Accessibility News December 19,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 2 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Please Let the Wynne Government Know If You Support the AODA Alliance’s Finalized Submission on the Government’s Problematic Proposed Amendments to the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard and the 2011 Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation

Back on November 9, 2015, the Wynne Government posted for public comment a short summary of amendments that it proposes to make to the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard and the 2011 Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. On December 3, 2015, the AODA alliance sent the Government a detailed submission on these proposed amendments. You can download the AODA Alliance’s December 3, 2015 submission on the Government’s proposed amendments to the Customer Service Accessibility Standard and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation by visiting http://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/dec-3-2015-aoda-alliance-finalized-response-to-ont-gov-proposed-customer-service-and-IASR-amendments.docx Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/please-let-the-wynne-government-know-if-you-support-the-aoda-alliances-finalized-submission-on-the-governments-problematic-proposed-amendments-to-the-2007-customer-service-accessibility-standard/

Ontario Appoints New Chair to Lead Accessibility Advisory Council

Mr. Donovan is a globally renowned authority on disability and corporate profitability. He has helped provide clients and global governments with insights to frame disability as a global emerging market. He is also the publisher of The Global Economics of Disability Annual Report and his expertise on the scope and value of the disability market is sought by businesses, government and non-government organizations around the world.

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http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-appoints-new-chair-to-lead-accessibility-advisory-council/

Master WordPress With This 3 in 1 Accessible Online Book!

Have a product to sell? Want a Membership Only website? How about a Community Forum?

If you are new to WordPress or not this 3 in 1 online book will walk you through setting up any or all of the above.

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Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Charge For Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service

A class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona alleges that Total Transit Inc. (“TTI”), doing business as Discount Cab, violates federal and state law by charging wheelchair users a $10.00 fee per trip in addition to the standard fare because they require accessible taxis.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/lawsuit-challenges-discriminatory-charge-for-wheelchair-accessible-taxi-service/

NECC Explores Accessibility at December Event

According to Preston, although we as a society are moving forward, we still live in a world that is disabled with system barriers and with many advocates, supporters and users still waiting for compliance on AODA guidelines.

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http://www.aoda.ca/necc-explores-accessibility-at-december-event/

Thousands of Ontario Businesses Missing Accessibility Deadlines

Toronto lawyer David Lepofsky said the government isn’t using all its resources to crack down on companies that have flouted deadlines

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http://www.aoda.ca/thousands-of-ontario-businesses-missing-accessibility-deadlines/

Accessibility News December 12,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 3 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

A Victoria Resident is Challenging a Ruling by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, After a Local Taxi Company Allegedly Discriminated Against Him by Refusing to Transport Him and His Guide Dog

But Mary Ellen Gabias, president of the Canadian Federation of the Blind, said there’s no proof the driver had allergies in the first place. “The human rights tribunal does not understand. They may be good at other types of discrimination but clearly the ruling on this case makes it clear that they don’t understand disability,” she said, noting there have been two cases concerning guide dogs and taxis, both of which went against the guide dog user.
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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/a-victoria-resident-is-challenging-a-ruling-by-the-b-c-human-rights-tribunal-after-a-local-taxi-company-allegedly-discriminated-against-him-by-refusing-to-transport-him-and-his-guide-dog/

Air Canada Ordered to Stop Forbidding Deaf-Blind People From Flying Solo

Airline forced passenger to travel with an attendant and that’s discrimination, regulator says.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/air-canada-ordered-to-stop-forbidding-deaf-blind-people-from-flying-solo/