Accessibility News October 12,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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In this Issue
*Come to a Toronto Area Public Forum on the Federal Elections’ Disability Issues on October 16
*AODA Alliance Finalizes and Makes Public Its Proposed Framework for the Promised Education Accessibility Standard
*Request for Qualifications: Social Inclusion and Employment Outcomes for Persons Living with Disabilities
*’We’re All in This Together’: A Push for Accessibility for All
*SCOTUS Rejects Pizza Delivery Company’s Appeal Over Web and Mobile App Accessibility
*Campbell: Hiring Qualified Disabled Workers is Good for Business and Society
*’Give Us the Opportunity,’ Calgary Disability Advocate Tells Employers

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ARTICLES:

Come to a Toronto Area Public Forum on the Federal Elections’ Disability Issues on October 16

And more reasons why electric scooters are bad for Ontario

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/come-to-a-toronto-area-public-forum-on-the-federal-elections%c2%92-disability-issues-on-october-16/

AODA Alliance Finalizes and Makes Public Its Proposed Framework for the Promised Education Accessibility Standard

It’s done, and it’s public! Below we set out our finished product, the AODA Alliance’s Proposed Framework for the Promised AODA Education Accessibility Standard. We are now submitting it to the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee of which AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky is a member.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-finalizes-and-makes-public-its-proposed-framework-for-the-promised-education-accessibility-standard/

Request for Qualifications: Social Inclusion and Employment Outcomes for Persons Living with Disabilities

LIFT Philanthropy Partners is pleased to announce our Request for Qualifications for a new initiative aimed at support for “creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/request-for-qualifications-social-inclusion-and-employment-outcomes-for-persons-living-with-disabilities/

‘We’re All in This Together’: A Push for Accessibility for All

Victoria’s Chris Marks says improved accessibility would make life better for everyone not just people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/were-all-in-this-together-a-push-for-accessibility-for-all/

SCOTUS Rejects Pizza Delivery Company’s Appeal Over Web and Mobile App Accessibility

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear Domino’s Pizza Inc.’s appeal over its website and mobile app and whether they are required to comply with federal disabilities law.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/scotus-rejects-pizza-delivery-companys-appeal-over-web-and-mobile-app-accessibility/

Campbell: Hiring Qualified Disabled Workers is Good for Business and Society

Diversity and inclusion have to be part of the workplace philosophy if Canada is to take advantage of its educated and skilled disabled workers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/campbell-hiring-qualified-disabled-workers-is-good-for-business-and-society/

‘Give Us the Opportunity,’ Calgary Disability Advocate Tells Employers

“When people see persons with disabilities, they think they scream ‘accommodation,’ and that’s not necessarily true,” says Darby Young, the founder of Level Playing Field.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/give-us-the-opportunity-calgary-disability-advocate-tells-employers/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility

eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

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Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online.

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