Accessibility News October 6,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Human Rights Chief Will Fight Hamilton at the OMB
*Accessibility After The Cart
*Let the McGuinty Government Know if You Support the AODA Alliance’s October 4 2012 Final BRIEF on ITS Draft Public SPACES Accessibility Regulation
*National Federation of the Blind Takes On E-Text Pilots
*Better Access to Mental Health Services Needed: Study
*More Than Half of Small Businesses Never Hired Disabled Employee: Poll
*Media Invited to Attend Niagara Region’s Perspectives on Accessibility Day

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ARTICLES:

Human Rights Chief Will Fight Hamilton at the OMB

“This is an example where council didn’t take the time to understand the power and the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code. It literally supersedes all legislation,” he said.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2176

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Accessibility After The Cart

With the exception of Councillor Diane Pouget, shame on council for putting accessibility after the cart. In particular, shame on Councillor Bart DiPasquale, a member of the town’s accessibility advisory committee, for not representing the rights of residents with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2172

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Let the McGuinty Government Know if You Support the AODA Alliance’s October 4 2012 Final BRIEF on ITS Draft Public SPACES Accessibility Regulation

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SUPPORTS OUR CONCERNS ABOUT THAT DRAF REGULATION

1. Our Latest Effort in Our Efforts to Win Strong Accessibility Standards in Ontario
On October 4 2012, the AODA Alliance submitted our latest brief to the McGuinty Government. It gives our feedback on the Government’s August 15, 2012 draft Public Spaces Accessibility Regulation. It sets out 59 constructive recommendations on how to strengthen that draft regulation.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2165

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National Federation of the Blind Takes On E-Text Pilots

First, it was course management systems and then e-reader devices. Is the shift to digital textbooks going to be just the latest area where accessibility turns out to be an afterthought?

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2844

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Better Access to Mental Health Services Needed: Study

WELLAND South Niagara residents who need mental health services the most have the most trouble accessing those services.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2952

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More Than Half of Small Businesses Never Hired Disabled Employee: Poll

More than half 56 per cent of Canadian small businesses have never hired someone with a disability, a new survey from Bank of Montreal finds.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2839

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Media Invited to Attend Niagara Region’s Perspectives on Accessibility Day

The day will feature four well-known speakers delivering their perspectives on accessibility.

Read more at
http://www.coaac.ca/?p=603

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*Restaurant Owners: Get Listed on Google’s First Page with an Accessible Menu
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EVENTS

*Accessibility Camp Toronto at OCAD University
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1138
*18th Annual Empowerment and Action Day “Active Living for Persons with a Disability”
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1130
*Canadian retinal disease conference: Macular degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, Usher syndrome & more
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1123

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