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In this Issue
*Even More Media Coverage of Problems with Accessible Customer Service in Ontario
*The Blind Leading the Blind: How Berkeley Alums Are Designing an Inclusive World
*Despite Ongoing Issues, Ontario Plans to Reduce Small Business Accessibility Requirements
*Major Gaps in Ontario Disability Act When it Comes to Service Dogs
*Put Ministry of Health in Charge of Inmates Health Care, John Howard Society Says
*Important Information About the Schedule 1 Lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario
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Even More Media Coverage of Problems with Accessible Customer Service in Ontario
More Media Coverage on Recurring Denials of Accessible Customer Service in Ontario
Recent media coverage, set out below, once again shows the harm Ontarians with disabilities must suffer, because of the Wynne Governments ongoing failure to keep its promise to effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
The Blind Leading the Blind: How Berkeley Alums Are Designing an Inclusive World
Joshua Miele has been blind ever since a violent acid attack took away his vision before his 5th birthday. But he says he no longer spends time wishing he could see. Instead, from his office at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, he dreams up new technologies for the blind, and
helps turn those visions into reality: maps that can talk, YouTube videos that can speak, electronic gloves that can text.
Despite Ongoing Issues, Ontario Plans to Reduce Small Business Accessibility Requirements
Currently, companies with more than 20 employees must have a written policy on accessibility.
But that is soon expected to apply only to businesses with more than 50 employees.
Major Gaps in Ontario Disability Act When it Comes to Service Dogs
Every day when Wesley Taylor and his service dog leave the house, he prepares to go to battle with Mississauga transit employees.
Put Ministry of Health in Charge of Inmates Health Care, John Howard Society Says
Ontarios John Howard Society is urging the province to put the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in charge of inmates health, taking away the responsibility now held by jail superintendents.
Important Information About the Schedule 1 Lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario
This lawsuit is about twelve places where people with disabilities lived. The government of Ontario was in charge of these places. The lawsuit says the government did not protect people who lived at these places.
You can find a list of the twelve places and more information about the lawsuit at: http://goo.gl/YBosX5
Lawyers for people who lived at these places have talked to the government. They made an agreement to end the lawsuit without a trial. This agreement is called a settlement.
On April 25th, 2016, at 10 in the morning, the Court will decide if the settlement is fair and reasonable. You can go to Court on April 25.
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