Accessibility News May 31,2014 Update

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In this Issue

*Lest You Forgot: The Wynne/McGuinty Legacy
*Ex-Dolphins Scout with Sick Wife: I was Fired for Working From Home *Orion Sued for Alleged Disability Discrimination
*Launch of New Library Service Provides Accessible Books to Over Three Million Canadians With Print Disabilities
*HUD Announces Alternative Accessibility Standard for Federally Funded Construction Projects
*Our Victory for Accessibility! Come to May 27, 2014 Parkdale-High Park All Candidates Debate *Ontario Liberals Just Dont Understand Mental Illness

Ex-Dolphins Scout with Sick Wife: I was Fired for Working From Home

A former Dolphins scout claims he was illegally fired by general manager Dennis Hickey.

From a public relations standpoint, it’s been a rough six months for the Miami Dolphins.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ex-dolphins-scout-with-sick-wife-i-was-fired-for-working-from-home/

Orion Sued for Alleged Disability Discrimination

MILWAUKEE Orion Energy Systems Inc. of Manitowoc violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, a mobility impairment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in a lawsuit filed on Thursday.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/orion-sued-for-alleged-disability-discrimination/

Launch of New Library Service Provides Accessible Books to Over Three Million Canadians With Print Disabilities

The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Association’s National Conference in Victoria, BC.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/launch-of-new-library-service-provides-accessible-books-to-over-three-million-canadians-with-print-disabilities/

HUD Announces Alternative Accessibility Standard for Federally Funded Construction Projects

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced recently that it is permitting developers of federally funded construction projects to use an alternative design standard to meet the accessibility requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/hud-announces-alternative-accessibility-standard-for-federally-funded-construction-projects/

Our Victory for Accessibility! Come to May 27, 2014 Parkdale-High Park All Candidates’ Debate

To Be Held Outside the Inaccessible Fern Avenue Public School — AND — Send in Questions on Disability Accessibility for the June 3, 2014 Televised Leaders’ Debate — AND — Other Ontario Election Accessibility News

May 26, 2014

Here are quick news items in our non-partisan blitz for accessibility during the lead-up to the June 12, 2014 Ontario general election:

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/our-victory-for-accessibility-come-to-may-27-2014-parkdale-high-park-all-candidates-debate/

Ontario Liberals Just Don’t Understand Mental Illness

Posted: 05/23/2014 6:22 pm

Doing the right thing to improve services for those who are mentally ill is not about party politics but rather human decency. I realized that on Thursday after a verbal confrontation on my porch with my incumbent Liberal who made the mistake of knocking at my door. After that encounter, I read an article about Michael Wilson by Andre Picard in the Globe and Mail that put matters into perspective for me.

When I introduced myself to my incumbent who was seeking my vote, his response was “oh the mental health man”. It deteriorated from there as I explained my displeasure with his government’s failures to implement any of the recommendations from the Conservative report co-chaired by Michael Wilson that they inherited in 2003 when they came into office or the recommendations of their all party select committee of 2010.

Accessibility News May 24,2014 Update

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In this Issue

May 27 2014 All Candidates Debate in Hotly-Contested Toronto Riding Planned for Evidently-Inaccessible Location

NDP Candidate Refuses to Attend – Despite Inaccessibility Liberal Candidate Announced She Will Attend – PC Candidate Hasn’t Responded

May 23, 2014 Toronto: We have received troubling word that an All Candidates Debate in an evidently inaccessible location, Fern Avenue Public School, 128 Fern Avenue, Toronto, is scheduled for 7 pm on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Toronto’s hotly-contested Parkdale High Park riding. We had tweeted to all Ontario election candidates on Twitter, seeking pledges that no candidate will agree to attend an All Candidates Debate in an inaccessible location.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/may-27-2014-all-candidates-debate-in-hotly-contested-toronto-riding-planned-for-evidently-inaccessible-location/

Elections Ontario Writes AODA Alliance to Say What It Is Doing to Remove Voting Barriers that Impede Voters with Disabilities – And Other Ontario 2014 Election News on the Accessibility Front

Elections Ontario wrote us on May 9 and 21, 2014 to list the voting options available for voters with disabilities. We set out those letters below.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/elections-ontario-writes-aoda-alliance-to-say-what-it-is-doing-to-remove-voting-barriers-that-impede-voters-with-disabilities-and-other-ontario-2014-election-news-on-the-accessibility-front/