Computer Game Could Improve Sight of Visually Impaired Children

24th April 2013, 10:33am

Visually impaired children could benefit from a revolutionary new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/computer-game-could-improve-sight-of-visually-impaired-children/

Accessibility News April 27,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*Removing Barriers Goal of New Legislation
*Toronto Restaurant Incident with Hearing Ear Dog Shows Need for the Ontario Government to Keep Its Promise to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
*Canada: AODA’s Workplace Emergency Response Information Requirements Already In Force: Are You In Compliance?
*Lift People With Disabilities Out of Poverty, Says OPSEU Members at ODSP Lobby
*EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Disability Discrimination
*Spring Rolls Apologizes for Treatment of Hearing-Impaired Man with Service Dog
*Dim or Brighter Prospects for Welfare Reform?: Fiorito

Removing Barriers Goal of New Legislation

Manitoba – Improving accessibility for disabled will be the norm
By: Larry Kusch
Posted: 04/24/2013

THE provincial government is introducing legislation today it says will improve accessibility for people with disabilities to buildings, services and jobs.

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http://www.aoda.ca/removing-barriers-goal-of-new-legislation/

Toronto Restaurant Incident with Hearing Ear Dog Shows Need for the Ontario Government to Keep Its Promise to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires Ontario to become fully accessible to over 1.7 million Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. The Ontario Government has pledged for years to effectively enforce this law. Recent reports in the Toronto Star highlight the need for the Ontario Government to keep its word.

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http://www.aoda.ca/toronto-restaurant-incident-with-hearing-ear-dog-shows-need-for-the-ontario-government-to-keep-its-promise-to-effectively-enforce-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act/

Canada: AODA’s Workplace Emergency Response Information Requirements Already In Force: Are You In Compliance?

Since January 1, 2012, Ontario employers have been obligated to provide “individualized workplace emergency response information to employees who have a disability, if the disability is such that the individualized information is necessary and the employer is aware of the need for accommodation due to the employee’s disability.”

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http://www.aoda.ca/canada-aodas-workplace-emergency-response-information-requirements-already-in-force-are-you-in-compliance/

Lift People With Disabilities Out of Poverty, Says OPSEU Members at ODSP Lobby

“The main reason we’re here today is to tell the politicians we want everyone lifted out of poverty,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Toronto (22 April 2013)

People with disabilities and the front line staff who work with them joined forces on April 10 to tell Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs): improve disability benefits, but not in the ways recommended by a provincial commission.

EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Disability Discrimination

4-10-13

CLEVELAND – Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. violated federal law by allowing a male employee at an Akron Walmart store to subject a developmentally disabled female co-worker to sexually inappropriate conduct and then retaliating against her for her opposition to the sexual misconduct, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/eeoc-sues-wal-mart-for-sexual-harassment-retaliation-and-disability-discrimination/

Spring Rolls Apologizes for Treatment of Hearing-Impaired Man with Service Dog

The restaurant chain says their franchisees won’t restrict where the man and his Hearing Ear dog sit.

But after hearing that Hopgood had a similar incident with little support from the chain, Stelmacovich said, “This is clearly not an isolated incident . . . This is a little bit concerning now; it sounds more like a systemic problem.”

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http://www.aoda.ca/spring-rolls-apologizes-for-treatment-of-hearing-impaired-man-with-service-dog/

Dim or Brighter Prospects for Welfare Reform?: Fiorito

The report on welfare reform in Ontario does not go far enough.

By: Joe Fiorito Columnist, Published on Fri Apr 19 2013

Ted McMeekin is not a flashy man; he was, at one time, the minister of agriculture in Ontario. But he has a pretty good understanding of social issues, and he is a committed volunteer, and now he is the minister of community and social services.

Accessibility News April 20,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*Blind taxpayers sue H&R Block over web site accessibility
*Toronto Cab Companies Agree to Stop Illegal Extra Charges for Wheelchair Passengers
*Attend the Toronto Transit Commissions May 9 2013 Accessible Transit Public Forum to Let TTC Know About Ongoing Public Transit Barriers
*Press Release: Fedora Outlier LLC Launches The Old Hat Guide to iPhone Accessibility
*Documentary: Disability Activist Fights for Right to Manage His Own Care
*Please Tell the Wynne Government if You Support Our New Brief on Proposed Accessibility Reforms to the Ontario Building Code *Outback Steakhouse to Pay $65,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
*Big Pharma made $711 billion Overcharging Seniors and Disabled