Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say – BC

Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say - BC
[ad_1] For people living with disabilities, travelling can be a challenge.The Canadian Transportation Agency and federal accessibility minister announced new proposed regulations that promise to be a game-changer for travellers with disabilities.The proposed regulations would affect communication, training, accessibility and service on large airlines, rail, ferries, buses and terminals.For example, terminals would be required to help a passenger get from the curb to check-in. READ MORE: Study shows Canadians still confused over travel insurance Gabor Lukacs with the advocacy group Air Passenger Rights is critical of the changes since they don’t apply to smaller airlines.“Swoop and Flair and some other startup airlines that may pop up in the coming years will not be subject to those...

Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025
[ad_1] TORONTO – A former Ontario lieutenant-governor tasked with reviewing the disability legislation says the province is nowhere near meeting its stated goal of full accessibility by 2025.David Onley’s scathing report says the vision put forward in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a “mirage.” READ MORE: Ontario election: Some voters report issues with accessible voting machines He says “soul-crushing” barriers exist in nearly every aspect of life for people with disabilities, and the law enacted nearly 14 years ago hasn’t done enough to address the situation.The act has formed the basis for all subsequent accessibility legislation in the country, including the proposed federal law that’s currently being reviewed by the Senate. READ MORE: Accessibility...

Broken lift at 201 Portage Avenue repaired – Winnipeg

Technicians work on the broken wheelchair lift in the underground corridor at 201 Portage Avenue.
[ad_1] Repairs have been made to the accessibility lift under 201 Portage Avenue.Technicians were working on the elevator connecting the building to the underground concourse downtown on Wednesday morning. Technicians work on the broken wheelchair lift in the underground corridor at 201 Portage Avenue. Jordan Pearn / Global News It is one of two lifts that allow people with mobility challenges to by-pass the set of stairs into/out of the concourse.Service broke down on Feb. 4. leaving many people stranded. READ MORE: Broken lift leaves 201 Portage inaccessible for those using a wheelchair The situation caused Allen Mankewich, as well as other wheelchair-bound residents, to find alternative...