC Government Commits to a BC Disabilities Act

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   Two Major Developments on the Accessibility Front Outside Ontario – Carla Qualtrough is Back as Federal Minister to Lead Bill C-81 Through Parliament – and – BC Government Commits to a BC … Continue reading Two Major Developments on the Accessibility Front Outside Ontario – Carla Qualtrough is Back as Federal Minister to Lead Bill C-81 Through Parliament – and – BC Government Commits to a BC Disabilities Act

AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 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   AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s New Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Cho to Introduce Ourselves and to Provide a detailed Briefing Note on Priorities Needing Action Now 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   AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s New Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Cho to Introduce Ourselves and to Provide a detailed Briefing Note on Priorities Needing Action Now for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   July 17, … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s New Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Cho to Introduce Ourselves and to Provide a detailed Briefing Note on Priorities Needing Action Now for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

News Release: A Look at Premier Doug Ford’s First Throne Speech from the Perspective of Ensuring that Ontario Becomes Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities by 2025

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   A Look at Premier Doug Ford’s First Throne Speech from the Perspective of Ensuring that Ontario Becomes Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities by 2025   July 13, 2018 Toronto: Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s first Throne Speech, read at Queen’s … Continue reading News Release: A Look at Premier Doug Ford’s First Throne Speech from the Perspective of Ensuring that Ontario Becomes Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities by 2025

News Release: What Will Today’s Throne Speech at Queen’s Park Offer 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

 ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   What Will Today’s Throne Speech at Queen’s Park Offer 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?   July 12, 2018 Toronto: Community groups and advocates for the needs of 1.9 million Ontarians with disabilities are poised to scrutinize and respond to today’s Ontario … Continue reading News Release: What Will Today’s Throne Speech at Queen’s Park Offer 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

Retrospective On Progress from October 2003 to June 2018 on Disability Accessibility Under the Ontario Liberal Government of Premiers Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne

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   Retrospective On Progress from October 2003 to June 2018 on Disability Accessibility Under the Ontario Liberal Government of Premiers Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne   June 29, 2018             SUMMARY   … Continue reading Retrospective On Progress from October 2003 to June 2018 on Disability Accessibility Under the Ontario Liberal Government of Premiers Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne

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 … 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

AODA Alliance Releases Its Preliminary Analysis of the Trudeau Government’s Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act — A Good Start With Helpful Ingredients, But It Needs Substantial Improvements to Be a Good Law

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   AODA Alliance Releases Its Preliminary Analysis of the Trudeau Government’s Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act — A Good Start With Helpful Ingredients, But It Needs Substantial Improvements to Be a … Continue reading AODA Alliance Releases Its Preliminary Analysis of the Trudeau Government’s Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act — A Good Start With Helpful Ingredients, But It Needs Substantial Improvements to Be a Good Law

News Release: An Historic Step On the Road to a Barrier-Free Canada for 4 Million Canadians with Disabilities Today — the Trudeau Government Just Introduced in Parliament for First Reading “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Disability Advocates Rushing Now to Size it Up

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance News Release For Immediate Release   An Historic Step On the Road to a Barrier-Free Canada for 4 Million Canadians with Disabilities Today — the Trudeau Government Just Introduced in Parliament for First Reading “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Disability Advocates Rushing Now to Size … Continue reading News Release: An Historic Step On the Road to a Barrier-Free Canada for 4 Million Canadians with Disabilities Today — the Trudeau Government Just Introduced in Parliament for First Reading “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Disability Advocates Rushing Now to Size it Up

News Release: Federal Government Announces Its Intent to Introduce Into Parliament, As Early As This Week, “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Will History Be Made This Week?

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance News Release For Immediate Release   Federal Government Announces Its Intent to Introduce Into Parliament, As Early As This Week, “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Will History Be Made This Week?   June 19, 2018 Toronto: In a major step forward in the national grassroots … Continue reading News Release: Federal Government Announces Its Intent to Introduce Into Parliament, As Early As This Week, “An Act to Ensure a Barrier-Free Canada” – Will History Be Made This Week?

With the National Accessibility Law Promised to Be Introduced into Parliament This Spring, the AODA Alliance Makes Public an Introductory Guide On The Process That a Bill Goes Through At Canada’s Parliament

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   With the National Accessibility Law Promised to Be Introduced into Parliament This Spring, the AODA Alliance Makes Public an Introductory Guide On The Process That a Bill Goes Through At Canada’s Parliament … Continue reading With the National Accessibility Law Promised to Be Introduced into Parliament This Spring, the AODA Alliance Makes Public an Introductory Guide On The Process That a Bill Goes Through At Canada’s Parliament

AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario

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   AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario   June 15, 2018             SUMMARY   We have gotten right to work on developing … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario

First Reflections After the 2018 Ontario Election from the Perspective of Our Non-Partisan Campaign for 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 First Reflections on the 2018 Ontario Election from the Perspective of Our Non-Partisan Campaign for Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities June 8, 2018           SUMMARY We congratulate Doug Ford and the … Continue reading First Reflections After the 2018 Ontario Election from the Perspective of Our Non-Partisan Campaign for Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

