Accessibility News June 18,2011 Update

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In this Issue

*9th Annual Accessibility Workshop Update
*Change to Better Living
*Direction Provided to Air Canada to Accommodate Travellers Disabled by Peanut or Nut Allergies
*Citizen Advocacy Adds New Program
*Campbellford’s Downtown Can Be Tough Going for Disabled
*My Thoughts of Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Parties Changebook
*Equality Still Eludes People With Disabilities: Advocate
*New Accessibility Standards Impact Ontario Restaurants

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ARTICLES:

9th Annual Accessibility Workshop Update

The Essex County Accessibility Advisory Committee is diligently working towards another great day of learning and networking at our 9th Annual Opening Doors and Minds Workshop. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the St. Nicholas Macedonian Eastern Orthodox Church Hall, 5225 Howard
Avenue, LaSalle, Ontario.

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http://www.coaac.ca/?p=536

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Change to Better Living

By Victor Schwartzman

In the seventies, many governments appeared to accept arguments that the institutions created to serve people with disabilities instead often served up a service that was inefficient and immoral. What governments really accepted was that they could use the politics of community living to save money, replacing expensive big institutions with cheaper small ones. (In some cases, people with mental health challenges ended up in dingy rooming houses, and had no supports.)

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Change to Better Living

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Direction Provided to Air Canada to Accommodate Travellers Disabled by Peanut or Nut Allergies

The Canadian Transportation Agency today issued its final decision addressing Air Canada’s accommodation of passengers disabled by an allergy to peanuts or nuts, and setting out its assessment of Air Canada’s undue hardship arguments.

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Direction Provided to Air Canada to Accommodate Travellers Disabled by Peanut or Nut Allergies

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Citizen Advocacy Adds New Program

Helping people create a positive future

Brian Tardif, Executive Director of Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa, is pleased to introduce a new dimension to the organization’s work
that responds to a gap in services for people with disabilities. In partnership with Family Matters Co-op, the Trillium Foundation has provided Citizen Advocacy with funding for Independent Facilitation and Planning services to help people focus on abilities to discover their potential.

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Citizen Advocacy Adds New Program

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Campbellford’s Downtown Can Be Tough Going for Disabled

CAMPBELLFORD – Downtown Campbellford appears easy enough to navigate but when you’re disabled and use a wheelchair or scooter, it’s one obstacle after another.

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Campbellford’s Downtown Can Be Tough Going for Disabled

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My Thoughts of Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Parties Changebook

On May 29th 2011, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak officially released what he would like to call the changebook. The Ontario PC party claims they have a commitment to hardworking families and plan to provide them with relief and move the province of Ontario forward if they are elected on October 6th. But after reading
the so called changebook I now believe that when it comes to those dependent on the Ontario Disabilities Supports Program nothing is really going to change

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My Thoughts of Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Parties Changebook

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Equality Still Eludes People With Disabilities: Advocate

GEORGETOWN — Full equality is still eluding people with disabilities, but the struggle must continue, says an international advocate serving with the United Nations convention on disability issues.

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Equality Still Eludes People With Disabilities: Advocate

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New Accessibility Standards Impact Ontario Restaurants

All businesses with at least one employee will have to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Standard taking effect Jan. 1, 2012.

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New Accessibility Standards Impact Ontario Restaurants

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