Accessibility News December 15,2018 Update

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In this Issue

* Airline Fined for Separate Disabled-Accessible Website
* Accommodating Workers with Epilepsy
* Accessible Information at Work
* Return to Work Plans for Ontario Workplaces
* Gretzky Bill Targets Supports for Adult Children With Disabilities
* Students Are Exposing The University Of Guelph For Abandoning Students Dealing With Mental Health Issues

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ARTICLES:

Airline Fined for Separate Disabled-Accessible Website

Offering a separate website for those with disabilities does not comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website accessibility requirements, the agency made clear with a $200,000 fine to the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/airline-fined-for-separate-disabled-accessible-website/

Accommodating Workers with Epilepsy

The Employment Standard under the AODA requires employers to accommodate workers with disabilities. This article will specifically look at accommodating workers with epilepsy and outline the kinds of accommodations workers might need.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accommodating-workers-with-epilepsy/

Accessible Information at Work

Under the Employment Standard of the AODA, employers must provide accessible information to workers with disabilities through accessible formats or communication supports upon request.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessible-information-at-work/

Return to Work Plans for Ontario Workplaces

The Employment Standard under the AODA states that all public sector organizations, and private or non-profit organizations with fifty or more workers, must develop and document a process for writing return to work plans.

Return to work plans are written documents that provide support for workers who have been absent from work because of a disability and who need disability-related accommodations when they return to work. Workers can have return to work plans if their illness or injury is not covered by the return to work process under a different law, such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/return-to-work-plans-for-ontario-workplaces/

Gretzky Bill Targets Supports for Adult Children With Disabilities

Windsor West MPP Gretzky confident her proposed legislation will be passed

at a news conference Friday where
MPP Lisa Gretzky talked about her new private member’s bill Noah and Gregory’s Law that seeks to eliminate wait times for those with developmental disabilities..

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/gretzky-bill-targets-supports-for-adult-children-with-disabilities/

Students Are Exposing The University Of Guelph For Abandoning Students Dealing With Mental Health Issues

Students claim the school offers the worst mental health support in all of Ontario.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/students-are-exposing-the-university-of-guelph-for-abandoning-students-dealing-with-mental-health-issues/

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