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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 8 years, 7 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Milton Chamber Event Focuses on AODA Legislation
*Next Weekends Whitby Accessibility Public Forum is the First AODA Alliance Community Event Since the AODA Was Passed to Be Attended by Ontarios Minister Responsible for Implementing Ontarios Accessibility Law
*Updated Accessibility Standards Coming to City of Burlington Facilities
*A Report by the KPMG Consulting Firm Prepared for the Wynne Government Confirms that There Are Recurring Accessibility Barriers in Ontarios Education System
*Michigan Girl and Her Service Dog Head to Supreme Court
*New Era for Disability Rights
*Proud to Be Blind
*AODA Alliance Offers a Preliminary Look at the Proposed New Accessibility Law that the Nova Scotia Government Tabled in the Nova Scotia Legislature Last Week
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Milton Chamber Event Focuses on AODA Legislation
People with disabilities shouldnt be overlooked in the workforce; in fact, theyre often top performers on the job.
Just ask Sean Callaghan, general manager at Sodexo, a food services company in Brampton.
He hired Sean, who lives on the autism spectrum, and discovered the contribution he made to the workforce is immeasurable.
Next Weekends Whitby Accessibility Public Forum is the First AODA Alliance Community Event Since the AODA Was Passed to Be Attended by Ontarios Minister Responsible for Implementing Ontarios Accessibility Law
The November 12, 2016 Whitby Accessibility Forum Comes on the Heels of Successful Grassroots Action on Disability Accessibility Around Ontario, in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland/ Labrador
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Updated Accessibility Standards Coming to City of Burlington Facilities
The updated accessibility design standards will ensure that all new City of Burlington facilities will be accessible to all with existing facilities to be retrofitted, renovated or altered over time to comply with the standards.
A Report by the KPMG Consulting Firm Prepared for the Wynne Government Confirms that There Are Recurring Accessibility Barriers in Ontarios Education System
That Is The Very Reason Why AODA Alliance Calls on the Wynne Government to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Michigan Girl and Her Service Dog Head to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON Ehlena Fry has Cerebral Palsy and when she was 5-years-old, her doctors prescribed her service dog, Wonder to help her at school. But the Jackson County school district would not allow her to bring Wonder to class.
New Era for Disability Rights
As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures and an attentive Justice Department to address the challenges facing students with disabilities.
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Proud to Be Blind
by Penny Leclair
Is the idea of being proud of yourself new to you? How about being proud of the fact that you have a disability or that you can eat anything without getting sick?
AODA Alliance Offers a Preliminary Look at the Proposed New Accessibility Law that the Nova Scotia Government Tabled in the Nova Scotia Legislature Last Week
A Good Start But It Needs Substantial Strengthening
Last week, the Nova Scotia Government introduced a proposed new bill, to be called the Accessibility Act, into the Nova Scotia Legislature. We commend the Nova Scotia Government for doing so. This is especially timely, since the Federal Government is now busy consulting across Canada on the development of the promised Canadians with Disabilities Act.
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