Accessibility News September 29,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Mom Says School Officials Discouraged Son’s Use of Sign Language
*Doctors Fight Scope of Inquest Into Prison Death of Teenager Ashley Smith
*Beyond the Typical: Open Inclusive Design and the Fluid Project and Inclusive Design of Digital Media
*More Students With Disabilities Eligible for $20,000 Scholarship
*Regal Entertainment Group Makes Moviegoing Accessible to All with Advanced Technology from Sony
*An Education Campaign About Courtesy/Priority Seating Signs on Transportation Vehicles
*Severely Autistic Teen Could Become Homeless

Mom Says School Officials Discouraged Son’s Use of Sign Language

The mother of a Beachy Cove Elementary student who uses American sign language says education officials pushed her son to instead use an electronic device she feels won’t help him improve his speech skills.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2836

Doctors Fight Scope of Inquest Into Prison Death of Teenager Ashley Smith

Smith suffered severe mental illness, was classified as suicidal, and repeatedly used ligatures in near-fatal self-strangulation, Carlise said.

As a result, he said, the probe needed to look at areas including the role of her mental-health care and how authorities managed her.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2833

More Students With Disabilities Eligible for $20,000 Scholarship

September 25, 2012

The TD Grant in Medical Excellence: A Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for People with Disabilities has expanded its eligibility
to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

The scholarship program is now offered to students at seven Ontario universities. 

Regal Entertainment Group Makes Moviegoing Accessible to All with Advanced Technology from Sony

Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) , a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced a milestone with 200 theatres nationwide now offering the Sony Entertainment Access System at theatres across the country. Regal Entertainment Group is working exclusively with Sony for this cutting-edge technology to assist moviegoers who are deaf, hard of hearing, have low vision or are blind.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2830

An Education Campaign About Courtesy/Priority Seating Signs on Transportation Vehicles

Every conventional transportation service provider shall develop a communication strategy designed to inform the public about the purpose of courtesy seating.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2157

Severely Autistic Teen Could Become Homeless

Frantic parents search for housing
Laurie Monsebraaten Sat Sep 22 2012 14:31:39

Miles Kirsh is a 19-year-old Thornhill teen with autism who functions at the level of a 3-year-old.

He is largely non-verbal and responds to stressful situations by shrieking, biting himself, slapping surfaces, ripping his clothing and occasionally destroying property.

Accessibility News September 22,2012 Update

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Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements.

Visit www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

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In this Issue

*Health-Care Providers Openly Discriminate Against the Mentally Ill
*Send Us Feedback on Our Draft Brief to the McGuinty Government on Its August 15, 2012 Draft Accessibility Regulation to Address Barriers in the Built Environment of Public Spaces
*Tech Accessibility Makes Strides for Deaf, Blind Students
*Making Video Gaming Accessible to All: guidelines to Help Game Developers Meet the Needs of the 20% of Gamers Who Have Disabilities
*OHRC Releases Consultation Report on Human Rights, Mental Health and Addictions

Health-Care Providers Openly Discriminate Against the Mentally Ill

The biggest surprise in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s all-encompassing report on mental health is how deeply embedded discrimination against people with mental disabilities is in the health-care system.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2126

Send Us Feedback on Our Draft Brief to the McGuinty Government on Its August 15, 2012 Draft Accessibility Regulation to Address Barriers in the Built Environment of Public Spaces

We have just released a draft brief to the McGuinty Government. It provides our input into the draft regulation that the Government is proposing to enact under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. That draft regulation addresses built environment barriers in public spaces. It also proposes some amendments to the Integrated Accessibility Regulation that the McGuinty Government enacted in 2011 to address barriers in employment, transportation, and information and communication.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2124