The Agenda (TVO) explores responsibility to widen opportunities for persons with disabilities

David Onley, Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor from 2007 to 2014, and David Lepofsky, Volunteer Chair of The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance

On Tuesday night, Feb. 2/15 @ 8:00pm

 

Champions for the Disabled

In one of the rare moments of perfect harmony at Queen’s Park, all three parties voted in favour of making Ontario barrier-free by 2025. However, there are concerns among some that the province isn’t on track to make that goal. David Onley, Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor from 2007 to 2014, and David Lepofsky, Volunteer Chair of The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance join Steve Paikin to discuss what’s needed to make this goal a reality.

Debra Ruh: The Ability in Disability

According to Statistics Canada, the employment rate for Canadians with a disability hovers at 49%, compared to 79% for Canadians without a disability. The Agenda talks with a global accessibility consultant about how employers can better accommodate persons with disabilities.

Luke Anderson: Grassroots Change

Advocates for persons with disabilities are picking up where Queen’s Park has left off. The Agenda will speak with Luke Anderson, the founder of StopGap, an organization that builds temporary ramps to make local businesses more accessible.

http://theagenda.tvo.org/episode/210508/breaking-barriers

 

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