Accessibility News October 20,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*New Campaign to Get McGuinty Government to Strengthen Enforcement of the AODA
*Human Rights Victory for St. Catharines Worker
*New Priority and Courtesy Seating on Milton Transit
*Court Hands Huge Victory to Universities’ Digitization Efforts
*Blind Activist Offers Vision of Hope for Victims of Bullying
*Advocates Have Sought Bumpy Tiles for About 20 Years

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ARTICLES:

New Campaign to Get McGuinty Government to Strengthen Enforcement of the AODA

STARTING OCTOBER 29 2012, PLEASE JOIN OUR “DIAL DALTON” CAMPAIGN

Our newest campaign starts on Monday, October 29, 2012. Our aim is to get the McGuinty Government to strengthen the enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. We need your help. It’s easy. It just takes one phone call!

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2188

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Human Rights Victory for St. Catharines Worker

Overturning its previous decision, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that paying an intellectually disabled St. Catharines woman $1.25 an hour was allegedly ongoing discrimination every time she received a paycheque.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2199

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New Priority and Courtesy Seating on Milton Transit

Priority and Courtesy Seating decals will be installed inside all Milton Transit buses this week, in compliance with Section 49 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS, Ontario Regulation 191-11) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2195

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Court Hands Huge Victory to Universities’ Digitization Efforts

Judge Baer noted that the plaintiff (The Authors Guild) repeatedly pointed out that “only 32? blind or otherwise “print-disabled” students had signed up for the program. That’s exactly the point, Judge Baer argued. This isn’t about stealing away your book sales, this is about protecting “minorities such as this that Congress sought to protect through enactments like the ADA [Americans With Disabilities Act].”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2856

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Blind Activist Offers Vision of Hope for Victims of Bullying

They had been her best friends but when Molly Burke lost her vision at age 14, it was that same group of girls who committed an act of bullying so vicious she began cutting herself and contemplating suicide.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2851

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Advocates Have Sought Bumpy Tiles for About 20 Years

The battle over installing bumpy tiles at Metro’s stations has been going on for about 20 years, long after the Americans with Disabilities Act called for adding “detectable warnings” known as truncated
domes to platform edges in train stations by 1993.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2853

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EVENTS

*Accessibility Camp Toronto at OCAD University
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*18th Annual Empowerment and Action Day “Active Living for Persons with a Disability”
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1130
*Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Quest Conference: Macular degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, Usher syndrome & more
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