Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

TORONTO – A former Ontario lieutenant-governor tasked with reviewing the disability legislation says the province is nowhere near meeting its stated goal of full accessibility by 2025. David Onley’s scathing report says the vision put forward in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a “mirage.” READ MORE: Ontario election: Some voters report issues […]

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Snowy streets, sidewalks causing difficulties for Calgarians with disabilities – Calgary

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The snowy, icy conditions in Calgary are making for a tough go for pedestrians, but it can be especially dangerous for those who use mobility aids. When snow and slush starts to build up it can make an already tiresome, almost unbearable journey. It’s something Patrick White said can be a simple fix if people […]

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Sold-out Halifax disX show breaks down disability barriers – Halifax

Sold-out Halifax disX show breaks down disability barriers - Halifax

Haligonians with disabilities are challenging the media — and the public — to change the way they think about disability. Speakers at the inaugural Halifax DisabilityX (disX) show shared their personal stories on stage on Thursday in an attempt to shed some light on an experience they say many able-bodied folks tie to stereotypes or consider […]

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Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Calgary

Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Calgary

People in Calgary marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at Central Library on Monday. The IDPD event highlighted the achievements of people with disabilities in the city and included opportunities to learn about programs, resources and services in the disabled community. “The goal of IDPD is to bring awareness to disability and continue […]

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B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

The provincial government marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by announcing $500,000 in funding for projects that support accessibility and inclusivity. Sixteen non-profit organizations across B.C will receive grants of up to $40,000, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson said Monday. Money will be distributed through Disability Alliance BC. READ MORE: Disabled advocates applaud Vancouver’s proposal […]

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Peterborough to kick off accessible parking awareness campaign – Peterborough

Peterborough to kick off accessible parking awareness campaign - Peterborough

The City of Peterborough is launching an accessible parking awareness campaign as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities next week. Mayor Diane Therrien has proclaimed Dec. 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote awareness about disability issues and to draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and […]

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Halifax advocate wheels down Robie Street to highlight accessibility issues – Halifax

Halifax advocate wheels down Robie Street to highlight accessibility issues - Halifax

In ancient Greek mythology, Odysseus traveled for ten years to return home after the fall of Troy. On Wednesday, Brian George ended a different sort of odyssey with a seven-kilometre trek down one of Halifax’s longest and busiest streets. “I’m starting here at the corner of Robie and Gainsborough and I’m wheeling all the way […]

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Nova Scotia announces plans to support accessibility law passed in 2017 – Halifax

Nova Scotia announces plans to support accessibility law passed in 2017 - Halifax

Nova Scotia has announced the next steps to reach its goal of making the province more accessible for those with disabilities by 2030. Justice Minister Mark Furey has released an implementation strategy for the province’s Accessibility Act, passed in April 2017. READ MORE: Human rights board of inquiry finds N.S. failed to enforce accessible bathroom regulation […]

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Improve Accessibility with Automatic Door Openers

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Automatic doors have been around since 1960 and are becoming a popular form of entrance for many building, especially in shopping stores, hotels, restaurants, offices, home and many more places. There are different types of automatic doors which provide flexibility and range for practical building that may need a specific type of design and functionality. [...]

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