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In this Issue
*New Ontario Working Group to Address Mental Health and Autism in Adults
*Redbox and Lighthouse for the Blind, DRA Announces Settlement Agreement
*National Federation of the Blind Endorses Online Ballot Marking
*Not Yet Disability Clock Is Ticking!
*Government Supports Accessible Transportation
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New Ontario Working Group to Address Mental Health and Autism in Adults
While more than 93,000 adults in Ontario are affected by the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), many go undiagnosed for far too long. Without appropriate diagnostic and mental health services, many of these adults suffer in isolation. To address this emerging issue, care providers from across Ontario have joined together to create the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Redbox and Lighthouse for the Blind, DRA Announces Settlement Agreement
Redbox has agreed to modify all its interactive, touchscreen video-rental kiosks in California by adding nonvisual accessibility features
National Federation of the Blind Endorses Online Ballot Marking
Accessible Online Ballot Marking Provided by Everyone Counts Gives Visually Impaired Voters Ability to Cast Secure, Secret Ballot
Not Yet Disability Clock Is Ticking!
By Victor Schwartzman
The last we heard of keeping track of implementing AODA and Ontario becoming accessible by 2025 was last December, when then Premier Wynne (who is still Premier Wynne) announced that Ontario would shorten the International Day on Disabilities by one hour a year until it ceased to exist. We now have the same Premier Wynne (except she is Obi Wynne Kenobi, all powerful because she has won a majority.)
Government Supports Accessible Transportation
Nova Scotians in rural communities will have more accessible transportation after a government investment announced today, Aug. 1.
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In the Spotlight
*Museum Tavern Restaurant & Bar
http://www.amenu.ca/museum-tavern-restaurant-bar/ *Class Action Suit Claims Apple Store POS System Discriminates Against Visually Impaired
http://www.amenu.ca/class-action-suit-claims-apple-store-pos-system-discriminates-against-visually-impaired/ *Revel Systems Launches New iPad POS Accessibility Bundle for the Visually Impaired
http://www.amenu.ca/revel-systems-launches-new-ipad-pos-accessibility-bundle-for-the-visually-impaired/ *Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar http://www.amenu.ca/wildfire-steakhouse-wine-bar/