DISABILITIES ACT COMMITTEE UPDATE
"STUDIO 2" PROGRAMME TO AIR ITEM ON DISABILITY BARRIERS
June 25, 2002
that on Wednesday, June 26 the TVO current affairs programme
"Studio 2" is supposed to include an item on barriers facing
disabilities, which may focus on the Ontarians with Disabilities Act
This programme airs at 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and is repeated
p.m. the same evening and at 2:00 p.m. the following afternoon on
channel in your community. It is seen right across Ontario.
The origin of
this item dates back to a Studio 2 item which ran a couple of
weeks ago. Studio 2 asked a panel of experts to select the best "main
street" in Ontario. The main street that they chose was Queen
in Toronto, in the Beaches area. It turns out that the experts did
take into account the barriers facing people with disabilities, in
determining the liveliest or most enjoyable main street area.
with Disabilities Act Committee contacted Studio 2 after this
programme aired, bringing to their attention the fact that the particular
main street they chose is very substantially inaccessible to persons
disabilities, especially mobility disabilities. As a result, Studio
decided to do a follow-up, focusing on the barriers facing people
disabilities in getting access to the main street that had been selected.
Tune in. Encourage
others to do so. Let Studio 2 and us know what you
think of their programme. You can email Studio 2 at email@example.com
the ODA Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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