Articles about ‘Accessibility’

Canadian Transportation Agency Reaffirms Independent Travel Rights of Passengers with Disabilities

  • December 10, 2015
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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A recent case decided at the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has affirmed that deaf-blind persons have the right to determine their own need for an attendant during air travel. The case arose when Ms. Carrie Moffatt was told by Air Canada that she could not travel as a deaf-blind person without an attendant. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw Demands Government Adhere to Accessible Procurement Policies

  • October 22, 2015
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Bakerlaw is currently working on bringing a case against the Federal Government for its failure to procure accessible technologies for its employees.

A few years ago, bakerlaw represented the Applicant in Jodhan v Canada (link to case)Ms.  Jodhan is visually impaired and was unable to access public Federal Government websites. » Read the rest

Accommodated Testing on the LSAT

  • October 22, 2014
  • BakerLaw
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In May 2014, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) settled a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding accommodations on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) (link to settlement agreement).  In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that the LSAC’s accommodation policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as state anti-discrimination laws.  » Read the rest

Devaluation of Persons with Disabilities Most Evident: The Case of Emergency Preparedness

  • April 11, 2014
  • BakerLaw
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Toronto, ON, April 11, 2014 – I once heard Catherine Frazee speak at OISE about the ways Ontario’s emergency measures planning is based on an assumption that persons with disabilities are expendable.

The maritime code traditionally held that when grabbing life jackets or boarding life boats it was to be “women and children first.” » Read the rest

Jodhan wins landmark case against federal government to fix inaccessible websites

  • November 29, 2010
  • David Baker
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Toronto – November 29, 2010 – Today the Federal Court of Canada released a landmark decision concerning the right of Canadians with disabilities to access government websites.

Justice Kelen has ruled that Canada’s federal government must deliver key websites in a useable format for blind and partially-sighted Canadians. » Read the rest

Donna Jodhan web accessbility hearings

  • September 22, 2010
  • David Baker
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Donna Jodhan’s web accessibility Charter Challenge against the Federal Government was covered by a number of major media outlets. Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Meryl Gary were in Federal Court from September 21st-23rd arguing Ms. Jodhan’s case. The court is now resting, and has said that it deliver its verdict in approximate six months’ time. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw to Challenge Inaccessibility of Government Websites in Federal Court

  • May 8, 2010
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw will soon be headed to federal court with client Donna Jodhan. Jodhan, who is among approximately 10 per cent of the population with vision disabilities, is asking the government to provide vision impaired Canadians with equal access to government information and services online. » Read the rest

Blind MBA challenges federal government over inaccessible jobs websites

  • August 6, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw client Donna Jodhan is challenging the federal government over its inaccessible jobs websites.

“If we don’t stand up and make ourselves heard, the government will keep on dragging its feet,” Jodhan said in a press release issued today. “We need to act now, to make things better for tomorrow’s generation.” » Read the rest

One person, one fare appeal rejected

  • May 9, 2008
  • David Baker
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Bakerlaw’s one person, one fare case has received extensive media coverage in the wake of a recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling that rejected a bid by Air Canada and WestJet challenging the one person, one fare policy.

The Canadian Transport Agency ruled early this year that airlines must provide severely disabled Canadians with and additional airline seat without charge for a medical attendant or if their condition requires it. » Read the rest

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