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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/

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.

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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.

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/

Disability Advocates Criticize Lack of Teeth in New Manitoba Accessibility Regulations

A new law is now in force for Manitoba businesses, but don’t expect a bylaw officer to show up at your door any time soon.

As of Nov 1, businesses and organizations in Manitoba should be following the letter of the law when it comes to providing accessibility for Manitobans with disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/disability-advocates-criticize-lack-of-teeth-in-new-manitoba-accessibility-regulations/

Service Animals in Schools: Proposed Amendment to Legislation

The Ontario government has proposed an amendment to legislation that would simplify the accommodation process for students who use service animals in schools.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/service-animals-in-schools-proposed-amendment-to-legislation/

AODA Review Hopes to Address What it Means to Be Accessible

THUNDER BAY The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, passed in 2005, gave the province 20 years to become fully accessible.

With that target date now less than a decade away, David Onley believes it’s important to figure out what exactly it means to be accessible.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/aoda-review-hopes-to-address-what-it-means-to-be-accessible/

In a powerful Open Letter sent to the Federal Government, An Extraordinary Lineup of Thirty-four Disability Organizations Unite to Press for Key Amendments to Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

A major effort has just been unveiled by Canada’s disability community to get the Federal Government to amend Bill C-81, the Federal Government’s proposed Accessible Canada Act, to transform it into a strong and effective bill. Thirty-four disability organizations in Canada have united to jointly send the Federal Government an open letter, set out below. This letter, delivered to the Federal Government by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), identifies nine “significant concerns” with the bill, where the bill must be strengthened through amendments. The letter states:

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/in-a-powerful-open-letter-sent-to-the-federal-government-an-extraordinary-lineup-of-thirty-four-disability-organizations-unite-to-press-for-key-amendments-to-bill-c-81-the-proposed-accessible-canada/