The installation of publicly available charge stations for power wheelchair and scooter users has earned the County of Lambton and City of Sarnia recognition from the Ontario Municipal Social Service Association (OMSSA).
At The AccessibilityHub, our mission is to promote the ways in which individuals, public officials, businesses, and municipal governments strive to make Ontario a better place to live for Ontarians who suffer from disabilities.
To understand our work, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In this article, we’ll take a brief look at the history of the AODA, who it affects, what its goals are, and the benefits. Let’s get started.
A committee has been organized through the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers that has been tasked with reviewing accessibility guidelines published by various levels of government across Canada.
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that the 2017 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship campaign will launch Monday, February 6.
Too many children with disabilities go without a wheelchair and some cannot even attend school because of their lack of mobility. An Israeli innovator seeks to change this reality by developing affordable wheelchairs for children with disabilities in developing world.
In preparation for the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD) Independent Living Canada has an ambitious goal: Get thousands of Canadians from across the country to add their voice by signing their Declaration on their campaign page: http://www.ilcanada.ca/idpd We believe that everyone has the right to aspire to the philosophy of Independent Living.
The Government of Ontario is expanding ReportON, a new service for reporting suspected or witnessed abuse of adults with developmental disabilities.
The Minister Responsible for Accessibility is seeking dedicated and knowledgeable individuals and organizations to sit on upcoming Standards Development Committees (SDC) to develop a new accessibility standard for Health Care, as well as to review the Information & Communications and Employment Standards.
In the spring of 2004 (2 years after their inception) the Innisfil Accessibility Advisory Committee (IAAC) identified a need to make all the curb cuts in the Town highly visible to those with vision impairments by painting them bright yellow.
In-person consultation sessions are taking place across Canada to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.
Submitted by Alfred Spencer, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario We’re pleased to share with you the attached copy of the recently updated, “Guide to Accessible Festivals & Outdoor Events".
The County of Lambton and the City of Sarnia have partnered on a pilot project which will see the installation of publically available charge stations for power wheelchairs or mobility devices in Sarnia and Point Edward.
By working together, we can build an Ontario where inclusion, access, and empowerment are part of our culture — and our communities.
The Township of Tiny celebrated an accessibility achievement on June 1, 2016, during National Access Awareness Week, with the installation of a Mobi-Mat recreation path at Balm Beach, one of Tiny’s most populated public beaches.