Accessibility News November 25,2023 Update

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In this Issue

*This High-Tech Shirt Helps Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patrons Feel Music
*Jury Orders Amazon To Pay Ex-Employee With Asperger’s $1.2 Million
*Coles Nationwide Expands Quiet Hour for Enhanced Accessibility
*Canadians invited to help design the new Canada Disability Benefit
*AODA Alliance Updates(7)

ARTICLES:

This High-Tech Shirt Helps Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patrons Feel Music
Chicago’s Lyric Opera is aiming to make its performances more accessible via the SoundShirt, a garment that vibrates to match the music.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-high-tech-shirt-helps-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-patrons-feel-music/

Jury Orders Amazon To Pay Ex-Employee With Asperger’s $1.2 Million

Co-workers called him “retard,” “a waste of life,” and one person asked why he was working there “if you can’t do the job?” according to a lawsuit filed in court.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/jury-orders-amazon-to-pay-ex-employee-with-aspergers-1-2-million/

Coles Nationwide Expands Quiet Hour for Enhanced Accessibility

Coles has expanded its low-sensory shopping experience – Quiet Hour –
to five days a week, at a time that better suits many customers and working parents. Coles supermarkets nationwide are now offering customers a Quiet Hour experience from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday ensuring customers who find high sensory environments challenging are offered more convenient and accessible time in the evening to enjoy their grocery shop.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/coles-nationwide-expands-quiet-hour-for-enhanced-accessibility/

Canadians invited to help design the new Canada Disability Benefit

Today, the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, announced the launch of the Canada Disability Benefit Regulations Online Engagement Tool. This accessible platform will collect insight and feedback from Canadians to help inform the design of the regulations for the new benefit.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadians-invited-to-help-design-the-new-canada-disability-benefit/

AODA Alliance Updates:

Yasir Naqvi’s Campaign Writes AODA Alliance to Make Commitments on Making Ontario Accessible to 2.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities – All Liberal Leadership Candidates or Their Campaigns Have Now Responded

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/yasir-naqvi%c2%92s-campaign-writes-aoda-alliance-to-make-commitments-on-making-ontario-accessible-to-2-9-million-ontarians-with-disabilities-all-liberal-leadership-candidates-or-their-campaigns-have/

Ontario Liberal Leadership Campaign for Candidate Ted Hsu Responds to AODA Alliance Request for Election Commitments on Accessibility for 2.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities – Yasir Naqvi is the Only Leadership Candidate Who Has Not Responded by the Eve of the Liberal Party Vote that Starts Tomorrow

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/ontario-liberal-leadership-campaign-for-candidate-ted-hsu-responds-to-aoda-alliance-request-for-election-commitments-on-accessibility-for-2-9-million-ontarians-with-disabilities-yasir-naqvi-is-the-o/

On Eve of the Ontario Liberal Party’s Big vote for Its Next Leader, Non-Partisan Disability Advocacy Coalition Makes Final Pitch to Yasir Naqvi and Ted Hsu to Make Commitments to tear Down Barriers Impeding 2.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/on-eve-of-the-ontario-liberal-partys-big-vote-for-its-next-leader-non-partisan-disability-advocacy-coalition-makes-final-pitch-to-yasir-naqvi-and-ted-hsu-to-make-commitments-to-tear-down-barriers-i/

Give the City of Toronto Feedback Before December 13 on Whether the City Should Allow Pilot Projects with Electric Scooters or Other Micromobility Devices that Endanger Vulnerable Pedestrians with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/give-the-city-of-toronto-feedback-before-december-13-on-whether-the-city-should-allow-pilot-projects-with-electric-scooters-or-other-micromobility-devices-that-endanger-vulnerable-pedestrians-with-dis/

AODA Alliance Video Depicting New Toronto Sidewalk that is Dangerous for Pedestrians with Disabilities Stirs Up Great Media Coverage – City of Toronto Doubles Down with Inaccurate and Misleading Claims

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/aoda-alliance-video-depicting-new-toronto-sidewalk-that-is-dangerous-for-pedestrians-with-disabilities-stirs-up-great-media-coverage-city-of-toronto-doubles-down-with-inaccurate-and-misleading-claim/

AODA Alliance Receives a Response from Cabinet Office to Our Letter to Premier Ford – The Premier Again Refuses to Meet

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/aoda-alliance-receives-a-response-from-cabinet-office-to-our-letter-to-premier-ford-the-premier-again-refuses-to-meet/

New Toronto Bike Path Endangers Blind Pedestrians, Disability Coalition’s New Captioned 7-Minute video Reveals

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/new-toronto-bike-path-endangers-blind-pedestrians-disability-coalitions-new-captioned-7-minute-video-reveals/

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