Accessibility News June 23,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Restaurant Owners: Get Listed on Google’s First Page with an Accessible Menu
*An Obese Father’s Loss of His Children Should Alarm Us All
*Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals to Support People With Disabilities
*Government Websites: Where Is The Canadian Human Rights Commission?
*Why Website Accessibility Matters
*discrimination, Assault and battery Because a Veteran Who is Disabled Uses a Service Dog
*New Device to Translate Sign Language into Audible Words
*Specialized Transportation Service and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

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ARTICLES:

Restaurant Owners: Get Listed on Google’s First Page with an Accessible Menu

Getting your Restaurant ranked high in a search engine will undoubtedly increase your customer base and after all, in this digital age of
accessibility getting your Restaurant in the top 10 is not only good for business, you are also
complying with the AODA.

Read more at
http://www.amenu.ca/restaurant-owners-get-listed-on-googles-first-page-with-an-accessible-menu/

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An Obese Father’s Loss of His Children Should Alarm Us All

Most Canadians will never find themselves in a situation like Ms. Palisoc and Mr. Wilton, who chose to have a child even though they were both disabled from the outset. But, as Mr. Beachell correctly pointed out, none of us are immune from finding ourselves in a situation comparable to the Ottawa father, where a court finds that our own personal medical needs mean we cannot continue to parent children we already have had for years. A parent can be suddenly crippled, perhaps permanently, by accident or disease. “All of us are one slip away from having a court ruling on our fitness to continue being parents, not just become parents,” Mr. Beachell said.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2706

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Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals to Support People With Disabilities

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today invited not-for-profit organizations to apply for funding for projects that support the Government’s commitments under the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2704

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Government Websites: Where Is The Canadian Human Rights Commission?

By Victor Schwartzman

A recent article in Accessibility NewsToronto Woman Wins Second Victory Ordering Government Websites Accessible to Blind
illustrates the depth of the problems blind people look at.

If that last phrase was a bad joke, the Government’s actions are worse.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2697

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Why Website Accessibility Matters

Courts may consider this decision a precedent beyond the federal government. Organizations in Ontario (under the AODA)and across the country should think about these factors

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1842

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discrimination, Assault and battery Because a Veteran Who is Disabled Uses a Service Dog

By Robert C. Taylor

The National Park Service has violated my Civil Rights, caused physical injury, pain, suffering. They have cause both my wife and me embarrassment, humiliation and ruined our vacation.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2689

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New Device to Translate Sign Language into Audible Words

Sign language translation technology MyVoice may finally eliminate the communication barrier between those who can hear and those who can’t

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2686

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Specialized Transportation Service and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

by Karen McCall

In a recent flurry of activity in the County of Brant over the specialized transportation service which has been operating without a contract for about a year, several issues related to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Part IV Transportation came to light.

The specialized transportation service in the County of Brant is taxi-based. The municipality is too small in population for a fixed route transit system and the municipality covers a large distance. Taxi-based Para Transit or specialized transportation service is more cost-effective, or at least it was.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1839

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aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
Visit the site at www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit www.amenu.ca/presentation/

In the Spotlight
*CN Tower, La Tour CN 360 Restaurant Accessible Menu
http://www.amenu.ca/360-restaurant/
*Mandarin Chinese Buffet Restaurant Southern Ontario Accessible Menu
http://www.amenu.ca/mandarin-restaurant-corporation/

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EVENTS
*Stop the ODSP Income Clawback! Public Rally June 13 Ottawa Ontario
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1109
*Mad Pride Toronto 2012: A Celebration of Madness
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1102
*International thought leaders on digital inclusion to converge at OCAD University
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1095

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