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 … 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

New 2-Minute Teaser/Promo Video Available for the Longer AODA Alliance Video on Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Toronto Public Transit Stations – and – Let Us Know If You Face Disability Barriers When Voting – and – Progress on AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Latest Freedom of Information Application

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities   New 2-Minute Teaser/Promo Video Available for the Longer AODA Alliance Video on Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Toronto Public Transit Stations – and – Let Us Know If You Face Disability Barriers When Voting … Continue reading New 2-Minute Teaser/Promo Video Available for the Longer AODA Alliance Video on Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Toronto Public Transit Stations – and – Let Us Know If You Face Disability Barriers When Voting – and – Progress on AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Latest Freedom of Information Application

More on the pressing Need for Ontario’s Next Government to Enact Strong New Laws to Ensure that Ontario’s Built Environment Becomes Accessible to 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 More on the pressing Need for Ontario’s Next Government to Enact Strong New Laws to Ensure that Ontario’s Built Environment Becomes Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities June 4, 2018           SUMMARY … Continue reading More on the pressing Need for Ontario’s Next Government to Enact Strong New Laws to Ensure that Ontario’s Built Environment Becomes Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

News Release: Blind Disability Rights Advocate Has His Right to Mark His Ballot in Private Violated at His Riding’s Returning Office – Elections Ontario Again Fails to Ensure Accessible, Private Voting for All Voters with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance News Release  For Immediate Release Blind Disability Rights Advocate Has His Right to Mark His Ballot in Private Violated at His Riding’s Returning Office – Elections Ontario Again Fails to Ensure Accessible, Private Voting for All Voters with Disabilities June 1, 2018 Toronto: Blind lawyer, law professor and … Continue reading News Release: Blind Disability Rights Advocate Has His Right to Mark His Ballot in Private Violated at His Riding’s Returning Office – Elections Ontario Again Fails to Ensure Accessible, Private Voting for All Voters with Disabilities

Join Us at the Saturday June 16, 2018 Public Forum on Disability Accessibility in Barrie Ontario – and – Check Out the Responses We’ve Received On Social Media from Candidates in the 2018 Ontario Election

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 Join Us at the Saturday June 16, 2018 Public Forum on Disability Accessibility in Barrie Ontario – and – Check Out the Responses We’ve Received On Social Media from Candidates in the 2018 … Continue reading Join Us at the Saturday June 16, 2018 Public Forum on Disability Accessibility in Barrie Ontario – and – Check Out the Responses We’ve Received On Social Media from Candidates in the 2018 Ontario Election

More Proof During this Election of the Need for Ontario’s Next Government to Take Strong, Prompt New Action to Tear Down the Many Barriers Impeding Students with Disabilities – and – What Should An Accessible Education system Look Like?

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 Proof During this Election of the Need for Ontario’s Next Government to Take Strong, Prompt New Action to Tear Down the Many Barriers Impeding Students with Disabilities – and – What Should … Continue reading More Proof During this Election of the Need for Ontario’s Next Government to Take Strong, Prompt New Action to Tear Down the Many Barriers Impeding Students with Disabilities – and – What Should An Accessible Education system Look Like?

To Learn More About the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education System, Check Out the Results, As Of Spring 2018, of an Online Survey of Parents of Students with Special Education Needs at the Toronto District School Board, Conducted by TDSB’s Special Education Advisory Committee

TDSB SEAC Report on Results of SEAC Survey of Parents of TDSB Students with Special Education Needs   Samantha Currie & Jacob Klugsberg April 10, 2018   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) conducted an extensive survey of the parents of children with special education … Continue reading To Learn More About the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education System, Check Out the Results, As Of Spring 2018, of an Online Survey of Parents of Students with Special Education Needs at the Toronto District School Board, Conducted by TDSB’s Special Education Advisory Committee

On the Eve of the 2018 Ontario Election Campaign, the Wynne Government Made Public the Weak Final Recommendations of the Transportation Standards Development committee For Revisions to the 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard – Reflecting an Impoverished Approach to Ontario’s Disabilities Act, The Wynne Government Said It is Not Seeking Public Input on those Recommendations

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 On the Eve of the 2018 Ontario Election Campaign, the Wynne Government Made Public the Weak Final Recommendations of the Transportation Standards Development committee For Revisions to the 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard – … Continue reading On the Eve of the 2018 Ontario Election Campaign, the Wynne Government Made Public the Weak Final Recommendations of the Transportation Standards Development committee For Revisions to the 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard – Reflecting an Impoverished Approach to Ontario’s Disabilities Act, The Wynne Government Said It is Not Seeking Public Input on those Recommendations

Read the Government-appointed Transportation Standards Development committee’s Final Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 AODA Transportation Accessibility Standard

Text of the Final Recommendations of the Transportation Standards Development committee, Proposing  Revisions to the 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard, Enacted Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Which the Ontario Government Made Public On May 2, 2018 Review of the Transportation Standards The purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) … Continue reading Read the Government-appointed Transportation Standards Development committee’s Final Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 AODA Transportation Accessibility Standard

