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In this Issue
*N.S. Group for Disabled Calls Accessibility Bill Weakest in Canada *New AODA Requirements underscore maintenance
*New Robotics Technology Brings Standing and Mobility to Wheelchair Users *Accessibility Legislation Would Boost NZs Economy
*Blind Cabinet Minister Promises Canadas First National Accessibility Legislation Will Have Teeth, Could Be Retroactive *Universal Design 2017 Conference NYC
*Japans Adoption of Universal Design Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
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N.S. Group for Disabled Calls Accessibility Bill Weakest in Canada
HALIFAX Nova Scotias proposed accessibility legislation needs to be significantly strengthened, advocates for the disabled told lawmakers Thursday.
New AODA Requirements underscore maintenance
With 2017 underway, Ontario-based companies must now enact specific requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) previously rolled out a number of policies under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR), and
many facilities have yet to comply. But as of January 1, certain organizations must implement another round of requirements related to public spaces, public information and employment practices.
New Robotics Technology Brings Standing and Mobility to Wheelchair Users
Tek RMD is a motorized standing movement device that offers the ability for those who are in a manual wheelchair to complete everyday activities from a standing position. Unlike other standers, users can board and control a Tek RMD unassisted.
Accessibility Legislation Would Boost NZs Economy
Former Ontario Minister of Childrens Services and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Dr. Marie Bountrogianni is in New Zealand to meet with Members of Parliament and businesses and to support the campaign. Dr Bountrogianni was responsible for introducing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005.
Blind Cabinet Minister Promises Canadas First National Accessibility Legislation Will Have Teeth, Could Be Retroactive
Sport and Disability Minister Carla Qualtrough, who is blind, is helping to draft a new bill to address accessibility for people with disabilities. The legislation will apply to all companies that operate under federal jurisdiction, and she hopes its a game changer.
Universal Design 2017 Conference NYC
The term universal design refers to broad-spectrum ideas for designing buildings, products, and environments that are accessible to all people, across all ages, abilities, and activities.
Japans Adoption of Universal Design Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Universal design will promote a barrier-free attitude amongst the people of Japan and make for more accessible facilities.
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