Accessibility News August 27,2011 Update

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In this Issue

*The McGuinty Watch
*New Accessibility Standards Affecting Employment Now In Force
*AODA administrative Monetary Penalties Scheme – Three Strikes You’re Out!
*The AODA and the Integrated Accessibility Standards
*Blind Woman Refused Apartment Over Guide Dog
*Why Does Society Hate the Blind so Much?
*Manitoba Law Discriminatory

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ARTICLES:

The McGuinty Watch

To make it easier for you to see how the McGuinty Government has treated the Disabled Community over it’s Terms we’ve compiled some relevant articles for you to view

As they become available we’ll post more so check back once in a while before Election time.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?page_id=928

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New Accessibility Standards Affecting Employment Now In Force

During the recruitment process, employers shall advise applicants that accommodations of the materials and processes to be used are available and if accommodations are requested then the employer shall consult with the applicant on their accommodations needs.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1336

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AODA administrative Monetary Penalties Scheme – Three Strikes You’re Out!

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) allows for severe maximum monetary penalties for any violation to the Act. The maximum penalties under the AODA include:

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1322

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The AODA and the Integrated Accessibility Standards

As is evident, the Government’s commitment to accessibility for all Ontarians has been significantly watered down by these Standards, and is a significant disservice to Ontarians with Disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1328

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Blind Woman Refused Apartment Over Guide Dog

Manitoba’s Human Rights Code specifically mentions guide dogs alongside things like sexual orientation and religion as unacceptable targets of discrimination. That means it’s just as illegal to refuse someone an apartment because of a service dog as it is to refuse them because of their religious beliefs.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2270

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Why Does Society Hate the Blind so Much?

By Geof Collis

Surveys show that Americans and Canadians fear Blindness the most over other Disabilities. I wonder, is that because of the Disability or the way Society treats the Blind?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1318

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Manitoba Law Discriminatory

Disability rights advocates have repeatedly stressed that we must move toward acceptance of a social model of disability in explaining and challenging the poor labour market participation rates of people with disabilities.

In the social model, we place primary emphasis on how structural barriers make it difficult for people with disabilities to gain — and keep — employment. These can range from physical barriers in the workplace that make it impossible for wheelchair users to use the washrooms to a lack of assistive technology that would permit a blind person to effectively use a computer.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2267

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