AODA Alliance Urges All Ontario Voters with Disabilities to Vote at Advance Polls, to Avoid the Risk of Running Into Accessibility Barriers on Voting Day June 7, 2018 – Here Are Helpful Action Tips

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 AODA Alliance Urges All Ontario Voters with Disabilities to Vote at Advance Polls, to Avoid the Risk of Running Into Accessibility Barriers on Voting Day June 7, 2018 – Here Are Helpful Action … Continue reading AODA Alliance Urges All Ontario Voters with Disabilities to Vote at Advance Polls, to Avoid the Risk of Running Into Accessibility Barriers on Voting Day June 7, 2018 – Here Are Helpful Action Tips

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

List OfAll the 2018 Ontario Election’s All-Candidates’ Debates We Could Find — Ask the Candidates to Make Strong Commitments on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

List of Remaining All-Candidates Debates the AODA Alliance Could Find Around Ontario Before the June 7, 2018 Election Note: This list may not be complete. Also, if you want to go to one of these debates to raise disability issues, be sure to check with one of the candidates’ campaign offices to be sure we … Continue reading List OfAll the 2018 Ontario Election’s All-Candidates’ Debates We Could Find — Ask the Candidates to Make Strong Commitments on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

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

Use and Widely circulate our new Election Action Kit — Full of tips on how to raise disability accessibility issues in this Ontario election

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE 2018 Ontario Election Action Kit Tell Candidates that In This Election, the Disability Vote Counts! #DisabilityVoteCounts aodafeedback@gmail.com www.aodaalliance.org Twitter: @aodaalliance May 19, 2018 It’s Time for Grassroots Action! This Election Action Kit gives you quick ways to help our non-partisan campaign to get stronger accessibility pledges from the … Continue reading Use and Widely circulate our new Election Action Kit — Full of tips on how to raise disability accessibility issues in this Ontario election

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

News Release: Major Disability Coalition Unveils the Parties’ 2018 Election Pledges on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance News Release For Immediate Release What Has Each Political Party Pledged to Do to Make Ontario Fully Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities by 2025? Major Disability Coalition Unveils and Analyzes the Parties’ Pledges May 16, 2018 Toronto: With a province-wide live-streamed all-candidates’ debate between the parties … Continue reading News Release: Major Disability Coalition Unveils the Parties’ 2018 Election Pledges on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

The AODA Alliance’s Party-By-Party Analysis of the 2018 Election Disability Accessibility Commitments of the Major Ontario Political Parties

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE   The AODA Alliance’s Party-By-Party Analysis of the 2018 Election Disability Accessibility Commitments of the Major Ontario Political Parties   May 16, 2018   Introduction   This is the AODA Alliance’s party-by-party analysis of the election commitments on disability accessibility that we have received. In providing this analysis, … Continue reading The AODA Alliance’s Party-By-Party Analysis of the 2018 Election Disability Accessibility Commitments of the Major Ontario Political Parties

The AODA Alliance’s Issue-By-Issue Party Comparison of the Major Parties’ Election Commitments on Disability Accessibility

The AODA Alliance’s Issue-By-Issue Party Comparison of the Major Parties’ Election Commitments on Disability Accessibility   May 16, 2018   Introduction   On April 2, 2018, the AODA Alliance wrote the leaders of the major parties, seeking detailed election commitments on accessibility. Below is an issue-by-issue breakdown of the parties’ responses. The AODA Alliance bases … Continue reading The AODA Alliance’s Issue-By-Issue Party Comparison of the Major Parties’ Election Commitments on Disability Accessibility

Read the May 15, 2018 Letter from the Progressive Conservative Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

  May 15, 2018     David Lepofsky, Chair Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance (AODA Alliance)   Dear David, The Ontario PC Party is pleased to respond to the AODA Alliance’s survey for the 2018 Ontario election. Our team is focused on providing a clear alternative to voters. After 15 years of high … Continue reading Read the May 15, 2018 Letter from the Progressive Conservative Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

Read the May 14, 2018 Letter from the Liberal Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

May 14, 2018 Mr. David Lepofsky Chair, Accessibility for Ontarians for Disabilities Act Alliance 1929 Bayview Ave Toronto, ON M4G 3E8 aodafeedback@gmail.com Dear David, Thank you very much for providing us with the opportunity to respond to the AODA Alliance Questionnaire. Please find attached our completed response. In 2014, the people of Ontario elected a … Continue reading Read the May 14, 2018 Letter from the Liberal Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

Read the May 5, 2018 Letter from the New Democratic Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

May 5, 2018 Dear AODA Alliance, Thank you for your letter dated April 3, 2018 regarding our election commitments on accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities. Ontario is at its best when everyone is able to reach their full potential and people of all abilities feel included and see themselves in Ontario’s future. People of all … Continue reading Read the May 5, 2018 Letter from the New Democratic Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

Read the May 4, 2018 Letter from the Green Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

