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In this Issue
*Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act
*Advocate Aims to Inspire Accessibility Action
*Will New Accessible Parking Permits Combat Abuse?
*Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving
*Is My Companys Website Accessible?
*Wynne Government Refuses to Waive Its $4,250 Fee for Fully Answering AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofskys Freedom of Information Application Seeking Important Government Records on the AODAs Implementation and Enforcement
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Justice Department Reaches Landmark Settlement Agreement with State of Oregon Regarding Americans with Disabilities Act
In a Dec. 29, 2015, order, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon approved a settlement agreement between the Justice Department, a class of private plaintiffs and the state of Oregon, which resolved the departments and the class plaintiffs claims against the state under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Advocate Aims to Inspire Accessibility Action
Long-time disability rights advocate David Lepofsky will visit Queens on Jan. 22 to speak at an Accessibility Café event hosted by Accessibility Queens and the Equity Office.
We are excited for David to share his insights and perspective with the Queens community, says Andrew Ashby, Accessibility Coordinator in the Queens Equity Office. I would encourage students, faculty and staff to attend and learn more about the ways in which they can help improve accessibility for 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities.
Will New Accessible Parking Permits Combat Abuse?
Service Ontario rolls out new safeguards against people without disabilities taking advantage of accessible parking spots and free parking
The government of Ontario has launched new accessible parking permits (APP) to combat abuse by those who dont need them.
Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving
A drone that guides blind runners around a track is just one of several new fitness technologies designed to assist the visually impaired.
While NASA is working to make drones quieter, one researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno, is using its noise to benefit blind athletes.
Is My Companys Website Accessible?
Many of your clients or customers would answer, Of course. I open Chrome or Internet Explorer, type in the address, and there I am, ready to log-in and shop, pay my bill, or schedule an appointment.
Wynne Government Refuses to Waive Its $4,250 Fee for Fully Answering AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofskys Freedom of Information Application Seeking Important Government Records on the AODAs Implementation and Enforcement
Lepofsky Asks the Wynne Government to Reconsider This Refusal
When it comes to the accessibility rights of people with disabilities, how free is Freedom of Information in Ontario? Is Premier Wynne keeping her promise to ensure that hers is the most open and transparent government in Canada?
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