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Law Grad’s Discrimination Claim Denied Once Again

Written by Glenn Kauth
Posted Date: October 31, 2011

A law graduate who lost her discrimination claim against her articling principal has once again found herself stymied at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

In a new ruling, the HRTO dismissed Anica Visic’s request for reconsideration of a decision earlier this year that there was insufficient evidence for a finding of discrimination stemming from the employer’s request for her final law school transcript.


Taco Bell Awaits Sanctions in Accessibility Suit

Taco Bell is expected to appeal ruling that it violated Americans with Disabilities Act

October 25, 2011 | By
Lisa Jennings

A recent federal court decision that found Taco Bell in violation of federal and state laws protecting the rights of customers who use wheelchairs or scooters should motivate restaurant operators to comply with access rules, attorneys say.


AODA Alliance Asks Chief Electoral Officer for Press Report on Internet and Telephone Voting

October 28, 2011

SUMMARY

1. Swinging Into Action with Ontario’s New Legislature

A major priority for us in the new Ontario Legislature is to get Ontario’s elections legislation strengthened to ensure fully accessible elections for voters and candidates with disabilities. We foreshadowed this on the eve of Election Day earlier this month. Visit: https://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/10042011.asp

We have a good crack at this, in the new minority government situation in the Ontario Legislature, since:


Technology Helps Hearing Impaired Stay in ‘Loop’

CBC News
Posted: Oct 26, 2011 3:50 PM ET

A new technology called “hearing loop” helps block out ambient noise for those who have hearing aids. (Matt Dunham/Associated Press)

Advocates for the hearing impaired are hoping a technology that drastically reduces background noise for the hearing impaired will find a home in public
spaces across Canada.


Volunteer Can’t Access Campus Building

The University and the AMS have halted the installment of a wheelchair lift due to funding constraints

By Katherine Fernandez-Blance,
News Editor
25th October 2011

Louise Bark hasn’t been able to return to her volunteer position at CFRC since April because the radio station’s office in the basement of Carruthers Hall
isn’t wheelchair accessible.


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