Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update
United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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!
November 29, 2022
Today we unveil our updated and substantially expanded collection of 78 online videos about the non-partisan grassroots campaign for accessibility for people with disabilities. We’re doing this on November 29, 2022, the 28th anniversary of the birth of Ontario’s non-partisan grassroots disability accessibility campaign.
These 78 videos include speeches and lectures, news conferences, major media interviews and other key events in our campaign that were captured on video. We added up the total number of views that each of these videos have gotten as of today. It combines to an amazing number in excess of 100,000!
In 2014 and 2017 we released a much smaller collection of videos. This package adds many to those earlier offerings. These videos will interest you if:
- You want to learn about disability rights, disability advocacy or the history of our disability rights movement.
- You want to advocate on disability rights, and want to see this advocacy in action, to learn how it is done.
- You are a lawyer, law student, or future lawyer or law student, who wants to learn about disability rights legal issues.
- You work in the field of disability accessibility.
- You are involved in any equity or social justice advocacy or campaigning, and want to learn from our experience.
- You work at a disability community organization of any sort.
- You are involved in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work, and want your efforts to fully include people with disabilities as an equality-seeking group.
- You teach law, politics, public or social policy, disability issues, human rights and discrimination, social justice, social work, history, or political science.
- You teach architecture and other areas of design, public planning, and other topics that can touch on disability accessibility, disability inclusion or disability rights.
Some of our videos have been used in schools, and in college and university courses. We are delighted. Any teachers should feel free to use them as much as they wish! You don’t need to ask us in advance, but we love to know when they are being used, if possible.
Below you can look through a list of the 78 videos in our new package. On our website, these videos are also listed with descriptions of their contents, and links to helpful information about each. Anyone using these videos to teach a course, or to write a paper for a course, will find that background information helpful. The package of all these videos is posted at https://www.aodaalliance.org/videos/comprehensive-amalgamated-list-of-all-aoda-alliance-online-videos-on-the-campaign-for-accessibility-for-people-with-disabilities/
Over time, we will create more videos. We will add them to our package. The newest ones will be added at the bottom of the list that you will find on the AODA Alliance’s website videos page.
In our new package, the videos are not listed in any particular order. To make it easier for you to find videos that would interest you, the AODA Alliance is going to release a number of much shorter video series in the upcoming weeks and months. Each series will be drawn from the videos in this new package. Each video series will focus on a theme and include selections of videos from this larger collection that relate to that theme. We invite you to visit the AODA Alliance website’s videos page in the future, to check out these video series.
Happy birthday to us! Twenty-eight years ago today, a group of some twenty people with disabilities spontaneously gathered in a meeting room at Queen’s Park, feeling that they had to do something. The “something” that they did was to create a new and enduring grassroots non-partisan movement to campaign for strong accessibility legislation in Ontario.
The rest, as they say, is history, as these videos show! As well, you can also read about the events that led up to the birth of Ontario’s enduring disability accessibility movement.
Please spread the word about our new collection of videos. Let us know what you think of our videos and how you have used them. Write us at email@example.com
Quick Guide to the Package of AODA Alliance Videos
- Introduction to 2014 David Lepofsky Osgoode Hall Law School Lectures on Advocating for Disability Rights
- A Personal Perspective on the 1980-82 Advocacy to Amend the Canadian Charter of Rights to Protect Disability Equality
- History of the 1994-2005 Grassroots Campaign to Win the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
- Designing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act from 2003 to 2005 – What Regulatory Powers Should a Strong Disability Accessibility Law Include?
- From 2005 to 2014, What Progress in Ontario Towards Full Accessibility for People with Disabilities?
- Ontario’s Slow Progress Toward Fully Accessible Transportation for People with Disabilities -The Challenge of Getting Accessibility Barriers in Ontario’s Transportation System Removed and Prevented
- Using the Ontario Human Rights Code to Force the Toronto Transit commission to Reliably Announce all Bus & Subway Stops for Blind Riders – Lepofsky v TTC
- Practical Strategies for Community Organizing and Community Advocacy- Lessons from Ontario’s Grassroots Disability Accessibility Campaign
- How to Negotiate For a Community Not an Individual – tips from Experience in Ontario Disability Accessibility Advocacy
- The Battle for Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Laws– Lessons Learned about Law, Lawyering, Legal Education and Scholarship
- The Next Steps in Early 2014 in the Grassroots Campaign to Make Ontario Disability-Accessible – What Goals? What Strategies?
