Ontario Review of Psychiatric Wait Times in Jail Kept Secret

Ontario is keeping secret a review of wait times for prisoners seeking psychiatric treatment in provincial jails.

Angelique Jahn holds a photo of her sister Christina in her Rideau Lakes home south of Ottawa. Christina Jahn, whose human rights complaint against the Ontario corrections ministry led to promised reforms, is terminally ill with cancer.

By: Amy Dempsey GTA, Published on Thu Jan 15 2015

Christina Jahn, who had a mental illness and terminal cancer, was held at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre in 2011 abd 2012.

Ontario has completed a review of wait times for inmates seeking psychiatric treatment in provincial jails, but the corrections ministry is keeping the results secret.

Disability, Employment and the New Veterans Charter

The relationship between disability and employment is slowly changing, and as much as we are mindful of developing trends in policy and law, we still have the obligation to recognize and respect disability from a cross sector perspective, including individuals who have served in the Canadian Forces, acquiring an injury as a result.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-employment-and-the-new-veterans-charter/

Is Accessible TV Viewing Finally on Its Way?

In the August issue of AccessWorld , we described the new voice guide features available on new Samsung TVs. More recently, Comcast has announced the availability of its own talking TV interface.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/is-accessible-tv-viewing-finally-on-its-way/

Stops Not Called, Drivers Disciplined; Majority ‘Extremely Upset’ with Order, Transit Union Says

Ben Williams, president of Unifor 333,
which represents 550 B.C. Transit drivers, says forcing drivers to call out hundreds of stops a day is dangerous for everyone on the bus. The union says visually impaired passengers would be better served by an automated system.;

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/stops-not-called-drivers-disciplined-majority-extremely-upset-with-order-transit-union-says/

Accessibility News January 10,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 51 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Important Changes ARE Coming IN 2015 to ODSP Employment Benefits

Three benefits for people on ODSP are being eliminated, including the Employment Training and Start-Up Benefit, the Employment Transition Benefit and the Work-Related Benefit.

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http://www.incomesecurity.org/ODSPEmploymentBenefitsarechangingin2015.htm

Premier KathLying Wynne’s Governments Record for 2014, Nothing to Be Proud of!

by Geof Collis

Premier KathLying Wynne and her Government had a busy 2014 ignoring or breaking promises to the Disability Community, can they top it for 2015?

Let’s hope not!

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http://www.aoda.ca/category/aodaalliance/

World’s First Online International Deaf-Blind Conference translated by Translate Your World

The world’s first online across-language conference for people who are deaf-blind will be held via the internet on January 24th and 25th and offered simultaneously as subtitles in 78 different languages and as translated synthesized voice in 35 languages.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/worlds-first-online-international-deaf-blind-conference-translated-by-translate-your-world/

Siemens Introduces Smart Hearing Aids at the 2015 International CES

Smart hearing aids work with both iPhone and Android devices Wearer can control microphone direction via smartphone
Intelligent devices continuously learn and automatically adapt

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/siemens-introduces-smart-hearing-aids-at-the-2015-international-ces/

Man With Disability Wants Apology from Theatre Chain

The concession person complied with Santry’s request, which was soon revoked by a supervisor, who Santry said took the larger bag out of his hands and dumped the popcorn into the smaller bag.

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http://www.aoda.ca/man-with-disability-wants-apology-from-theatre-chain/