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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 9 years, 35 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*AODA Alliance: Part 1: Major Findings and Recommendations in the Moran Report that We Support
*AODA Alliance: Part 2: Major Findings and Recommendations in the Moran Report that We Do Not Support
*Pan Am Games Will Not Fulfill AODA Promises
*You Dont Look Blind
*Ontario Government Uses Moran Report!
*PetSmart Accused of Discrimination Against the Blind in New Civil Suit
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AODA Alliance: Part 1: Major Findings and Recommendations in the Moran Report that We Support
In September, 2013, the Ontario Government appointed Professor Mayo Moran to conduct an Independent Review of its implementation and enforcement of the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Her task, required under section 41 of the AODA, was to see if Ontario is on schedule to reach full accessibility for people with disabilities by 2025, as the AODA requires.
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AODA Alliance: Part 2: Major Findings and Recommendations in the Moran Report that We Do Not Support
In September 2013, the Ontario Government appointed Professor Mayo Moran to conduct a mandatory Independent Review of its implementation and enforcement
of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Her task, assigned under the AODA, was to see if Ontario is on schedule to reach full accessibility for people with disabilities by 2025.
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Pan Am Games Will Not Fulfill AODA Promises
Of course, to take advantage of this opportunity, Ontario will have to have some progress to show. And, as of this writing, there is scant little progress
connected to the AODA for Ontario to show off. Ten years after the AODA came into effect, accessibility is not an aspect of life that Ontarians with disabilities enjoy.
You Dont Look Blind
Perhaps the biggest misconception about people affected by retinal diseases is that they see nothing at all. While some have, indeed, gone completely blind,
most are in the process of losing their vision. And depending on the person, and the disease, this takes years or decades.
Ontario Government Uses Moran Report!
By Victor Schwartzman
The Government renamed an existing information phone line as an AODA complaint line, stating that people could phone the line with complaints about access problems. The toll free number is
1-866-515-2025FREE. A Government spokesperson justified the complaint line by stating it was following Moran Report guidelines.
PetSmart Accused of Discrimination Against the Blind in New Civil Suit
merchants are required under the ADA to provide blind customers a physical keypad to input their debit card PINs, PetSmart has failed to do so. As a result,
blind customers are forced to sacrifice the security of their debit card PIN by sharing it with PetSmart employees or using another less desirable form of payment.
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