Accessible Media Inc. – TV casting call!

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)-tv is the world’s first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. It is included as part of the basic digital cable package from most television providers across the country at no additional cost. All content on AMI-tv includes closed captioning.

AMI-tv is looking for individuals (ages 25+) from the disability community to host a lifestyle show. See details below:

  • Specs: Fun, outgoing personalities that will engage viewers
  • Filming Location: Toronto
  • Shoot Date: Contract starting in August/September, Part-Time position
  • Apply by sending an email to (include a short bio and picture) or you may also visit the Jules Casting website.


D-Net Re-discovered : Benchmark Disability TV series now on YouTube

D-Net, The Disability Network, was a news and current affairs television series broadcast on CBC and Newsworld from 1990 to 1997.

Read the full D-Net press release in Word format.

GO Accessibility Survey

The Metrolinx Universal Design Team has designed a survey to collect feedback from customers with disabilities or others who may require accessible services.  Metrolinx wants to better understand customers’ experience on GO Transit to improve services and to stay informed about the accessibility planning process.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete (longer with a screen reader).

GO Accessibility Survey

If you can’t open the GO Accessibility Survey link, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:




Book a session to ride a MOTOmed exercise bike!

MOTOmed is an exercise bike designed to assist people with arm and leg mobility. Each session lasts half hour.

Location: 2398 Yonge Street, Anne Johnston Health Station site

For more information and to book an appointment contact Anne Crasto at 416-489-8666 ext. 263

MOTOmed flyer

NEW Abuse Hotline

Abuse Hotline created for people labelled with intellectual disabilities living in Ontario.

According to the Ministry, “Each call will be investigated and the appropriate action will be taken”

*Please note that this new line is in no way a substitute for situations where a 911 call is required*

There are several ways to report abuse:

TEL: 1-800-575-2222


TTY: 416-916-0549

Toll Free: 1-844-309-1025

Full News Release

Housing Listing

Accessible Apartments and Homes Available

If you have an accessible home that you would like to list here, please contact the Inquiries Generalist at 416-599-2458 ext 228.

AODA Violations

Citizens with Disabilities Ontario Survey: Self-Managed Attendant Services

People with disabilities who need attendant services face extremely long waiting times to get those services, especially if they wish to self-manage their service through Direct Funding.

People who have Direct Funding have also raised some issues they would like to have addressed.

CWDO’s Attendant Service Quality Committee (ASQC) has developed a survey get more information. Your responses will help the committee to have more accurate, up-to-date information to inform their proposals to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.



Participatory research at the Law Commission of Ontario

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is an independent research body considering legal questions which work toward access to justice. The projects currently underway include developing a coherent approach to the law as it affects people with disabilities and a similar project focusing on the law as it affects older persons. Other projects consider the degree of protection afforded to vulnerable workers and precarious work, recommendations to modernize and rationalize the Provincial Offences Act, and one which looks at family justice reform.

Celebrate Deaf Awareness Day

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Toronto is hosting its 2nd Annual “Deaf Awareness Day.” International Deaf Awareness Week is an annual worldwide event initiated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) to celebrate the culture, heritage and language unique to deaf people of the world.

  • American Sign Language classes (ASL) and games
  • Informative workshops on Deaf leadership, rights and more…
  • Free information kit
  • Communication devices displays
  • Information booths
  • Snacks and drinks on sale during lunch hour

When: Thursday October 15, 2009 from 9:30am to 4:00 pm.
Where: The Canadian Hearing Society, 271 Spadina Road

For more information, call (416) 928-2500 ext. 304, TTY: (416) 964-0023.