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In this Issue
*MUN Prof Refuses to Wear Device for Hearing Disabled Student, Cites Religious Reasons
*Commbanks new EFTPOS Albert: Accessibility Short-Changed
*Disabled Voters Still Face Accessibility Challenges at the Polls, Advocates Say
*Attend September 29, 2015 Toronto All Candidates Debate on Federal Elections Disability Issues
*Focus: Employers Urged to Prepare for New AODA Requirements
*Raymond Burr Explains Canadians with Disabilities Act
*Wheel-Trans Did NOT Accommodate Disabled Passengers During the PanAm/ParaPan Am Games
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MUN Prof Refuses to Wear Device for Hearing Disabled Student, Cites Religious Reasons
A Memorial University student with a hearing disability is upset that one of his professors refused to wear a sound-transmitting device last week during a lecture, and he said she told him it was because of religious reasons.
Commbanks new EFTPOS Albert: Accessibility Short-Changed
But that human-centric design approach, which the media release, states was engineered from the ground-up, does not appear to encompass use by customers of diverse abilities and needs. Accessibility does not appear to have been integrated into the design from the ground-up.
Disabled Voters Still Face Accessibility Challenges at the Polls, Advocates Say
But disability rights activist David Lepofsky said the tools fall short, since users will still have to seek sighted help to see if the ballot is properly aligned within the template. Past elections, he said, have consistently been marred by half-baked solutions.
The ability to mark the ballot has several components: independently marking your own ballot in private, and being able to verify that you marked it correctly, he said.
Attend September 29, 2015 Toronto All Candidates Debate on Federal Elections Disability Issues
More Media Coverage on Federal and Provincial Disability Accessibility Campaigns and AODA Alliance News Release on Tonights TTC Accessible Transit Public Forum
Focus: Employers Urged to Prepare for New AODA Requirements
With a new year approaching, employers will once again need to prepare for a new set of obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is one of Ontarios best-kept employment law secrets, says Doug MacLeod of the MacLeod Law Firm.
Raymond Burr Explains Canadians with Disabilities Act
By Raymond Burr, with the help of Victor Schwartzman
Although I passed away in 1993, we all live forever on the internet. Recently I was contacted by the political parties in the current Canadian federal election. They contacted me because I was a Canadian, an actor, and had acted the part of a person with a disability. They therefore thought I would be the best person to ask about a Canadians with Disabilities Act.
Wheel-Trans Did NOT Accommodate Disabled Passengers During the PanAm/ParaPan Am Games
by Louise Bark
Toronto hosted the PanAm/ParaPan Am Games and recruited over 23,000 volunteers. I was one of them. What an amazing experience!!
The one problem I encountered though was Wheel-Trans. What a nightmare.
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