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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 15 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Toronto Man Wins Disability Accommodation Fight Against Air Canada
*From Kicked Off to Welcome Aboard: How a Blind Vancouver Paralympian was Hired by Virgin Cruise Line
*Walmart Class Action Alleges Website Not Equally Accessible to Blind, Visually Impaired Consumers
*2023 AODA Compliance Report Deadline is Fast Approaching
*Eye-Tracking Tool May Help Diagnose Autism More Quickly and Accurately, New Studies Suggest
*Jury Urges Improved Medical Resources
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Toronto Man Wins Disability Accommodation Fight Against Air Canada
Community applauds decision, but says ultimate goal is to be able to fly in their wheelchairs.
From Kicked Off to Welcome Aboard: How a Blind Vancouver Paralympian was Hired by Virgin Cruise Line
Donovan Tildesley, 39, has been blind since birth. But that hasn’t stopped him from traveling the world.
“I was very blessed to have parents who encouraged me to do any and everything that someone with sight could do,” said Tildesley.
Walmart Class Action Alleges Website Not Equally Accessible to Blind, Visually Impaired Consumers
Plaintiff Ali Abdulhadi claims Walmart’s website contains access barriers to screen-reading software used by individuals who are blind or visually impaired to browse internet websites.
2023 AODA Compliance Report Deadline is Fast Approaching
Businesses and not-for-profit organizations with 20 or more employees in Ontario, as well as designated public sector organizations, have until December 31, 2023 to file their latest accessibility compliance report.
Eye-Tracking Tool May Help Diagnose Autism More Quickly and Accurately, New Studies Suggest
Most families of children with autism may face long wait times to diagnose their child with the disorder, and once a diagnosis is made, it sometimes may not be definitive.
Jury Urges Improved Medical Resources
The jury at an inquest into the death of a teen who died at a school for blind students has recommended the province review the availability of overnight medical resources provided to schools that cater to disabled children.
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