Accessibility News June 28,2014 Update

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In this Issue
*Farmed Salmon Conversion Success Required Before B.C. Disability Pensions Increase
*AMI-Audio Special Focuses on the Accessibility of Some of the USAs Most Famous Monuments
*Education Dept. Issues New Special Ed Rules
*Advancing Ontarios accessibility: a study of linguistic, discursive, and conceptual barriers
*Panel Will Help Make Province More Accessible, Inclusive

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ARTICLES:

Farmed Salmon Conversion Success Required Before B.C. Disability Pensions Increase

By Victor Schwartzman

Recently B.C. Premier Christy Clark unveiled her Governments strategy for improving the lives of people with disabilities, starting with their pensions. Pensions were frozen in 2007 at $906 per month, with the Government eagerly clawing back wherever it makes possible any additional money the person may receive. As inflation has not been frozen, so the B.C. Government has decreased the pension benefit each year since 2007.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/farmed-salmon-conversion-success-required-before-b-c-disability-pensions-increase/

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AMI-Audio Special Focuses on the Accessibility of Some of the USAs Most Famous Monuments

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it will air a two-part documentary exploring the accessibility of some of the most recognizable attractions in the capital of the United States.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ami-audio-special-focuses-on-the-accessibility-of-some-of-the-usas-most-famous-monuments/

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Education Dept. Issues New Special Ed Rules

The Education Department announced Tuesday that it will begin to look at graduation rates, test scores and other measures of academic performance to help determine if states are meeting the needs of students with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/education-dept-issues-new-special-ed-rules/

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Advancing Ontarios accessibility: a study of linguistic, discursive, and conceptual barriers

This article presents findings from an institutional ethnographic study of language and discourse used within texts and everyday talk associated with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). It is argued that planners, architects, and designers working with the AODA and its accessibility standards could help to advance accessibility by being critically aware of language and discourse in AODA-related texts that discretely organize disability to be related to and conceptualized singularly as a biomedical personal problem because such a concept obfuscates the focus of the AODA and provides little support to its social goals.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=4554

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Panel Will Help Make Province More Accessible, Inclusive

Government is acting on its promise to make Nova Scotia a more accessible and inclusive place to live and work by creating the Ministers Advisory Panel on Accessibility Legislation.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/panel-will-help-make-province-more-accessible-inclusive/

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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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aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.

Visit the site at http://www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit http://www.amenu.ca/create/ and design your own Menu.

In the Spotlight

*Museum Tavern Restaurant & Bar
http://www.amenu.ca/museum-tavern-restaurant-bar/
*Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar
http://www.amenu.ca/wildfire-steakhouse-wine-bar/