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What's New This Week

Town to Continue Public Transportation Beyond November 17

After lengthy discussion at its October 7 meeting, council agreed to keep the service beyond the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance deadline of November 17, while it works on implementing a compliant service.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/town-to-continue-public-transportation-beyond-november-17/

EEOC Sues The Lash Group for Disability Discrimination

BALTIMORE – The Lash Group, a Charlotte, N.C.-based consulting company, refused to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee with post-partum depression and instead fired her because of her disability in violation of federal law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/eeoc-sues-the-lash-group-for-disability-discrimination/

To Siri, With Love

Apple’s personal assistant offers patience and companionship to an autistic boy, helping him learn social cues and enunciation, among other things.

A 13-year-old is autistic, and Siri, Apple’s intelligent personal assistant, is currently his BFF, showing how technology has seemingly changed the interface of childhood imaginary friends.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/to-siri-with-love/

The Varsity: The State of the Clubhouse

Watson said that accessibility issues sometimes hinder service-users from accessing the SEC office. “It is incredibly frustrating when people with disabilities are not able to access our office,” Watson said.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/the-varsity-the-state-of-the-clubhouse/

Former Lieutenant Governor to Champion Accessibility in Ontario

Ontario has appointed The Honourable David C. Onley as a special advisor on accessibility to champion opportunities for people of all abilities in the public and private sectors.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/former-lieutenant-governor-to-champion-accessibility-in-ontario/

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