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In this Issue
*Deaf-Blind woman Tests Canadas Equality Guarantee: Goar
*Employers Weary From Avoiding AODA To Get Free Energy Bars
*Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Updating New Yorks Accessibility Signage and Logos
*Presidential Proclamation Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act
*Ontario Should Consult People With Disabilities Before Making Laws to Protect Them
*Open Doors Organization will reveal the findings on international travel of its 2014 national survey of American travelers with disabilities at the World Summit Destinations for All
*Innovative Recommendations for Toronto Police Dealing with the Mentally Ill
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Deaf-Blind woman Tests Canadas Equality Guarantee: Goar
Jasmin Simpson, who is deaf and blind, says its unfair that she had to pay 60 per cent more than non-disabled university students for the same education.
Employers Weary From Avoiding AODA To Get Free Energy Bars
By Victor Schwartzman
A recent Financial Post article, No Rest for the Weary: More AODA Compliance Required in January 2015, expressed concern over the difficulties faced by weary Ontario businesses already struggling to recover from avoiding previous AODA requirements and deadlines.
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Updating New Yorks Accessibility Signage and Logos
One of the largest concerns is that existing signage and language emphasizes the disability itself, rather than the person. The current universal symbol for a person with a disability represents an individual with a wheelchair, which will be updated on all new signage to portray a more active image (view here). Additionally, the word handicapped will be removed from signs, or any other communication, now using only the word accessible.
Presidential Proclamation Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act
ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2014
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Over two decades ago, Americans some in wheelchairs, some using sign language, and all with an abiding belief in our Nations promise came together to strengthen our commitment to equality for all.
Ontario Should Consult People With Disabilities Before Making Laws to Protect Them
Unfortunately, with almost 10 years passed since its enactment, many Ontarians with disabilities (myself included) see the AODA as something the province wanted to do, but didnt quite know how to achieve. This has become quite evident to anyone living with a disability, and that is where I would like to begin the discussion.
Open Doors Organization will reveal the findings on international travel of its 2014 national survey of American travelers with disabilities at the World Summit Destinations for All
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Open Doors Organization (ODO) is conducting its third nationwide survey of American adult travelers with disabilities. The findings on international travel will be revealed at the World Summit Destinations for All to be held in Montreal, October 19-22 2014.
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Innovative Recommendations for Toronto Police Dealing with the Mentally Ill
Five important, off-the-beaten path ideas from retired Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobuccis report on police use of force
Sammy Yatim was 18 when he was shot and killed by Toronto Police on a TTC streetcar last summer. By: Wendy Gillis News reporter, Published on Sat Jul 26 2014
Body cameras, the expansion of Taser use, training that focuses on de-escalation in the wake of retired Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobuccis report on police use of force, these issues have stood out among the broad-ranging recommendations.
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