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In this Issue
*U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD
*Conflicting Accessible Parking Signs Cause Confusion at Algonquin College
*New sign language interpreting rules in effect in Michigan
*EnAbling Change: Accessible Playspaces
*Update on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD
The U.S. Department of Educations Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Conflicting Accessible Parking Signs Cause Confusion at Algonquin College
So I pulled into one of these accessible parking spots, and when I came out, I discovered it was posted as both accessible parking and no parking, and I had a ticket on my windshield from the Algonquin parking services, said More.
New sign language interpreting rules in effect in Michigan
Urasky said there is a misconception that it is up to the deaf or deaf blind to have an interpreter when lawyers, doctors and others must legally provide the accommodation.
EnAbling Change: Accessible Playspaces
2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility For Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). To celebrate this milestone, 101 Ontarians received AODA 10th Anniversary Champion Awards to recognize their passion and commitment in promoting awareness of accessibility and inclusiveness in the community. The following is an example of an award winning project.
Update on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
In our November 2015 Employers Alert, we summarized the updated employer obligations pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). On June 6, 2016, the Ontario government announced yet further updates to the AODA, which took effect on July 1, 2016. While these changes appear
subtle, they do have an impact on Ontario employers and warrant a review of existing accessibility policies, practices and training.
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