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In this Issue
*Advocates Calling for Official Government ID for Service Dogs
*How the Ontario Government Should Mark the 10th Anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
*Ontario Moving Forward with Accessibility Certification Program
*Alert: Websites as Places of Public Accommodation: DOJ Settlement May Extend Accessibility Requirements to Virtual Space
*Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Minister Duguid Stumped
*Accessible Ramp to be Installed at Meaford Hall
*Is Your Restaurant Pan Am or Para Pan Am Games Ready?
*How Technological Developments Are Improving The Lives Of The Disabled
*Province Must Spend More to Show Manitobans With Disabilities Where the Heart is: At Home
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Advocates Calling for Official Government ID for Service Dogs
Advocates are calling for official government ID for service dogs. They say itll cut down on fraud and help. those who legitimately need the dog.
How the Ontario Government Should Mark the 10th Anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Watch AMI-TVs Canada in Perspective on Sunday, May 31, 2015, or Afterward Online, Addressing Barriers to Accessible Public Transit
Ontario Moving Forward with Accessibility Certification Program
Editors Note: Is Mr. Duguid living in a fantasy world when it comes to the truth about their progress?
With the passage of the AODA, Ontario became an accessibility leader, establishing standards in five key areas of daily life and implementing them within clear timeframes.
Alert: Websites as Places of Public Accommodation: DOJ Settlement May Extend Accessibility Requirements to Virtual Space
DOJs settlement with edX should put online education providers on notice: Any private entity that provides online learning, whether for-profit or non-profit
and regardless of whether the education is free or for credit or leading toward a degree, needs to consider whether its content is accessible under the standards of Title III.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Minister Duguid Stumped
By Victor Schwartzman
Minister Brad Duguid, responsible for access in Ontario, boasts his Province is a world leader in access. We assumed it was a given he would host a GAAD
event. Or, certainly make a speech, using GAAD to draw attention to what access is all about. As a politician, he understands these things! Yet he hosted no event nor made any public comment during GAAD.
Accessible Ramp to be Installed at Meaford Hall
Accessibility projects like this will become more and more common in the coming years. The provincial Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act
(AODA) was first introduced in 2005, and all public sector organizations must be in compliance this year for a new construction or substantial renovations.
Is Your Restaurant Pan Am or Para Pan Am Games Ready?
Unlike the Olympics in Vancouver BC or London England, the Government has no comprehensive plan in place to ensure that we have adequate accessible restaurants,
public transit, hotels and other tourism and hospitality services to meet the needs of an influx of tourists with disabilities at this major international sporting event.
How Technological Developments Are Improving The Lives Of The Disabled
Technology exists to make our lives easier. Whether its the extending of our horizons via personal transport, the allowance of the sharing of information
via the internet, or the extension of the human lifespan through medical advancement, technology and humanity have become completely inseparable. Unfortunately
though, for some people, technological progress has not affected them as much as it has average individual. The disabled make up a proportion of this population,
however as technology becomes more sophisticated this deficit is being addressed, with amazing, life-changing results.
Province Must Spend More to Show Manitobans With Disabilities Where the Heart is: At Home
Care homes are great for those who are too old to take care of themselves properly, or for those who dont have the mental capacity to live on their own.
But in order for my life to reach its full potential, Winnipegosis resident Alex Lytwyn says he cant live in a home.
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