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Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Injured Workers’ Rights on the Job

Decision sets a higher standard for lengths employers must go to find a suitable role for injured employees after a workplace accident.

“The fact is many workers who have permanent impairments are not returning to work,” says Karl Crevar, who has been an advocate for injured workers since his workplace accident in 1987.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/supreme-court-ruling-affirms-injured-workers-rights-on-the-job/

Investigating the Experiences and Academic Success of Graduate Students with Mental Health Challenges or Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study.

My name is Kathleen Moore and I am a doctoral candidate in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/ University of Toronto. I am looking for doctoral students who would like to participate in my study titled: “Investigating the Experiences and Academic Success of Graduate Students with Mental Health Challenges or Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study.”

Overview of the Study

The purpose of the present study is to understand the experiences of doctoral students from Ontario, Canada who identify as having a mental health challenge and disability. Specifically, the focus is previous educational experiences, current help-seeking practices through support services, disclosure, and academic success.

Children’s Book Series Aims to Encourage Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Ontario’s provincial government has published a series of children’s books aimed at encouraging inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities.

Books with titles such as “I’m Smart in My Own Way” are meant to teach children the benefits of understanding diverse and varied experiences.

The initiative is related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA).

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/childrens-book-series-aims-to-encourage-inclusion-of-people-with-disabilities/

Members of New Advisory Board Want Nova Scotia to Rethink Accessibility

Bruce said advocates have been consulted many times in the past, but the provincial government doesn’t have a good track record of listening.

She hopes it’s different this time around.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/members-of-new-advisory-board-want-nova-scotia-to-rethink-accessibility/

Promised New Canada Accessibility Legislation Expected to Be Introduced into Parliament for Debate This Spring

AODA Alliance Writes New National Minister for People with Disabilities, When the Promised New National Accessibility Bill Is Weeks Away from Introduction into Parliament

In the next weeks, the Federal Government is expected to introduce its proposed national accessibility law into the House of Commons, for it to be debated and passed into law. This will be an historic moment for Canada, and especially for people with disabilities in Canada.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/promised-new-canada-accessibility-legislation-expected-to-be-introduced-into-parliament-for-debate-this-spring/

Accessibility News February 17,2018 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 45 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

It’s OK To Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired

Jerry Bergman is sitting in the audience at a Broadway matinée performance of The Band’s Visit. Despite the fact that a huge sign above the stage tells the audience in English, Hebrew and Arabic to turn off cellphones, Bergman is keeping his on so he can read closed captions while watching the show.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/its-ok-to-look-at-your-phone-at-a-broadway-show-if-your-hearing-is-impaired/

What Would a Truly Disabled-Accessible City Look Like?

Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/what-would-a-truly-disabled-accessible-city-look-like/

Universities Join Together to Inspire Students to Use Their Creativity and Innovative Skills to Help Make Communities More Accessible for People With Disabilities

Today, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, joined members of Universities Canada to celebrate the upcoming launch of their Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) program, a national student competition to help remove barriers to accessibility.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/universities-join-together-to-inspire-students-to-use-their-creativity-and-innovative-skills-to-help-make-communities-more-accessible-for-people-with-disabilities/

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