Accessibility News October 17,2020 Update – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.
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In this Issue
*Free Rides Offered to Winnipeg COVID-19 Test Sites, but Many Unaware of Service
*White Cane Safety Day
*AODA: Accessibility Compliance Deadline Postponed
*Paperwork in the AODA
*COVID-19 Information Accessibility Lacking for Blind and Low Vision Australians
*London City Hall Accessibility Committee Chair Quits, Alleges Disability Law Violated
*Government of Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Must Address Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Warn Experts
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Free Rides Offered to Winnipeg COVID-19 Test Sites, but Many Unaware of Service
Scott McFadyen, director of development for Inclusion Winnipeg, says many people with intellectual disabilities face barriers to accessing transportation, and could benefit from a service like the one offered by the WRHA through Health Links.
White Cane Safety Day
White Cane Safety Day takes place around the world on October 15th every year. The day raises awareness about how blind people travel and celebrates how they contribute to their communities.
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AODA: Accessibility Compliance Deadline Postponed
In a notice to stakeholders, the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility announced it is extending the accessibility compliance reporting deadline under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) for businesses and non-profit organizations from December 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
Paperwork in the AODA
This article will explore how paperwork in the AODA may create barriers, and ways to remove them.
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COVID-19 Information Accessibility Lacking for Blind and Low Vision Australians
A Monash University study has found that graphical information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic regularly presented in mainstream media is inaccessible to blind and low vision people (BLV).
London City Hall Accessibility Committee Chair Quits, Alleges Disability Law Violated
When London’s accessibility committee showed up in council chambers two years ago with resignation letters in hand, politicians promised change. But accessibility issues still aren’t taken seriously, advocates say, leading a longtime chairperson to resign her post and file complaints alleging city hall violated Ontario’s accessibility law.
Government of Ontario COVID-19 Recovery Must Address Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Warn Experts
Everything is not all right, warned Ontario’s leading mental health and addiction organizations including, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children’s Mental Health Ontario, The Royal, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in a meeting with Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Michael Tibollo.
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