What Happened to Accessibility?

Let me start from the beginning on this one. I moved into my current home in 2012, and I’ve had issues with accessibility since I’ve moved here. Yes, the unit is accessible, but that’s the only thing that really is. I’m honestly so annoyed at this point.

When I first moved in, I had asked the co-op manager to send any memos, or important notices to me by email, as I am not able to see the print. You’d think by now they would get the point, and I’ve been living here for 3+ years.

This is where it all starts… not a happy camper. A few days ago, Steven went out to put something into the mullic, which is where we put our garbage. When he returned, he had noticed a notice on the ground outside my doorway. He had read it to me, luckily, but that’s beside the point.

The note had said that I had missed a mandatory co-op meeting on November 18th, and because I missed it, I would have to pay the $25 fine. Firstly, I had no idea there was even a meeting, all because the memo was left in my co-op’s memo box, and it was not emailed to me like it should’ve been.

Oh yes, and it also said on the notice that if I don’t pay the fine, I could be evicted from the home that is accessible to me. Well, accessible as in wheelchair accessible. When I first was told that the co-op manager had no problem in emailing the notices to me, so I would know what is going on. Although, that has never happened.

Do you, or don’t you know what accessibility is? I’m honestly getting tired of them not following through with what I have asked for, for years. Part of me wants to speak to the registry, and maybe find a different housing unit for me. Part of me doesn’t even think I should pay the fine, because  they are breaching accessibility, and making memos easy to access when visually impaired, or blind.

I am honestly not impressed! I wish they made accessibility laws more enforced in Canada, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Which is why I’m not sure how to go about this, for the thousandth time it feels like, anyway.

No idea where to go from here. This isn’t right, and I shouldn’t be fined for something I had no idea about, because the memo was not in an accessible format for me , I had absolutely no idea. It is not someone else’s responsibility to read my memos, and anything that is in small print.

How on earth do I address this? Anyone who has advice for me, you are welcome to leave in the comments below… so stuck! So annoyed too!

All right, for now this rant is done! I’m so fed up!!!