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What is the Latest Word on Progress That the Ontario Government has Made Towards Implementing the AODA, Across the Board and in the Area of Information Technology?

June 29, 2012

SUMMARY

What progress has the Ontario Government made towards implementing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act? What progress has it specifically made in the area of making information technology accessible for persons with disabilities in this province?


What is Essential When it Relates to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)?

By Geof Collis
June 29, 2012

After reading a Press Release and reviewing another website of an organization in the Province of Ontario making claims of accessibility after adding Essential Accessibility to their site, I felt compelled to write this article, especially in light of the response from a letter I wrote to Minister Milloy (see below).

I sent a letter to Minister Milloy after reading the Ontario Medical Association’s Press Release that stated:


Wheelchair Passenger Safety on Buses

By wheelchairdemon
June 23, 2012

I had a rather nightmarish experience on an inter-city bus yesterday in regards to the improper use of tie-down straps. It clearly illustrates the need for more education about the law as it pertains to the securement of occupant seats on a bus. I’ll first share the law and then I’ll share the story. The story will help to illustrate the logic and safety that is embedded into that law.


County Continues to Upgrade its Facilities

By Daniel R. Pearce, Simcoe Reformer
Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:08:54 EDT PM

Hannah Lawrance, activities assistant at Norview Lodge nursing home, shows the current lift used to get people with mobility problems in and out of the pool at the Simcoe Recreation Centre. The lift is being replaced with an upgraded model.


Why Website Accessibility Matters

June 20, 2012
Suzanne Cohen Share

On May 30, 2012, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a legally blind woman’s 2010 legal victory over the federal government, ordering the government to make its websites accessible to blind persons. It may not be a case under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), but it does show us how website accessibility matters and has an impact on promoting accessibility for persons with disabilities.


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