Accessibility News January 5,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*Ontario Accessibility Standards: What Comes After the December 31, 2012 Reporting Deadline?
*TD Scholarship Levels the Playing Field for Graduate Students With Disabilities Studying Rehabilitation Research
*Public Consultation on Building Code Accessibility Requirements
*As More Disabled Sue and Protest, Politicians Draw Line on Accessibility
*City to Kick Off Five-Year Accessibility Plan

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ARTICLES:

Ontario Accessibility Standards: What Comes After the December 31, 2012 Reporting Deadline?

General and specific requirements under the three standards will be phased in between 2012 and 2025. Deadlines vary widely depending on the specific duty in question, as well as the type and size of employer.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-accessibility-standards-what-comes-after-the-december-31-2012-reporting-deadline/

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TD Scholarship Levels the Playing Field for Graduate Students With Disabilities Studying Rehabilitation Research

Ivan Solano and Meagan Warnica are among the 10 percent of adults living with a disability who have a university degree; in fact, Ivan is working toward his PhD and Meagan is working towards her Masters. Both students are being individually recognized for their contribution to rehabilitation research by The TD Grant in Medical Excellence: A Scholarship in Rehabilitation Related Research for People with Disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=3274

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Public Consultation on Building Code Accessibility Requirements

Ontario is developing updated requirements for accessibility in the Building Code and is seeking your views.

Read more at
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page10160.aspx?goback=%2Egde_2604468_member_200641682

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As More Disabled Sue and Protest, Politicians Draw Line on Accessibility

Disabled are seen as a force to be reckoned with as more file lawsuits and protest for enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which some politicians seek to scrap.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/as-more-disabled-sue-and-protest-politicians-draw-line-on-accessibility/

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City to Kick Off Five-Year Accessibility Plan

Note: It’s amazing how Councillors like the one in this article whine about cost when the AODA has been around for 7 years already, what were they doing up to this point?

A five-year accessibility plan is a requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) provincial legislation requiring municipalities to develop and implement standards for barrier-free living.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/city-to-kick-off-five-year-accessibility-plan/

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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 .

* The Difference Customer Service Training Makes
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/the-difference-customer-service-training-makes/
* County of Brant “Celebrates” International Human Rights Day with Resignation of Two More Members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/county-of-brant-celebrates-international-human-rights-day-with-resignation-of-two-more-members-of-

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In the Spotlight
*CN Tower, La Tour CN 360 Restaurant Winter 2012-13 Accessible Menu
http://www.amenu.ca/360-restaurant/
*Restaurant Owners: Get Listed on Google’s First Page with an Accessible Menu
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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