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In this Issue
*Justice Department Applies ADA Title III to Carnivals Cruise Ships, Website, and Mobile App in a Landmark Settlement
*Settlements for Huronia Victims Downgraded Without Notice
*John Baird to Be Volunteer Adviser to Group Helping the Developmentally Disabled
*George Brown student says she was denied housing over guide dog Enrolled in sign language course at college
*HOCKEY INNOVATION Students design puck for visually impaired players
*Toronto 2015 Organization Confirms Its Not Good Enough for Games Stadiums To Be Accessible
*Accessing The Election
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Justice Department Applies ADA Title III to Carnivals Cruise Ships, Website, and Mobile App in a Landmark Settlement
In late July, coinciding with the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a landmark
settlement agreement with Carnival Corp. to improve the physical accessibility of 62 cruise ships sailing under the Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America
Line, and Princess Cruise brands. The agreement, also addresses the accessibility of Carnivals website, mobile application, and reservation system.
Settlements for Huronia Victims Downgraded Without Notice
Some former residents who were expecting a $42,000 payout are in for an awful surprise Marco Chown Oved The Toronto Star, Aug. 14, 2015
Almost 400 people with developmental disabilities who were expecting payouts of tens of thousands of dollars from a legal settlement with the government
will only receive a maximum of $2,000, though they havent been informed and dont have any recourse to appeal, the Star has learned.
John Baird to Be Volunteer Adviser to Group Helping the Developmentally Disabled
Former foreign affairs minister John Baird will be a volunteer strategic adviser to Community Living Ontario, which helps some 12,000 Ontarians with intellectual disabilities.
George Brown student says she was denied housing over guide dog Enrolled in sign language course at college
A woman who wants to study American Sign Language and deaf studies at George Brown College says shes been denied on-campus housing because of her service dog.
HOCKEY INNOVATION Students design puck for visually impaired players
A pair of Ontario college students face a tough crowd as they try to design an audible hockey puck that can be used by visually impaired players. And the
international judges vetting the product at a global engineering contest wont even be the harshest critics.
Those would be the players themselves, who say people have been designing pucks containing electronic noisemakers for decades and havent yet managed to create one that works well on the ice.
Toronto 2015 Organization Confirms Its Not Good Enough for Games Stadiums To Be Accessible
Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee Concedes that its Not Good Enough to Ensure Accessible ParaPan American Games Stadiums Accessibility of Community Tourism and Hospitality Establishments Must Also Be Improved
Accessing The Election
By Victor Schwartzman
The Canadian federal election is on! I watched the debate between the Leaders of the four main national parties. It was two hours and they never stopped talking. Yet the words access and disability never passed their lips.
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