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Re-Vision ADP Campaign Launch

Posted by Administrator on May 11th, 2018

When:
16 May 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2018-05-16T13:00:00-04:00
2018-05-16T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
United Way Office (Unit 220 E. Bldg)
50 Sportsworld Crossing Road, Kitchener, Ontario
Canada
Contact:
MAILTO:greenparty.ca_j1mphga8rla8u3ldjiqmr7mov8@group.calendar.google.com

Candidates in the Kitchener & Waterloo Area Ridings are invited to a Q&A event to highlight their party’s policies regarding accessibility, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the Assistive Devices Program (ADP).

Technology fosters inclusion, and it reduces feelings of isolation and depression for people who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind – but only when it’s accessible, available and affordable.

ADP is a lifeline for many Ontarians living with disabilities. Without ADP, many would be unable to afford an assistive device.

While we know Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind have benefitted from ADP, we also know there are significant areas that require improvement. For example, the funded categories (e.g. visual aids) have not been significantly updated for nearly 20 years, and the paper-based administrative process is burdensome and inaccessible, resulting in unnecessary delays.

Help us get up-to-date technology into the hands of Ontarians who are blind, partially sighted or Deafblind.

Join us for the Re-Vision ADP campaign launch!
Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: United Way office (Suite 220), 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd. (E. Bldg.), Kitchener

Visit Re-Vision ADP to learn more. Candidates are invited to participate on a panel as part of a Q&A with attendees.