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The AODA and the Lack of Enforcement
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
When the use of pain medication was demonized years ago, the government acted VERY quickly and shut the clinics down. They also revoked the licenses of the doctors who ran them. One example is what happened to Dr. Frank Adams from Kingston.
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OFL Statement: Make Ontario a Fully Accessible Province by 2025!
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 3, 2013) – December 3, 2013
The International Day for People with Disabilities is the day that the OFL and its affiliates endorse and support the AODA Alliance’s grassroots
campaign to make Ontario fully accessible to over 1.7 million people with disabilities by 2025.
There are nine priorities for immediate action to speed up efforts on removing and preventing barriers against people with disabilities.
TO MARK DECEMBER 3, THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE AODA ALLIANCE ASKS ONTARIO’S POLITICAL PARTIES TO ENDORSE NINE IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES FOR ACTION TOWARD MAKING ONTARIO FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES BY 2025
December 3, 2013
The AODA Alliance has chosen today, December 3, 2013, the International Day for People with Disabilities, to kick off a new blitz in its non-partisan grassroots campaign to make Ontario fully accessible to over 1.7 million people with disabilities by 2025. We unveil a list of nine priorities for immediate action to speed up efforts on removing and preventing barriers against people with disabilities. These will be our main focus over the next months.
Ontario Government Sued For Causing Disabilities In Advocates
By Victor Schwartzman
December 2, 2013
Some members of the National Football League have sued the NFL for brain damage and other problems related to concussions suffered while playing pro football. Law suits have also been filed against the National Hockey League for similar problems suffered by pro hockey players. Following this lead, advocates associated with the AODA Alliance have filed a class action law suit against the Ontario Government for having forced a manner of playing with it which creates disabilities.
Letter to the Editor: Thank You to Via Rail
By Louise Bark
November 28, 2013
On Friday, Nov. 8, my train arrived in Kingston at 9:10 p.m. The station closes at 9:30 p.m, and the earliest I could get an Access Bus was 10:30 pm, even though I’d called two weeks in advance to book it. Needless to say I was rather worried about waiting alone outside at the Kingston Station for an hour by myself.
AODA—Preparing Your Business For Upcoming Compliance
Last Updated: November 27 2013
Article by Karen Jensen and Shannon Robinson
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, (AODA) requires phased-in compliance by public and private organizations, with five sets of mandatory standards to ensure that Ontarians with disabilities are able to obtain full access to goods, services, accommodations, employment, buildings and premises.
The Ballad of AODA
By Victor Schwartzman
November 24, 2013
Today we sing the ballad of AODA
be warned however there is a loada
crap, lies and deviltry at play
that led this access law far astray
AODA was to make access better
in work, services and whatever
desperately needed by many people
to help with a thing some call equal
Restaurant Owners, Serve Up Your Menu to a Hungry Mobile Audience!
And become AODA compliant at the same time
aMenu has now made it even easier for you to create and edit your own Menu while complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Regulation.
New Toronto Star Editorial Slams Ontario Government for Not Enforcing Disabilities Act When it Knew Thousands of Private Sector Organizations are Violating It, and When Allocated Funds are Available for Enforcement
Minister Hoskins Now Commits to Enforce the Law
November 22, 2013
The November 19, 2013 Toronto Star included a blistering editorial, set out below. It blasts the Ontario Government for failing to effectively enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. This failure is especially troubling since the Government knew that 70% of Ontario private sector organizations with at least 20 employees are violating that law’s accessibility reporting requirement.
Ontario Must Enforce Equality Rules for Disabled: Editorial
Ontario’s Liberal government must take action to prove that it will – finally – enforce its own equal access laws for the disabled.
David Cooper / Toronto Star
Data collected by lawyer David Lepofsky, of the non-profit Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act Alliance. show that businesses in violation Ontario’s accessibility law are not facing fines or compliance orders.
Published on Mon Nov 18 2013