Accessibility News February 22,2014 Update

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In this Issue

*Tim Hortons Menu Goes Accessible!
*Ontario Government Sat on A Detailed Plan for Enforcing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act since at Least May 2012, According to a Front Page Story in the Toronto Star that Quotes the AODA Alliance *AODA Legislative Review Now Scheduling Presentations
*Updated: Hearing Society Pleased With Enhanced 911 Service
*Ontario Vows to Enforce Accessibility Law
*Unemployment of People with Intellectual Disabilities More than Twice as High as General Population
*Upcoming Priorities for Community Action on Disability Accessibility and Blizzard of Great Recent Media Coverage *Vote Now To Ostracize Ontario Government Politicians

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ARTICLES:

Tim Hortons Menu Goes Accessible!

aMenu is happy to announce that Tim Hortons can now be found on our Accessible Menu website.

aMenu offers a number of different viewing options and is also Mobile friendly, now you can decide what to order before you even get their.

View their menu at
http://www.amenu.ca/tim-hortons/

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Ontario Government Sat on A Detailed Plan for Enforcing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act since at Least May 2012, According to a Front Page Story in the Toronto Star that Quotes the AODA Alliance

The Toronto Star today reported on its front page that we revealed that the Ontario Government has since at least May 2012 been sitting on a detailed plan, prepared by public servants, for enforcing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Below we set out that Toronto Star report, and a briefing note that details this plan. We forced the Government to reveal this plan through a Freedom of Information Act application last year.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-government-sat-on-a-detailed-plan-for-enforcing-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act-since-at-least-may-2012-according-to-a-front-page-story-in-the-toronto-star-that-quotes/

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AODA Legislative Review Now Scheduling Presentations

After great anticipation the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act statutory legislative review is now live for scheduling of presentations across Ontario.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-legislative-review-now-scheduling-presentations/

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Updated: Hearing Society Pleased With Enhanced 911 Service

Halton Regional Police Service and other partners are working on enhancing 911 emergency service for the deaf and hard of hearing in the region.

Working with Police on the project are Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville and Burlington Fire Departments and Halton Regional Paramedic Services, Progress is being made toward enhancing 911 service in the region to include a text with 911? feature for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=4363

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Ontario Vows to Enforce Accessibility Law

As Ontario scrambles to enforce its accessibility legislation for the disabled, government documents show the province had a detailed enforcement plan ready almost two years ago.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-vows-to-enforce-accessibility-law/

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Unemployment of People with Intellectual Disabilities More than Twice as High as General Population

A new survey shows that unemployment among people with intellectual disabilities is more than twice as high as for the general population.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/unemployment-of-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-more-than-twice-as-high-as-general-population/

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Upcoming Priorities for Community Action on Disability Accessibility and Blizzard of Great Recent Media Coverage

Here are upcoming priorities and events that we all need to be ready to address as events unfold over the next weeks.

1. We encourage you to give feedback to the Mayo Moran Independent Review of the AODAs implementation and enforcement.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/upcoming-priorities-for-community-action-on-disability-accessibility-and-blizzard-of-great-recent-media-coverage/

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Vote Now To Ostracize Ontario Government Politicians

By Cleisthenes, as told to Victor Schwartzman

The Liberals response is a disaster for Democracy.

Why? The Government refused to commit to implementing the law. If a Government will not implement its laws, Democracy has fallen apart and darkness grows over your land.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/vote-now-to-ostracize-ontario-government-politicians/

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eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions – such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

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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aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
Visit the site at http://www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit http://www.amenu.ca/create/ and design your own Menu.

New This Week!

*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- T|Bar
http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-tbar/
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Bb33 Bistro + Brasserie
http://www.amenu.ca/bb33-bistro-brasserie-at-the-eaton-chelsea-hotel/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel In-Room Dining
http://www.amenu.ca/in-room-dining-the-eaton-chelsea-hotel/
*Tim Hortons
http://www.amenu.ca/tim-hortons/