Province, Developmental Service Employers in Durham Region Must Rethink Options to Stabilize Supports and Avoid Service Disruptions

OSHAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 23, 2011) – Front line staff at Durham region agencies, supporting people with a developmental disability, say the
province and developmental services (DS) sector employers are short-changing individuals needing community-based supports by under-resourcing the sector and refusing to resolve issues affecting service quality.

Tories Silent on Accessibility Improvements for Disabled

The Tories are the only mainstream party refusing to commit to advancing the cause of making Ontario a fully accessible province, says a lawyer and disability rights advocate.


PC Candidate Agrees to Urge Tim Hudak to Make Accessibility Commitments – And Other Media Election Coverage of Disability Accessibility Issues

AODA Alliance Chair to be Interviewed on TV Ontario’s “the Agenda With Steve Paikin” Tonight

With the election campaign in full swing, we have more news than usual, and so we are circulating more Updates than usual. Here’s the latest.


Toronto Star Reports That Conservatives Promise to Cut at Least 30% of Ontario Regulations – Are New Accessibility Regulations on That Large Chopping Block?

Those regulations could end up on the chopping block. Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party has pledged to cut at least fully 30% of all Ontario regulations if they are elected in the October 6, 2011 Ontario election, according to the September 19, 2011 Toronto Star. It reported: “If elected, Hudak told small business owners, he plans to appoint a cabinet minister to identify red tape and reduce regulatory requirements by at least 30 per cent.”


Use Options for Accessible Voting for Voters With Disabilities in This Ontario Election

It is very important that every eligible voter, including all voters with disabilities, votes in the October 6, 2011 Ontario election. This update gives you current, detailed information from Elections Ontario on options you can use to increase accessibility of voting to voters with disabilities. We hope this helps you ensure that you can exercise your fundamental democratic right to vote.


DOT Seeks Websites and Kiosks Accessible to Disabled

A new regulation that would require airlines to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities and ensure that their ticket agents do the
same, has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT also wants airlines to make automated airport kiosks at U.S. airports accessible to passengers with disabilities.


City of Kawartha Lakes Uses AODA as Defense Against Disabled

Geof Collis

There was nothing really difficult about my request, just common sense I would think however the Coordinator quoted the Integrated Accessibility Standards which in essence said that my accessibility issue did not need to be addressed by Law until 2014.


Accessibility News September 17,2011 Update

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In this Issue

*The McGuinty Watch
*Just a Little of Your Time Helps Our Non-Partisan Election Campaign for a Fully Accessible Ontario for Ontarians with Disabilities
*Eye-Tracking Technology Could Benefit Disabled Children
*After Injury, a Job Can Be Vital Medicine
*Physically Disabled Residents Ask City and Businesses to Consider Mobility Needs
*Blind Woman Can’t Hitch a Ride with DARTS, Can’t Get to Work
*Esso Worker Bars Blind Athlete; Medal-Winning Rower Ordered from Gas Bar Because of Her Dog
*AODA Alliance Urges PC Leader Tim Hudak to Commit to Strengthen, and Not Weaken Efforts to Make Ontario Fully Accessible to Over 1.5 Million Ontarians with Disabilities
*CNN.COM Sued by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing for Lack of Captioning Videos on Its Website
*Enabling Behaviour
*Make mental health treatment an issue

Just a Little of Your Time Helps Our Non-Partisan Election Campaign for a Fully Accessible Ontario for Ontarians with Disabilities

Use Our ew 2011 Eelection Action Kit!

Please help our non-partisan 2011 election campaign for a fully accessible Ontario. We just ask for a few minutes. If you have more time to give, you can accomplish even more.


Eye-Tracking Technology Could Benefit Disabled Children

A computer program that could allow children with disabilities to explore their creative side is being developed by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London.