My two friends, a man in an electric wheelchair and his wife, were told by volunteer staff that they could not use the boardwalk (which was blockaded) or go by the tall ship docking area.
The organizers must Puma Fenty Gray make adequate provision for access for wheelchairs, as provided by the Accessibility Act for all public events. It is discrimination against a segment of the population, and a violation of their rights.
I am very angered by the way a person in a wheelchair says he was treated at the recent Tall Ships event by the organizers.
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physical, information or communication, and attitudinal barriers present due to a lack of planning or awareness by the organizers and staff.
they were told without apology by a volunteer that they had to buy a bracelet if they wanted to go by the ships. They tried to go on the grass and were unable to. Surely, if the organizers want to make money from people going onto the ships, all they have to do is have people buy a bracelet and show it at the gangway of the ship. That would allow people to use the boardwalk which should have been kept open.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, defines a barrier. A means anything that prevents a person with a disability from fully participating in all aspects of society because of his or her disability, including a physical barrier, an architectural barrier, an information or communications barrier, an attitudinal barrier, a technological barrier, a policy or a practice; ( the incident that happened on Saturday afternoon, there were certainly Puma Creepers Grey On Feet
Man in wheelchair not impressed with tall ships
who are going to deal with the public must be made aware of the laws and rights for Ontarians with disabilities, and treat them with respect.
People with disabilities face enough barriers without having to cope with people who do not have consideration and respect for people with disabilities.
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