Accessibility News January 21,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*Walmart Sued After Firing Employee With Down Syndrome
*CIBC Introduces New Initiative to Support Employment for Canadians Living With a Disability
*Government of Canada Improves Accessibility for Canadians With Disabilities Within Their Workplaces and Communities *Supreme Court Hears Case Today on Disabled Children and Public Schools
*AODA Alliance Writes Tracy MacCharles to Propose Action Priorities for Her as Both Accessibility Minister and Minister of Government and Consumer Services *Road Scraping Leaves Residents Frustrated

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Walmart Sued After Firing Employee With Down Syndrome

The US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission is suing Walmart for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act after the company fired an employee with Down syndrome, the Mighty reports.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/walmart-sued-after-firing-employee-with-down-syndrome/

CIBC Introduces New Initiative to Support Employment for Canadians Living With a Disability

Bank partners with social enterprise Magnet to tackle employment barriers and focus on diversity hiring

Committed to increasing employment opportunities for individuals living with a disability, CIBC (CM) CM, announced today it is partnering with Magnet, an online network that connects job seekers to employers based on skills and talent needs.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cibc-introduces-new-initiative-to-support-employment-for-canadians-living-with-a-disability/

Government of Canada Improves Accessibility for Canadians With Disabilities Within Their Workplaces and Communities

Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland to announce the approval of 573 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) projects. The Minister highlighted how these projects will help strengthen the Government of Canadas commitment to ensuring greater accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-improves-accessibility-for-canadians-with-disabilities-within-their-workplaces-and-communities/

Supreme Court Hears Case Today on Disabled Children and Public Schools

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a significant case about the level of education support disabled children must receive in the public school system.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/supreme-court-hears-case-today-on-disabled-children-and-public-schools/

AODA Alliance Writes Tracy MacCharles to Propose Action Priorities for Her as Both Accessibility Minister and Minister of Government and Consumer Services

Now that Premier Wynne has assigned Tracy MacCharles to serve as both Ontarios Accessibility Minister and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, the AODA Alliance has written Minister MacCharles to provide a thorough list of priorities for action on accessibility in each portfolio. We set out that letter below.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-tracy-maccharles-to-propose-action-priorities-for-her-as-both-accessibility-minister-and-minister-of-government-and-consumer-services/

Road Scraping Leaves Residents Frustrated

With increasingly more persons with disabilities residing in their own homes, is the Citys current practice relating to the removal/non removal of ice banks in compliance with the Citys policy on Accessibility as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/road-scraping-leaves-residents-frustrated/

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