The incident occurred at Bramalea City Centre on April 11
Adrian Cheung, CBC
Posted: Apr 26, 2018
Marva Richardson, left, says employees at a Brampton H&M store were not willing to accommodate the needs of her son Jared (right.)
A Brampton mother is calling for changes in training and an apology from the retail giant H&M after an incident in which she said an employee lacked “compassion and understanding” for her son, who lives with autism.
‘There was no sympathy’: Brampton Mom Says H&M Store Discriminated Against Her Son With Autism. Read full article.
By Martin White | Jan 11, 2018
As our reliance on technology increases within the digital workplace, are we at risk of disenfranchising part of our workforce? PHOTO: Brian Suda
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, one in five people have some form of physical or cognitive disability. And yet as of 2016, only 17.9 percent of people with disabilities were employed, compared with 65.3 percent of people without a disability.
We Need to Build Accessibility Into Our Digital Workplaces!. Read full article.
By Ernie Crawford
Published January 11 2018
The convenience of online payments can both enhance the customer experience and accelerate the payment cycle and cash flow.
However, this win-win scenario breaks down if the consumer is unable to make use of the payment processing websitewhich may happen if they are blind or partially sighted and the website or the documents contained on it are not made accessible.
Payment Companies Face Service, Compliance Gaps for the Visually Impaired. Read full article.
The mandatory leave program is only the most recent in a line of poor treatment plans.
Policies shouldn’t force students with mental health issues out of school
In most cases, a university proposing a new measure to provide mental health treatment to students is viewed as something positive. But the University of Toronto’s proposed mandatory leave program is not one of these cases, and in fact is further proof that that school is more concerned with protecting its academic reputation than with the mental wellbeing of its students.
U of T’s New Mental Health Policy is Shameful. Read full article.
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TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – As part of Autism Awareness month in Canada, Toronto Pearson is proud to be the first airport in the world to partner with MagnusCards, an app offering digital how-to guides (Card Decks) for people with autism and other cognitive special needs.
Toronto Pearson Launches Innovative Technology to Support Accessibility for those with Cognitive Special Needs. Read full article.