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Airline Fined for Separate Disabled-Accessible Website

Offering a separate website for those with disabilities does not comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website accessibility requirements, the agency made clear with a $200,000 fine to the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

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https://aoda.ca/airline-fined-for-separate-disabled-accessible-website/

Accommodating Workers with Epilepsy

The Employment Standard under the AODA requires employers to accommodate workers with disabilities. This article will specifically look at accommodating workers with epilepsy and outline the kinds of accommodations workers might need.

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https://aoda.ca/accommodating-workers-with-epilepsy/

Accessible Information at Work

Under the Employment Standard of the AODA, employers must provide accessible information to workers with disabilities through accessible formats or communication supports upon request.

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https://aoda.ca/accessible-information-at-work/

Return to Work Plans for Ontario Workplaces

The Employment Standard under the AODA states that all public sector organizations, and private or non-profit organizations with fifty or more workers, must develop and document a process for writing return to work plans.

Return to work plans are written documents that provide support for workers who have been absent from work because of a disability and who need disability-related accommodations when they return to work. Workers can have return to work plans if their illness or injury is not covered by the return to work process under a different law, such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

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https://aoda.ca/return-to-work-plans-for-ontario-workplaces/

Students Are Exposing The University Of Guelph For Abandoning Students Dealing With Mental Health Issues

Students claim the school offers the worst mental health support in all of Ontario.

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https://aoda.ca/students-are-exposing-the-university-of-guelph-for-abandoning-students-dealing-with-mental-health-issues/

Raise Public Transit Accessibility Barriers at the December 13, 2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

and – The AODA Alliance Sends the Ontario Government a Written Submission for the Provincial Consultation on Education in Ontario

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https://aoda.ca/raise-public-transit-accessibility-barriers-at-the-december-13-2018-ttc-public-forum-on-accessible-transit/

Excellent Toronto Star Article Reports on Our Call for Canada’s Senate to Hold Public Hearings and Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Page A-3 of the December 4, 2018 Toronto Star included a great report on our call for Canada’s Senate to hold public hearings early in 2019, and to amend the weak Bill C-81. That bill is the Federal Government’s proposed Accessible Canada Act. We set out the Toronto Star article below.

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https://aoda.ca/excellent-toronto-star-article-reports-on-our-call-for-canadas-senate-to-hold-public-hearings-and-amend-the-weak-bill-c-81-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act/

In the Legislature Yesterday, the Ford Government Refused to Lift Its 168-Day Freeze on Standards Development Committees that Were Working on Recommendations to Remove Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care System

Yet Two Years Ago Tomorrow, It Was the Tory Party That Had Demanded in the Legislature that Ontario Create the Very Education Accessibility Regulation that the Ford Government Has Now Frozen Work on Developing

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https://aoda.ca/in-the-legislature-yesterday-the-ford-government-refused-to-lift-its-168-day-freeze-on-standards-development-committees-that-were-working-on-recommendations-to-remove-disability-barriers-in-ontario/

On The International Day for People with Disabilities, December 3, the AODA Alliance Calls on the Senate to Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act” After the Trudeau Government Voted Down Key Amendments in the House of Commons

A tenacious Ontario-based disability rights coalition, the AODA Alliance, unveils its plans to take a campaign for Canada to enact a strong national accessibility law to Canada’s Senate! The proposed “Accessible Canada Act” which the House of Commons passed last week, is too weak to achieve its goal of making Canada barrier-free for over five million people in Canada with disabilities. Therefore the Senate needs to hold public hearings next year, and to make key amendments that the Trudeau Government blocked in the House of Commons, according to the AODA Alliance, a non-partisan Ontario disability coalition.

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https://aoda.ca/on-the-international-day-for-people-with-disabilities-december-3-the-aoda-alliance-calls-on-the-senate-to-amend-the-weak-bill-c-81-the-proposed-accessible-canada-act-after-the-trudeau-governmen/

Breakfast Message: People With Disabilities Don’t Need Lip Service, They Want Opportunities

The executive director of Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin has a message for business owners: please hire more people with disabilities.

“What I’d like to say is give that person with a disability an opportunity,” said Rob DiMeglio, speaking to Sudbury.com at the 10th annual Persons with Disabilities Breakfast Nov. 30.

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https://aoda.ca/breakfast-message-people-with-disabilities-dont-need-lip-service-they-want-opportunities/