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Visual Fire Alarms Needed

Published December 22, 2011

Re: Home ablaze, they couldn’t scream, Dec. 19

Thanks for reporting on this story about a deaf couple’s experience when their home was gutted by a fire. We are thrilled that all family members are safe.

Helping Businesses Become More Accessible

Laurie Weir
Dec 20, 2011 – 9:52 AM

Roger Bernicky would like more businesses to be accessible for him and his wheelchair. Laurie Weir Roger Bernicky says he used to be “one of them.”

As he sits in the patient lounge at the Great War Memorial Hospital after having his right leg amputated just below the knee, Bernicky says he used to view those in wheelchairs differently.

Tip Sheet: Helping Employees With Disabilities Stay Safe

Posted December 19, 2011

As an employer, you want to keep your employees safe. Ontario’s Accessibility Standard for Employment can help you do that.

Attention AODA Organizations: Actions to Complete by January 1, 2012

Author: Suzanne Cohen Share
Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 09:00

January 1, 2012, is the date to complete all actions required under the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service and emergency preparedness requirements in the Integrated Accessibility Standards. The good news is, if your organization is obligated to report, you do not have to file with the government until December 31, 2012.

How Easy is it for You to Shop?

Margaret Denton
Fri Dec 9 2011

As we age and some of us find ourselves with physical challenges, an age-friendly shopping experience becomes an important factor that contributes to our continued independence and quality of life. In the Hamilton Council on Aging’s (HCoA) 2010 report, Hamilton: A City for ALL Ages, older adults identified many barriers and obstacles that exist in Hamilton’s outdoor spaces and buildings that present a challenge to their quality of life and need to be addressed.


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