Workplace Study Exposes Difficulties Faced by Disabled Workers

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.

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http://www.aoda.ca/workplace-study-exposes-difficulties-faced-by-disabled-workers/

Accessibility News December 21,2013 Update

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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.

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In this Issue

*Voting Problems Widespread For Those With Disabilities
*Legal Aid Ontario Working to Close the Gap for Clients with Mental Illnesses
*Disabled Still Face Work Barriers
*New Accessibility Regulations About to Be Implemented
*Safeway Announces Website Accessibility and Usability Enhancements to its On-line Grocery Delivery Website Benefiting Shoppers with Visual Impairments
*2013 AODA Summary: The Year of Doing Nothing, And Writing About It
*DOJ Joins Suit Against H&R Block, Saying Website Violates ADA

Voting Problems Widespread For Those With Disabilities

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.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/voting-problems-widespread-for-those-with-disabilities/

Legal Aid Ontario Working to Close the Gap for Clients with Mental Illnesses

Breakfast at PARC begins months-long consultations by LAO across province
PARC and Legal Aid
ERIN HATFIELD

Robert Cromwell an artist and member at Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) gives Nye Thomas, Director General of Policy and Strategic Research at Legal Aid Ontario one of his paintings. LAO was at PARC to consult with members about their struggles with the legal system in Ontario. (Dec. 11, 2013)

When he looks around the room at a large group of people gathered for breakfast at the Parkdale Activitiy-Recreation Centre (PARC), Victor Willis said, among the members, there would be nearly 50 stories of a minor legal issue escalating to the point that lives are left in shambles.

Disabled Still Face Work Barriers

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.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disabled-still-face-work-barriers/

New Accessibility Regulations About to Be Implemented

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.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/new-accessibility-regulations-about-to-be-implemented/

Safeway Announces Website Accessibility and Usability Enhancements to its On-line Grocery Delivery Website Benefiting Shoppers with Visual Impairments

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.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/safeway-announces-website-accessibility-and-usability-enhancements-to-its-on-line-grocery-delivery-website-benefiting-shoppers-with-visual-impairments/

2013 AODA Summary: The Year of Doing Nothing, And Writing About It

By Victor Schwartzman
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?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/2013-aoda-summary-the-year-of-doing-nothing-and-writing-about-it/

DOJ Joins Suit Against H&R Block, Saying Website Violates ADA

“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.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/doj-joins-suit-against-hr-block-saying-website-violates-ada/

Accessibility News December 14,2013 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

*New Accessibility Regulations About to Be Implemented
*Ensuring Equal Justice for All
*Disabled Still Face Work Barriers
*Auditor General’s Report: Autism Services in Disarray
*Ontario Honours International Day For People With Disabilities
*Everyday Barriers remain for disabled