Accessibility News October 27,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*AODA Enforcement: Where is it?
*Enforcing AODA: The Big Purple Elephant in the Room
*Just Four Days Until Launch of Our “Dial Dalton” Campaign to Improve Enforcement of the AODA
*Customer Service Standards Compliance Report Due by December 31, 2012
*A Promising New Approach to Welfare
*Special Olympian Responds to Ann Coulter’s “Retard” Remark with Heartfelt Letter
*Netflix to Caption All Videos by 2014
*‘Standing up for the silent

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ARTICLES:

AODA Enforcement: Where is it?

Have you been affected by an Accessibility issue that is not being addressed under the AODA?

“New website launched to serve as an interim Enforcement mechanism.”

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-enforcement-where-is-it/

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Enforcing AODA: The Big Purple Elephant in the Room

For those of you who have been following the misadventures of Para transit in the county of Brant, my comments in this article are a logical continuum in this saga. For those of you who haven’t been following the events, I won’t bore you with them here…except to say:

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/enforcing-aoda-the-big-purple-elephant-in-the-room/

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Just Four Days Until Launch of Our “Dial Dalton” Campaign to Improve Enforcement of the AODA

PLEASE HELP MAKE THIS BLITZ A SUCCESS

We want to remind you that next Monday, October 29, 2012, is the start of our “Dial Dalton” campaign, to press the McGuinty Government to far more effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please take a little bit of time to join in our campaign.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/just-four-days-until-launch-of-our-dial-dalton-campaign-to-improve-enforcement-of-the-aoda/

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Customer Service Standards Compliance Report Due by December 31, 2012

If your organization has 20 or more employees, you are obligated to report under the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, by December 31, 2012. If you have one to nineteen employees you are obligated to comply with the standard, but you need not report or maintain documentation.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/customer-service-standards-compliance-report-due-by-december-31-2012/

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A Promising New Approach to Welfare

Local groups that deal with poverty are saying there are good things but not everything they wanted in a long-awaited review of Ontario’s $8.3-billion welfare system.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=3014

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Special Olympian Responds to Ann Coulter’s “Retard” Remark with Heartfelt Letter

After Ann Coulter called President Obama a “retard” on Twitter, the Internet exploded in retaliation against her choice of words. Today, one voice has become the loudest.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/special-olympian-responds-to-ann-coulters-retard-remark-with-heartfelt-letter/

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Netflix to Caption All Videos by 2014

After being faced with a lawsuit by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) back in 2010, Netflix has now agreed that it will work toward captioning all of its streaming videos by 2014.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/netflix-to-caption-all-videos-by-2014/

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‘Standing up for the silent

Unfortunately, events such as the email from the Access Centre revealing many students’ information and the death of a female classmate who was struggling with mental health issues, have forced him to come out of hiding as a defender of the people who are hurt by the system.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/standing-up-for-the-silent/

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