Accessibility News October 9,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Divisional Court Declines to Rule on Argument that Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Violated Ontario’s Disabilities Act
*Significant Victory for Nova Scotians With Intellectual Disabilities
*Town Launches Campaign on Service Animals for Local Businesses
*A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities
*’Going to Be Impossible’: How Will People With Disabilities Handle Simcoe County’s Bigger Bins?
*Mike Paciello Joins AbleDocs as Vice President, United States
*Campaign Gives Children With Disabilities Chance to Trick-or-Treat Without Barriers

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ARTICLES:

Divisional Court Declines to Rule on Argument that Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Violated Ontario’s Disabilities Act

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/divisional-court-declines-to-rule-on-argument-that-ontarios-accessibility-minister-violated-ontarios-disabilities-act/

Significant Victory for Nova Scotians With Intellectual Disabilities

Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has paved the road to addressing the human rights of thousands of Nova Scotians with disabilities who continue to languish in institutions or in community without support.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/significant-victory-for-nova-scotians-with-intellectual-disabilities/

Town Launches Campaign on Service Animals for Local Businesses

A recent incident at a Bradford restaurant regarding refusal of a service animal has stirred much debate amongst community members about the laws in place behind service animals and their training

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/town-launches-campaign-on-service-animals-for-local-businesses/

A New Captioned Video Gives You a Practical Guide to the Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/a-new-captioned-video-gives-you-a-practical-guide-to-the-duty-to-accommodate-people-with-disabilities/

‘Going to Be Impossible’: How Will People With Disabilities Handle Simcoe County’s Bigger Bins?

The committee that provides guidance to the County of Simcoe to ensure facilities are designed to be accessible wants to know why it wasn’t asked for input prior to a decision to switch homes to larger waste collection containers.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/going-to-be-impossible-how-will-people-with-disabilities-handle-simcoe-countys-bigger-bins/

Mike Paciello Joins AbleDocs as Vice President, United States

Paciello, the founder and CEO of The Paciello Group and WebABLE, brings to the table an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge in the field of digital accessibility. In his new role, he will help shape and position AbleDocs within the U.S. market, while also playing an integral role in the company’s web accessibility offerings.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/mike-paciello-joins-abledocs-as-vice-president-united-states/

Campaign Gives Children With Disabilities Chance to Trick-or-Treat Without Barriers

For nine-year-old Gabriel Nikolakakis, Halloween has not always been a holiday he could participate in easily because of his limited mobility, but one organization is helping to change that by creating accessible trick-or-treating neighbourhoods, one home at a time.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/campaign-gives-children-with-disabilities-chance-to-trick-or-treat-without-barriers/

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