Bill Howatt and Camille Quenneville
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published May 8, 2019
An outside sales executive is struggling with focus at work and finding difficulty being positive about anything. This preoccupation and negative mindset are beginning to affect her job performance. She realizes she needs help, which is a good step, but she has no idea where to begin. She’s apprehensive about telling her employer of her struggles, in fear of consequences like judgment, demotion or even dismissal.
Where to Start When You Need a Mental Health Accommodation at Work. Read full article.
An employment rate below 25 per cent. An average income below the poverty line. Getting a good job can be tough for people with developmental disabilities. But for workers like Julie Timmermans, full economic citizenship is about more than just money. By Kevin Spurgaitis – Published on April 2, 2019
Why Ontarians With Developmental Disabilities Still Face Employment Barriers. Read full article.
By Sue Tiffin
Published Feb. 26, 2019
When Anna Froebe, an independent HR consultant who works with business owners in this community, is asked how many businesses are likely not compliant with the rules and deadlines they must follow to meet provincial accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, she doesn’t hesitate to offer a guess.
Still Work to Do in Meeting Accessibility Standards. Read full article.
By Jules Knox
Reporter/Anchor Global News
In the midst of a digital revolution with smartphones and apps, there are some people who are fighting a battle so they don’t get left behind. A blind Okanagan parent is speaking out after School District 23 introduced an app that he says makes it difficult for him to report his daughters’ absences from class.
Accessibility in the Digital Age: Okanagan Parent Voices Concern Over Technology Accessibility. Read full article.
January 15, 2019
(CN) Domino’s Pizza must make its website and mobile app accessible to blind people using screen-reading software, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday.
Court Says Domino’s Pizza Website Must Be Accessible to the Blind. Read full article.