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Welcome to the AO Do Da Do Da Day

By Axel Krueger
October 30, 2012

In 2001 the ODA [ Ontario Disability Act ] was a piece of legislation for the provincial government to make accessible it’s administration and
services to the people with disabilities of Ontario

In 2005, the AODA ][ Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ] was an upgraded version of the ODA whereby it included not only the provincial government , but the services provided by the private sector as well!!!


Customer Service Standards Compliance Report Due by December 31, 2012

Author: Suzanne Cohen Share

If your organization has 20 or more employees, you are obligated to report under the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, by December 31, 2012. If you have one to nineteen employees you are obligated to comply with the standard, but you need not report or maintain documentation.

Some organizations are just learning about their obligations now. If you are late, there are resources—accessibility experts, e-learning courses, the Accessibility Directorate website and webinars—ready to be of service.


AODA Enforcement: Where is it?

Geof Collis
October 26, 2012

Have you been affected by an Accessibility issue that is not being addressed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).?

The Government should have appointed Inspectors under the Act by now to enforce the Law:


Standing up for the silent

23 October 2012
Author Mohamed Omar

The first day of class has come to an end, and students are packing their bags and getting ready to leave. But the day isn’t over for Mark Dukes.

He rises from his seat and walks between the rows of desks to the podium, because students with letters from the Access Centre have been asked by this professor to hand them in by the end of class.


Human Rights Victory for St. Catharines Worker

By Karena Walter, The Standard
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Overturning its previous decision, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that paying an intellectually disabled St. Catharines woman $1.25 an hour was allegedly ongoing discrimination every time she received a paycheque.

In what’s being called a precedent-setting ruling, the three-member panel found this week that the practice of paying Terri-Lynn Garrie less than employees who did not have developmental disabilities was not a single act of alleged discrimination.


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