Accessibility News November 16,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*McWynnety Government Update, Month 10: Where’s the Enforcement?
*iPads Help Late-Speaking Children With Autism Develop Language
*Deadline to Prepare Accessibility Policies Approaching
*Blind job Seekers Face Hurdles in Pursuit of Work
*Court Says New York Neglected Disabled in Emergencies
*Kiss The Law Deadly: Top Ten Survival Guide For Zombie Laws

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ARTICLES:

McWynnety Government Update, Month 10: Where’s the Enforcement?

Note: The AODA Alliance has yet to get a response from this request.

AODA Alliance Presses McGuinty Government for Specifics on How It Plans to Keep Its Oft-Repeated Election Pledge to Effectively Enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act

On January 22, 2013, the AODA Alliance wrote Community and Social Services Minister John Milloy, who has lead responsibility for implementing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. We asked the minister for specific details on the Government’s plans to keep its promise to effectively enforce the AODA. This letter is set out below.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-presses-mcguinty-government-for-specifics-on-how-it-plans-to-keep-its-oft-repeated-election-pledge-to-effectively-enforce-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act/

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iPads Help Late-Speaking Children With Autism Develop Language

The iPad you use to check email, watch episodes of Mad Men and play Words with Friends may hold the key to enabling children with autism spectrum disorders to express themselves through speech.

Read more at

iPads Help Late-Speaking Children With Autism Develop Language

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Deadline to Prepare Accessibility Policies Approaching

In January, I wrote about how large organizations in Ontario must prepare multi-year accessibility plans to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (by January 1, 2014).

Well, those obligated private sector organizations (50+ employees) must also develop and implement relevant policies, practices and procedures under their general obligation and under each accessibility standard

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/deadline-to-prepare-accessibility-policies-approaching/

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Blind job Seekers Face Hurdles in Pursuit of Work

the study was clearly disappointing, but it gives us the opportunity to find a way forward.”

Read more at

Blind job Seekers Face Hurdles in Pursuit of Work

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Court Says New York Neglected Disabled in Emergencies

New York City has violated the rights of about 900,000 of its residents with disabilities by failing to accommodate for their needs during emergencies, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

Read more at

Court Says New York Neglected Disabled in Emergencies

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Kiss The Law Deadly: Top Ten Survival Guide For Zombie Laws

By Mike Hammer, as told to Victor Schwartzman

I thought I blasted AODA out of this world. It was a zombie law and begged for the business end of my .45. Hot slugs punched flaming holes into AODA’s rotting papers until there was nothing left but broken dreams. AODA was done and so was I.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/kiss-the-law-deadly-top-ten-survival-guide-for-zombie-laws/

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EVENTS

*Mad Students Society ­ peer support meeting for consumer/survivors of the mental health system
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1416
*2014 Abilities in Mind (AIM) Conference
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1402
*Are you an ADULT sibling of someone living with a disability?
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1338

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