What Is the Ford Government Doing to Ensure Patients with Disabilities Don’t Face Discrimination in Access to Life-Saving Critical care If the Surge in COVID-19 Cases Overloads Ontario’s Hospitals? – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

Since early in the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, the AODA Alliance together with other disability advocates, has been pressing the Ford Government to ensure that patients with disabilities are not discriminated against because of their disability in getting access to needed critical medical care, in the event that a surge in COVID-19 cases exceeds the […]

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What is the Ford Government Doing to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act? – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

The Ford Government has the responsibility to effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Today, the AODA Alliance wrote the responsible Minister, Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho. We asked him for important and specific details on what The Government is doing to effectively enforce the AODA. We also asked for information on how many […]

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The Ford Government’s Announced Measures for Students with Disabilities Largely Leaves it to Each of 72 School Boards to Figure Out What to Do to Fully and Safely Include Them in School Re-opening – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

Earlier this week, we asked this important question: What is the Ford Government’s plan to ensure that over 340,000 students with disabilities are fully and safely included in Ontario’s schools when they open next month? It is now clear that the Ford Government has no comprehensive plan. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/the-ford-governments-announced-measures-for-students-with-disabilities-largely-leaves-it-to-each-of-72-school-boards-to-figure-out-what-to-do-to-fully-and-safely-include-them-in-school-re-opening/ Related

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What are the Ford Government’s Plans for Ensuring that One Third of a Million Students with Disabilities are Fully and Safely Included During School Re-Opening Next Month? – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

The Ford Government has received excellent advice on what it needs to do. We are still waiting for it to unveil a comprehensive plan of action, so that 72 school boards are not left to flounder, reinventing the wheel, with the serious risk that they may get it wrong. The Ford Government has had five […]

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Ford Government to Spend Over a Half Billion Dollars on New Schools and Major School Additions, Without Announcing Effective Measures to Ensure that These Schools Will be Fully Accessible to Students, Parents and School Staff with Disabilities – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

Last week, the Ford Government announced that it is investing over half a billion dollars into building new schools and expanding existing ones, without announcing any effective measures to ensure that those schools will be designed to be accessible to students, parents, teachers, or other school staff with disabilities. Public money should never be used […]

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AODA Alliance Endorses ARCH Disability Law Centre’s Brief that Shows in Even More Detail How the Ford Government’s Revised Draft Medical Triage Protocol, Now Undergoing Consultation, Would Discriminate Against COVID-19 Patients with Disabilities If There Were Not Enough Ventilators for All Patients Needing Them – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

The ARCH Disability Law Centre has made public a superb new brief to the Ford Government on the serious disability human rights problems with the revised draft medical triage protocol on which the Ford Government is now holding a consultation. The AODA Alliance strongly endorses ARCH’s brief and congratulates ARCH on excellent work. ARCH’s brief […]

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More Helpful Media Coverage and More Organizations Endorse the AODA Alliance Brief to the Ford Government on How to Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

With the delight of summer and the ongoing terrible stress of COVID-19 both upon us, here is a grab-bag of latest news in our multi-front campaign for accessibility for people with disabilities. We wish one and all a safe, happy and accessible Canada Day. Read more athttps://aoda.ca/more-helpful-media-coverage-and-more-organizations-endorse-the-aoda-alliance-brief-to-the-ford-government-on-how-to-meet-the-needs-of-students-with-disabilities-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Related

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To Honour National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Announces Nothing New to Address the Unmet Urgent Needs of 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

The Ford Government’s self-congratulatory June 1, 2020 announcement to mark National AccessAbility Week (set out below) announces no comprehensive plan of new action to address the unmet urgent needs of 2.6 million Ontarians with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. Instead it once again simply re-announces measures that have been in place for months or years […]

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Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

A Toronto-based accessibility advocate is calling on the Ontario government for a comprehensive plan to remove barriers that online learning creates for students with disabilities. “We’ve been calling on the government to show leadership. Whether it’s the crisis in nursing homes or the crisis facing students with disabilities, it’s the recurring failure to lead,” said […]

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Ford Government Acknowledges Ontario Students with Disabilities Face Added Hardships Trying to learn at Home During COVID-19 But Announces No Comprehensive Plan to Remove the Added Disability Barriers that Online Learning Creates for Them – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

Today, as the first media question at Premier Doug Ford’s Queen’s Park COVID-19 briefing, the Toronto Star told the premier that parents of special needs children have told the Star that they are particularly struggling at this time and that the Government needs to take a leading role in making sure that their children are […]

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