Accessibility News July 16,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*EHRC Announces Its Newest Project to Support Those With Disabilities in the Workplace
*City MTA Adds 70 Wheelchair-Accessible MV-1 Vehicles to Paratransit Fleet
*United Airlines Earns Top Marks on Disability Equality Index
*Blind Man Denied Service From Uber Over Guide Dog
*TTC Investigating After Frustrated Man in Wheelchair Faces Off With Bus After Lengthy Wait
*Governments are toughening up on public sector web accessibility
*Gananoque Disbands Accessibility Advisory Committee

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EHRC Announces Its Newest Project to Support Those With Disabilities in the Workplace

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) launched its newest project entitled EnAbling Change: From Disability to Inclusion, an EnAbling Change Project with the Government of Ontario that will see the organization focus on improving equity of access for people with disabilities who work or wish to work in the Canadian electricity industry.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ehrc-announces-its-newest-project-to-support-those-with-disabilities-in-the-workplace/

City MTA Adds 70 Wheelchair-Accessible MV-1 Vehicles to Paratransit Fleet

Mobility Ventures LLC and the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that 70 wheelchair-accessible MV-1 vehicles will be added to MTAs paratransit fleet, Access-A-Ride, in an effort to increase public transportation accessibility in a city with more than half a million people living with ambulatory impairments.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/city-mta-adds-70-wheelchair-accessible-mv-1-vehicles-to-paratransit-fleet/

United Airlines Earns Top Marks on Disability Equality Index

Company named one of the Best Places to Work for 2016 by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/united-airlines-earns-top-marks-on-disability-equality-index/

Blind Man Denied Service From Uber Over Guide Dog

Matthew Dierckens says Ubers refusal to transport him with his guide dog is discriminatory and frustrating.

A Windsor man who has no vision is advocating for increased awareness after he and his guide dog were rejected service by three Uber drivers over the past year.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/blind-man-denied-service-from-uber-over-guide-dog/

TTC Investigating After Frustrated Man in Wheelchair Faces Off With Bus After Lengthy Wait

The TTC says it is investigating after a frustrated wheelchair-bound man blocked a bus on Kipling Avenue following a lengthy wait last week.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/

Governments are toughening up on public sector web accessibility

State and Federal Governments around the globe are toughening up on public sector web accessibility. The latest case is the Alaskan Juneau School District, which felt the wrath of that states Government because of a complaint from the public that their websites arent inclusive for all needs.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/governments-are-toughening-up-on-public-sector-web-accessibility/

Gananoque Disbands Accessibility Advisory Committee

Gananoque town council has abruptly disbanded its accessibility advisory committee, prompting one committee member to accuse council of regarding them as a bunch of uppity cripples.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/gananoque-disbands-accessibility-advisory-committee/

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