David Lepofsky, CM, O.Ont. Chair, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance 1929 Bayview Avenue Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8 Dear Mr.Lepofsky: Thank you for giving the Green Party of Ontario an opportunity to speak about issues of importance to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance. We have read over your list of election … Continue reading Read the May 4, 2018 Letter from the Green Party to the AODA Alliance, Setting Out Its 2018 Election Commitments on Accessibility

News Release: Grassroots Disability Coalition’s Powerful New Video Shows Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Public Transit Stations in Toronto, As the Future of Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Looms as an Ontario Election Issue

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Grassroots Disability Coalition’s Powerful New Video Shows Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Public Transit Stations in Toronto, As the Future of Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Looms as an Ontario Election Issue   May 15, 2018 … Continue reading News Release: Grassroots Disability Coalition’s Powerful New Video Shows Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Public Transit Stations in Toronto, As the Future of Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Looms as an Ontario Election Issue

Use Our List of Provincial Candidates’ Contact Info to Press Candidates for Strong Commitments on Accessibility – and – Watch Online the May 16, 2018 Provincial Candidates’ Debate on Disability Issues – and Other News

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   Use Our List of Provincial Candidates’ Contact Info to Press them for Strong Commitments on Accessibility – and – Watch Online the May 16, 2018 Provincial Candidates’ Debate on Disability Issues – … Continue reading Use Our List of Provincial Candidates’ Contact Info to Press Candidates for Strong Commitments on Accessibility – and – Watch Online the May 16, 2018 Provincial Candidates’ Debate on Disability Issues – and Other News

Help Us Expand Access to Jobs for Ontarians with Disabilities — Please Tell the Ontario Government If You Support the Finalized AODA Alliance Brief on Improvements that the Employment Standards Development Committee Should Recommend to Ontario’s Employment Accessibility Standard

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     Help Us Expand Access to Jobs for Ontarians with Disabilities — Please Tell the Ontario Government If You Support the Finalized AODA Alliance Brief on Improvements that the Employment Standards Development … Continue reading Help Us Expand Access to Jobs for Ontarians with Disabilities — Please Tell the Ontario Government If You Support the Finalized AODA Alliance Brief on Improvements that the Employment Standards Development Committee Should Recommend to Ontario’s Employment Accessibility Standard

Riding-by-Riding List of Contact Information for the Major Parties’ Candidates in the June 7, 2018 Ontario General Election As Of May 2, 2018

Riding-by-Riding List of Contact Information for the Major Parties’ Candidates in the June 7, 2018 Ontario General Election As Of May 2, 2018   Prepared by AODA Alliance volunteers as of May 2, 2018   Note: We cannot vouch for the completeness of this information. This is the results of the best efforts of dedicated … Continue reading Riding-by-Riding List of Contact Information for the Major Parties’ Candidates in the June 7, 2018 Ontario General Election As Of May 2, 2018

Read the May 7, 2018 AODA Alliance Brief to the Ontario Employment Standards Development Committee on Its Draft Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 Employment Accessibility Standard

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance     Brief to the Ontario Employment Standards Development Committee on Its Draft Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 Employment Accessibility Standard   Via email at aoda.input@ontario.ca To: Laura McKeen, Chair Employment Standards Review … Continue reading Read the May 7, 2018 AODA Alliance Brief to the Ontario Employment Standards Development Committee on Its Draft Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 Employment Accessibility Standard

Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief on the Proposed Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 Employment Accessibility Standard that the Employment Standards Development Committee Has Circulated for Public Comment

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities   Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief on the Proposed Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 Employment Accessibility Standard that the Employment Standards Development Committee Has Circulated for Public Comment   April … Continue reading Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief on the Proposed Recommendations for Revisions to the 2011 Employment Accessibility Standard that the Employment Standards Development Committee Has Circulated for Public Comment

AODA Alliance Writes Accessibility Minister Tracy MacCharles to Request Modest But Important Improvements to the Way Accessibility Standards are Developed Under Ontario’s Disabilities Act

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   AODA Alliance Writes Accessibility Minister Tracy MacCharles to Request Modest But Important Improvements to the Way Accessibility Standards are Developed Under Ontario’s Disabilities Act   April 23, 2018             SUMMARY   … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Accessibility Minister Tracy MacCharles to Request Modest But Important Improvements to the Way Accessibility Standards are Developed Under Ontario’s Disabilities Act

AODA Alliance Report on 5 Years of Lax AODA Enforcement Comes Up in the Legislature and the Media – and — AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Files Another Freedom of Information Application to Get Needed Information on AODA Implementation and Enforcement

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   AODA Alliance Report on 5 Years of Lax AODA Enforcement Comes Up in the Legislature and the Media – and — AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Files Another Freedom of Information Application … Continue reading AODA Alliance Report on 5 Years of Lax AODA Enforcement Comes Up in the Legislature and the Media – and — AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Files Another Freedom of Information Application to Get Needed Information on AODA Implementation and Enforcement

News Release: Grassroots Disability Coalition’s New Report Reveals Five Consecutive Years of Rampant Violations of Ontario’s Disabilities Act, Known to the Wynne Government, And Ineffective Provincial Enforcement, Despite Unkept Government Promises to Effectively Enforce this Law

