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In this Issue
*Accessible eLearning Benefits All Learners
*Ontario Conservatives Press Premier Wynne in the Ontario Legislatures Question Period to Agree to the AODA Alliances Call for the Government to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard
*Some Toronto Wheel-Trans Passengers Say They’ve Been Left at the Curb Due to New Bike Lane
*Youth with Disabilities Advise on the Creation of an Accessible and Inclusive Canada
*Action Kit for Raising Disability Accessibility Issues in the November 17, 2016 Ontario By-elections in Ottawa Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook
*Creating Opportunities For Deaf Employees
*Today is the 18th Anniversary of a Pivotal Milestone on the Road to Strong Ontario Disability Accessibility Legislation that Resonates to this Day in Provincial and Federal Accessibility Campaigns
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Accessible eLearning Benefits All Learners
Accessible technology is meaningless without accessible content: Making a persons computer accessible is one thing, but if the Internet is not accessible to them, it kind of doesnt matter. They may be able to do word processing, but theyre not going to be able to get the information they need, said Dmitri
Belser, executive director of Berkeley, Californias Center for Accessible Technology.
Ontario Conservatives Press Premier Wynne in the Ontario Legislatures Question Period to Agree to the AODA Alliances Call for the Government to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard
Premier Wynne says Her Ministers of Accessibility and Education Are Discussing How to Move Forward on This
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Some Toronto Wheel-Trans Passengers Say Theyve Been Left at the Curb Due to New Bike Lane
She cuts a strange picture; a woman in a wheelchair driving down the bike lane on Bloor Street.Its not safe for myself or the bikers, said Kaley Roosen.But if she wants to board a Wheel-Trans bus in front of her apartment she has no choice.
Youth with Disabilities Advise on the Creation of an Accessible and Inclusive Canada
On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in Ottawa at the National Youth Forum, Natalie Spagnuolo, a member of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Social
Policy Committee, will provide recommendations on where the Government of Canada should provide leadership to improve opportunities for participation by
people with disabilities as it moves forward with promised accessibility legislation.
Action Kit for Raising Disability Accessibility Issues in the November 17, 2016 Ontario By-elections in Ottawa Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook
The Ontario Government has called provincial by-elections for November 17, 2016 in the Ottawa Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook ridings. These by-elections will replace former Liberal MPP Madeleine Meilleur (Ottawa Vanier), who was the minister responsible for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act from 2006 to 2011, and Tim Hudak, the former Conservative Party leader.
Creating Opportunities For Deaf Employees
Where do you work? What do you do for a living? In America, these are among the first questions a new acquaintance will ask us. This simple inquiry reflects the cultural emphasis placed on work and career choice in the modern world. But for many, this dreaded question serves as a reminder that even work is a privilege.
Today is the 18th Anniversary of a Pivotal Milestone on the Road to Strong Ontario Disability Accessibility Legislation that Resonates to this Day in Provincial and Federal Accessibility Campaigns
Today, October 29, 2016, is the 18th anniversary of an extremely important event in the decade-long battle, from 1994 to 2005, for the enactment of strong Ontario accessibility legislation, to achieve a barrier-free Ontario for persons with disabilities. What was accomplished by Ontarios grassroots disability
advocates back then continues to send out waves of impact in Ontario and across Canada fully 18 years later.
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