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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 9 years, 45 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*U.S. Access Board Releases Proposed Updated Accessibility Requirements for Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
*Exclusive: Surrealism Of AODA Response To Moran Report Explained!
*Please Use and Widely Circulate the AODA Alliances New Action Kit Which We Unveil Today
*Send Your Member of the Ontario Legislature the Great Media Coverage of the Final Report of Mayo Morans Independent Review of the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
*Ontario Needs to Boost Accessibility Efforts
*Accessibility Issue Needs Urgent Attention in Whitby, Says Walk Organizer
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U.S. Access Board Releases Proposed Updated Accessibility Requirements for Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Another key goal of this update is to promote consistency with other requirements in the United States and abroad in order to improve accessibility and
to facilitate compliance. A leading reference, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), is incorporated into the rule and applied to web-based content as well as to offline documents and software.
Exclusive: Surrealism Of AODA Response To Moran Report Explained!
by Victor Schwartzman
I have decided to approach AODA implementation by channeling Salvador Dali, Duguid could have told this journalist if they had ever met. I was leafing
through a magazine the other day and saw his painting of drooping clocks and immediately thought of AODA implementation. It was an inspiration! Nobody
understands Dali, just like I plan to have nobody understand how Ill implement AODA!
Please Use and Widely Circulate the AODA Alliances New Action Kit Which We Unveil Today
Today we unveil an important new ten-page Action Kit, set out below. It gives you easy-to-use tips on how to reach out to your member of the Ontario Legislature,
and to the media, to press for the Ontario Government to speed up action to get Ontario back on schedule for becoming fully accessible to over 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. Please read this Action Kit.
Send Your Member of the Ontario Legislature the Great Media Coverage of the Final Report of Mayo Morans Independent Review of the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Heres yet another quick and easy way you can help our grassroots blitz to rebuild strong support for disability accessibility among all members of the
Ontario Legislature (MPPs). We want To get the Government to take new action to get Ontario back on schedule for full accessibility by 2025, please contact
your MPP and send them recent media coverage of final report of the Mayo Moran AODA Independent Review.
Read more at
Ontario Needs to Boost Accessibility Efforts
Ontario is falling short of its 2025 goal to ensure the provinces 1.8 million people with disabilities have the opportunity to learn, work and play to
their full potential, warns a review of the governments landmark accessibility legislation.
Accessibility Issue Needs Urgent Attention in Whitby, Says Walk Organizer
Whitby woman wants Town to improve access from Heydenshore Pavilion to Waterfront Trail
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*Bodies of Light: Celebrating International Womens Day Through the Lens of Disability and Difference
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