Accessibility News May 31,2014 Update

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In this Issue

*Lest You Forgot: The Wynne/McGuinty Legacy
*Ex-Dolphins Scout with Sick Wife: I was Fired for Working From Home *Orion Sued for Alleged Disability Discrimination
*Launch of New Library Service Provides Accessible Books to Over Three Million Canadians With Print Disabilities
*HUD Announces Alternative Accessibility Standard for Federally Funded Construction Projects
*Our Victory for Accessibility! Come to May 27, 2014 Parkdale-High Park All Candidates Debate *Ontario Liberals Just Dont Understand Mental Illness

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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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Ex-Dolphins Scout with Sick Wife: I was Fired for Working From Home

A former Dolphins scout claims he was illegally fired by general manager Dennis Hickey.

From a public relations standpoint, its been a rough six months for the Miami Dolphins.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ex-dolphins-scout-with-sick-wife-i-was-fired-for-working-from-home/

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Orion Sued for Alleged Disability Discrimination

MILWAUKEE Orion Energy Systems Inc. of Manitowoc violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, a mobility impairment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in a lawsuit filed on Thursday.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/orion-sued-for-alleged-disability-discrimination/

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Launch of New Library Service Provides Accessible Books to Over Three Million Canadians With Print Disabilities

The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Associations National Conference in Victoria, BC.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/launch-of-new-library-service-provides-accessible-books-to-over-three-million-canadians-with-print-disabilities/

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HUD Announces Alternative Accessibility Standard for Federally Funded Construction Projects

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced recently that it is permitting developers of federally funded construction projects to use an alternative design standard to meet the accessibility requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/hud-announces-alternative-accessibility-standard-for-federally-funded-construction-projects/

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Our Victory for Accessibility! Come to May 27, 2014 Parkdale-High Park All Candidates Debate

To Be Held Outside the Inaccessible Fern Avenue Public School AND Send in Questions on Disability Accessibility for the June 3, 2014 Televised Leaders Debate AND Other Ontario Election Accessibility News

May 26, 2014

Here are quick news items in our non-partisan blitz for accessibility during the lead-up to the June 12, 2014 Ontario general election:

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/our-victory-for-accessibility-come-to-may-27-2014-parkdale-high-park-all-candidates-debate/

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Ontario Liberals Just Dont Understand Mental Illness

Doing the right thing to improve services for those who are mentally ill is not about party politics but rather human decency. I realized that on Thursday after a verbal confrontation on my porch with my incumbent Liberal who made the mistake of knocking at my door. After that encounter, I read an article about Michael Wilson by Andre Picard in the Globe and Mail that put matters into perspective for me.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=4499

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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/
*Updated: 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower
http://www.amenu.ca/360-restaurant/