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AODA Alliance Urges All Ontario Voters with Disabilities to Vote at Advance Polls, to Avoid the Risk of Running Into Accessibility Barriers on Voting Day June 7, 2018 – Here Are Helpful Action Tips

Election day is only two weeks away. It’s time for all voters with disabilities to now take active steps to ensure that you can vote, despite barriers that you may face in the process. We here offer ideas on what to do. Of course, as a non-partisan coalition, we don’t suggest who you should vote for or against. However, we do urge all Ontario voters, including at least one million Ontario voters with disabilities, to be sure to vote, and to think about the election’s disability accessibility issues.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-urges-all-ontario-voters-with-disabilities-to-vote-at-advance-polls-to-avoid-the-risk-of-running-into-accessibility-barriers-on-voting-day-june-7-2018-here-are-helpful-action-tips/

The IDeA Competition Deadline May 31, 2018

CANADA: The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-idea-competition-deadline-may-31-2018/

More Proof That There Are Accessibility Problems at the New Toronto Courthouse, Planned to Be Built in the Heart of Downtown Toronto

Any Time, You Can Watch Online the Archived Video of the May 21, 2018 Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin,” Addressing The 2018 Ontario Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/more-proof-that-there-are-accessibility-problems-at-the-new-toronto-courthouse-planned-to-be-built-in-the-heart-of-downtown-toronto/

Linking Campus to Nature: Work Begins on One-of-a-Kind, Accessible Trail at U of T Scarborough

The new path will feature resting areas, lookouts, seating, a continuous handrail, as well as lighting and other safety and security features. It has been designed to be universally accessible by meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/linking-campus-to-nature-work-begins-on-one-of-a-kind-accessible-trail-at-u-of-t-scarborough/

National AccessAbility Week

CANADA: May 27 to June 2, 2018, is National AccessAbility Week. This is a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities.

It is also a time to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces who are actively removing barriers to give Canadians of all abilities a better chance to succeed.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/national-accessability-week/

2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism – Destinations for All 2018

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The second edition of the World Summit Destinations for All will take place in Brussels, October 1-2, 2018, under the auspices of Kéroul and CAWaB.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/2nd-world-summit-on-accessible-tourism-destinations-for-all-2018/

Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about This Ontario Election’s Accessibility Issues

and — New Captioned Online Lecture on Progress from 2014 to 2018 in Ontario on Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/watch-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky-on-tvontarios-the-agenda-with-steve-paikin-tonight-at-8-or-11-pm-or-later-on-youtube-talking-about-this-ontario-elections-accessibility-issues/

2018 Ontario Election Action Kit: Tell Candidates that In This Election, the Disability Vote Counts!

It’s Time for Grassroots Action!

This Election Action Kit gives you quick ways to help our non-partisan campaign to get stronger accessibility pledges from the Ontario political parties. They want our votes in the June 7, 2018 Ontario election. You don’t need to be a veteran community grassroots advocate. You just need to spend a few minutes.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/2018-ontario-election-action-kit-tell-candidates-that-in-this-election-the-disability-vote-counts/

Wonderful Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s New Video on Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently-Renovated Toronto Area Public Transit Stations

Our Video Is Quickly Becoming a Key Part of Our Non-Partisan Accessibility Blitz During the 2018 Ontario Election Campaign

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/wonderful-media-coverage-of-the-aoda-alliances-new-video-on-serious-accessibility-problems-at-new-and-recently-renovated-toronto-area-public-transit-stations/

How to Create Better Employee Experiences for Workers with Disabilities

Companies that successfully attract and retain diverse talent have an edge we all know that.

Many studies have shown that it pays to have a varied workforce. For example, international management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.’s January 2018 report “Delivering Through Diversity,” which is based on a study of more than 1,000 companies in 12 countries, concludes that the most diverse companies are likely to have above-average profitability.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/how-to-create-better-employee-experiences-for-workers-with-disabilities/