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In this Issue
*P.J. O’Brien Irish Pub and Restaurant Goes Accessible
*National Federation of the Blind Sues Department of Transportation Over Airline Regulations *NS: Halifax Cabbies Facing Heat Over Service Dogs
*Ghotit Releases the First Android Writing & Reading Solution for People with Dyslexia
*Industry Panel Discusses New Federal Rules Affecting Hiring & Recruitment of People with Disabilities *Helping Ontarians With Disabilities Live Independently
*AODA 2014: Nostradamus Stunning Predictions
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P.J. O’Brien Irish Pub and Restaurant Goes Accessible
P.J. O’Brien Irish Pub and Restaurant’s Menu complies with the AODA.
This authentic Irish pub has been celebrated year after year as the unmatched heart of hospitality in Toronto’s downtown core
See the full Menu at
National Federation of the Blind Sues Department of Transportation Over Airline Regulations
Regulations on Access to Kiosks Violate Federal Law, Organization Says
The suit challenges regulations, issued by the DOT under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), which purport to require that airline check-in kiosks be made accessible to airline passengers who are blind.
NS: Halifax Cabbies Facing Heat Over Service Dogs
[HALIFAX, NS] HRM’s accessibility advisory committee is looking for new ways to crack down on taxi drivers who refuse to accept passengers with a service dog.
Ghotit Releases the First Android Writing & Reading Solution for People with Dyslexia
You’re on the road and suddenly you receive an urgent email that you must answer immediately. What do you do?
You take out your smartphone/tablet and write an answer. But what if you are dyslexic and must have a writing assistant to help produce clear and error-free text?
Industry Panel Discusses New Federal Rules Affecting Hiring & Recruitment of People with Disabilities
Government contractors’ compliance with new federal affirmative action rules governing the hiring and recruitment of individuals with disabilities was the focus of a time sensitive industry panel discussion.
Helping Ontarians With Disabilities Live Independently
Ontario Expanding Program to Help More People Self-Manage Care
Ontario is helping more people with disabilities live independently in their homes.
The province is expanding the Direct Funding program, which enables people living with disabilities to manage their care based on their individual needs. The program also eases pressure on Community Care Access Centres and other community support providers, freeing them up for more medically complex cases.
Read more at
AODA 2014: Nostradamus Stunning Predictions
By Victor Schwartzman
I now hope none of the above predictions turns out to be true, but does it take a genius seer to predict there will be no AODA progress in 2014?