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In this Issue
*Deadline for 2017 AODA Compliance Report is Coming Up
*Canadian Universities Sign Off on Pledge to Greater Diversity, Accessibility
*Toronto Pearson Launches Innovative Technology to Support Accessibility for those with Cognitive Special Needs
*Enabling Accessibility Fund Youth Pilot
*No Dogs Allowed: Uber Drivers Ignorance a Barrier for Deaf-Blind Athlete and Guide Dog
*AODA Alliance Calls On the Wynne Government to Take Action to Ensure Ontarios Built Environment Becomes Disability-Accessible by 2025
*How a Cool New Fuel App Helps Drivers With Disabilities
*People With Disabilities Around B.C. to Benefit From New Accessibility Programs
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Deadline for 2017 AODA Compliance Report is Coming Up
The next compliance reporting deadline for Ontario businesses and not-for-profit organizations is December 31, 2017
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) mandates that businesses and not-for-profit organizations with at least 20 employees in Ontario file a compliance report once every three years. Accessibility reports must be filed by a director, senior officer, or another responsible person with authority to bind the organization.
Canadian Universities Sign Off on Pledge to Greater Diversity, Accessibility
Data on diversity on Canadian campuses is limited
Canadian universities have done a great job making their campuses more accessible for students with disabilities, but now have to turn more attention to helping those students get jobs, one of Canadas leading disability advocates told a room full of university presidents Wednesday.
Toronto Pearson Launches Innovative Technology to Support Accessibility for those with Cognitive Special Needs
As part of Autism Awareness month in Canada, Toronto Pearson is proud to be the first airport in the world to partner with MagnusCards, an app offering digital how-to guides (Card Decks) for people with autism and other cognitive special needs.
The introductory Toronto Pearson set of ten Card Decks offers a personal step-by-step guide for passengers who might find the busy airport environment uncomfortable and gives users and their caregivers a chance to learn how to navigate community environments with greater ease and independence.
Enabling Accessibility Fund Youth Pilot
Hello Youth Leaders,
Interested in using your leadership skills to make a tangible difference for accessibility in your community? Would you like to add a key experience to your resume?
The Office for Disability Issues at Employment and Social Development Canada is seeking your interest in participating in an innovative pilot initiative being launched through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).
No Dogs Allowed: Uber Drivers Ignorance a Barrier for Deaf-Blind Athlete and Guide Dog
Kevin Frost, who is legally deaf and blind, has been initially refused service by Uber three times in the last month as he tried to access it with his service dog, Lewis. Thats against the law.
AODA Alliance Calls On the Wynne Government to Take Action to Ensure Ontarios Built Environment Becomes Disability-Accessible by 2025
On October 23, 2017, the AODA Alliance wrote the Wynne Governments Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles. It called for the Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure that the built environment in Ontario becomes fully accessible by the 2025 deadline that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act imposes.
How a Cool New Fuel App Helps Drivers With Disabilities
Filling a car with gas can be a frustrating task for drivers with physical disabilities. It can be hard to get out of the car, access a wheelchair or walker, and try to fit the mobility aid between the vehicle and the pump, while still reaching the gas tank.
People With Disabilities Around B.C. to Benefit From New Accessibility Programs
Accessible, inclusive communities for people with disabilities are the main goals behind two provincially funded programs designed to improve universal access in British Columbia.
Through $9 million in provincial funding, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has launched two new programs to improve accessibility for British Columbians.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.
The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions – such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.
Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com
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