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Is it Time for a UN Investigation into AODA Compliance and Enforcement?

It was with little surprise that I read the AODA Alliance article “Ontario Government Sat on A Detailed Plan for Enforcing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act since at Least May 2012

For those who have been following the struggle of those of us with disabilities in the County of Brant Ontario to retain Para transit, you may remember that the issue first arose in May of 2012, the same time the brief on the enforcement framework was available. There are several blog articles in this blog on the topic if you weren’t aware of our struggle.

Activist Launches Accessibility Audit of Businesses; Posts Results Online

Accessibility audit

Nick Wendler has experienced the challenges of getting around Waterloo in a wheelchair for years. Many businesses in the uptown have stairs that make it impossible for him to enter their stores without assistance. The owners of Nick & Nat’s Uptown 21 have purchased a removable ramp to make their restaurant more accessible.

ByDianne Wood

Government Not Enforcing Disabilities Act, Says Advocate

Jacqueline Coyne sits outside of Cose Belle Gifts and Unique Shop at 380 Ouellette Ave.
Friday, May 3, 2013.

Coyne says she was refused service by the business owner because she uses a motorized wheelchair. (DYLAN KRISTY/The Windsor Star)
Email Rebecca Wright
May 05, 2013
Last Updated: May 06, 2013

An Ontario disability advocate says a downtown Windsor store that allegedly restricted access to
people in wheelchairs may be breaking the law.