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Andrew Pinto Refuses to Read the AODA Alliance’s Supplemental Brief to the Pinto Human Rights Code Review

AODA ALLIANCE URGES MR. PINTO TO RECONSIDER THAT DECISION – AND MORE MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE PINTO REVIEW

April 24, 2012

SUMMARY

On April 12, 2012 the AODA Alliance submitted a supplemental brief to the Andrew Pinto Human Rights Code Review. The McGuinty Government appointed Toronto lawyer Andrew Pinto to conduct an Independent Review of how effectively human rights are enforced in Ontario.


Can Assistive Technology Make a Website Accessible?

By karlgroves On April 19, 2012

Recently there have been discussions surrounding what I call “pseudo-assistive technologies”. For reference, I’m speaking specifically of products like ReadSpeaker, eSSENTIAL Accessibility, and BrowseAloud.

Read more at
http://www.badeyes.com/?p=389

30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS COMPLETE WITH A GUARANTEE OF EQUALITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Many if not most are unaware of the fact that during the

two-year fight over the Charter in Ottawa and across Canada between 1980 and 1982, only one new substantive right was added

to the text of the Charter. That right is the guarantee of equality for people with mental or physical disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.aodaalliance.org/strong-effective-aoda/04172012.asp

Legacy of Local Musician Jeff Healey to Play On in Accessible Park

A swing with extra support at Oriole Park, one of only two playgrounds in Toronto built with accessibility in mind. The third one, Jeff Healey Park, will focus on music. (see image at link below)

Jennifer Pagliaro
Staff Reporter

As a boy, Jeff Healey loved to play in grassy Woodford Park in the city’s west end.


AODA Alliance Submits a Supplemental Brief to the Pinto Human Rights Code Review

AODA Alliance Also Responds to Criticisms of Us Levelled by the Human Rights Legal Support Centre
April 12, 2012

SUMMARY

Here are two recent developments in our effort to ensure that persons with disabilities have full and meaningful access to Ontario’s system for enforcing the right to be free from discrimination guaranteed by the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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