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Individualized Workplace Emergency Response Plan: Part 2

In Individualized Workplace Emergency Response Plans: Part 1 of this article, we discussed accessible emergency information, defined what an individualized workplace emergency response plan is, and described some arrangements employers can have in place to make their emergency strategies more accessible. Now, we explore what should be included in an individualized workplace emergency response plan.

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https://aoda.ca/individualized-workplace-emergency-response-plan-part-2/

Individualized Workplace Emergency Response Plan

Under the Employment Standard of the AODA, employers must provide accessible emergency information to workers with disabilities. Employers must also create an individualized workplace emergency response plan for any worker with a disability who needs assistance during an emergency. This requirement may cause people to wonder: what is accessible emergency information and what is an individualized workplace emergency response plan?

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https://aoda.ca/individualized-workplace-emergency-response-plan/

Accommodating Workers with Brain Injuries

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

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https://aoda.ca/accommodating-workers-with-brain-injuries/

Send Us Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the David Onley Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Today we make public a draft of the brief that the AODA Alliance is aiming to submit to the Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, which the Ontario Government appointed the Honourable David Onley to conduct. We are eager for your feedback. Do you have any additional findings that we should suggest to Mr. Onley, or any additional recommendations that we should make?

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https://aoda.ca/send-us-feedback-on-the-aoda-alliances-draft-brief-to-the-david-onley-independent-review-of-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act/

Accommodating Students With Disabilities on Campus: Moving Beyond Silos

A new study aims to challenge how accessibility and accommodations are understood at postsecondary institutions. Released in October, the Landscape of Accessibility and Accommodation in Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities report says that accessibility remains “silo’ed” within postsecondary education.

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https://aoda.ca/accommodating-students-with-disabilities-on-campus-moving-beyond-silos/

Time for Real Action on Universal Accessibility

From October 15th through November 30th, Montreal is holding public consultations on the preliminary version of its Action Plan for Universal Accessibility 2019-2020. We welcome the citys willingness to listen and find ways to act to improve accessibility.

Objectives for making municipal services accessible are certainly commendable. However, the Action Plan remains far too vague when it comes to how businesses and new constructions are to be made accessible.

We have attended a couple of consultation meetings, and the lack of accessibility to businesses was one of concerns most often expressed by participants. With fully one third of Montrealers living with mild, moderate, or serious incapacities, it is time to take decisive action.

Activision Ignites Rage Over Spyro’s Accessibility Failure

Subtitles go poof

The arrival of Spyro Reignited Trilogy should be an occasion of joy for players, either those coming to the beloved PlayStation platformer for the first time or those seeing one of their childhood gaming icons lovingly remastered in a modern engine.

The trilogy revisits the first three Spyro games developed by Insomniac Games from 1998 to 2000, all of which were made for the PS1. When the trilogy launched last week, however, there was a notable omission: subtitles.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/activision-ignites-rage-over-spyros-accessibility-failure/

The Internet Is An Unwelcoming Place to the Disabled

There’s already a blueprint for a more accessible Internet. If only designers would learn it

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-internet-is-an-unwelcoming-place-to-the-disabled/

CBC Radio and TV Report on the Ford Government’s Continued Freeze on the Work of Standards Development Committees to Tackle Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Education and Health Care Systems

The Ford Government Makes the Obviously Incorrect Claim that Ontario’s Accessibility Law Doesn’t Cover Accessibility of Buildings

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https://aoda.ca/cbc-radio-and-tv-report-on-the-ford-governments-continued-freeze-on-the-work-of-standards-development-committees-to-tackle-disability-barriers-in-ontarios-education-and-health-care-systems/

4 Reasons to Comply with the AODA and Make Your Website Accessible

There are many reasons why you should be complying with the AODA and removing disability barriers from your website as soon as possible. In fact, we can come up with more than two million reasons because that’s approximately how many people in Ontario live with disabilities! To get you started, however, we’re presenting you with four important reasons to ensure your website is as accessible as possible

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https://www.essentialaccessibility.com/blog/aoda-website/