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In this Issue
* Disability Rights Advocate Wants Cancelled Thunder Bay Accessibility Hearing Rescheduled
* Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Policy on Accessible Education
* MAAC Hopes to Entice Cab Owners to Acquire Accessible Taxis
* Empower the Right Department to Manage Disability Supports
* Senators Urge DOJ to Weigh in On ADA Impact on Websites
* David Onley Independent Review of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Cancels Its Thunder Bay Public Hearings Due to Poor Enrollment, After the Review Poorly Publicized these Hearings Northern Ontario Deserves Better
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Disability Rights Advocate Wants Cancelled Thunder Bay Accessibility Hearing Rescheduled
Disability rights advocate David Lepofsky wants the public hearings in Thunder Bay, about Ontario’s accessibility act, to be rescheduled after they were cancelled due to low registration. He says the event was poorly publicized.
Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Policy on Accessible Education
Statistics Canada reports that Ontarians with disabilities continue to have lower educational achievement levels, a higher unemployment rate, and are more likely to have a lower income than people without disabilities.
MAAC Hopes to Entice Cab Owners to Acquire Accessible Taxis
A brand new and fully accessible taxi vehicle is on the market at a price that might be better than expected by the taxi companies in Timmins.
Empower the Right Department to Manage Disability Supports
It does not make sense that staff at the Canada Revenue Agency determine eligibility for complex programs that support Canadians with disabilities.
Breaking Down Barriers is the title and galvanizing theme of a June 2018 report from the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.
It recommends urgently needed measures to improve access to underutilized federal disability supports: the disability tax credit (DTC) and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).
Senators Urge DOJ to Weigh in On ADA Impact on Websites
A pair of U.S. senators from Iowa say it’s unclear whether the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act transcends the physical world into the cyber realm.
David Onley Independent Review of Ontario’s Disabilities Act Cancels Its Thunder Bay Public Hearings Due to Poor Enrollment, After the Review Poorly Publicized these Hearings Northern Ontario Deserves Better
Here is the latest concern regarding the Third Independent Review of the implementation and enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act which is now being conducted by David Onley. According to the David Onley AODA Independent Review’s website, its scheduled September 13, 2018 Thunder Bay public hearing was cancelled “due to low registration”.
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