“Missing in Action: Disability Policy and Persons with Disabilities”

Yet again, the silence from the media was deafening on this major policy stand. Only one media article by Andre Picard exists on the subject, a fact which led CBC radio’s Michael Enright to conclude that disabled Canadians were invisible in the 2015 election.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/missing-in-action-disability-policy-and-persons-with-disabilities/

European Commission Publishes the European Accessibility Act

The European Commission has published the European Accessibility Act. The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) welcomes this step forward taken by the Commission, announced only one day before the celebration of the International Day of Persons with disabilities [3.12] .

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/european-commission-publishes-the-european-accessibility-act/

Badeyes Launches Second Online Book in Its “WordPress for Badeyes” Series!

Learn how to build your own Personal or Business website.
by Geof Collis

After putting the finishing touches on my second Book: Build an eCommerce, Membership site with Community Forum it can now be purchased as a standalone or as part of a number of Discounted Bundles.

For more details visit http://wpforbadeyes.com/badeyes-launches-second-online-book-in-its-wordpress-for-badeyes-series/

The AODA Alliance Writes Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid to Request Important Information Regarding the Wynne Government’s Consultation on its Problematic Proposal to Establish a Private Accessibility certification Process in Ontario

The AODA Alliance Goes Radio Silent for the Holidays!

Asking the Wynne Government for Important Background on the Deloitte Firm’s Consultation Regarding the Government’s Proposal to Create a Private Accessibility Certification Process

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http://www.aoda.ca/the-aoda-alliance-writes-economic-development-minister-brad-duguid-to-request-important-information-regarding-the-wynne-governments-consultation-on-its-problematic-proposal-to-establish-a-private/

Accessibility News December 5,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 4 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

U of T Startups Build a More Inclusive and Accessible Toronto

Rapidly evolving technology is a tool that 3.8 million Canadians living with a disability can leverage to reclaim their independence and live an increasingly barrier-free life.

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http://www.aoda.ca/u-of-t-startups-build-a-more-inclusive-and-accessible-toronto/

No One With a Disability Should Be Made to Feel Invisible

It is an unfortunate and persistent reality that significant disparities persist between persons with disabilities and the general population, which are evidenced by grossly differential access to education, employment, housing and other determinants of quality of life. These disparities were extensively documented in the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2012 Report on Equality Rights of People with Disabilities.

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http://www.aoda.ca/no-one-with-a-disability-should-be-made-to-feel-invisible/

Guelph Study Identifies Job Barriers for Graduates With Disabilities

Seward said the literature suggests that stigma is one significant factor that limits the ability to succeed.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/guelph-study-identifies-job-barriers-for-graduates-with-disabilities/

Half of Canadians Accept Job Disability Discrimination

Half of Canadians believe it’s understandable if an employer thinks it’s too risky to hire someone with a physical disability, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute and the Rick Hansen Foundation.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/half-of-canadians-accept-job-disability-discrimination/

The AODA Alliance Issues a News Release about Newly-Secured Government Documents that Show the Wynne Government Continues With Paltry Enforcement of Ontarios Disabilities Act, Despite Three Years of Rampant Private Sector Violations and 1.3 Million Dollars Left Unspent that Could Buy Lots More Enforcement

To mark December 3, 2015, the International Day for People with Disabilities, the AODA Alliance has issued a news release. It makes public documents obtained from the Wynne Government showing that it still is failing to effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act this year. This makes three years in a row of ineffective AODA enforcement vis à vis the private sector. This is so despite the fact that the Government has known for three years about persistent and rampant non-compliance among private sector organizations with at least 20 employees.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/the-aoda-alliance-issues-a-news-release-about-newly-secured-government-documents-that-show-the-wynne-government-continues-with-paltry-enforcement-of-ontarios-disabilities-act-despite-three-years-of/