Dear Mr. Byford, I write to you as a concerned citizen of Ward 9 Etobicoke-Lakeshore, and the City of Toronto, in regards to your consideration of accessibility during your time as CEO of the TTC. I would first like to congratulate you on your accessibility successes so far. In your time as CEO we now… Continue reading An Open Letter to Exiting TTC CEO Andy Byford – On your Legacy of Accessibility as a Second-Class Issue
Disability advocate Tim Rose is attempting to fly to Cleveland to deliver a presentation on the importance of accessibility. But, ironically, he can't get there because a major airline is refusing to accommodate - or even brainstorm possible ways to meet - his needs. Although Air Canada is the only airline to fly there direct… Continue reading Air Canada Discriminates Against Wheelchair User
Sign the Petition. Every time I fly I make a silent apology to my wheelchair. I leave the chair at the gate, fingers crossed, as I’m transported to the cushy seat on the plain with a small screen in front to distract me from what’s happening to my wheelchair in the cargo hold. For my wheelchair this… Continue reading Wheelchairs are Not Suitcases: a great opportunity for some #RealChange
Report from the AODA Alliance Even though the new Integrated Accessibility Regulation has finally been enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, will Toronto transit passengers face new barriers in the future when paying fares to ride the TTC? On June 6, 2011, the media reported that the City of Toronto was working… Continue reading Will Presto Smart Card be Accessible to #TTC Passengers with #Disabilities?
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Peter Athanasopoulos apologized to six mayoral candidates: the wheelchair-accessible cab he ordered had arrived 30 minutes late. His difficulties reaching a debate on disability issues in Toronto, a city whose subway stations won't be guaranteed accessible until 2024, underscored Athanasopoulos's argument transportation is a "huge issue" for people like him. "I would have taken the… Continue reading #Toronto #Mayoral Candidates Debate #Disability Issues
Received: Friday, February 5, 2010, 6:54 AM Yesterday, I tried to catch the bus just east of Arthur & James on Arthur Street. It wasn't cleared out. I went east to the next stop. It was cleared out, but barely wide enough to fit a wheelchair on & there is no path from the sidewalk… Continue reading Letter to Thunder Bay city council about #snow removal, #transit