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In this Issue
*Rick Hansen Calls for Establishing Federal Disabilities Act
*Toronto Man With Tourettes Says He Was Kicked Out of Club Over Tic
*Did Canada Break a Promise to Its Disabled Citizens?
*ADA at 25: Progress and Peril
*Despite All the Official Rejoicing, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Sadly Missed a Huge Chance for a Great Legacy for Ontarians with Disabilities by Failing to Increase Accessibility of Tourism/Hospitality Venues like Restaurants and Stores
*The Restaurant, The Cockroach And The Gangster
*This Small Change Could Make a Big Difference for Accessible Technology
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Rick Hansen Calls for Establishing Federal Disabilities Act
Well-known accessibility advocate and Richmond resident Rick Hansen has added his voice calling for establishing a federal disabilities act.
Toronto Man With Tourettes Says He Was Kicked Out of Club Over Tic
A Toronto man with Tourette syndrome says he was kicked out of a downtown nightclub after a bouncer mistook his tic for a sign that he was using drugs.
Did Canada Break a Promise to Its Disabled Citizens?
Despite their differing approaches, both Canada and the U.S. face challenges in keeping their promise to improve the economic wellbeing of their disabled citizens.
ADA at 25: Progress and Peril
We are the only class of people who can legally be paid less than the federal minimum wage. This occurs primarily within institutions stating they have
our best interest in mind, but which lack the expertise or desire to create real training and employment opportunities.
Despite All the Official Rejoicing, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Sadly Missed a Huge Chance for a Great Legacy for Ontarians with Disabilities by Failing
to Increase Accessibility of Tourism/Hospitality Venues like Restaurants and Stores
Before any 2024 Toronto Olympic Bid, Ontario Must Ensure It Doesnt Repeat This Wasteful Mistake
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The Restaurant, The Cockroach And The Gangster
By Victor Schwartzman
How is this relevant? Big bugs remind me of politicians. Also, AODA is an access law which seemed when proclaimed like a great idea the Government was
totally behind, but AODA woke up the next morning it was something no one in the Government respected. Or wanted to touch.
This Small Change Could Make a Big Difference for Accessible Technology
Tech firms such as Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox and LinkedIn announced Thursday that they will develop standard language that lets applicants know that having accessibility knowledge is preferred to land a job.
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These Restaurants are ParaPan Am Ready!
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Banquets & Events
*Waters Edge Restaurant
*Museum Tavern Restaurant & Bar
*Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar
*Frida Restaurant & Bar
*Quinns Steakhouse & Irish Bar
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