Accessibility News April 11,2020 Update – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.
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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 37 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*More Media on the Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on People with Disabilities
*Major Disability Organizations Unite to Voice Serious Fears About Supposedly “Draft” Ontario Protocol for Rationing Critical Medical Care
*Incentives for Housing Accessibility
*Virtual Public Forum Reveals Serious Hardships Facing People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Crisis and Makes Practical Recommendations for Urgent Government Action
*Governments Must Now Meet the Urgent Needs of Millions of People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis
*Sign Language Interpreters at Media Briefs Should Be Normal: Accessibility advocates
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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
Incentives for Housing Accessibility
Currently, there are no AODA standards that require houses and apartments to be accessible. Most housing developers do not think about the needs of people with disabilities when they build living spaces. Instead, they assume that everyone living in the spaces they design can use features like stairs and narrow doorways. As a result, there is a shortage of accessible housing. Therefore, Onley’s review recommends that the government should create an AODA standard for housing. In addition, the review recommends that the government create incentives for housing accessibility.
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
Sign Language Interpreters at Media Briefs Should Be Normal: Accessibility advocates
Sign language interpreters are being lauded for communicating critical information from the provincial and federal governments about COVID-19, but a pair of accessibility advocates say their presence at media briefings should be normalized.
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