The study concluded 62% of respondents believed those who can hide their disability are more likely to be promoted and that there are too many myths held by employers which keep the disabled under-represented in the workforce.
More than a decade after Congress took steps to ensure equal access for people with disabilities at the polls, a new report finds that legal, physical and attitudinal barriers remain.
Another major reason why Canada’s disabled community is largely on the margins of the labour market is the country’s incoherent set of disability support programs, according to experts. Unlike some other advanced nations, Canada has no uniform, national disability policy. What it has is a number of policies that vary across provinces and territories.
On January 1, 2014, the next phase of prescribed requirements under the Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation are set to come into force affecting large private sector organizations. The regulation requires large private sector organizations to establish accessibility standards on information and communication, employment, transportation and the design of public spaces.
Customers Applaud Safeway’s Commitment
Safeway (NYSE:SWY) today announced a comprehensive initiative to make its online grocery shopping website more accessible and usable for Safeway shoppers with visual impairments. The site enhancements are the result of collaboration between Safeway and several visually impaired customers.
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Yet, similar legislation is well underway in Manitoba and is being pushed for in Nova Scotia. How can this be, given the failure of the AODA legislation to be implemented in Ontario?
“I absolutely think the impact of this litigation has the possibility of changing the landscape, beyond the confines of just this lawsuit,” Campins told Newsmax. “I think some companies are not paying attention to these issues. If they see a lawsuit, I think they might have the realization that they must pay attention as well.”