Exclusive: Surrealism Of AODA Response To Moran Report Explained!

by Victor Schwartzman

“I have decided to approach AODA implementation by channeling Salvador Dali,” Duguid could have told this journalist if they had ever met. “I was leafing through a magazine the other day and saw his painting of drooping clocks and immediately thought of AODA implementation. It was an inspiration! Nobody understands Dali, just like I plan to have nobody understand how I’ll implement AODA!”

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http://www.aoda.ca/exclusive-surrealism-of-aoda-response-to-moran-report-explained/

Send Your Member of the Ontario Legislature the Great Media Coverage of the Final Report of Mayo Moran’s Independent Review of the Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Here’s yet another quick and easy way you can help our grassroots blitz to rebuild strong support for disability accessibility among all members of the Ontario Legislature (MPPs). We want To get the Government to take new action to get Ontario back on schedule for full accessibility by 2025, please contact your MPP and send them recent media coverage of final report of the Mayo Moran AODA Independent Review.

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http://www.aoda.ca/send-your-member-of-the-ontario-legislature-the-great-media-coverage-of-the-final-report-of-mayo-morans-independent-review-of-the-implementation-and-enforcement-of-the-accessibility-for-ontarians/

Ontario Needs to Boost Accessibility Efforts

Ontario is falling short of its 2025 goal to ensure the province’s 1.8 million people with disabilities have the opportunity to learn, work and play to their full potential, warns a review of the government’s landmark accessibility legislation.

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http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-needs-to-boost-accessibility-efforts/

Accessibility Issue Needs Urgent Attention in Whitby, Says Walk Organizer

Whitby woman wants Town to improve access from Heydenshore Pavilion to Waterfront Trail

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http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-issue-needs-urgent-attention-in-whitby-says-walk-organizer/

Accessibility News February 14,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 46 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Final Report of Mayo Moran’s Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Just Made Public Report Reveals Serious Problems

Ontarians with Disabilities See Too Little Progress on Accessibility, While Business and Municipalities Find Accessibility Regulations Too Vague

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http://www.aoda.ca/final-report-of-mayo-morans-independent-review-of-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act-just-made-public-%c2%96-report-reveals-serious-problems/

Government-Commissioned Independent Report Shows Serious Problems with Ontario Governments Implementation of Disabilities Accessibility Law

Report Calls for Premier Wynne to Now Directly Take Charge and Show Strong New Leadership to Ensure 1.8 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Reach Full Accessibility By 2025

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http://www.aoda.ca/government-commissioned-independent-report-shows-serious-problems-with-ontario-governments-implementation-of-disabilities-accessibility-law/

Ontario Committed to Accessibility

AcNews Note: We’ll wait for the AODAAlliance’s report before we start doing the Accessibility Happy Dance.
Mayo Moran’s comprehensive review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) provides valuable advice and important feedback that will serve as a guide to making Ontario accessible by 2025.

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http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-committed-to-accessibility/

Accessibility Can Change the Way We Think

People with disabilities have traditionally been excluded from decision-making, holding roles of importance, exercising personal autonomy and obtaining gainful employment.

Although the view prescribed to people with disabilities has shifted over the years, there persists an underlying theme in which the overarching narrative is one of cultural mistrust.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-can-change-the-way-we-think/

Harvard, MIT Sued Over Lack of Closed Captioning Online

Advocates for the deaf sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, saying the universities failed to provide closed captioning for online courses, podcasts and other educational programs.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/harvard-mit-sued-over-lack-of-closed-captioning-online/