Rick Hansen Calls for Establishing Federal Disabilities Act

Well-known accessibility advocate and Richmond resident Rick Hansen has added his voice calling for establishing a federal disabilities act.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/rick-hansen-calls-for-establishing-federal-disabilities-act/

Toronto Man With Tourette’s Says He Was Kicked Out of Club Over Tic

A Toronto man with Tourette syndrome says he was kicked out of a downtown nightclub after a bouncer mistook his tic for a sign that he was using drugs.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/toronto-man-with-tourettes-says-he-was-kicked-out-of-club-over-tic/

Did Canada Break a Promise to Its Disabled Citizens?

Despite their differing approaches, both Canada and the U.S. face challenges in keeping their promise to improve the economic wellbeing of their disabled citizens.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/did-canada-break-a-promise-to-its-disabled-citizens/

ADA at 25: Progress and Peril

We are the only class of people who can legally be paid less than the federal minimum wage. This occurs primarily within institutions stating they have our best interest in mind, but which lack the expertise or desire to create real training and employment opportunities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ada-at-25-progress-and-peril/

Despite All the Official Rejoicing, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Sadly Missed a Huge Chance for a Great Legacy for Ontarians with Disabilities by Failing to Increase Accessibility of Tourism/Hospitality Venues like Restaurants and Stores

Before any 2024 Toronto Olympic Bid, Ontario Must Ensure It Doesn’t Repeat This Wasteful Mistake

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http://www.aoda.ca/despite-all-the-official-rejoicing-toronto-2015-pan-am-games-sadly-missed-a-huge-chance-for-a-great-legacy-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-by-failing-to-increase-accessibility-of-tourismhospitalit/

The Restaurant, The Cockroach And The Gangster

By Victor Schwartzman

How is this relevant? Big bugs remind me of politicians. Also, AODA is an access law which seemed when proclaimed like a great idea the Government was totally behind, but AODA woke up the next morning it was something no one in the Government respected. Or wanted to touch.

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http://www.aoda.ca/the-restaurant-the-cockroach-and-the-gangster/

This Small Change Could Make a Big Difference for Accessible Technology

Tech firms such as Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox and LinkedIn announced Thursday that they will develop standard language that lets applicants know that having accessibility knowledge is “preferred” to land a job.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-small-change-could-make-a-big-difference-for-accessible-technology/

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There are 9 years, 23 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Gaps in Ontario’s Disability strategy Highlighted with PanAm Games

As the PanAm Games draw to a close and Toronto prepares for the ParaPanAm Games to get underway, accessibility issues are leaving something to be desired for patrons with disabilities.

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http://www.aoda.ca/gaps-in-ontarios-disability-strategy-highlighted-with-panam-games/

Guelph Transit Going to Next-Generation Stop Calling and Display System

Guelph Transit is introducing a new automated next stop calling and display system, which is expected to make buses more accessible, and riders less likely to miss stops.

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http://www.aoda.ca/guelph-transit-going-to-next-generation-stop-calling-and-display-system/