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David Lepofsky is a blind Toronto lawyer and activist for reforms for the rights of persons with disabilities

Ontario falling short on accessibility goals

Ten years ago this week, Ontario's 1.8 million people with disabilities won a huge victory. After years of tireless grassroots advocacy, we convinced Queen's Park to unanimously pass a landmark law requiring the government to lead Ontario to become fully accessible by 2025.

The Path to 2025: Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan

A Message From The Minister

People across Ontario are coming together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Thanks to this groundbreaking legislation, which was introduced in 2005, organizations and businesses have been removing barriers to make it easier for people with disabilities to participate in their workplaces and communities.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Action Kit – Rebuilding the Ontario Legislature’s Support for Disability Accessibility, One MPP at a Time!

January 30, 2015

1. Introduction

The time has come for bold new action to kick-start stalled action by the Ontario Government, to lead Ontario to become accessible to over 1.8 million people with disabilities. Ontarians with a physical, mental, sensory or learning disability still face far too many barriers every day, when they try to get a job, shop in stores, go to school or university, get health care services, find a place to live, eat in restaurants, ride in a taxi or on public transit, or use public services.

Olivia Chow's Position on TTC Accessibility

Response from Olivia Chow's Campaign in response to the campaign.

Dear Peter,

Thank you very much for your work. We really appreciate the work you are doing to further accessibility in our communities.

In an interview with the March of Dimes Olivia talked about several of her plans to make the city a place for all. Here is what Olivia said:

“I’d make it very clear that people, in wheelchairs or other people with disabilities, are valued and equal members of our community.”

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