Accessibility News September 18,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*On the Eve of the Federal Election, Tories Will Try to Answer the AODA Alliance Request for Federal Election Commitments
*Remote Work Made Life Easier for Employees With Disabilities. Advocates Say the Option Should Stay
*How Accessible is Voting for People With Disabilities?
*Disabled Inmate Was Forced to Sleep On Cell Floor for 3 Weeks, Lawsuit Alleges
*Some Media Cover the Federal Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues and/or the Inaccessibility of Mail-In Ballots
*Blind Lawyer Says Lack of Accessible, Private Voting Options Violates Charter
*Survey: Accessibility Challenges Persist as Hybrid and Online Learning Continues

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ARTICLES:

On the Eve of the Federal Election, Tories Will Try to Answer the AODA Alliance Request for Federal Election Commitments

Liberals Say They’ll Enact At Least Some Accessibility Standard Within Four Years of the Accessible Canada Act’s Passage

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/on-the-eve-of-the-federal-election-tories-will-try-to-answer-the-aoda-alliance-request-for-federal-election-commitments/

Remote Work Made Life Easier for Employees With Disabilities. Advocates Say the Option Should Stay

The pandemic upended corporate culture as workers traded office buildings for their kitchen tables. For most, the change was largely a matter of convenience. But for many people with disabilities, it was transformative â getting to and from a workplace was the most arduous part of their day.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/remote-work-made-life-easier-for-employees-with-disabilities-advocates-say-the-option-should-stay/

How Accessible is Voting for People With Disabilities?

For some people, voting isn’t as simple as showing up to the polls on election day and casting a ballot.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/how-accessible-is-voting-for-people-with-disabilities/

Disabled Inmate Was Forced to Sleep On Cell Floor for 3 Weeks, Lawsuit Alleges

Correctional Services Canada declines to comment but has said facility has ‘accessible options’ for bathing

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disabled-inmate-was-forced-to-sleep-on-cell-floor-for-3-weeks-lawsuit-alleges/

Some Media Cover the Federal Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues and/or the Inaccessibility of Mail-In Ballots

As we have found in past elections, it is very hard to get the media to cover this election issue. This is so, even though major media outlets devote a great deal of time and space to election issues. Of course, the accessibility issue on which the AODA Alliance has concentrated is only one of several important disability issues in this election.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/some-media-cover-the-federal-elections-disability-accessibility-issues-an-or-the-inaccessibility-of-mail-in-ballots/

Blind Lawyer Says Lack of Accessible, Private Voting Options Violates Charter

David Lepofsky was not able to mark his choice independently on the mail-in ballot Elections Canada sent to him because he is blind.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/blind-lawyer-says-lack-of-accessible-private-voting-options-violates-charter/

Survey: Accessibility Challenges Persist as Hybrid and Online Learning Continues

With fully online or hybrid course formats still very much in play at colleges and universities around the world, accessibility issues remain a key challenge, according to a recent study.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/survey-accessibility-challenges-persist-as-hybrid-and-online-learning-continues/

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