Open Letter to the Attorney General. Advocates Call for Disability-Rights Based Appeal of the Quebec Superior Court’s Decision in Truchon & Gladu

To: Hon. David Lametti, MP. Attorney General Cc: Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Hon. Carla Qualtrough, MP. Minister of Accessibility, Liberal Party of Canada Dear Minister Lametti, We, the undersigned members and supporters of the Canadian disability community, are deeply troubled by the Quebec Superior Court’s decisionContinue reading Open Letter to the Attorney General. Advocates Call for Disability-Rights Based Appeal of the Quebec Superior Court’s Decision in Truchon & Gladu

Why The Fate Of Online Accessibility May Rest With A Domino’s Pizza Lawsuit

The pizza chain asked the Supreme Court to review a case that could push business websites to better serve people with disabilities. By Abrar Al-Heeti, October 7, 2019 This is part of CNET’s “Tech Enabled” series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed inContinue reading Why The Fate Of Online Accessibility May Rest With A Domino’s Pizza Lawsuit

Airlines Putting The Squeeze On Safety

In An Era Of Cramped Flights, Officials Time How Long It Takes To Deplane Hannah Sampson, The Washington Post The Toronto Star, October 5, 2019 This year, over the course of 12 days, 720 volunteers will go through the motions of every air traveller’s nightmare: an emergency evacuation. The testing will take place in NovemberContinue reading Airlines Putting The Squeeze On Safety

Silicon Valley’s Motor City: As Big Tech Adds Fuel To A Housing Crisis, Poorer Residents Live In RVs

In a quiet residential neighbourhood near Google’s headquarters, Francisca Ramirez has finished the dishes and is sweeping the kitchen floor while her nine-year-old granddaughter naps. A few doors away, William Adolfo Yac has his tools out and the generator going, readying to start some home repairs. His neighbour Norma Ruiz is preparing to run errands.Continue reading Silicon Valley’s Motor City: As Big Tech Adds Fuel To A Housing Crisis, Poorer Residents Live In RVs

Diversity At Law Firms A Work In Progress, Analysis Finds Women Remain Underrepresented At Partnership Level, Data Shows

Women represented 30 per cent or less of partners at the majority of Canada’s biggest law firms with offices in Ontario, a Star analysis has found. While the Star also found that the number of female associates was closer to 50 per cent – and in some cases 60 per cent – data from theContinue reading Diversity At Law Firms A Work In Progress, Analysis Finds Women Remain Underrepresented At Partnership Level, Data Shows

Summary Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall Held June 6, 2019 by Canadian Council of the Blind and Sterling Creations

Canadian Council of the Blind and Sterling Creations Present: Summary Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall TeleTownHall Date: June 6, 2019 Report Finalized On: August 23, 2019 Prepared by: The Canadian Accessible Elections TeleTownHall Organizing Committee Introduction: This TeleTownHall was held countrywide and was hosted by the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) and SterlingContinue reading Summary Report of the Elections Canada TeleTownHall Held June 6, 2019 by Canadian Council of the Blind and Sterling Creations

Disabled Passengers Say New Rules Present Some Greater Barriers to Air Travel

Tracy Odell recalls with a mix of pride and pain the sunny spring day two years ago that her daughter got married in California. Pride in the milestone. Pain at having to miss it. Airlines, she said, effectively failed to accommodate her disability, a problem that thousands of Canadians continue to face despite new rulesContinue reading Disabled Passengers Say New Rules Present Some Greater Barriers to Air Travel

A Personal Perspective By Andrew Johnson, Consultant & Notary Public

Introduction I (Donna Jodhan) first met Andrew Johnson in the early 1990s when I asked him to become my personal lawyer, and over the years he has become more than just my personal lawyer. Today, Andrew is my mentor and sounding board! I recently asked him to share his perspectives on the role of BlindContinue reading A Personal Perspective By Andrew Johnson, Consultant & Notary Public

Sharing My Hopes for the Accessible Canada Act Contributed by Penny Leclair

Since this new act relates to federal jurisdiction, my hopes for the difference it should bring to my life, as a senior who is deafblind. I often must travel with a guide or with my guide dog. For purchasing a ticket I must do this via phone, and under-go lengthy processing time. This is notContinue reading Sharing My Hopes for the Accessible Canada Act Contributed by Penny Leclair

Canadian Transportation Agency Launches a New Confidential Toll-Free Accessibility Help Line at +1 (844) 943-0273

The disability community and persons with disabilities now have new tools available to help them exercise their right to an accessible transportation network. In support of the implementation of the new Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has launched a new confidential toll-free Accessibility Help Line to provide information,Continue reading Canadian Transportation Agency Launches a New Confidential Toll-Free Accessibility Help Line at +1 (844) 943-0273