Accessibility News April 8,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update
*I’m over the moon!
*Blind Windsor Woman Denied Help Filling Out Passport Docs
*Advocacy Group Calls for Better Autism Supports in Schools
*UN Calls for Recognizing the Rights of People with Autism to Make Their Own Decisions
*Happy 150th Birthday Canada
*TTC: Accessibility Upgrades Coming to St Patrick Station

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ARTICLES:

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update

AODA Alliance sends the Wynne Government Detailed Recommendations to Make Sure that the major Renovation to the Governments Hub in Toronto, the Macdonald Block, Is Fully Accessible to People with Disabilities

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act-alliance-update/

Im over the moon!

Bob Seed said hes overcome with relief over a tentative agreement that could result in compensation for former visually impaired, blind and deafblind students at W. Ross Macdonald School who were allegedly abused over a span of more than 60 years.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/im-over-the-moon/

Blind Windsor Woman Denied Help Filling Out Passport Docs

An Ontario woman says the federal government is letting down residents with disabilities by forbidding staff at Passport Canada from helping applicants fill out their forms.

Rebecca Blaevoet of Windsor, Ont., says she learned of the policy last month when she went to have her passport renewed.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/blind-windsor-woman-denied-help-filling-out-passport-docs/

Advocacy Group Calls for Better Autism Supports in Schools

In a sweeping report to be released Tuesday, the Ontario Autism Coalition is also calling for funds to hire more educational assistants and properly train staff who work with children on the autism spectrum, as well as the launch of a new autism demonstration school for children needing intensive support.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/advocacy-group-calls-for-better-autism-supports-in-schools/

UN Calls for Recognizing the Rights of People with Autism to Make Their Own Decisions

Let us ensure that we make available the necessary accommodations and support to persons with autism, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the Day.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/un-calls-for-recognizing-the-rights-of-people-with-autism-to-make-their-own-decisions/

Happy 150th Birthday Canada

Its Canadas 150th birthday and yes, we are getting older. The question is are we getting smarter as a nation, as provinces and as a people? Is Canada and its Provinces seeking strong partnerships with meaningful accessibility results? Are we looking to the future that includes and employs people with disabilities?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/happy-150th-birthday-canada/

TTC: Accessibility Upgrades Coming to St Patrick Station

As part of its efforts to meet the Provinces Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act of 2005, the TTCs Easier Access Plan is in the process of improving accessibility across Torontos buses, streetcars, and rapid transit hubs. With a number of these projects already underway, work will start
this weekend on adding new elevators to St Patrick Station on the University line.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ttc-accessibility-upgrades-coming-to-st-patrick-station/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions – such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

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*Essential Accessibility Website Rethinks The Web For People With Disabilities
http://www.aoda.ca/essential-accessibility-website-rethinks-the-web-for-people-with-disabilities/

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