Author Archives: Laverne Jacobs

Meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

by Cynthia Brown, LLM Candidate, Windsor Law – April 9, 2019 Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, was in Canada from April 2, to April 12, 2019, for an official visit at the invitation of the federal government. On April 3, 2019, Professor Laverne Jacobs, Professor Tess Sheldon and Cynthia Brown,

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Legislation and Advocacy Resources for People with Disabilities

Prepared by Cynthia Brown, LLM Candidate March 1, 2019 This information is not intended to provide legal advice. The following is a list of links related to disability rights legislation in Canada and Ontario, as well as some resources for supports and self-advocacy.  This list is not exhaustive.  Sources provided relate to health care, education, employment and accessibility accommodations. Convention on

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“Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education” by Dr. Jay Dolmage

Please join us on October 22nd, 2018 from 12: 00 – 1:30 for a talk entitled “Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education” by Dr. Jay Dolmage, Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo. This event will be held at the Faculty of Law building, Farmer Conference room (Rm 1111), and will have live open captioning. To register for

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Disability and Law Learning Series

The Law Disability & Social Change Project at Windsor Law will be running a seminar series called the “Disability and Law Learning Series” in October and November 2018. We welcome you to join us! The series is open to public and we hope that members of the disability community and their families, friends, and allies will be able to benefit from

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The Interplay Between Human Rights and Accessibility Laws: Lessons Learned and Considerations for the Planned Federal Accessibility Legislation

In this study, the author analyzes, comparatively, the administrative governance functions of legislation that provides accessibility standards in six jurisdictions that also offer legal protection from discrimination to people with disabilities:  Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.  The following governance functions were examined: a) creating accessibility standards, b) enforcing

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