- Accessing Accessibility — David Lepofsky Interview on TV Ontario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” May 29, 2010
- Accessibility in Ontario – David Lepofsky Interview on TVOntario’s the Agenda with Steve Paikin September 22, 2011
- Creating a Barrier-free Ontario – David Lepofsky’s Interview on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin”
- The AODA Alliance’s 2014 Ontario Election News Conference, Unveiling the Parties’ Platforms on Disability Accessibility May 16, 2014
- Breaking Down Barriers – David Lepofsky’s Interview on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” June 11, 2014
- AODA Alliance Celebration at Queen’s Park of the 20th Anniversary of Ontario’s Grassroots Campaign for Strong Disability Accessibility Legislation November 28, 2014
- November 28, 2014 AODA Alliance Queen’s Park News Conference to Mark the 20th Anniversary of Ontario’s Grassroots Campaign for Accessibility Legislation
- Champions for the Disabled — David Lepofsky and David Onley Interviewed on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” February 2, 2015
- Special Education Update – David Lepofsky’s Interview on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” March 3, 2016
- Why Ontario Needs an Education Accessibility Standard Enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act November 29, 2016
- The Need to Train All School Teachers to Be Able to Teach All Students, Including Students with Disabilities January 30, 2017
- Controversial 2006 Changes to the Enforcement of Human Rights (Anti-discrimination) Legislation in Ontario – The Important Debate around Bill 107’s Privatization of Human Rights in Ontario February 6, 2017
- A New Approach to Resolving Disability Accessibility Discrimination Claims – Structured Negotiations, A Winning Alternative to Law Suits By Lainey Feingold February 10, 2017
- A Champion for Disability Rights– Lainey Feingold on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” February 13, 2017
- What Should Canada’s Promised National Accessibility Law Include? – A Policy Experts’ Conference August 22, 2017
- David Lepofsky January 29, 1981 Interview on CBC Radio This Country in the Morning re Disability Amendment to Charter of Rights
- David Lepofsky November 26, 1981 Interview on CBC Radio This Country in the Morning re Disability Amendment to Charter of Rights
- David Lepofsky September 8, 1994 Interview on CBC Radio Toronto Metro Morning Re Toronto Transit Commission Not Announcing Subway Stops
- David Lepofsky December 9, 1994 Interview on CBC Radio Toronto Metro Morning Re Toronto Transit Commission Agreeing to Announce Subway Stops
- Audio David Lepofsky January 16, 2006 Interview on CBC Radio Toronto Metro Morning Re Need for Toronto Transit Commission to Audibly Announce All Bus and Streetcar Stops
- TTC Chair Howard Moscoe January 16, 2006 Interview on CBC Radio Toronto Metro Morning Re David Lepofsky ‘s Case Calling for Toronto Transit Commission to Audibly Announce All Bus and Streetcar Stops
- David Lepofsky July 27, 2007 Interview on CBC Radio Toronto Metro Morning Re Winning Human Rights Case requiring Toronto Transit Commission to Audibly Announce All Bus and Streetcar stops
- July 26, 2007 CBC Radio Metro Morning Interview with Toronto Transit Commission Chair Adam Giambrone on the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Ruling in Lepofsky v. TTC#2 Requiring TTC to Announce All Bus and Streetcar Stops
- January 30, 2019 Queen’s Park Toronto News Conference by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition on Power of School Principals to exclude Students from School
- AODA Alliance Chair Presents to Federal Government’s February 8, 2017 Consultation on Forthcoming National Accessibility Legislation
- Summary of the 2021 Draft K-12 Education Standards Development Committee report & How & Why to Give Feedback on It
- How and Why the House of Commons Must Strengthen the Weak Bill C-22, the Proposed Canada Disability Benefit Act – AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s November 14, 2022 Testimony Before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
- Practical Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities on How to Advocate For Your Child’s Needs at School
- AODA Alliance Presentation to Ontario Bioethics Table on Disability Rights and COVID-19 Critical Medical Care Triage Protocol
- AODA Alliance December 3, 2019 Queen’s Park News Conference to Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Birth of Ontario’s Non-Partisan Grassroots Movement Campaigning for Disability Accessibility Legislation
- AODA Alliance Presents to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act
- AODA Alliance Opening Presentation to the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology regarding Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act
- Question AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky and Others’ Q&A on Bill C-81 At Senate Standing Committee
- First of 3 Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Meeting the Urgent Needs of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Held by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition
- Second of 3 Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Meeting the Urgent Needs of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Convened by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Focusing on Education Barriers during COVID-19 facing Students with Disabilities
- Third of 3 Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Meeting the Urgent Needs of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic Convened by the AODA Alliance and the Ontario Autism Coalition Focusing on Education Barriers during COVID-19 facing Students with Disabilities
- The Agenda with Steve Paikin – “A Disaster”: Online Learning in Ontario for Students with Disabilities