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Grassroots Disability Coalition’s New Report Reveals Five Consecutive Years of Rampant Violations of Ontario’s Disabilities Act, Known to the Wynne Government, And Ineffective Provincial Enforcement, Despite Unkept Government Promises to Effectively Enforce this Law   April 18, 2018 Toronto: The Wynne … Continue reading News Release: Grassroots Disability Coalition’s New Report Reveals Five Consecutive Years of Rampant Violations of Ontario’s Disabilities Act, Known to the Wynne Government, And Ineffective Provincial Enforcement, Despite Unkept Government Promises to Effectively Enforce this Law

The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems – Yet In the 2014 Election, the Wynne Government Promised Never to Use Public Money to Create New Disability Barriers

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities   The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems – Yet In the 2014 Election, the Wynne Government Promised Never to Use Public Money to Create New Disability Barriers   … Continue reading The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems – Yet In the 2014 Election, the Wynne Government Promised Never to Use Public Money to Create New Disability Barriers

Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment – We Await Follow-up Action

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   Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment – We Await Follow-up Action   April 8, 2018             SUMMARY   On March 19, 2018, Ontario’s … Continue reading Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment – We Await Follow-up Action

AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Major Political Parties, Seeking Their Election Pledges 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   AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Major Political Parties, Seeking Their Election Pledges on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   April 5, 2018             SUMMARY   This week we’ve reached another … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Major Political Parties, Seeking Their Election Pledges on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Send Us Your Feedback About the Draft Recommendations to Revise the 2011 Ontario Employment Accessibility Standard that the Employment Standards Development Committee Has Circulated for Public Comment

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   Send Us Your Feedback About the Draft Recommendations to Revise the 2011 Ontario Employment Accessibility Standard that the Employment Standards Development Committee Has Circulated for Public Comment   April 4, 2018   … Continue reading Send Us Your Feedback About the Draft Recommendations to Revise the 2011 Ontario Employment Accessibility Standard that the Employment Standards Development Committee Has Circulated for Public Comment

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             … 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

Tell Us What Disability Barriers Now Impede Students with Disabilities in Ontario’s Education System So We Can Share these with the Education Standards Development Committee

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   Tell Us What Disability Barriers Now Impede Students with Disabilities in Ontario’s Education System So We Can Share these with the Education Standards Development Committee   March 29, 2018   SUMMARY   … Continue reading Tell Us What Disability Barriers Now Impede Students with Disabilities in Ontario’s Education System So We Can Share these with the Education Standards Development Committee

News Release: A Disability Accessibility Perspective on the March 28, 2018 Pre-Election Ontario Budget – Many Missed Opportunities to Ensure 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Equally Share in New and Expanded Programs the Wynne Government’s Budget Announces

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   A Disability Accessibility Perspective on the March 28, 2018 Pre-Election Ontario Budget – Many Missed Opportunities to Ensure 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Equally Share in New and Expanded Programs the Wynne Government’s Budget Announces   March 28, 2018 Toronto: What … Continue reading News Release: A Disability Accessibility Perspective on the March 28, 2018 Pre-Election Ontario Budget – Many Missed Opportunities to Ensure 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Equally Share in New and Expanded Programs the Wynne Government’s Budget Announces

New Ontario Throne Speech Offers More Mental Health and Addiction Supports, but Nothing New 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   New Ontario Throne Speech Offers More Mental Health and Addiction Supports, but Nothing New on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities   March 19, 2018   SUMMARY   Today’s Wynne Government … Continue reading New Ontario Throne Speech Offers More Mental Health and Addiction Supports, but Nothing New on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

With the June Election Fast Approaching, What Will Tomorrow’s Throne Speech at Queen’s Park Offer 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   With the June Election Fast Approaching, What Will Tomorrow’s Throne Speech at Queen’s Park Offer 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?   March 18, 2018 Toronto: Community groups and advocates for the needs of 1.9 million Ontarians with disabilities are poised to … Continue reading With the June Election Fast Approaching, What Will Tomorrow’s Throne Speech at Queen’s Park Offer 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities?

AODA Alliance Writes New Ontario Conservative Leader Doug Ford to Request a Meeting to Brief Him and His Team on Pressing Disability Accessibility Issues in Ontario

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities AODA Alliance Writes New Ontario Conservative Leader Doug Ford to Request a Meeting to Brief Him and His Team on Pressing Disability Accessibility Issues in Ontario March 12, 2018 SUMMARY On March 12, 2018, the AODA Alliance … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes New Ontario Conservative Leader Doug Ford to Request a Meeting to Brief Him and His Team on Pressing Disability Accessibility Issues in Ontario

The Toronto Star Reports on Objections from the Disability Community to the Wynne Government’s Appointing Its Former Accessibility Special Advisor to Conduct the Next Independent Review of the Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s Accessibility Law – Government Defence of Its Action Doesn’t Stand Up Under Scrutiny

