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Disabled Only Ones to Make Concessions in Kawartha Lakes Council’s Election “Compromise”

By Geof Collis
September17, 2010

In a recent article and Television Interview Blind Voter Lashes Out Over City’s Mail-In Ballots I had brought to light the discrimination shown by a Majority of City Council with regards to the voting process they adopted.

I decided to investigate further and wasn’t any happier with how Council chose Mail In Ballots.

AODA Alliance Update: Send Us Feedback on Our Draft Brief on the Government’s Summary of Proposed Integrated Accessibility Standard

September 15, 2010

We are very eager for your feedback. The AODA Alliance has just prepared a draft brief to the Ontario Government. It offers our input on the Government’s
September 2, 2010 summary of its proposed integrated accessibility standard.

Making the Law Work for Persons with Disabilities

Posted to site September 15, 2010

A Law Reform Project of the Law Commission of Ontario

How do we make sure that the law takes into account the everyday lives of persons with disabilities? The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is working on a project to address this question.

Accommodating Candidates With Disabilities

By Glenn Kauth | Publication Date: Monday, 13 September 2010

With municipal elections set to take place across the province this fall, it’s a good time for discussions on the need to accommodate candidates with disabilities.

Barbara Hall, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, raised the issue recently in her annual report for 2009-10.

Posting of Final Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard/Publication de la proposition finale de Norme d’accessibilité au milieu bâti

Posted to site September 10, 2010

The Final Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard, as part of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, has now been posted on the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ website.

The final proposed standard was developed by an external Accessible Built Environment Standards Development Committee (ABE-SDC). This external committee included representatives from the disability community as well as the public and private sectors.


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