Accessibility News January 12,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*County of Brant Setting Legal Precedence by Continuing to Defy Integrated Accessibility Standards
*Blind Man Dragged by TTC Bus After Door Closes on His Cane
*Deaf Woman’s eBay Complaint Highlights Dispute Over Web Access for Disabled
*Goar: Ontarians With Mental Disabilities Lost in Legal System
*U.S. Proposes Minimum Sounds for ‘Quiet Cars’
*Scandic Hotels Wins Major Procurement Contract in Norway
*Eric Hoskins and Gerrard Kennedy are the Third and Fourth Liberal Party Leadership Candidates to Make Disability Accessibility Pledges
*Accessible Learning for Students With Disabilities

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ARTICLES:

County of Brant Setting Legal Precedence by Continuing to Defy Integrated Accessibility Standards

By Karen McCall

Although we have a reprieve until March 1, 2013, the County of Brant is going ahead with its plans to eliminate specialized transportation service/Para transit in the County.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/county-of-brant-setting-legal-precedence-by-continuing-to-defy-integrated-accessibility-standards/

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Blind Man Dragged by TTC Bus After Door Closes on His Cane

Brian Magee, who is visually impaired, said he was dragged alongside a bus after his cane was trapped in the door nearly a month ago. He says he is still awaiting an apology from the TTC.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=3296

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Deaf Woman’s eBay Complaint Highlights Dispute Over Web Access for Disabled

Melissa Earll, of Nevada, Missouri, says she can’t use eBay’s seller-verification system because she is deaf.

Melissa Earll owns stacks of classic comic books, baseball cards that include a young Hank Aaron and Whitey Ford and other collectibles she wants to sell.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/deaf-womans-ebay-complaint-highlights-dispute-over-web-access-for-disabled/

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Goar: Ontarians With Mental Disabilities Lost in Legal System

It is dichotomies like this lofty intentions but mean-spirited rules that exasperate Shartal. Up in the clouds, provincial bureaucrats are developing multi-year strategies to phase in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Down on the ground, she is fighting to get her clients disability support benefits, keep a roof over their heads, make sure they show up for their court hearings and steer them through a process that is alien and bewildering.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/goar-ontarians-with-mental-disabilities-lost-in-legal-system/

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U.S. Proposes Minimum Sounds for ‘Quiet Cars’

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing new rules to require minimum sound levels from electric vehicles, hybrids and other quiet cars to warn pedestrians.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/u-s-proposes-minimum-sounds-for-quiet-cars/

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Scandic Hotels Wins Major Procurement Contract in Norway

This is an excellent example of Scandic’s commitment to accessibility paying off and the fact that Scandic is way ahead of the competition. We continuously invest more money making our hotels accessible for all our guests.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/scandic-hotels-wins-major-procurement-contract-in-norway/

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Eric Hoskins and Gerrard Kennedy are the Third and Fourth Liberal Party Leadership Candidates to Make Disability Accessibility Pledges

THREE OTHER CANDIDATES HAVE YET TO ANSWER OUR REQUESTS

Both candidates made all five disability accessibility commitments that we sought. Each committed in writing to:

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/eric-hoskins-and-gerrard-kennedy-are-the-third-and-fourth-liberal-party-leadership-candidates-to-make-disability-accessibility-pledges/

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Accessible Learning for Students With Disabilities

McGill University takes the lead implementing Universal Design

As a McGill University student with a learning disability, Cedric Yarish hates when professors rely on “chalk and talk.”

What helps him with his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is when professors engage students in discussion, present their material in a variety of interesting ways and provide options for student evaluation, such as a choice between exams or papers or other types of multimedia projects.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessible-learning-for-students-with-disabilities/

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AODA Enforcement
Having an Accessibility issue that isn’t being resolved because of lack of Enforcement?

Perhaps your solution is at enforcement.aoda.ca .

* County of Brant Setting Legal Precedence by Continuing to Defy Integrated Accessibility Standards
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/county-of-brant-setting-legal-precedence-by-continuing-to-defy-integrated-accessibility-standards/

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*CN Tower, La Tour CN 360 Restaurant Winter 2012-13 Accessible Menu
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http://www.amenu.ca/restaurant-owners-get-listed-on-googles-first-page-with-an-accessible-menu/

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EVENT

*2013 AIM Conference
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1166

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