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 Toronto Star Reports on Objections from the Disability Community to the Wynne Government’s Appointing Its Former Accessibility Special Advisor to Conduct the Next Independent Review of the Government’s Implementation and Enforcement … Continue reading The Toronto Star Reports on Objections from the Disability Community to the Wynne Government’s Appointing Its Former Accessibility Special Advisor to Conduct the Next Independent Review of the Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s Accessibility Law – Government Defence of Its Action Doesn’t Stand Up Under Scrutiny

Promised New Canada Accessibility Legislation Expected to Be Introduced into Parliament for Debate This Spring – The AODA Alliance Writes Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s New National Minister for People 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   Promised New Canada Accessibility Legislation Expected to Be Introduced into Parliament for Debate This Spring – The AODA Alliance Writes Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s New National Minister for People with Disabilities   February … Continue reading Promised New Canada Accessibility Legislation Expected to Be Introduced into Parliament for Debate This Spring – The AODA Alliance Writes Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s New National Minister for People with Disabilities

A Lengthy 14 Months after Finally Promising to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard Under Ontario’s Disabilities Act, the Wynne Government Finally Convenes the First Meetings of the Promised Education Standards Development Committees — AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Was Appointed to Serve on the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee

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   A Lengthy 14 Months after Finally Promising to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard Under Ontario’s Disabilities Act, the Wynne Government Finally Convenes the First Meetings of the Promised Education Standards Development Committees … Continue reading A Lengthy 14 Months after Finally Promising to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard Under Ontario’s Disabilities Act, the Wynne Government Finally Convenes the First Meetings of the Promised Education Standards Development Committees — AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Was Appointed to Serve on the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee

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 … 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

The AODA Alliance Makes Public and Open Letter, Seeking Disability Accessibility Commitments from the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities   The AODA Alliance Makes Public and Open Letter, Seeking Disability Accessibility Commitments from the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party   February 4, 2018   SUMMARY   1. AODA Alliance Makes Public an … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Makes Public and Open Letter, Seeking Disability Accessibility Commitments from the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Requested Updated Information on the Wynne Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

February 1, 2018 SUMMARY On February 1, 2018, the AODA Alliance wrote Ontario’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles. This letter, set out below, asks the Minister to give us updated information on the Government’s implementation and enforcement of the AODA. As our letter emphasizes, we and the public need this information, as a provincial election is … Continue reading AODA Alliance Writes Ontario’s Accessibility Minister to Requested Updated Information on the Wynne Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The Wynne Government Offers Nothing New to Address Disability Barriers in the Built Environment – and – Awaiting the Wynne Government’s Appointment of the next AODA Independent Review, and Other News on Accessibility to Start the New Year

January 19, 2018 SUMMARY Happy new year. In our first Update for 2018, we bring you up to speed on some recent developments regarding: * A recent glitch with our AODA Alliance Update email service. * Our call for new Government action on accessibility in the built environment. * The Wynne Government’s duty to appoint … Continue reading The Wynne Government Offers Nothing New to Address Disability Barriers in the Built Environment – and – Awaiting the Wynne Government’s Appointment of the next AODA Independent Review, and Other News on Accessibility to Start the New Year

After Months of AODA Alliance Advocacy Efforts, the Wynne Government Announces the Chairs of the Education Standards Development Committee And Year-End Report on Efforts in 2017 of Ontario’s Grassroots Non-Partisan Accessibility Campaign

December 8, 2017 1. Today the Wynne Government Finally Announced the Chairs of the Promised Education Standards Development Committee In a news release today, set out near the end of this Update, the Wynne Government today finally started to announce the appointment of the promised Education Standards Development Committee. We have led the campaign for … Continue reading After Months of AODA Alliance Advocacy Efforts, the Wynne Government Announces the Chairs of the Education Standards Development Committee And Year-End Report on Efforts in 2017 of Ontario’s Grassroots Non-Partisan Accessibility Campaign

Will Ontario’s Transportation Standards Development Committee Consider and Vote on Each Recommendation that the AODA Alliance and ARCH Disability Law Centre Have Made to Strengthen Ontario’s Transportation Accessibility Standard?

December 6, 2017 There is good reason to be quite concerned about the efforts going on now to develop or review accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Right now, four Standards Development Committees are in operation. The Wynne Government appointed each of them under the AODA. One Standards Development Committee is … Continue reading Will Ontario’s Transportation Standards Development Committee Consider and Vote on Each Recommendation that the AODA Alliance and ARCH Disability Law Centre Have Made to Strengthen Ontario’s Transportation Accessibility Standard?

The Opposition New Democratic Party and Progressive Conservative Party Each Draw on The AODA Alliance’s December 4, 2017 News Release to Support Our Call for the Wynne Government to Now Appoint the Overdue Education Standards Development Committee

December 5, 2017 One full year ago today, Premier Wynne announced in the Ontario Legislature that her Government would create an Education Accessibility Standard under the AODA. We have led the campaigned for this, to tear down the many disability barriers that impede students with disabilities in Ontario’s education system. Yesterday, the AODA Alliance issued … Continue reading The Opposition New Democratic Party and Progressive Conservative Party Each Draw on The AODA Alliance’s December 4, 2017 News Release to Support Our Call for the Wynne Government to Now Appoint the Overdue Education Standards Development Committee

Anniversary of Wynne Government Inaction — One Year After Promising A New Regulation for One-Third of a Million Ontario Students with Disabilities to Tear Down Disability Barriers in Schools, Colleges and Universities, Why Hasn’t Premier Wynne Appointed the Mandatory Advisory Committee to Recommend What that Regulation Should Include?

