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In this Issue
*Toronto Infrastructure Committee Told E-Scooters Would Endanger the Public
*St. John’s Pedestrian Mall Accessibility Will Change, Vows Mayor, After Facebook Post Highlights Problems
*Deaf Community Encounters New Challenges
*Brief to: The City of Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee
*More Accessibility Grants Available
*AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of Toronto’s Infrastructure Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters
*Tiny Seeks Funding for Touchless Sinks and Toilets for Public Washrooms
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Toronto Infrastructure Committee Told E-Scooters Would Endanger the Public
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
St. John’s Pedestrian Mall Accessibility Will Change, Vows Mayor, After Facebook Post Highlights Problems
Post of wheelchair user unable to navigate area shared almost 1,000 times
Deaf Community Encounters New Challenges
For the deaf and hard of hearing, COVID-19 adds extra challenges for communicating in public.
We’ve all been told to avoid touching our face to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But for Thinaja Nadarajah, this public health advice is complicated. Nadarajah is deaf and American Sign Language is her first language.
Brief to: The City of Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee
Brief From: John Rae
Subject: Opposition to the Introduction of E-Scooters on Toronto Streets
My name is John Rae. I am totally blind, a long time human rights advocate, and a member of the Boards of three disability rights organizations, including the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC). I live in downtown Toronto. I am opposed to the introduction of E-scooters onto the streets of Toronto or elsewhere in Canada.
More Accessibility Grants Available
Once again small businesses in the Quinte area will be able to take advantage of grants to help them become more accessible.
Grants up to $10,000 are available to improve accessibility barriers within the workplace or community space.
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
Tiny Seeks Funding for Touchless Sinks and Toilets for Public Washrooms
The grant was taken to the township’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, said Sue Walton, clerk and director of legislative services.
She added the committee agreed on the installation of touchless sinks and toilets in municipal public washrooms, community centres, staff facilities, including the public works complex and town office.
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