Former student alleges abuse at W. Ross MacDonald School

Student attended school in several years ago

Work has begun on a proposed class action relating to alleged abuse of former students of the W. Ross MacDonald School for the Visually Impaired and Deafblind in Brantford.

Achilles Canada and OBSA Partner for “Shared Vision” Project

Achilles Canada, in partnership with Ontario Blind Sports Association (OBSA), is promoting the “Shared Vision” project, based on the inclusion
among the world of athletics, the education system, and community vision health agencies.

Inaccessibility of Missouri Town’s Dinner Train Violates ADA, Advocates Say

CENTRALIA, Mo. – Columbia city leaders responded Friday to complaints that the new Columbia dinner train was supported with taxpayer money, even though the train is not handicapped accessible.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2026

Sick Welfare Recipients to Have Harder Time Accessing Diet Allowance

Published On Sat Feb 26 2011
Brett Popplewell Staff Reporter

New rules coming into effect April 1 will make it harder for welfare recipients to access public funding for food.

Accessibility News February 26,2011 Update

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In this Issue

1) Message Board
2)Articles
*The McGuinty Watch
*Procrastination Not Good for Compliance
*Patients With Special Needs at Risk for Poor Oral Care
*Ontario Government Turning a Blind Eye and a Deaf Ear to the DeafBlind
*Call for a National Accessibility Action Plan to Meet Obligations to People With Disabilities
*Training Resource for Small Businesses and Organizations
*Government of Canada Removes Barriers for People With Disabilities
*Parking Punishes Handicapped
*Mental Health the Final Frontier in Diversity
*Pay $1,800 a Day or Get Out: Hospital
*Tips on How to Make WordPress Admin More Accessible to Screen Readers
3) Classifieds
4) This and That

Procrastination Not Good for Compliance

Advance preparation a wise strategy when new legislation is coming down the pipe

This keeps everybody busy and could make it easy to put something on the backburner if it’s not imminent, like new legislation that might be coming into
effect down the line. But failure to pay attention could leave an employer unprepared and in trouble when the time to comply comes around.

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http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1030

Patients With Special Needs at Risk for Poor Oral Care

Lack of specialized dentists results in long wait times 

Many people with physical or mental disabilities are not receiving the oral care they need or have to wait for treatment for a year or more.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2022

Ontario Government Turning a Blind Eye and a Deaf Ear to the DeafBlind

TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ – The government of Ontario proposed a new model for funding critical services to deafblind Ontarians that, if implemented, could result in a 45 per cent reduction in services and funding for Ontario’s most vulnerable.

Call for a National Accessibility Action Plan to Meet Obligations to People With Disabilities

Two recognizable advocacy groups are asking the federal government to get on with a plan of action.

It was only a matter of time before Canadian advocates on behalf of people with disabilities would ask for a federal program or plan to meet Canada’s obligations to the United Nations.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2020

Training Resource for Small Businesses and Organizations

Whether your organization is large or small, attracting every potential customer is essential to your business. Improving your services for customers with disabilities can help you increase your customer base and your bottom line.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?page_id=992