Accessibility News September 6,2014 Update

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In this Issue
*Woman with Cerebral Palsy Could Lose Job After Attendant Funding Cut
*Accessibility Is On the Menu
*Toronto Star Reports on Wynne Governments Failure to Ensure an Effective Disability Accessibility Legacy for the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games
*Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN
*Ontario Deaf Students Fighting for Better Education

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ARTICLES:

Woman with Cerebral Palsy Could Lose Job After Attendant Funding Cut By Sean Mallen

TORONTO A Richmond Hill woman who has two post graduate degrees and a good job at a charity in Barrie faces unemployment for reasons she finds maddening: a lack of funding for her support worker.
Nobody wants to take responsibility for it and it makes me so angry, said Jenny Clement.
Clement has cerebral palsy, which limits her ability to do physical tasks. Her attendant J.R. takes care of filing, typing and personal tasks but the funding for his salary is running out.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=4698

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Accessibility Is On the Menu

How aMENU Will Revolutionize the Restaurant Experience

Guests who have had the opportunity to use aMENU have given positive feedback. And in the hospitality industry, keeping customers happy is the name of the game. Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-is-on-the-menu/

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Toronto Star Reports on Wynne Governments Failure to Ensure an Effective Disability Accessibility Legacy for the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games

On page A-8 of the September 3, 2014 Toronto Star is an excellent article reporting on the Wynne Governments failure to ensure that the huge public investment in the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games leaves behind a strong and substantial legacy of improved disability accessibility. We set out that article below. Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/toronto-star-reports-on-wynne-governments-failure-to-ensure-an-effective-disability-accessibility-legacy-for-the-2015-toronto-panparapan-american-games/

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Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN

NEW ZEALAND: A group of 25 Disabled Peoples Organizations, interest groups and service providers, along with countless disabled people and family members have released their first assessment on New Zealands disability rights record to the United Nations. And the verdict is; its time to turn agreements into action. Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/auckland-disability-community-unite-on-first-feedback-to-un/

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Ontario Deaf Students Fighting for Better Education

Deaf students say they are receiving an inferior education at provincially run schools, where teachers and principals wont or cant communicate using sign language. Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-deaf-students-fighting-for-better-education/

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eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

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aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.

Visit the site at http://www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit http://www.amenu.ca/create/ and design your own Menu.

In the Spotlight

*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Market Garden + express|o
http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-market-garden-expresso-coffee-bar/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Monarchs Pub
http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-monarchs-pub-2/
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- T|Bar
http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-tbar/
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Bb33 Bistro + Brasserie
http://www.amenu.ca/bb33-bistro-brasserie-at-the-eaton-chelsea-hotel/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Market Garden On The Go
http://www.amenu.ca/in-room-dining-the-eaton-chelsea-hotel/