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In this Issue
*In the Wake of the AODAs 10th Anniversary, Accessibility Comes up in the Legislatures Question Period, in the 2015 Ontario Budget and in More Recent Media Coverage
*Students Create 3D Printed Tactile Map of Campus for Visually Impaired
*Honouring the Memory of Barb Turnbull A Champion for Accessibility for People with Disabilities
*Barb Turnbulls Inspiring Spirit Lives On
*Parental Enabling Avoiding The Parent/Child Trap
*Only Pollyanna Celebrates AODAS Tenth Anniversary
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In the Wake of the AODAs 10th Anniversary, Accessibility Comes up in the Legislatures Question Period, in the 2015 Ontario Budget and in More Recent Media Coverage
The Wynne Government Claims Ontario is Number One in the World in Taking Action on Accessibility, Yet the Moran AODA Independent Review Says this Law Hasnt Had a Significant Impact on People with Disabilities
Students Create 3D Printed Tactile Map of Campus for Visually Impaired
With new technology, and especially 3D printing, mapmakers are now able to put geographies and locales into tangible form. While this is extremely helpful
and exciting to the general layperson, imagine how incredibly useful such maps are to the visually impaired, truly taking some of the darkness out of traveling on foot.
Honouring the Memory of Barb Turnbull A Champion for Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Far too soon, weve lost an extraordinary powerhouse in our accessibility campaign. We honour her legacy by ensuring that all hear and act upon her words
about the accessibility cause. We honour her life if every newsroom and all employers considering a job applicant with a disability remember how Barbs
quadriplegia faded into the background and didnt impede her superb, diverse reportage.
Barb Turnbulls Inspiring Spirit Lives On
Barbs 2013 memoir captured the current spirit of Ontarios grassroots accessibility movement, commending the government for passing that law, but blasting
it for dropping the ball and dragging its feet since then, not matching praiseworthy speeches with bold implementation and enforcement of accessibility.
Parental Enabling Avoiding The Parent/Child Trap
by Mel Stringer
Jane Dee Hull, former Governor of Arizona and elementary school teacher once said,
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a childs success is the positive involvement of parents.
Only Pollyanna Celebrates AODAS Tenth Anniversary
By Victor Schwartzman and Pollyanna
Golly it is good to be back! I did not think I would be so lucky, appearing in this column again. But when it came to celebrating a decade of AODA implementation, Victor said he needed Pollyanna!
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