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In this Issue
*Woman with Cerebral Palsy Could Lose Job After Attendant Funding Cut
*Accessibility Is On the Menu
*Toronto Star Reports on Wynne Governments Failure to Ensure an Effective Disability Accessibility Legacy for the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games
*Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN
*Ontario Deaf Students Fighting for Better Education
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Woman with Cerebral Palsy Could Lose Job After Attendant Funding Cut By Sean Mallen
TORONTO A Richmond Hill woman who has two post graduate degrees and a good job at a charity in Barrie faces unemployment for reasons she finds maddening: a lack of funding for her support worker.
Nobody wants to take responsibility for it and it makes me so angry, said Jenny Clement.
Clement has cerebral palsy, which limits her ability to do physical tasks. Her attendant J.R. takes care of filing, typing and personal tasks but the funding for his salary is running out.
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Accessibility Is On the Menu
How aMENU Will Revolutionize the Restaurant Experience
Guests who have had the opportunity to use aMENU have given positive feedback. And in the hospitality industry, keeping customers happy is the name of the game. Read more at
Toronto Star Reports on Wynne Governments Failure to Ensure an Effective Disability Accessibility Legacy for the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games
On page A-8 of the September 3, 2014 Toronto Star is an excellent article reporting on the Wynne Governments failure to ensure that the huge public investment in the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games leaves behind a strong and substantial legacy of improved disability accessibility. We set out that article below. Read more at
Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN
NEW ZEALAND: A group of 25 Disabled Peoples Organizations, interest groups and service providers, along with countless disabled people and family members have released their first assessment on New Zealands disability rights record to the United Nations. And the verdict is; its time to turn agreements into action. Read more at
Ontario Deaf Students Fighting for Better Education
Deaf students say they are receiving an inferior education at provincially run schools, where teachers and principals wont or cant communicate using sign language. Read more at
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In the Spotlight
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Market Garden + express|o
http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-market-garden-expresso-coffee-bar/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Monarchs Pub
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- T|Bar
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Bb33 Bistro + Brasserie
http://www.amenu.ca/bb33-bistro-brasserie-at-the-eaton-chelsea-hotel/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Market Garden On The Go