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In this Issue
*Public Servants With Visual Impairments Say Government Failing Them
*Pan Am Visitors May Find Accessibility Hurdles
*Politicians Quick to Embrace the Rights of the Homosexual Community but Drag Their Feet When it Comes to the Disabled
*DOJ Shifts Position on Web Access
*The Wave of Action on Disability Accessibility Gradually Spreads Across Canada
*AODA Failures: Hay Fever or Summer Vacations?
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Public Servants With Visual Impairments Say Government Failing Them
Former federal government electrician Dan Mooney said the computer he was using at his desk job was constantly failing. It was not unusual to go a month, month and a half without a properly working computer.
Pan Am Visitors May Find Accessibility Hurdles
Peter Athanasopoulos attempts to raise the front wheels of his wheelchair high enough to board a subway car at the platform of Torontos Eglinton subway
station on Friday, June 26, 2015. Athanasopoulos knows full well that he likely wont be able to take part in his hometowns Pan Am Games festivities.
Politicians Quick to Embrace the Rights of the Homosexual Community but Drag Their Feet When it Comes to the Disabled
by Geof Collis
It is encouraging to see such a show of support, no group should be discriminated in todays Global Community!
Now for a reality check!!
We have a Lesbian Premier whose Government has been discriminating against another Community, the Disabled!
DOJ Shifts Position on Web Access
What a difference five years makes. In September 2010, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that
it would issue new regulations under Title III of the ADA to address the accessibility of public accommodations websites.
The Wave of Action on Disability Accessibility Gradually Spreads Across Canada
But Still Lots To Do to Get All Governments to Take Needed Action
What is happening across Canada on the accessibility front for people with disabilities? That is the focus of our last AODA Alliance Update before a summer break.
AODA Failures: Hay Fever or Summer Vacations?
By Victor Schwartzman
Recently my columns have been more scathing than usual. The Ontario Government was ridiculing for hiring Uncle Scrooge as the reason it has not spent $60
million budgeted for access. $4 million touted for small businesses turned out to be loans, not grants. And $4 million offered to help high school students
who have a disability more easily enter college? Is that enough to even pay for their text books?
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