Accessibility News May 14,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*CSA Group Announces Harmonization of Accessibility Standard with Canadian National Building Code
*University Students Earn Top Prizes for Accessible Designs at 2016 IDeA Competition
*Wynne Government Makes Limited Accessibility Amendments to 11 of Ontarios 750 Statutes, but Unjustifiably Rejects 11 Additional Accessibility Amendments the NDP Proposed at Our Request
*Pedestrian crossing curbs need to be cut down to size: The Fixer
*Libs Spend Tens of Millions But Not On Autism
*HUD FILES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CHARGE AFTER KANSAS WOMAN TOLD TO MOVE TO HOUSING DESIGNED FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS

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CSA Group Announces Harmonization of Accessibility Standard with Canadian National Building Code

CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, announces that its key accessibility standard has been referenced in the National Building Code (NBC), an important step toward the harmonization of accessible design requirements.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/csa-group-announces-harmonization-of-accessibility-standard-with-canadian-national-building-code/

University Students Earn Top Prizes for Accessible Designs at 2016 IDeA Competition

Ottawa Two Carleton University students from the Faculty of Engineering and Design have been awarded top prizes at the annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) competition, organized by the Council of Ontario Universities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/university-students-earn-top-prizes-for-accessible-designs-at-2016-idea-competition/

Wynne Government Makes Limited Accessibility Amendments to 11 of Ontarios 750 Statutes, but Unjustifiably Rejects 11 Additional Accessibility Amendments the NDP Proposed at Our Request

What Are the Wynne Governments Future Plans to Keep Its Promise to Find and Fix the Accessibility Barriers in All Ontario Laws?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/wynne-government-makes-limited-accessibility-amendments-to-11-of-ontarios-750-statutes-but-unjustifiably-rejects-11-additional-accessibility-amendments-the-ndp-proposed-at-our-request/

Pedestrian crossing curbs need to be cut down to size: The Fixer

The curbs on each side of a pedestrian crosswalk on Packard Blvd. have not been cut down level with asphalt, even though it is city policy to do so, and a requirement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/pedestrian-crossing-curbs-need-to-be-cut-down-to-size-the-fixer/

Libs Spend Tens of Millions But Not On Autism

In Kathleen Wynnes Ontario, it has become abundantly clear some groups and special interests are far more important than others.

In recent weeks following the devastating news to parents of severely autistic kids namely that highly effective Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBI) would no longer be funded past the age of five the province continued to heap largesse at a variety of causes, some well beyond Ontarios jurisdiction.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/libs-spend-tens-of-millions-but-not-on-autism/

HUD FILES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CHARGE AFTER KANSAS WOMAN TOLD TO MOVE TO HOUSING DESIGNED FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is charging landlords in Beloit, Kansas with violating the Fair Housing Act after allegedly discriminating against a female tenant with disabilities by not renewing her lease, sending her a notice containing discriminatory statements
about her disability, and retaliating against her for filing a previous fair housing complaint.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/hud-files-housing-discrimination-charge-after-kansas-woman-told-to-move-to-housing-designed-for-handicapped-persons/

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