Accessibility News June 14,2014 Update

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In this Issue

*Pollyanna’s Ontario Election Wrap-up
*AODA Alliance: Kicking Off the Next Phase in Our Accessibility Advocacy Efforts What Premier Wynne Promised What Opportunities Await us What We Achieved in the 2014 Election Campaign and Whats Next! *Can Ontario Really Become Barrier-Free By 2025?
*Blind Man Frustrated by Voting Experience
*Hudak Vows to Help Disabled Find Work
*Mental Health and Recovery are the Missing Election Issues
*Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky as He Appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to Discuss Election Accessibility Issues And Still More Disability Barriers in this Election *Whos Making B.C. Transportation Policy?

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ARTICLES:

Pollyanna’s Ontario Election Wrap-up

By Pollyanna, as told to Victor Schwartzman

FOURTH. From an access perspective, the election campaign was a smoking pile of crap. The results are a streaming mound of dung. We are not back to square one. Wed be lucky to be at square one. We have been pushed back decades.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/pollyanna%c2%92s-ontario-election-wrap-up/

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AODA Alliance: Kicking Off the Next Phase in Our Accessibility Advocacy Efforts What Premier Wynne Promised What Opportunities Await us What We Achieved in the 2014 Election Campaign and Whats Next!

Editors Note: AcNews does not share the AODA Alliances sentiments in congratulating this Government or any hope that things will magically change now that they have a majority, AcNews sincerely hopes it is wrong.

Let the broken promises begin!

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/kicking-off-the-next-phase-in-our-accessibility-advocacy-efforts-what-premier-wynne-promised-what-opportunities-await-us-what-we-achieved-in-the-2014-election-campaign-and-whats-ne/

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Can Ontario Really Become Barrier-Free By 2025?

After publishing glowing reviews about blossoming accessibility and inclusion programs in Alberta and British Colombia, reporting on Ontarios initiatives seems disappointing.

While government and nonprofits offer numerous support services, concern over the largest province-wide accessibility initiative is growing.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/can-ontario-really-become-barrier-free-by-2025/

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Blind Man Frustrated by Voting Experience

Steve Cutway is frustrated by the experience he had when he voted in advance at the returning office last Friday.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/blind-man-frustrated-by-voting-experience/

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Hudak Vows to Help Disabled Find Work

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak stressed his softer side Tuesday with a pledge to help the disabled and disadvantaged realize their potential in the workforce.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/hudak-vows-to-help-disabled-find-work/

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Mental Health and Recovery are the Missing Election Issues

Dr. Ken Harrison is a staff physician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. His patient, Paolo Scotti, received a 2014 Transforming Lives Award, which honours those who face mental illness and addiction with dignity and perseverance. To see a video about Paolos story, visit transforminglives.ca

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=4527

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Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky as He Appeared on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to Discuss Election Accessibility Issues And Still More Disability Barriers in this Election

We are delighted that AODA Alliance chair David Lepofsky was interviewed on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the night before the June 12 Ontario election, on TVOntarios flagship public affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

You can watch it at the link below.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/tune-in-to-tvontario-wednesday-june-11-2014-as-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky-appears-on-the-agenda-with-steve-paikin-to-discuss-election-accessibility-issues-and-still-more-disability-b/

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Whos Making B.C. Transportation Policy?

This government has failed in their obligation to provide a transportation system that is accessible for persons with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/whos-making-b-c-transportation-policy/

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eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

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