David Onley champions accessibility as term ends – Toronto

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TORONTO – There is an “airtight business case” for hiring people with disabilities, Ontario’s outgoing lieutenant-governor said in his last major speech.David Onley, who uses a motorized scooter after having polio as a child, used his term to champion accessibility issues. When he was installed in 2007, Onley defined accessibility as “that which enables people to achieve their full potential.”Accessibility is more than the wheelchair curb cuts, parking spots, automatic doors and “the ubiquitous wheelchair symbol,” Onley said in a speech last Monday at the Toronto Region Board of Trade.A group of businesses that have policies of hiring people with disabilities was announced last week and the organization will help companies access the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.It includes companies who hire a percentage of people...