December 4, 2017 Tomorrow, December 5, 2017, will mark the one-year anniversary of Premier Wynne promising to develop and enact a new regulation under Ontario’s Disabilities Act, to tear down the many disability barriers that impede one-third of a million Ontario students with disabilities from fully benefitting from schools, colleges and universities. Yet her Government … Continue reading Anniversary of Wynne Government Inaction — One Year After Promising A New Regulation for One-Third of a Million Ontario Students with Disabilities to Tear Down Disability Barriers in Schools, Colleges and Universities, Why Hasn’t Premier Wynne Appointed the Mandatory Advisory Committee to Recommend What that Regulation Should Include?

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?

The AODA Alliance Launches Part 2 of Its Series of Online Videos on the Campaign for Accessibility, to Mark the 23rd Anniversary of Ontario’s Grassroots Campaign for Disability Accessibility

November 29, 2017 A Great New Resource at Your Fingertips Today the AODA Alliance is delighted to unveil Part 2 of its series of online videos. These tell the story of the campaign for accessibility in Ontario. It was 23 years ago today, on November 29, 1994, that a group of about 20 disability advocates … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Launches Part 2 of Its Series of Online Videos on the Campaign for Accessibility, to Mark the 23rd Anniversary of Ontario’s Grassroots Campaign for Disability Accessibility

Amazing Responses to, Including More Media Coverage of our New Video on Serious Accessibility Problems at Ryerson University’s New Student Learning Centre — and — The Wynne Government Is Taking Longer Just to Appoint a Standards Development Committee on Education Barriers Facing Students with Disabilities Than It Took the Government to Create Ontario’s Entire Disabilities Act

November 17, 2017 1. Amazing Response to the AODA Alliance’s New Online Video Showing Serious Accessibility Problems at Ryerson University’s New Student Learning Centre There has been an amazing response to the AODA Alliance’s new online video, exceeding our hopes and expectations. This video that shows serious accessibility problems at the new Ryerson Student Learning … Continue reading Amazing Responses to, Including More Media Coverage of our New Video on Serious Accessibility Problems at Ryerson University’s New Student Learning Centre — and — The Wynne Government Is Taking Longer Just to Appoint a Standards Development Committee on Education Barriers Facing Students with Disabilities Than It Took the Government to Create Ontario’s Entire Disabilities Act

New AODA Alliance Video on Accessibility Problems at Ryerson University Student Learning Centre Gets Great Media Coverage and Over 2,700 Views on YouTube in Four Days Since Its Launch – Press Your Member of the Ontario Legislature to Watch It!

November 2, 2017 There has been great media coverage of the new AODA Alliance video on accessibility problems at Ryerson University’s new Student Learning Centre, in the Toronto Star on November 2, 2017 and on CITY TV on October 29, 2017. We set those articles out below. Our new video on the Ryerson Student Learning … Continue reading New AODA Alliance Video on Accessibility Problems at Ryerson University Student Learning Centre Gets Great Media Coverage and Over 2,700 Views on YouTube in Four Days Since Its Launch – Press Your Member of the Ontario Legislature to Watch It!

Grassroots Disability Coalition Unveils Powerful New Video Showing Serious Accessibility Problems at the New Ryerson University Student Learning Centre – On 19th Anniversary of Landmark Unanimous Legislature Resolution Calling for Strong Accessibility Law, this Video Shows Ontario Falling Further Behind Schedule for Becoming Accessible by 2025

October 29, 2017 Toronto The AODA Alliance today makes public a striking 12-minute video (and a more detailed 30-minute version) revealing significant disability accessibility barriers in a new public building in the heart of downtown Toronto, built in part with public money. This video documents accessibility problems at the new Ryerson University Student Learning Centre … Continue reading Grassroots Disability Coalition Unveils Powerful New Video Showing Serious Accessibility Problems at the New Ryerson University Student Learning Centre – On 19th Anniversary of Landmark Unanimous Legislature Resolution Calling for Strong Accessibility Law, this Video Shows Ontario Falling Further Behind Schedule for Becoming Accessible by 2025

AODA Alliance Calls On the Wynne Government to Take Action to Ensure Ontario’s Built Environment Becomes Disability-Accessible by 2025

October 23, 2017 Summary On October 23, 2017, the AODA Alliance wrote the Wynne Government’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles. It called for the Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure that the built environment in Ontario becomes fully accessible by the 2025 deadline that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act imposes. Our … Continue reading AODA Alliance Calls On the Wynne Government to Take Action to Ensure Ontario’s Built Environment Becomes Disability-Accessible by 2025

Wynne Government Still Hasn’t Appointed an Education Standards Development Committee, Fully 314 Days After Premier Wynne Pledged to Create an Education Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act — and — Last Day to Complete the Wynne Government’s Online Survey about Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education System

October 16, 2017 Summary Over one third of a million students with disabilities across Ontario still face far too many disability accessibility barriers when they try to get an education in Ontario’s education system, whether they are studying in early learning programs, in schools in colleges or universities, or in job training programs. We need … Continue reading Wynne Government Still Hasn’t Appointed an Education Standards Development Committee, Fully 314 Days After Premier Wynne Pledged to Create an Education Accessibility Standard under Ontario’s Disabilities Act — and — Last Day to Complete the Wynne Government’s Online Survey about Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education System

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?

