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The Invictus Games will be a tremendous moment to celebrate our veterans and their sacrifices. The Games can also be a chance to apply pressure on our elected leadership to follow through with action on the promises they made for disability advocacy. By Adam Kassam
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
These two diminutive words have featured prominently in arguably one of the most patriotic advertising campaigns in this country’s history. And while Molson was able to capitalize on nationalistic pride by creating the “I am Canadian” commercials, the slogan I Am, inspired by key phrases of the Invictus poem, will carry an entirely different meaning in the coming weeks.
Provincial government committed to making it happen, says consultations will happen in the next year Louis Power email@example.com
Published on August 16, 2017
Barrier-Free Newfoundland and Labrador is a new group whose sole purpose is to lobby for accessibility legislation.
The conversation about accessibility in our communities has been going on for decades, and it’s time for action through legislation, some advocates say.
Prominent lawyer and accessibility advocate says that’s against the law By John Rieti and Taylor Simmons, CBC News
Posted: Aug 17, 2017
The owners of this Bloomfield, Ont. B&B say they weren’t told some of their guests were bringing a service dog until they arrived. Refusing to welcome them has resulted in a series of critical posts online.
A Toronto couple were shocked when they were forced to leave a Prince Edward County bed and breakfast that wouldn’t accept their service dog.
News provided by Retail Council of Canada
Aug 14, 2017
Retail Council of Canada launching retail-specific training Workshop and Webinar Series to make it easier for retailers to comply with Ontario’s accessibility laws.
TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – As part of an EnAbling Change project with the Government of Ontario, Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has developed a retail-specific Workshop and Webinar series to help retailers know what they need to do to comply with legislation that aims to improve accessibility in areas that impact the daily lives of people with disabilities.
By Laura Barton, Tribune Staff
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Port Robinson ferry service, Bridget-it, operator Trevor Neufeld stands beside the accessibility ramp on the ferry, which goes out onto the newly graded dock. He’s hoping it will encourage more people to use the service. The project began earlier this summer and was completely mid-June; it was partly funded by the St. Lawrence Seaway. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network
Recent upgrades done to the Port Robinson ferry and its docks mean it is now accessible to people with disabilities.
August 10, 2017
Megan Conway examines media accessibility during a recent visit to Haleakala National Park.
In their continuing efforts to “audio describe the world,” researchers at the University of Hawai?i at Manoa will collaborate with Google, the American Council of the Blind (ACB), and the National Park Service to audio describe print brochures at 15 park sites throughout the state of California.
People with disabilities still make up a disproportionate number of professionals working in jobs that are below their skills level. 08/11/2017
Most of us take for granted the ability to easily perform daily activities or engage in social interactions. We do not wake up each morning with debilitating pain, or require the assistance of a guide dog to leave our homes. For the over 3.8 million Canadians living with a chronic health condition or health-related problem, however, performing what some might consider routine tasks can be a serious challenge.
New York, NYAugust 10, 2017
Special Master Robert L. Burgdorf, Jr., one of the nation’s leading experts on disability rights, issued a 285 page report finding that it could take another 20 years or more to bring New York City street corners into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if a proposed class settlement is upheld.
Concluding that such a result would be “unconscionable,” Special Master Burgdorf recommended that the New York federal judge presiding over the suit reject the intended class settlement as not being fair, reasonable or adequate for people with disabilities.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update
United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities
http://www.aodaalliance.org firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @aodaalliance
August 11, 2017
What should be included in Canada’s forthcoming national accessibility law that the Federal Government promised to enact? Here is a great way to hear from policy experts on accessibility legislation from Canada and around the world.
By Mark Pulliam
Jul. 27, 2017
This column first appeared July 27 on Library of Law and Liberty.
Looking back at the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed by Congress in 1990, one has to be struck by the extent to which the ADA’s lofty sentiments have been overwhelmed by its adverse results. If it’s true that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, then the ADA is a veritable Autobahn of wishful thinking gone awry. Yet no one seems inclined to reroute the ill-fated traffic; some states are even widening the highway with additional lanes.