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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 49 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Society Is Missing the True Definition of Inclusion
*Sarnia This Week: Year In Review
*MANITOBA SUPPORTS EDUCATION ON EMPLOYMENT ACCESSIBILITY
*eSSENTIAL Accessibility Secures $16 Million in Growth Funding
*AODA Standards Development Committees
*What are AODA Standards?
*AODA Alliance Sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, Seeking Specific Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
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Society Is Missing the True Definition of Inclusion
My experiences writing this column over the past year have been fabulous. But it was daunting at first to put pen to paper to capture what so many people feel.
Sarnia This Week: Year In Review
A new, accessible playground, the first of its kind in Sarnia, opened at Canatara Park in early December.
More than a playground, the wheelchair-accessible play structure atop a poured-in-place rubber base, also features nearby benches with built-in games tables, a stage area for theatre beside the existing picnic pavilion, and exercise equipment.
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MANITOBA SUPPORTS EDUCATION ON EMPLOYMENT ACCESSIBILITY
The Manitoba government is investing $120,800 with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) to provide educational and outreach work that will help ensure organizations understand and comply with the accessible employment standard, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility Secures $16 Million in Growth Funding
Accessibility is a business mandate that has arrived with tremendous force. The consequences of not offering accessible experiences are costly and brand debilitating. This new financing will provide eSSENTIAL Accessibility with resources to expand its software platform and pursue rapid geographic expansion to meet escalating demand.
AODA Standards Development Committees
AODA standards mandate how organizations must make themselves accessible to people with disabilities. The standards outline organizationsâ responsibilities, and the deadlines they must meet. AODA Standards development committees are responsible for creating and maintaining the standards.
What are AODA Standards?
The standards of the AODA mandate how organizations must remove and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. The AODA standards govern how organizations can offer services that meet the needs of all Ontarians, including citizens with disabilities.
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AODA Alliance Sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party, Seeking Specific Commitments on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Happy new year to one and all. Although the new year has scarcely begun, weâre already back at it, sleeves rolled up, plowing ahead with advocacy to tear down the barriers that people with disabilities too often still face. Here is the first news for you in 2020.
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