A seriously Flawed Human Rights Tribunal Decision Rules Against the Request of a Nine Year Old Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Bring His Autism Service Dog to School

September 25, 2017 Summary Here is yet another compelling reason why Ontario needs to enact a strong and effective Education Accessibility Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to tear down the many unfair disability accessibility barriers that impede students with disabilities in Ontario’s education system. Almost ten months ago, Premier Wynne promised … Continue reading A seriously Flawed Human Rights Tribunal Decision Rules Against the Request of a Nine Year Old Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Bring His Autism Service Dog to School

August 30, 2017 Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Ruling On Right of a student with Autism to bring His Service Dog to School

HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL OF ONTARIO B E T W E E N: J.F. by his litigation guardian C.F. Applicant -and Waterloo Catholic District School Board Respondent DECISION Adjudicator:    Laurie Letheren Date:   August 30 2017 File Number:   2016-24088-I Citation:          2017 HRTO 1121 Indexed as:      J.F. v. Waterloo Catholic District School Board APPEARANCES J.F. by his litigation … Continue reading August 30, 2017 Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Ruling On Right of a student with Autism to bring His Service Dog to School

CBC Radio Reports on Serious Recurring Accessibility Barriers on Toronto Transit Commission– Will Reforms to Ontario’s 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard Ensure These Barriers are Removed by 2025?

September 20, 2017 Summary CBC Radio ran an excellent news report on September 20, 2017, addressing the many accessibility barriers that persist on TTC, Canada’s largest public transit system. This news report came less than 7.5 years before the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires Ontario to become fully accessible to people with disabilities. … Continue reading CBC Radio Reports on Serious Recurring Accessibility Barriers on Toronto Transit Commission– Will Reforms to Ontario’s 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard Ensure These Barriers are Removed by 2025?

TTC Top Brass to Hear from Passengers with all Kinds of Disabilities at Public Forum Tonight about Inexcusable Barriers They Still Face on Public Transit in Canada’s Biggest City 12 Years After Ontario Passed Its Disabilities Act

September 19, 2017 – TORONTO: With nine months left before Ontario’s next general election, Torontonians with all kinds of disabilities will converge tonight from 7 to 9 pm at the TTC’s Accessible Transit Public Forum at the Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre) Exhibition Place – 150 Princes’ Boulevard. The media will have its eyes opened … Continue reading TTC Top Brass to Hear from Passengers with all Kinds of Disabilities at Public Forum Tonight about Inexcusable Barriers They Still Face on Public Transit in Canada’s Biggest City 12 Years After Ontario Passed Its Disabilities Act

Raise Public Transit Accessibility Barriers at the September 19, 2017 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit — and – AODA Alliance’s Advice on Accessibility Reaches All the Way to New Zealand

September 13, 2017 Summary 1. Come to TTC’s Annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit on September 19, 2017 Below you can find the Toronto Transit Commission’s web announcement of its 2017 Annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit. It will be held on the evening of Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm. We … Continue reading Raise Public Transit Accessibility Barriers at the September 19, 2017 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit — and – AODA Alliance’s Advice on Accessibility Reaches All the Way to New Zealand

The AODA Alliance Writes Kent Hehr, Canada’s New National Minister for People with Disabilities, who is Now Responsible for Developing Canada’s Promised National Accessibility Law

August 29, 2017 Summary On August 28, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his federal cabinet. As a result, Mr. Kent Hehr was appointed Canada’s new Minister Responsible for People with Disabilities. He takes over responsibility for leading the development and enactment of the new national accessibility law which Prime Minister Trudeau promised in the … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Writes Kent Hehr, Canada’s New National Minister for People with Disabilities, who is Now Responsible for Developing Canada’s Promised National Accessibility Law

Watch the Archived Video of the August 22, 2017 Policy Experts Conference on What Canada’s Promised National Accessibility Law Should Include – And – Canada’s Federal and Provincial Governments Should Use All the Levers of Power They Have to Promote Accessibility

August 27, 2017 Summary 1. Any Time You Wish, You Can Enjoy the August 22, 2017 Online Policy Experts Conference on What Canada’s Promised National Accessibility Law Should Include Did you miss the August 22, 2017 online Policy Experts Conference on What Canada’s National Accessibility Law Should Include? No problem! It’s available online and will … Continue reading Watch the Archived Video of the Aug