TORONTO, May 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Technology fosters inclusion – but only when it's accessible, available and affordable. The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is a lifeline for many Ontarians living with disabilities but it hasn't been substantially reviewed in nearly 20 years (2001).
While Ontarians have benefitted from ADP, there are significant areas that require improvement. Ahead of the Ontario general election on June 7, CNIB Advocates are asking all parties to publicly recognize the immediate need to modernize ADP and commit to establishing a strategy with CNIB and campaign supporters within the first 100 days of government.
Clients/participants, volunteers, staff and members of the community are joining forces to ensure accessibility, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) are top-of-mind for MPP candidates.
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: CNIB Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street, Toronto.
CNIB estimates there are nearly 190,000 Ontarians who are blind or partially sighted – and due to the aging population, the prevalence of vision loss in Canada is expected to increase nearly 30 per cent in the next decade.
Celebrating 100 years in 2018, CNIB is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams while tearing down barriers to inclusion. Our work is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. To learn more or get involved, visit cnib.ca.
For further information: Karin McArthur, Specialist, Marketing & Communications, CNIB, 437-922-7353 | email@example.com