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TTC Doesn’t Have Money to Make All Subway Stops Accessible

By Alan Carter Queen’s Park Bureau Chief
TORONTO Despite provincial legislation commanding the TTC to make all 69 subway stops in Toronto accessible to people with disabilities, the commission says there is simply not enough money to complete the job.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ttc-doesn%c2%92t-have-money-to-make-all-subway-stops-accessible/

Tribunal Fines Employers for Contraventions of the AODA

When the first compliance deadlines under the AODA rolled around there did not seem to be much enforcement activity. Over the past two years, however, the government has increased enforcement measures. Employers should be aware of their AODA obligations and upcoming deadlines to avoid noncompliance penalties.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/tribunal-fines-employers-for-contraventions-of-the-aoda/

SourceAmerica: the Source of America?s Discrimination against Workers with Disabilities

The National Federation of the Blind picketed SourceAmerica because SourceAmerica chooses to distribute contracts to nonprofits that hold special wage certificates which allow entities to pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage. Paying people with disabilities subminimum wages should be illegal, but Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act allows entities to do just that.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/sourceamerica-the-source-of-america%c2%92s-discrimination-against-workers-with-disabilities/

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