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In this Issue
*Students Highlight Simple Steps to Accessibility
*Autism Funding Shortage Frustrates Grimsby Parents
*Badeyes Offers Beginners Guide for WordPress First Timers
*Welcome Federal Funding for Canadians with Autism
*Ontarios Three Major Parties answer the AODA Alliances Survey Seeking Disability Accessibility Commitments in the Two February 13, 2014 By-Elections Only the NDP Made All Accessibility Commitments We Seek *Valentines Day 2014: An AODA Ode
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Students Highlight Simple Steps to Accessibility
It doesnt take much to ensure a class is accessible to all students. In some cases, its simply a matter of making class materials available online before class and uploading fully accessible PDFs or Word documents, formats that screen-reading software can read.
Autism Funding Shortage Frustrates Grimsby Parents
A Grimsby couple is fuming after funding for their sons autism treatment was cut off after only one year.
After waiting four years for intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) therapy, Chris Biggs and Diedre McKay were notified last month their six-year-old son Tison was no longer eligible for government funding. Tison, who is non-verbal and was diagnosed with autism at age three, failed to meet the milestones of the government-funded program and his parents are now appealing that decision.
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Badeyes Offers Beginners Guide for WordPress First Timers
The guide provides information about how to secure a domain name, network host, and install and maintain WordPress for both individuals and enterprises. The language is simple, lucid, for those who use a Screen Reader or those who dont.
Welcome Federal Funding for Canadians with Autism
Ontarios autism spectrum agencies welcome federal investment in the working lives of youth and adults WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2014
In the release of the federal budget yesterday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, there was a surprise but welcome offering for youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Canada.
The Redpath Centre, Autism Ontario and Kerrys Place Autism Services praised the move.
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Ontarios Three Major Parties answer the AODA Alliances Survey Seeking Disability Accessibility Commitments in the Two February 13, 2014 By-Elections Only the NDP Made All Accessibility Commitments We Seek
Ontarios three major political parties with seats in the Ontario Legislature have each responded to the AODA Alliances by-election survey questions. We sought disability accessibility commitments in the run-up to the February 13, 2014 by-elections in the Thornhill and Niagara Falls ridings. We now make these party responses public. We set out the actual emails from the three parties, below, in the order they were received on February 11, 2014.
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Valentines Day 2014: An AODA Ode
By Victor Schwartzman
Valentines Day shines upon us again
this year with no Government surprise
in the V. Day love it again sends to us.
Love? Not exactly. Ieuphonize.
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In the Spotlight
*Frida Restaurant & Bar
*Quinns Steakhouse & Irish Bar
*Shopsys Deli, Restaurant & Catering
*Irish Embassy Pub & Grill (Toronto)
*Irish Embassay Pub & Grill (Montreal)
*P.J. OBrien Irish Pub and Restaurant