ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE UPDATE

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CHANGE OF DATE FOR OTTAWA PUBLIC FORUM FOR CHARLES BEER INDEDENDENT REVIEW OF AODA- AND OTHER NEWS

October 4, 2009

SUMMARY

We have learned that for reasons entirely beyond his control, Charles Beer has had to postpone the Ottawa Public Forum for his review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The new date for the Ottawa Public Forum is/ November 4, 2009. Below we set out his revised schedule for his other public forums around Ontario. Please be sure to attend the Charles Beer Public Forum nearest to you.

On a somewhat related note, a community advocate for accessibility for persons with disabilities is now conducting an EXCELLENT on-line poll on whether you think Ontario is now on schedule to achieve full accessibility for persons with disabilities by 2025, as the AODA requires. We encourage you to take part in this poll! It only takes a few moments. Go to:
http://www.aoda.ca/?page_id=140

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MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC FROM CHARLES BEER, INDEPENDENT REVIEWER OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

I am writing to inform you that the Ottawa AODA public consultation session has been postponed. Please see an updated list of dates and registration deadlines below:

Toronto
Public Forum - October 14, 2009
Registration Deadline - October 9, 2009

London
Public Forum October 20, 2009
Registration Deadline - October 16, 2009

Sudbury
Public Forum - October 27, 2009
Registration Deadline October 22, 2009

Ottawa
Public Forum November 4, 2009
Registration Deadline- October 28, 2009

Please see the detailed instructions on how to participate and register for the public consultation sessions below:
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/mcss/english/pillars/accessibilityOntario/accesson/participate