Accessibility News September 15,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*New Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation(IASR) Guide
*Elections Ontario Declines Our Proposals to MAKE Ontario’s Two September 6, 2012 By-Elections Fully Accessible to Voters With Disabilities
*5 Reasons Businesses Should Take Web Accessibility Seriously
*Recommendations for New Manitoba Legislation to Remove Barriers Faced by People With Disabilities
*Call For Proposals For Enabling Accessibility Fund
*EU Failing Blind People on ‘E-Inclusion’ Access to Information
*Group Home Location Bylaws Pit Ontario Cities Against Human Rights Watchdog
*Attend the Toronto September 18 2012 Public Forum Discussion by Panel of Experts on McGuinty Government’s Proposed Regulation to Address Built Environment Barriers in Public Spaces
*Petition to Legislative Assembly of Ontario
*Accommodations a Priority During Frosh Week

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ARTICLES:

New Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation(IASR) Guide

It has taken a while but the Guide for the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR) is now available on the AODA.ca website.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?page_id=1888

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Elections Ontario Declines Our Proposals to MAKE Ontario’s Two September 6, 2012 By-Elections Fully Accessible to Voters With Disabilities

Yet again, the AODA Alliance presses ahead with our effort to ensure that elections in Ontario become fully accessible to an estimated one million or more voters with disabilities in this province.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2117

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5 Reasons Businesses Should Take Web Accessibility Seriously

Too many businesses make the mistake of dismissing web accessibility as irrelevant, but the assumption that accessibility issues concern only a small segment of would-be customers is a potentially profit-damaging misstep.

Read more at
http://www.badeyes.com/?p=433

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Recommendations for New Manitoba Legislation to Remove Barriers Faced by People With Disabilities

Manitoba is the second province in Canada that intends to make their province accessible for persons with disabilities by developing specific standards of accessibility in a number of key areas.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2821

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Call For Proposals For Enabling Accessibility Fund

The Small Project Component provides grant funding to projects that improve the accessibility of existing facilities. Projects may include: the renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings; the modification of vehicles for community use; and the provision of accessible communication technologies, such as audio induction loop systems and screen readers.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2094

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EU Failing Blind People on ‘E-Inclusion’ Access to Information

Only a tiny percentage of websites and books are fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people the technology is there, now we need the political will to match it, writes campaigner

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2818

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Group Home Location Bylaws Pit Ontario Cities Against Human Rights Watchdog

Ontario’s top human rights watchdog warned Thursday it will actively challenge discriminatory” bylaws that restrict the location of group homes, but one prominent critic says the Ontario Human Rights Commission is treading clumsily into an area better left to local decision-makers.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2119

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Attend the Toronto September 18 2012 Public Forum Discussion by Panel of Experts on McGuinty Government’s Proposed Regulation to Address Built Environment Barriers in Public Spaces

Attend the Toronto September 18 2012 Public Forum Discussion by Panel of Experts on McGuinty Government’s Proposed Regulation to Address Built Environment Barriers in Public Spaces

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2079

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Petition to Legislative Assembly of Ontario

If you are a resident of the Province of Ontario, we would love to include your original signature (ie. Non-electronic) on the petition that will be presented to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Read more at
http://rollamile.com/blog/?p=159

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Accommodations a Priority During Frosh Week

This year was the first that Arts and Science Frosh group leaders were informed of special accommodations needed by their first-year students before Frosh Week began.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2077

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EVENTS

*Canadian retinal disease conference: Macular degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, Usher syndrome & more
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1123

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