Accessibility News September 10,2011 Update

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In this Issue

*The McGuinty Watch
*If You Lived at Rideau Regional Centre or Are a Family Member of Someone Who Did, a Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights
*Denied: Province Cuts Off Muscular Dystrophy Sufferer From a Special Diet Allowance
*Essex County: Accessibility Workshop Registration Information
*‘Accordion’ Buses Hit the Road
*Law Commission of Ontario Releases Consultation Paper on the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities
*Deaf Feel Burned by Tenant Discrimination: Advocates

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ARTICLES:
The McGuinty Watch

To make it easier for you to see how the McGuinty Government has treated the Disabled Community over it’s Terms we’ve compiled some relevant articles for you to view

As they become available we’ll post more so check back once in a while before Election time.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?page_id=928

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If You Lived at Rideau Regional Centre or Are a Family Member of Someone Who Did, a Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights

CNW/ — The following is being released by the law firm of Koskie Minsky LLP:

There is a class action lawsuit involving the Rideau Regional Centre (“Rideau”). Rideau was a residential facility located in Smith Falls, Ontario, that provided care and treatment to persons labeled with a developmental disability from 1951 to 2009. Rideau was operated by the Province of Ontario.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=1644

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Denied: Province Cuts Off Muscular Dystrophy Sufferer From a Special Diet Allowance

“I’m asking Dalton McGuinty to help me,” she says. But so far, there hasn’t been much from her Ottawa South MPP and Ontario premier.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=1642

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Essex County: Accessibility Workshop Registration Information

The Essex County Accessibility Advisory Committee is pleased to present the 9th Annual Accessibility Workshop – Opening Doors and Minds, to be held on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at the St. Nicholas Macedonian Eastern Orthodox Church Hall, 5225 Howard Avenue, LaSalle, Ontario N9A 6Z6.

Read more at
http://www.coaac.ca/?p=551

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‘Accordion’ Buses Hit the Road

This means the commission is in full compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The act, passed in 2005, applies to both public and private sector organizations.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1363

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Law Commission of Ontario Releases Consultation Paper on the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities

­ The LCO is looking for feedback from the public, including persons with disabilities, service providers, policy-makers, lawyers
and advocates, regarding its Consultation Paper about laws and policies affecting persons with disabilities. Responses to the Consultation Paper will be accepted until Friday, November 25, 2011, and will provide input into an Interim Report with a draft framework, that will be circulated. This will be followed by a Final Report in mid-2012.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1357

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Deaf Feel Burned by Tenant Discrimination: Advocates

The story of a deaf woman who didn’t get a single reply when she inquired into dozens of Toronto apartments was no surprise for human rights and housing advocates.

Quinn Cruise, a 25-year-old student who is deaf, sent 30 emails inquiring about rooms advertised for rent last September. She didn’t get a single response until she removed the word “deaf” from her message.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=1633

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