A Personal Perspective By Andrew Johnson, Consultant & Notary Public

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Introduction I (Donna Jodhan) first met Andrew Johnson in the early 1990s when I asked him to become my personal lawyer, and over the years he has become more than just my personal lawyer. Today, Andrew is my mentor and sounding board! I recently asked him to share his perspectives… Read more“A Personal Perspective By Andrew Johnson, Consultant & Notary Public”

Sharing My Hopes for the Accessible Canada Act Contributed by Penny Leclair

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Since this new act relates to federal jurisdiction, my hopes for the difference it should bring to my life, as a senior who is deafblind. I often must travel with a guide or with my guide dog. For purchasing a ticket I must do this via phone, and under-go lengthy… Read more“Sharing My Hopes for the Accessible Canada Act Contributed by Penny Leclair”

Promoting Lifelong Learning Skills for a Barrier-free Canada

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I came to Canada in September 2005. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) had just been passed. I was a student; a woman of colour; and in a wheelchair with a fractured knee. Toronto welcomed me and I felt included. Fourteen years later, the Accessible Canada Act (ACA)… Read more“Promoting Lifelong Learning Skills for a Barrier-free Canada”

The Experiences of Blind Canadians in the Federal Public Service

The Experiences of Blind Canadians in the Federal Public Service Kimberly Dhaliwal, MADR Candidate School of Public Administration University of Victoria March 2017 Project Client: Eric Diotte, Senior Research Analyst Canadian Human Rights Commission Supervisor: Thea Vakil, Associate Professor and Associate Director School of Public Administration, University of Victoria Executive… Read more“The Experiences of Blind Canadians in the Federal Public Service”

Three Simple Questions: Digital Accessibility in 21st Century Canada

Three Simple Questions: Digital Accessibility in 21st Century Canada By Derek Wilson on December 15, 2018 The following three-part article touches upon the personal impact of digital accessibility in the public, private, and nonprofit sector’s in Canada as we move into 2019. Must The Show Go On? November 27, 2018… Read more“Three Simple Questions: Digital Accessibility in 21st Century Canada”

Accessibility Advocacy Report

Submitted by Julia Oliver Urna Semper Instructor’s Name January 12, 2019 Accessibility Advocacy Report Sed et lacus quis enim mattis nonummy Accessibility rights and policies for all Canadians need to be defined in a Canadian federal disability legislation. The Government of Canada is currently working on consultations to find out… Read more“Accessibility Advocacy Report”