Group Home Location Bylaws Pit Ontario Cities Against Human Rights Watchdog

Ontario’s top human rights watchdog warned Thursday it will actively challenge discriminatory” bylaws that restrict the location of group homes, but one prominent critic says the Ontario Human Rights Commission is treading clumsily into an area better left to local decision-makers.

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http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2119

Petition to Legislative Assembly of Ontario

If you are a resident of the Province of Ontario, we would love to include your original signature (ie. Non-electronic) on the petition that will be presented to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. To do this, please print and sign a hardcopy of the petition (any additional signatures provided are greatly appreciated) and mail to: Roll a Mile, 933 Kelsowood Lane, Fergus, ON N1M 3R8.
Please only sign one version of this petition, either the electronic petition or the hardcopy petition.

Thank you for your support of accessibility.

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http://rollamile.com/blog/?p=159

Accommodations a Priority During Frosh Week

This year was the first that Arts and Science frosh group leaders were informed of special accommodations needed by their first-year students before Frosh Week began.

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http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2077

Accessibility News September 8,2012 Update

Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

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

*AODA Alliance Releases a Report Card on the McGuinty Government Record at Keeping Its Twelve 2011 Election Promises on Disability Accessibility
*Air Canada Says No Room for Boy’s Wheelchair
*Helping One Another Through King’s Accessibility Committee
*Public Meeting on Metrolinx’s Accessibility Initiatives
*Games Jobsworth Bars Ex-Minister Blunkett from Paralympic Opening Ceremony Because of His Guide Dog
*Justice Department Settles with Sacramento, Calif., Public Library Authority Over Inaccessible “E-Reader” Devices

Air Canada Says No Room for Boy’s Wheelchair

Air Canada is encountering turbulence from a boy with disabilities and his parents after the airline said they could not fit his wheelchair on their plane.

Ten-year-old Chase Baker has spinal muscular dystrophy and wasn’t supposed to live past age two, and now he depends on a sophisticated wheelchair for transportation.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2815

AODA Alliance Releases a Report Card on the McGuinty Government Record at Keeping Its Twelve 2011 Election Promises on Disability Accessibility

The Government’s delay in keeping all its 2011 election promises to Ontarians with disabilities sets Ontario even further behind schedule in reaching the mandatory goal of full accessibility by 2025 that the AODA requires.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2007

Helping One Another Through King’s Accessibility Committee

Being part of the process to affect a change in awareness is what keeps volunteers of the Township’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) going.

Read more at
http://www.coaac.ca/?p=600

Games Jobsworth Bars Ex-Minister Blunkett from Paralympic Opening Ceremony Because of His Guide Dog

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett was invited to the Paralympic opening ceremony as a guest of Channel 4 But when Mr Blunkett arrived, he was told he couldn’t take his seat because he was with his guide dog Cosby

An official then gave him alternative seating in an ‘exposed, blustery gantry’

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2813

Justice Department Settles with Sacramento, Calif., Public Library Authority Over Inaccessible “E-Reader” Devices

The Justice Department announced today that it and the National Federation of the Blind have reached a settlement with the Sacramento Public Library Authority in Sacramento, Calif., to remedy alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2811

Accessibility News September 1,2012 Update

Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

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

*The McGuinty Watch: Make Sure McGuinty Doesn’t Get a Majority
*McGuinty Government Proposes to Amend its 2011 Integrated Accessibility Regulation Without Following Important AODA Requirements for Amending Accessibility Standards
*Report Says Ontario is Canada’s Worst Province in Social Indicators and Services
*Lost in Transition
*Public Meeting on Metrolinx’s Accessibility Initiatives
*Newly Installed Hearing Aid Compatible Technology Makes Museum Visit More Enjoyable
*Apps Begin to Give Blind Access to Touch Screens
*Will Ontario’s Two September 6 2012 By-Elections Be Fully Accessible to All Voters With Disabilities?