Accessibility News October 8,2011 Update

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In this Issue

*AODA Alliance: What We Accomplished in Our Successful 2011 Election Campaign for Accessibility
*Put the AODA Customer Service Feedback Process to Work!
*Internet Voting in Advance Polls a Great Success in Markham, Report Finds
*aUntargeted and Untapped, are the Disabled a Winning Labour Source for the Supply Chain Sector?
*U.S. Representatives Stearns and Bishop Introduce Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act
*Fully Accessible Voting Not Yet A Reality in Ontario- A Priority for Our Next Legislature – and Listen to AODA Alliance Chair’s Interview on CFRB Radio
*On Live TV, AODA Alliance Chair Asks PC Leader Tim Hudak for Disability Accessibility Election Commitment

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ARTICLES:

AODA Alliance: What We Accomplished in Our Successful 2011 Election Campaign for Accessibility

Reforming Ontario Election Legislation to Ensure Accessibility for Voters With Disabilities Must be a Priority for the Next Ontario Legislature

Ontario woke up this morning to a new minority Liberal Government. We look forward to working together with the re-elected McGuinty Government in its third term in office. We also look forward to working with both of the strengthened opposition parties, on our non-partisan agenda of making Ontario barrier-free for persons with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1441

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Put the AODA Customer Service Feedback Process to Work!

By Geof Collis

In my recent issue with my Municipality I decided to test our Customer Service Standard Feedback process and was a little disappointed in the initial results.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1437

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Internet Voting in Advance Polls a Great Success in Markham, Report Finds

The report shows that Internet voting has the ability to lure non-voters into the election process: 25 per cent of online voters in 2003 said they didn’t vote in 2000; 21 per cent said the same in 2006 and 9 per cent in 2010. Overall voter turnout in Markham in 2010 was 36 per cent. It was 26.7 per cent in 2003.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1435

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aUntargeted and Untapped, are the Disabled a Winning Labour Source for the Supply Chain Sector?

Austin said that various myths and perceptions continue to surround the hiring of the disabled, for example, that they will have bad attendance records, and that it will cost a lot to accommodate them in the workplace.

“Business Takes Action works to dispel many of the myths, noting that 56% of accommodations cost less than $500, and that 86% of persons with disabilities actually had higher attendance records, versus taking more sick days, according to a DuPont/Royal Bank of Canada Study,” she noted.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1433

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U.S. Representatives Stearns and Bishop Introduce Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act

National Federation of the Blind Commends Action

Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY) today introduced the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2011 (H.R. 3086). The bill would phase out Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA), which allows employers holding special wage certificates to pay
their workers with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2292

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Fully Accessible Voting Not Yet A Reality in Ontario- A Priority for Our Next Legislature – and Listen to AODA Alliance Chair’s Interview on CFRB Radio

Here are three new developments in the last few days of our non-partisan 2011 election campaign for a fully accessible Ontario.

1. Accessible Voting Not Fully Available on Election Day-Important to Vote in Advance if You Can
2. Need for the Next Ontario Legislature to Promptly Adopt Telephone and Internet Voting
3. More Media Coverage of Our Accessibility Issues

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1429

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On Live TV, AODA Alliance Chair Asks PC Leader Tim Hudak for Disability Accessibility Election Commitment

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak has again been asked on television to make election commitments on disability accessibility. This time Mr. Hudak was asked by AODA Alliance chair David Lepofsky.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1427

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EVENTS

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