Ontario private sector employers take note: you may have just successfully complied with the Customer Service Standard requirements, but now you face the first of several new deadlines for compliance under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (“IAS Regulation”),1 pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.2
Stung by criticism that the implementation of AODA has not been transparent, the Ontario Government responded on May 19 by announcing it would cover the entire Legislature in clear plastic wrap. The Government stated that now its critics will be able to see just how transparent the Government’s AODA implementation is.
Some Canadian Forces members and veterans say the military culture needs to accept the usefulness of service dogs for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Many former soldiers are now acquiring specially trained dogs to help them manage anxiety, anger and stressful situations.
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Reece Midgeley, who is intellectually disabled and has speech difficulties, has had his life changed by a new iPad app called Proloquo2go.
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AODA stands for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Many business owners are unaware of the law that requires the filing of a compliance report. They are also unaware of the onerous penalty for non-compliance.
by Victor Schwartzman
May 13, 2013
The Ontario Government has announced a new construction project in response to criticism it has failed to adequately implement and enforce AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005).