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In this Issue
*Ontario Human Rights Commission Submission Regarding Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 2013-14 Legislative Review
*New Wynne Government Starts Off Positively!
*FDA Allows Marketing of First Wearable, Motorized Device That Helps People With Certain Spinal Cord Injuries to Walk
*New Accessibility Rules Coming to Airline Websites. Are You Ready?
*Accessibility Regulations Prompt Comments From County
*Advances in Technology Can Leave Some Behind
*Concerned About Councillors Response to Accessibility Issues
*Let the Mayo Moran AODA Independent Review Know if You Endorse the AODA Alliances June 30, 2014 Final Brief on the AODAs Implementation and Enforcement
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Ontario Human Rights Commission Submission Regarding Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) 2013-14 Legislative Review
Some standards only apply upon request rather than in advance. Feedback processes under the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Regulation, and emergency management plans and other documents under the IASR, need only be made available in conversion-ready electronic format upon request. The IASR requirement for employers to address accommodation requests at the recruitment stage is staggered to take effect by class of organization up to 2017.
New Wynne Government Starts Off Positively!
By Pollyanna, as told to Victor Schwartzman
The very best possible news on the Ontario disability/access situation came recently when the new Minister responsible for implementing AODA was announced.
FDA Allows Marketing of First Wearable, Motorized Device That Helps People With Certain Spinal Cord Injuries to Walk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first motorized device intended to act as an exoskeleton for people with lower body paralysis (paraplegia) due to a spinal cord injury.
New Accessibility Rules Coming to Airline Websites. Are You Ready?
Imagine for a minute that you decide to take a vacation. Youre thinking Hawaii, Tahiti or the Alps. You grab your computer, open a browser, type in your favorite airline and then stop.
Why? Unfortunately for 19 percent of the US population that live with disabilities, this is the consequence when navigating to an inaccessible website for air transportation.
Accessibility Regulations Prompt Comments From County
She added, the developer would be left to judge for themselves if the legislation applies and perhaps not know about the specifics of the regulations.
Advances in Technology Can Leave Some Behind
In an age where cell phones talk to you, cars drive themselves, and thermostats are practically self-aware, technology should benefit the blind, not create new barriers.
While advances in technology have the power to make adapting to visual impairment immensely better, certain technology actually creates greater inequality when that technology is inaccessible to people with disabilities.
Concerned About Councillors Response to Accessibility Issues
He said their hands are tied and that they are stuck between a rock and a hard place, that they are being forced to make changes that many of us are unhappy about that things are fine just the way they are.
Let the Mayo Moran AODA Independent Review Know if You Endorse the AODA Alliances June 30, 2014 Final Brief on the AODAs Implementation and Enforcement
Even when we are on a break, the Accessibility Clock just keeps on ticking! A troubling 223 days have now passed since we revealed that the Ontario Government was not enforcing the AODA, and that there have been rampant AODA violations in the private sector. The Government still has not made public its promised plan for the AODAs effective enforcement.
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In the Spotlight
*Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Monarchs Pub