On the 15th Anniversary of the Landmark Ontario Legislature’s Disabilities Act Resolution, the Wynne Government Refused to Directly Answer an Opposition Question on Why the Government is Charging the AODA Alliance Chair $2,325 to Answer His Freedom of Information Application, for the Government’s Plans for Enforcing the Disabilities Act

Dr. Hoskins replied by applauding his Government’s work. However he entirely ducked Ms. Di Novo’s important question.

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http://www.aoda.ca/on-the-15th-anniversary-of-the-landmark-ontario-legislatures-disabilities-act-resolution-the-wynne-government-refused-to-directly-answer-an-opposition-question-on-why-the-government-is-char/

Paris Woman Attends International Forum on Disabilities

“Sadly, when I talked with delegates about the struggles those of us with disabilities have faced over specialized transportation service and the desire of council to eliminate it, everyone thought I was talking about a developing country and all were shocked to find out that this could happen in Canada”

On the 15th Anniversary of the Ontario Legislature’s 1998 Pivotal Disabilities Act Resolution, Our Accessibility Campaign Has News in Three Provinces

Ontario Premier Speaks about the Disabilities Act in Toronto – AODA Alliance to Present to Manitoba Legislature’s Standing Committee on Proposed Manitoba Accessibility Law – Public Forum on Campaigning for Promised Nova Scotia Disabilities Law to Be Held In Halifax

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/on-the-15th-anniversary-of-the-ontario-legislatures-1998-pivotal-disabilities-act-resolution-our-accessibility-campaign-has-news-in-three-provinces/

Enforcing Accessibility Regulations: A Canadian Perspective

Accessibility compliance guidelines help guide the work of governments and professionals to ensure digital inclusion for users of all abilities. But how do we ensure that these guidelines are enforced and measured?

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/enforcing-accessibility-regulations-a-canadian-perspective/

Press release: The First World Summit Destination for All will be held in Montreal in October 2014

Montreal, October 19, 2013.

The first World Summit Destination for All aims to establish an international strategy to develop inclusive tourism.
The World Summit Destination for All will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montreal, from the 19th to 22nd of October 2014.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/press-release-the-first-world-summit-destination-for-all-will-be-held-in-montreal-in-october-2014/

AODA Alliance Starts Kickstarter Campaign

By Victor Schwartzman

The Kickstarter campaign’s success inspired the AODA Alliance, given that, realistically, Veronica Mars does not exist and neither does
the AODA.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-starts-kickstarter-campaign/

Accessibility News October 26,2013 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. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant well before the new year deadline with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

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In this Issue

Jury AWARDS BLIND WAR VET $160,000 FOR DISCRIMINATION BY CREDIT UNION

A Federal jury awarded Army Sgt. Major Jesse Acosta $160,000 in a legal
victory finding that Huntington Beach-based NuVision Credit Union violated
the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Unruh Act by denying
Jesse Acosta a loan because he could not produce a valid driver’s license.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/jury-awards-blind-war-vet-160000-for-discrimination-by-credit-union/

Video Could Transform How Schools Serve Teens With Autism

Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/video-could-transform-how-schools-serve-teens-with-autism/

The Ontario Government Commits to More Open Government, but Keeps Dragging Its Feet on Answering the AODA Alliance Chair’s Freedom of Information Application, Submitted to Unearth the Government’s Plans for Effectively Enforcing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Hard as it may be to believe, we now face yet more delays in our effort to get the Ontario Government to keep its 2003 and 2011 election commitments to effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/the-ontario-government-commits-to-more-open-government-but-keeps-dragging-its-feet-on-answering-the-aoda-alliance-chairs-freedom-of-information-application-submitted-to-unearth-the-governm/