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In this Issue
*Badeyes Launches Second Online Book in Its WordPress for Badeyes Series!
*U of T Startups Build a More Inclusive and Accessible Toronto
*No One With a Disability Should Be Made to Feel Invisible
*Guelph Study Identifies Job Barriers for Graduates With Disabilities
*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 and the 2011 Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
*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
*Wearable Tech to Decode Sign Language
*Junk Lawsuits Explode on Web
*Province: Sheltered Workshops on Way Out; Announcing Plan to Close Facilities Permanently, Minister Hails New Era for Fantastic Population
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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.
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 Commissions 2012 Report on Equality Rights of People with Disabilities.
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.
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 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.
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Half of Canadians Accept Job Disability Discrimination
Half of Canadians believe its understandable if an employer thinks its too risky to hire someone with a physical disability, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute and the Rick Hansen Foundation.
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.
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Wearable Tech to Decode Sign Language
The communication barrier between deaf people who use sign language and those that dont understand it may be coming to an end thanks to a new wearable technology being developed at Texas A&M University.
Junk Lawsuits Explode on Web
Businesses across the United States increasingly are facing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is not due to a failure build ramps or elevators at their stores, but over allegations of a different kind of inaccessibility their websites.
Province: Sheltered Workshops on Way Out; Announcing Plan to Close Facilities Permanently, Minister Hails New Era for Fantastic Population
Now, the same advocates say theyre thrilled but shocked by the ministrys new commitment to a massive transformation.
Ontario will eliminate provincially funded workshops where people with intellectual disabilities do menial tasks for pennies a day, says a top official with Ontarios Ministry of Community and Social Services.
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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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