Digging Deeper ‘It’s like playing Russian Roulette:’ The fight for accessibility in Regina – Regina

Digging Deeper ‘It’s like playing Russian Roulette:’ The fight for accessibility in Regina - Regina
REGINA – Accessibility and tolerance for those living with disabilities in the Queen City was thrust into the spotlight this week after a man who is legally blind was denied a ride by two cab companies because of his service dog.Michelle Busch is legally blind and is the Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair. She sat down with Teri Fikowski to highlight areas where Regina is winning and losing in terms of accessibility: 3:36CNIB discusses challenges for those living with disabilities CNIB discusses challenges for those living with disabilities Q: Have you experienced anything like Bishop’s story? Were you surprised to hear something like this happening in Regina?A: No I wasn’t. I’ve been denied access by cab...

TransLink reverses decision to close fare gates

TransLink reverses decision to close fare gates
TransLink has reversed its decision to close fare gates until they solve issues around accessibility for people with disabilities.The transportation authority announced earlier this week that they planned to close all fare gates at SkyTrain and SeaBus stations, including ones that were left open for people with disabilities who are unable to tap in and tap out with their Compass Cards.At the time TransLink said people who need assistance will have to call an attendant ahead of time to help them open the gates. Trending Stories Coronavirus: B.C. is trending towards massive growth of new cases in September Competition Bureau investigating Amazon.ca for abuse of market...