Accessibility News June 7,2014 Update

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In this Issue
*Lest You Forgot: The Wynne/McGuinty Legacy
*Press Release: Inaccessible, Dangerous and Deadly
*Elections Ontario is Caught Out Using a Toronto Polling Station Location that Lacks Proper Accessibility, After Having Been Warned In Advance
*Voter in Wheelchair Slams Poorly Equipped Ontario Polling Station *Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa is a Barrier to Voters With Disabilities!
*ADVOCATE FOR THE BLIND FILES HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGE AGAINST WALMART CANADA AND SHOPPERS DRUG MART *Nostradamus Predicts Ontario Election Results
*Inaccessible All Candidates Debate Held in Cambridge Ontario *Ajax to Use Internet Voting in Municipal Election

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ARTICLES:

Lest You Forgot: The Wynne/McGuinty Legacy

With the upcoming election just around the corner, Ive compiled a list of Dalton McGuinty and

Kathleen Wynnes accomplishments, or lack of them with regards to the Disabled Community.
While she has tried to distance herself from him lately perhaps this video will remind you:

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/mcguinty-watch/
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Press Release: Inaccessible, Dangerous and Deadly

Institute of Canadian Justice

The Province of Ontario get failing grade again by experts for refusing to factor, fund and enforce
public safety and human rights of millions of people with disabilities and seniors that live, work,

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/press-release-inaccessible-dangerous-and-deadly/

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Elections Ontario is Caught Out Using a Toronto Polling Station Location that Lacks Proper

Accessibility, After Having Been Warned In Advance

It was bad enough that we had to swing into action during this election campaign due to the

possibility of inaccessible All Candidates Debates in Toronto and Cambridge. Days ago, we also had

to roll up our advocacy sleeves because we learned of an evident accessibility barrier at a Toronto

polling station to be used during the June 12 Ontario election.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/elections-ontario-is-caught-out-using-a-toronto-polling-station-location-that-

lacks-proper-accessibility-after-having-been-warned-in-advance/

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Voter in Wheelchair Slams Poorly Equipped Ontario Polling Station

One way to fix this problem would be to allow telephone and Internet voting, said David Lepofsky, of

the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance. But a provincial report on

the issue last June said more study is needed.
No accessibility requirements for elections have been enacted under the AODA, he said. Voters

with disabilities deserve better.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/voter-in-wheelchair-slams-poorly-equipped-ontario-polling-station/

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Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa is a Barrier to Voters With Disabilities!

By Geof Collis

On June 24, 2013, Elections Ontario finally tabled a long-awaited Report on telephone and internet

voting, three years in the making, with the Ontario Legislature. This Report is a huge slap in the

face of voters with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/chief-electoral-officer-greg-essensa-is-a-barrier-to-voters-with-disabilities/

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ADVOCATE FOR THE BLIND FILES HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGE AGAINST WALMART CANADA AND SHOPPERS DRUG MART
Prescription Medication Information Not Accessible to Persons With Print Disabilities

An advocate for the blind has filed separate representative human rights complaints against Walmart

Canada Corporation and Shoppers Drug Mart charging them with discrimination against people with

print disabilities for dispensing prescription medication with information in a non-accessible

format (print labels only).

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocate-for-the-blind-files-human-rights-challenge-

against-walmart-canada-and-shoppers-drug-mart/

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Nostradamus Predicts Ontario Election Results

By Victor Schwartzman

That leaves the Liberals, who form the current Government. Premier Wynne was not quoted as saying

because she did not say, but she sure could have, We could win this because we have left a big hole

as a Government and yet we are the only ones to fill that hole.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/nostradamus-predicts-ontario-election-results/

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Inaccessible All Candidates Debate Held in Cambridge Ontario Media Reports Disability Advocates

Cant Question Cambridge Candidates About Disability Accessibility Pledges, Because They Cannot Get

Into the Event

There is simply no excuse for holding an inaccessible All Candidates Debate in Ontarios 2014

election. Yet on May 29, 2014, an All Candidates Debate was held in Cambridge, Ontario, in an

inaccessible location. The organizers should not have chosen such a location. The candidates should

have made sure that the location was accessible before agreeing to take part in the event.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/inaccessible-all-candidates-debate-held-in-cambridge-ontario-media-reports-

disability-advocates-cant-question-cambridge-candidates-about-disability-accessibility-pledges-

because-they-cannot-get/

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Ajax to Use Internet Voting in Municipal Election

Security is an issue, but she said in the last municipal election, 40 Ontario communities used

Internet voting and none had any voter fraud issues.
The security risks are unfounded today at the municipal level, she said, adding voting on the

Internet would have more security than Internet banking.
Town officials arent dismissing the concern, but we think its been a little bit overblown, she

added.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ajax-to-use-internet-voting-in-municipal-election/

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