Ontario is a better place for people with disabilities because of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), but there is still much work to be done. With less than 10 years left to achieve the auspicious goal of a fully accessible province by 2025, Ontario is urgently in need of frank and productive conversations on how the AODA is working and how we can move forward to the betterment of our province.
An Accessibility Forum is being held for the London community on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Vitali Student Lounge, Monsignor Wemple Building, King's University College. The Forum will feature David Lepofsky, Order of Canada recipient and current chair of the AODA Alliance.
This is a unique opportunity to hear about the barriers facing citizens in London, both those with disabilities and those who will experience disabilities in the future. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about how you can take an active role in reducing these barriers.