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In this Issue
*Full Accessibility of Voting in the October 19, 2015 Federal Canadian Election Remains an Unacceptable Uncertainty for Voters with Disabilities
*AODA New Deadlines Are Fast Approaching, And So Is A Compliance Audit
*Opening the Web to the Disabled
*DOJ Puts Pressure on Schools and Ed Techs to Provide Accessible Educational Technology
*Toronto to Stage International Paralympic Committees VISTA Conference in 2017
*The Earth Martian
*Voters With Disabilities Face Challenges at Polls, Advocates Say
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Full Accessibility of Voting in the October 19, 2015 Federal Canadian Election Remains an Unacceptable Uncertainty for Voters with Disabilities
In the final days leading up to the October 19, 2015 federal election, voters with disabilities still have no assurance from Elections Canada that the vote will be fully accessible to them. This shows all the more why we need a strong and effective Canadians with Disabilities Act.
AODA New Deadlines Are Fast Approaching, And So Is A Compliance Audit
The IASR has rolling deadlines for various employment and information & communication accessibility requirements, and there are important deadlines approaching for small and large private employers in the beginning of 2016.
Opening the Web to the Disabled
By addressing web accessibility, stakeholders can merge the traditional (literacy) and the new (digital media) to open channels to PWDs for their personal growth and social advocacy. In the digital age, transforming PWDs into Netizens is one course for bridging the digital divide.
DOJ Puts Pressure on Schools and Ed Techs to Provide Accessible Educational Technology
In our last alert on the growing interaction between ed tech and disability law, we noted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) appears to be moving to extend the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to reach entities other than schools that provide online educational programs and services.
Toronto to Stage International Paralympic Committees VISTA Conference in 2017
The biennial IPC Paralympic Scientific Award will also be presented in Toronto. This year the accolade went to Professor Jennifer Mactavish, the Dean of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University, in recognition of the role she played in the re-inclusion of athletes with an intellectual impairment into the Paralympic programme.
The Earth Martian
By Victor Schwartzman
Ramps and special busses and crosswalks are expensive, and the money could be spent elsewhere. Also, it is unpleasant to look at people with disabilities. Often they are not pretty. And their presence reminds us we might develop a disability ourselves! Who needs that? So what if they have skills society needs?
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Voters With Disabilities Face Challenges at Polls, Advocates Say
Elections Canadas recent efforts to make the voting process more accessible across the country have addressed but not eliminated the challenges that disabled voters often encounter at the polls, observers say.
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