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A Quarter of Ontarians Have a Disability: How is This (Not) Changing Housing?
Twenty-four per cent of Ontario’s population (3.44 million people) have some sort of disability, whether that be physical, cognitive, sensory, or episodic. Over 400,000 of those people reside in Toronto.
More Media Coverage on the Dangers to People with Disabilities that Robots on Sidewalks Would Pose
The Saturday, December 11, 2021 Toronto Star’s Business Section included an excellent, detailed article on disability objections to allowing robots on sidewalks. Read that article, below.
Accessibility News December 11,2021 Update
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In this Issue
‘They are Engaging in a Fundamental Violation of the Human Rights Code’: Virtual Council Meetings a Nightmare for Local Accountability
Fay helps councillors navigate the pesky procedures designed to keep the process of local government open and democratic, always responsive to the people who put them in office. Members of the public hoping to keep track and help ensure accountability are too often on their own.
Gaming Is Becoming Accessible, But We Need To Keep Asking For More
On her left arm, Twitch streamer LittleNavi has a tattoo of WASD, the four keyboard keys PC gamers typically use to move their characters. “It’s ironic, though, because my left hand is the hand that has lost the most function over the years,” says Lorelei, who goes by LittleNavi online to preserve her anonymity.
B.C. Transit Takes ‘Step Backward’ on Accessibility by Removing Victoria Bus Schedules, Say Advocates
Not everyone has a smart phone to use at a bus stop, say critics
Bus riders in Victoria are questioning the provincial transit agency’s move this week to take down bus schedules from all its stops across the capital region.
Accessibility for All; Grimsby Resident Battles for More Accessible Transit
According to one Grimsby resident, transit accessibility goes beyond just priority seating.
Raising Awareness in the Name of Accessibility for Those Hard of Hearing
Members of the non-profit group stood outside city hall and McGill university campus Tuesday morning handing out face masks with a clear, see-through window.
New Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky in Metroland Papers Explains that Toronto Should Ban Robots on Sidewalks because of the Danger They Pose for People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others
Here’s a new way you can help people with disabilities get Toronto City Council to ban robots on sidewalks when it meets on December 15 and 16, 2021. Please widely circulate a new guest column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, set out below. It appears in the Toronto Star’s local Metroland papers. It explains why robots on sidewalks endanger people with disabilities, seniors, children and others.
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