Accessibility News August 13,2011 Update

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In this Issue

*The McGuinty Watch
*Debating the Facts
*Station Schedule Off Track: Patron
*OverLay – a New App making accessible information easy to make and share
*LCO Releases Draft Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults
*Hundreds Gather to Remember Charlie
*OPSEU Welcomes Delay in PPAO Divestment to CMHA
*Everyone Deserves Access to Opportunities

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ARTICLES:

The McGuinty Watch

To make it easier for you to see how the McGuinty Government has treated the Disabled Community over it’s Terms we’ve compiled some relevant articles for you to view

As they become available we’ll post more so check back once in a while before Election time.

Read more at

McGuinty Watch

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Debating the Facts

Re: Minister responds, letter to the editor, Aug. 5, Oakville Beaver

The letter by Ms. Meilleur, Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services (MCSS) distorted the present reality facing the families of individuals with developmental disabilities who remain living at home and do not require a group home environment.

Meilleur accomplished this by including and emphasizing previous spending commitments and omitting several disturbing statistical trends created by her ministry.

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Debating the Facts

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Station Schedule Off Track: Patron

“It would be a concern given the Ontario Disabilities Act and its implications. It’s good that someone has brought that out. It’s a Via issue that has to be dealt with through conversation.”

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Station Schedule Off Track: Patron

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OverLay – a New App making accessible information easy to make and share

Imagine arriving at a new shopping mall and asking for information. The staff member passes you a tray with a simple tactile paper map of the mall on top.
This map already has large font and Braille text with tactile symbols.

As you pass a finger across the map: you can then press once on each shop’s tactile symbol and it reads out the shop name.

Read more at

OverLay – a New App making accessible information easy to make and share

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LCO Releases Draft Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults

TORONTO, August 9, 2011 – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today released for public feedback a
Draft Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults.

When completed, the Framework will assist in evaluating new or existing laws, policies and practices to ensure that they take into account the circumstances and experiences of older persons, and that they promote positive outcomes for these members of society within the context of society as a whole.

Read more at

LCO Releases Draft Framework for the Law as it Affects Older Adults

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Hundreds Gather to Remember Charlie

As Rosario Marchese vowed to get answers for a mother grieving the sudden death of her son, the crowd gathered to remember Charles McGillivary clapped, cheered and whooped their support.

“We need a full investigation,” said Marchese, MPP for Trinity Spadina, who wrote an open letter to Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair asking how officers are trained to detect and deal with people who have disabilities.

Read more at

Hundreds Gather to Remember Charlie

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OPSEU Welcomes Delay in PPAO Divestment to CMHA

“I applaud Deb Mathews for announcing that her ministry will put divestment on hold to give time for a full review of its controversial decision and to allow all stakeholders, including patients and their advocates, an opportunity to make their views known,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

Read more at

OPSEU Welcomes Delay in PPAO Divestment to CMHA

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Everyone Deserves Access to Opportunities

An injustice is presently being done.

Further, it violates the Ontario Disabilities Act which assures such challenged individuals to government protection for access to education and employment.

Read more at
http://www.klwatch.ca/?p=495

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