Welcome to the AO Do Da Do Da Day

By Axel Krueger

When will this province and country take a Viagra and read the words of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Apparently, the only thing this government can accomplish where the “citizens”, with disabilities can do, is further discriminate against them by continuing to show that this 17% of it’s population have no rights to the rights covered under the Canadian Charter as do the rest of the country’s citizen’s.

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http://www.aoda.ca/welcome-to-the-ao-do-da-do-da-day/

Guelph Woman Helps Deaf in the Philippines

When she learned impoverished hearing impaired people in the region have no access to public services, she found a mission.

“It’s something that’s been close to my heart for obvious reasons, having a mom that’s deaf and growing up surrounded by deaf people,” she said. “It has always been a passion of mine to help the deaf community.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/guelph-woman-helps-deaf-in-the-philippines/

Today We Begin Our Dial Dalton Campaign! Please Call the Premier’s Office to Ask How Premier McGuinty Plans to Keep His 14-Year-Old Promise to Effectively Enforce the Disibilities Act

Starting right now, and for the following days, please join our Dial Dalton blitz. Fourteen years ago today, Dalton McGuinty first publicly promised to enact a strong Disabilities Act with effective enforcement. In 2005, the McGuinty Government passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) with helpful enforcement provisions, but these are useless if the Government doesn’t fully and effectively use them.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/today-we-begin-our-dial-dalton-campaign-please-call-the-premiers-office-to-ask-how-premier-mcguinty-plans-to-keep-his-14-year-old-promise-to-effectively-enforce-the-disibilities-act/

Accessibility News October 27,2012 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 Enforcement: Where is it?
*Enforcing AODA: The Big Purple Elephant in the Room
*Just Four Days Until Launch of Our “Dial Dalton” Campaign to Improve Enforcement of the AODA
*Customer Service Standards Compliance Report Due by December 31, 2012
*A Promising New Approach to Welfare
*Special Olympian Responds to Ann Coulter’s “Retard” Remark with Heartfelt Letter
*Netflix to Caption All Videos by 2014
*‘Standing up for the silent

AODA Enforcement: Where is it?

Have you been affected by an Accessibility issue that is not being addressed under the AODA?

“New website launched to serve as an interim Enforcement mechanism.”

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-enforcement-where-is-it/

Enforcing AODA: The Big Purple Elephant in the Room

For those of you who have been following the misadventures of Para transit in the county of Brant, my comments in this article are a logical continuum in this saga. For those of you who haven’t been following the events, I won’t bore you with them here…except to say:

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/enforcing-aoda-the-big-purple-elephant-in-the-room/

Just Four Days Until Launch of Our “Dial Dalton” Campaign to Improve Enforcement of the AODA

PLEASE HELP MAKE THIS BLITZ A SUCCESS

We want to remind you that next Monday, October 29, 2012, is the start of our “Dial Dalton” campaign, to press the McGuinty Government to far more effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please take a little bit of time to join in our campaign.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/just-four-days-until-launch-of-our-dial-dalton-campaign-to-improve-enforcement-of-the-aoda/

Customer Service Standards Compliance Report Due by December 31, 2012

Author: Suzanne Cohen Share

If your organization has 20 or more employees, you are obligated to report under the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, by December 31, 2012. If you have one to nineteen employees you are obligated to comply with the standard, but you need not report or maintain documentation.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/customer-service-standards-compliance-report-due-by-december-31-2012/

A Promising New Approach to Welfare

Daniel Nolan Thu Oct 25 2012

Local groups that deal with poverty are saying there are good things — but not everything they wanted — in a long-awaited review of Ontario’s $8.3-billion welfare system.

Special Olympian Responds to Ann Coulter’s “Retard” Remark with Heartfelt Letter

After Ann Coulter called President Obama a “retard” on Twitter, the Internet exploded in retaliation against her choice of words. Today, one voice has become the loudest.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/special-olympian-responds-to-ann-coulters-retard-remark-with-heartfelt-letter/