Opinions

Phase-out of TTC Tokens Worries Advocates for the Poor

The Presto fare card system is supposed to help modernize the TTC. But what’s being done to make sure it doesn’t leave the transit agency’s most vulnerable customers behind? By the end of this year, the TTC plans to finish rolling out Presto readers across its entire network. Sometime in mid-2017, the agency intends to…

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Employment For People With Disabilities Is Dire

BY IRENA KAGANSKY-YOUNG AUGUST 3, 2016 I use forearm crutches to assist with walking. It’s not the type of physical impediment that should prevent me from entering the workforce <…> View the article: https://nowtoronto.com/news/employment-for-people-with-disabilities-is-dire/

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Hey, TV Writers — Here’s the Disabled Character You Need

The New York Times recently ran an article on how “Actors With Disabilities Are Ready, Willing and Able to Take More Roles.” While the piece focused on ability-inclusive theater casting, it also got me thinking about the kind of disabled characters I want to see in media (besides “any”) <…> View the article: http://www.autostraddle.com/hey-tv-writers-heres-the-disabled-character-you-need-344493/

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If You Don’t Really Mean Inclusion…

If You Don’t Really Mean Inclusion – Shut the F% Up! Racism! Sexism! Ageism! Ethno-male-white-euro-centrism. These are all very important topics when it comes to diversity and inclusion. The serious nature of these discussions is paramount to an equal society that represents and treats all people fairly. Anyone see who’s missing from this list? Here’s…

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