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Disclosure of Disability in the Workplace

Disclosure of disability in the workplace is the process in which workers reveal their disabilities to employers. Disclosure of disability can be daunting for workers and the people they disclose to.

In this article, we explore:

Why workers might choose or not choose to disclose; How they might do so; What employers’ responsibilities are after disclosure of disability and How employers can create a work environment encouraging disclosure of disability

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/disclosure-of-disability-in-the-workplace/

A Wake Up Call on the Urgent Need to Remove Barriers

Canada has received a wake-up call in recent months about the urgent need to remove physical barriers in the built environment and improve accessibility for people of all abilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/a-wake-up-call-on-the-urgent-need-to-remove-barriers/

Accessibility News November 10,2018 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 7 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

What is the Employment Standard?

The Employment Standard of the AODA requires employers to make their workplace practices accessible to potential or current workers with disabilities. The standard applies to paid workers but not to volunteers. Under the standard, an “employer” refers to the organization that employs a person.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-is-the-employment-standard/

How to Make the Hiring Process Accessible

The Employment Standard under the AODA states that employers must make the hiring process accessible to applicants and candidates with disabilities. This may leave people wondering how to make the hiring process accessible. Here we outline how employers can create accessible job postings and provide interview accommodations.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/how-to-make-the-hiring-process-accessible/

TTC’s Public Forum on Accessible Transit

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street (North Building)

The Public Forum includes:

6 to 7 p.m. – Display area for one-on-one interaction with attendees;
7 to 9 p.m. – Brief presentation from TTC staff on the progress and status of TTC accessibility initiatives, including the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy, Family of Services, Travel Training Pilot Program, and the Easier Access project.

The Forum will be advertised in Metro newspaper, Metroland newspapers, WT Newsletter, WT What’s New landing page, on ttc.ca and in TTC stations.

A formal invitation will be sent closer to the event date.

This event will be live streamed.

No Refreshments will be provided at this event.

How to Work on Work

I lived through the euphoria surrounding the passage and signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and have lived through its emasculation by journalists and conservative legislators. For virtually all of that time, there is one statistic that has remained constant. For people who are blind, the unemployment rate is always pegged at 70 percent.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-to-work-on-work/

Feds Prod Universities to Address Website Accessibility

Universities are under legal pressure to make their websites fully accessible to people with disabilities, but is “fully” even possible?

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/feds-prod-universities-to-address-website-accessibility/

Passengers Taken Off Flight Due to Guide Dogs Allege Discrimination

Two visually-impaired Toronto women will have their complaint investigated by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal more than three years after they were removed from a flight at Pearson airport because of their service dogs.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/passengers-taken-off-flight-due-to-guide-dogs-allege-discrimination/

Ontario Dad Says Program for Kids With Disabilities Has Run Out of Cash for the Year

Paula Duhatschek · CBC News · Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Mike Moffatt is pictured with his son, Mats. Moffatt says he applied in February to get help for his son through a provincial program called Special Services at Home. He was told this week that he wouldn’t be able to get help until at least next April. (Submitted)

An Ontario dad is calling on the government to “be honest with parents” after he says he was told this week that a provincial program for children with disabilities had run out of cash for the year.

Mike Moffatt’s three-year-old son, Mats, has autism. In February this year, Moffatt applied for funding through the province’s Special Services at Home (SSAH) program to help pay for home modifications and other supports.