Accessibility News October 22,2011 Update

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In this Issue

*New Accessibility Standards Impact Ontario Restaurants
*Unlimited Free Parking, Anywhere, Anytime
*New Disability Regulations Ill-Considered
*A Wait on Wait Times
*Order hear: Culver’s Adds More Accessible Restaurant Drive-Thrus
*new Accessibility App for Disabled Travelers
*The Six D’s

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ARTICLES:

New Accessibility Standards Impact Ontario Restaurants

have a policy on allowing people to use their own assistive devices (e.g. screen reader, cane, wheelchair, oxygen tank) to access your goods and services, your menu for example with regards to a screen reader (
Owners View a presentation www.amenu.ca/presentation ;

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1231

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Unlimited Free Parking, Anywhere, Anytime

Toronto is just about the only major Canadian metropolis where Ontario’s 557,000 accessible parking permit (APP) owners have unlimited free parking almost anywhere on city streets at any time (limitations include no stopping zones and fire hydrants).

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=1786

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New Disability Regulations Ill-Considered

It is not inconceivable to believe that this attitude could easily carry itself into the workplace, as people begin to treat a disabled customer like a valued customer, yet view them as a liability. Should such an attitude develop, it would be incredibly difficult to reverse.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1515

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A Wait on Wait Times

Hamilton’s disabled community will have an on-demand taxi service eventually. Right now, there is no clear picture on how that will look — and we won’t find out for some time.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1513

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Order hear: Culver’s Adds More Accessible Restaurant Drive-Thrus

“Principally speaking, Ontario is the only province with this accessibility law in place (in Canada). It’s blazing a lot of trails and this Tim Hortons franchisee is leading the way. The challenge is getting the word out about how this affects businesses for the better by generating new customers and retaining employees,” Segal said. “Compliance isn’t intimidating or over-legislative, but rather socially responsible and good for business.”

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1508

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new Accessibility App for Disabled Travelers

This online tool can make it infinitely easier to organize and plan travel, whether you’ll be traveling in a wheelchair, with a stroller, or with sight or auditory disabilities. The tool can be accessed by computers, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerry Torch, and Android devices.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2307

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The Six D’s

Paul’s rules of thumb are: “Don’t assume the public servant is on your side. Always keep notes. Never meet a public servant by yourself. Never agree at the time on anything, say you want to think about it. Only have prearranged meetings. Hope is not a plan. Be a honey badger.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2305

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