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 to … 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 April 9, … 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 Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles, … 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 important turning-point on the … 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 SUMMARY Please help … 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           SUMMARY Please expect … Continue reading Our Disability Accessibility Concerns and Issues Again Get Good Attention in the Media and the Ontario Legislature in the Wake of Last Week’s Pre-election Ontario Budget

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 After years of advocacy … 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 does the … 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 pre-election Throne Speech at … 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 scrutinize … 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 of … 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 18, 2018 … 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 on … Continue reading The Wynne Government Appoints a Person to Conduct an Independent Review of the Disabilities Act Who has Respected Expertise in Accessibility, But who Lacks Much-Needed Independence–He Worked as the Government’s Special Advisor on Accessibility For Most of the Period He is To Now Independently Audit

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 Open Letter to Candidates … 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