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Sent: 06 August 2009 11:14
Subject: Members' Update: Current & Urgent from CWDO August 6, 2009
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario
Members' Update: Current & Urgent  August 6, 2009
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Copyright Consultation
Search for new Chair, Accessibility Standards Advisory Council
Upcoming Webinar: Life in Post Secondary School - August 18th at 7 pm EDT
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral.  Our primary activity is public education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario.

CWDO is proud to be Ontario's representative at the Council of Canadians with Disabilities since June, 2009.

Copyright Consultation
Dear CWDO Members,
As many of you will know, the Federal government is currently conducting a series of consultations both in person and online about modernizing copyright law in Canada.

The Citizens with Disabilities - Ontario Creative Arts and Recreation Committee is hoping to submit an online response to this consultation.

We are looking for a volunteer to host a web discussion about copyright with particular attention to disability issues through our IDEAL Conferencing system. The host would compose a rough draft of a response (it can even be point form) on behalf of CWDO. The Creative Arts and Recreation Committee and CWDO Board will edit and revise this material for the final submission.  
For more information about these consultations please visit:
If interested, please send an email to with "Copyright e-consultation" in the subject line.

- from the CWDO Creative Arts and Recreation Committee

Public Appointments Secretariat search:
Chair, Accessibility Standards Advisory Council

The position of Chair of the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council has been posted by the Public Appointments Secretariat. 

For more information and to apply, go to: 

An application form, quoting file number PAS-0924 must be received by the Public Appointments Secretariat by August 28, 2009.

Webinar: Life in Post Secondary School -
Tips for Students with Disabilities
August 18, 2009 at 7 pm EDT

Presenter: Melissa Graham, CWDO Board Member and Advocate

Are you off to post-secondary school this year, or thinking about heading there in the future?

This Webinar will give you some tips on making your transition to post-secondary school as smooth and accessible as possible. Whether you're just considering a program, or already a seasoned student, there's a good chance you'll learn something new.

Come join us Tuesday August 18th at 7:00 pm in IDEAL Auditorium 1.

Click here to register for the Post Secondary Tips Webinar.

Webinar Accessibility:
  • JAWS compatible 
  • On-line Captioning
ASL, intervenor and notetaking assistance also can be arranged upon request. Your participation is important to us.  Please indicate your accommodation needs when you register.

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