Accessibility News May 19,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Would You Hire This Man?
*Manitoba Human Rights Commission Speaks Up! So Do We! How About You?
*Ontario Students Face Long Waits for Mental Health help, Warns New Report
*Woman Says She Was Humiliated at Centre in the Square
*“We’ve Been Betrayed”
*AODA Alliance Calls on Elections Ontario to Provide Telephone and Internet Voting in Upcoming Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election
*Writing Good Link Text

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ARTICLES:

Would You Hire This Man?

William Haines lost his job when the factory he worked in went bankrupt in November 2011. Like many Canadians, he’s had a hard time finding another one.

But he faces an additional barrier he’s completely deaf.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2484

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Manitoba Human Rights Commission Speaks Up! So Do We! How About You?

By Victor Schwartzman and Paul Caune

The article expressed concern that human rights organizations, including the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, did not have a systemic approach to human rights issues, with the result that the same problems have continued for a decade. Examples of how things work at the Commission were included in the article to illustrate the point.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2636

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Ontario Students Face Long Waits for Mental Health help, Warns New Report

Ontario students with mental and emotional troubles wait an average of seven days to see a campus counselor and some wait months, warns a new report that calls for more front-line help to tackle what has been hailed as a mental health crisis across Canada’s ivory tower.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2480

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Woman Says She Was Humiliated at Centre in the Square

Pettit questioned the customer service training the staff receives, which Nuhn confirmed is compliant to the guidelines set by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to provide improved services to people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1805

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“We’ve Been Betrayed”

WOUNDED Major Mark Campbell, formerly of St. Albert, lost both his legs in Afghanistan. He is now part of an upcoming class-action lawsuit against the federal government that alleges that the New Veterans Charter illegally discriminates against veterans by giving them less compensation for their injuries than they would get if they were not soldiers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2633

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AODA Alliance Calls on Elections Ontario to Provide Telephone and Internet Voting in Upcoming Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election

An organized campaign has been waged since 1999 to make Ontario elections fully accessible to voters with disabilities. As part of this effort, we have advocated for several years for Ontario to provide the option of telephone and internet voting in Ontario elections. These technologies could be very helpful at overcoming serious barriers that voters with disabilities confront when they try to exercise their fundamental right to independently and privately vote.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1803

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Writing Good Link Text

Links are like sign posts. They should tell you what you’ll find when you follow them. Writing good link text isn’t difficult, but there are a few things to be aware of when you do.

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