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In this Issue
*Join Us as the AODA Alliance Comes to Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge Next Week
*London Not Following Accessibility Rules, Removes All Archived Council Debate Videos
*Realizing the Promise of a New ERA for Canadians With Disabilities:
*Accessibility Advocate Appeals Access to Information Fee
*Check out the Arguments the Information and Privacy Commission Will Hear Tomorrow in AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofskys Freedom of Information Appeal Against the Wynne Government *David vs Goliath: Freedom of Information
*AMI Announces Scholarship Program for 2017
*Reader Concerned About Lack of Accessibility in Gemmill Park Concept Plan
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Join Us as the AODA Alliance Comes to Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge Next Week
and come to the Federal Governments February 8, 2017 Public Consultations in Toronto on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act, Where the AODA Alliance Will Be One of Many Presenters
London Not Following Accessibility Rules, Removes All Archived Council Debate Videos
Coun. Mo Salih says city council was told late Tuesday that all city videos a valuable visual account of council meetings are in non-compliance with accessibility rules due to a lack of closed-captioning for (the) hearing impaired.
Realizing the Promise of a New ERA for Canadians With Disabilities
Bringing Canadians With Disabilities Into the Mainstream of Canadian Society
Brief by John Rae
Accessibility Advocate Appeals Access to Information Fee
The Wynne government is denying Ontarians the right to know the details behind its promised 2015 crack-down on businesses that ignore their responsibilities under the provinces landmark accessibility legislation, an accessibility activist says.
Check out the Arguments the Information and Privacy Commission Will Hear Tomorrow in AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofskys Freedom of Information Appeal Against the Wynne Government
Tomorrow at 10 a.m., AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky will personally argue his Freedom of Information appeal against the Wynne Government. He is appealing the Ontario Governments refusal to waive the $4,250 fee the Wynne Government is charging to fully answer his June 4, 2015 Freedom of Information application. He seeks information on the Governments implementation and enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The Government gave him
information it said it could quickly acquire, but is insisting on this fee for all the other information, due to the search time involved.
Read more at
David vs Goliath: Freedom of Information
Below you will find links to David Lepofskys Freedom of Information Appeal with the Ontario Government.
AMI Announces Scholarship Program for 2017
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that the 2017 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship campaign will launch Monday, February 6.
Entering its sixth year, the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship program offers much needed financial assistance to students with a disability. The scholarship was renamed in 2016 in memory of AMIs former Accessibility Officer, Robert Pearson, who passed away suddenly in December 2015.
Reader Concerned About Lack of Accessibility in Gemmill Park Concept Plan
I was quite disappointed when I saw the recent concept plan prepared by Lashley & Associates for the Gemmill Park Project play spaces in Almonte. Accessibility to the proposed playground improvements and the suitability of these improvements to people of all abilities is an ongoing concern of mine.
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