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In this Issue
*Important Changes ARE Coming IN 2015 to ODSP Employment Benefits
*Premier KathLying Wynnes Governments Record for 2014, Nothing to Be Proud of!
*Worlds First Online International Deaf-Blind Conference translated by Translate Your World
*Siemens Introduces Smart Hearing Aids at the 2015 International CES
*Man With Disability Wants Apology from Theatre Chain
*A Critical Look at the Proposed Revisions to the Accessible Customer Service Standard
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Important Changes ARE Coming IN 2015 to ODSP Employment Benefits
Three benefits for people on ODSP are being eliminated, including the Employment Training and Start-Up Benefit, the Employment Transition Benefit and the Work-Related Benefit.
Premier KathLying Wynnes Governments Record for 2014, Nothing to Be Proud of!
Premier KathLying Wynne and her Government had a busy 2014 ignoring or breaking promises to the Disability Community, can they top it for 2015?
Lets hope not!
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Worlds First Online International Deaf-Blind Conference translated by Translate Your World
The worlds first online across-language conference for people who are deaf-blind will be held via the internet on January 24th and 25th and offered simultaneously as subtitles in 78 different languages and as translated synthesized voice in 35 languages.
Siemens Introduces Smart Hearing Aids at the 2015 International CES
Smart hearing aids work with both iPhone and Android devices Wearer can control microphone direction via smartphone Intelligent devices continuously learn and automatically adapt
Man With Disability Wants Apology from Theatre Chain
The concession person complied with Santrys request, which was soon revoked by a supervisor, who Santry said took the larger bag out of his hands and dumped the popcorn into the smaller bag.
A Critical Look at the Proposed Revisions to the Accessible Customer Service Standard
The effect that this could potentially have could be to decrease the number of organizations required to create tangible accessibility profiles and lessen the enforcement of the AODA. Considering how many small businesses and organizations people with disabilities utilize in Ontario this revision could be viewed as an avenue to decreasing accessibility instead of improving it.
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