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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/u-s-department-of-education-releases-guidance-on-civil-rights-of-students-with-adhd/

Conflicting Accessible Parking Signs Cause Confusion at Algonquin College

“So I pulled into one of these accessible parking spots, and when I came out, I discovered it was posted as both accessible parking and no parking, and I had a ticket on my windshield from the Algonquin parking services,” said More.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/conflicting-accessible-parking-signs-cause-confusion-at-algonquin-college/

New sign language interpreting rules in effect in Michigan

Urasky said there is a misconception that it is up to the deaf or deaf blind to have an interpreter when lawyers, doctors and others must legally provide the accommodation.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-sign-language-interpreting-rules-in-effect-in-michigan/

EnAbling Change: Accessible Playspaces

2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility For Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). To celebrate this milestone, 101 Ontarians received AODA 10th Anniversary Champion Awards to recognize their passion and commitment in promoting awareness of accessibility and inclusiveness in the community. The following is an example of an award winning project.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/enabling-change-accessible-playspaces/

Update on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

In our November 2015 Employers’ Alert, we summarized the updated employer obligations pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). On June 6, 2016, the Ontario government announced yet further updates to the AODA, which took effect on July 1, 2016. While these changes appear subtle, they do have an impact on Ontario employers and warrant a review of existing accessibility policies, practices and training.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/update-on-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act/

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