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Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral.  Our primary activity is public education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario.

Accessible Canada submission - Blinding Grinding Poverty In 2016

November 21 2016

 

 

BLINDING GRINDING POVERTY in 2016

BY Marie and Chris Stark

 

 

Note: (This theme submission on poverty addresses the consultation questions posed based on our perspective as citizens who are blind)

 

***Recommendations for new Act provisions:

 

That the unique needs of people who cannot see be addressed by the Government of Canada in targeted measures to remediate  todays reality of economic and social isolation for the majority these citizens who cannot see.

Accessible Canada Submission - The Myth of Access Protected by Legislation

 

October 11, 2016

Willful Blindness - The Myth of Access Protected by Legislation

By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

OVERVIEW:

This submission focuses on the  regulation, enforcement,  complaint resolution, and adjudication options available for persons with disabilities offered  by the Federal Government, which we think should be reformed, as part of an Accessible Canada Act. These changes are critical for the full participation of persons with disabilities in Canada. The Federal Government must lead by example.

 

Accessible Canada submission - broadcasting and telecommunications

 

October 27  2016

Then and Now – Is anyone Listening

 

 

This submission relates to broadcasting and telecommunications addressing the issues and questions contained in the DISCUSSION GUIDE What does an accessible Canada mean to you issued by the Office for Disabilities Issues.

 

By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

Submission to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

Submission to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

To: erre@parl.gc.ca

 

August 29, 2016

 

This is a submission from two voters who are blind. We have faced challenges and artificial barriers at polling stations in each Federal Election over the last 40 years, for no reason other than that we are blind. It is a given that voting for us has  been more painful and hurtful than a root canal.

Response to Accessible Transportation Discussion Paper for Regulatory Modernization

Response to Accessible Transportation Discussion Paper for Regulatory Modernization

By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

Introduction:

These few comments are made by two senior citizens who are blind and travel with guide dogs.  They are based on our travel experiences over the years, but particularly during the past six years, following our retirement from work, and as our needs change with age and increased disabilities.  During that time, we have primarily traveled by air for medical, visits to friends, and vacation reasons.