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The curse of the one step

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StopGap.ca’s founders hope to make Toronto more accessible with free ramps for shop owners plus affordable custom made ones.

In Toronto, it will be 10 years before Ontario is legally required to be fully accessible under the accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Meantime, Luke Anderson, a 36-year old structural engineer with quadriplegia has come up with a wonderful one-step solution to one of Toronto's biggest acessibility issues.

Michael Hopkins founded StopGap.ca, a non-profit organization that provides any business with one step outside their entrance a small, brightly-coloured ramp free of charge. The aim is to not only draw attention to accessibility issues, thanks to the bright colour of the ramps, but render a once inaccessible location accessible to all.

This solution has delighted store owners and their users and also children's goods/services stores as well, as shoppers nearly always have prams!

For full details of this story, go to: https://nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=199999


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