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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 5 years, 11 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
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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Come to a Toronto Area Public Forum on the Federal Elections’ Disability Issues on October 16
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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.
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.”
‘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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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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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