AccessNow founder receives David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility

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AccessNow founder Maayan Ziv, who created a crowdsourced web app that allows users to determine the accessibility of restaurants, cafes, and hotels in their city, has been recognized with a David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility.

The annual award — which comes with a personalized certificate and $5,000 — recognizes individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to raise awareness of accessibility, while also improving the lives of people with disabilities in their communities. Ziv is also a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.

“I am delighted to congratulate the worthy recipients of this year’s award. The leaders we’ve recognized today are helping to make accessibility a way of life in Ontario’s workplaces and communities,” said David C. Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Special Advisor on Accessibility to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. “They are doing their part to help us build an inclusive province filled with social and economic opportunities for people of all abilities.”

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