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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 this event please click … Read More “Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education” by Dr. Jay Dolmage

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 it. It’s well known … Read More Disability and Law Learning Series

Human Rights Tribunal Disability Case Summaries July 2018

  There have been some decisions recently from the human rights tribunals relating to disability. The following are a selection of decisions from the Human Rights Tribunals in BC and Ontario and that were rendered during the month of July, 2018. Any relevant Supreme Court of Canada decisions from that month have also been included. This information is not intended to provide legal advice. … Read More Human Rights Tribunal Disability Case Summaries July 2018

Human Rights Tribunal Disability Case Summaries June 2018

    There have been some decisions recently from the human rights tribunals relating to disability. The following are a selection of decisions from the Human Rights Tribunals in BC and Ontario and that were rendered during the month of June, 2018. Any relevant Supreme Court of Canada decisions from that month have also been included. This information is not intended to provide legal … Read More Human Rights Tribunal Disability Case Summaries June 2018

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 accessibility standards, c) enforcing … Read More The Interplay Between Human Rights and Accessibility Laws: Lessons Learned and Considerations for the Planned Federal Accessibility Legislation

LLM Student Position in Law & Disability: Access to Healthcare for people with disabilities in the community

The Law, Disability & Social Change Project at Windsor Law is looking for an LLM student with research interests in access to healthcare for persons with disabilities to work on a research project on access to medical services in the Windsor Essex region. The ideal candidate for this position will have a demonstrated interest in access to justice, disability rights, law and health and/or … Read More LLM Student Position in Law & Disability: Access to Healthcare for people with disabilities in the community

Visit by the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner – Lecture & Panel Discussion – Jan 15/18

The Law, Disability & Social Change Project  @Windsor Law is pleased to announce two public events on disability rights in honour of a visit to Windsor Law by the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin. On January 15, 2018 at 12-1:30pm in the Farmer Conference Room at the University of Windsor Law Faculty, Commissioner McEwin will deliver a lecture titled, “Disability Rights in Australia: Progress … Read More Visit by the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner – Lecture & Panel Discussion – Jan 15/18

Recovering Lost Discourse?: Equality Rights, Social Change, and the Development of Disability Access Legislation in Canada

Speaker: Dr. Laverne Jacobs, Associate Professor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 Location: Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick The School of Law at the University of Limerick welcomes guest speaker Professor Laverne Jacobs on Thursday June, 22nd. Professor Jacobs, a Fulbright Scholar and a renowned researcher in the field of disability rights, will deliver a paper entitled “Recovering … Read More Recovering Lost Discourse?: Equality Rights, Social Change, and the Development of Disability Access Legislation in Canada

Using Law to Advocate for Social Change for People with Disabilities

Accessibility Awareness Day, University of Windsor March 2, 2017 Prof. Laverne Jacobs  & Shanae Soor, Disability Legal Studies Fellow, Windsor Law How can law be used to achieve equality, access to justice (A2J) and full citizenship for persons with disabilities? Issues experienced in the disability community range from basic needs such as transportation to eliminating the violence to children with disabilities caused by bullying. … Read More Using Law to Advocate for Social Change for People with Disabilities

Canada’s Proposed Disability Act: Improved Access to Justice, Air Transportation & A Federal Commissioner–Let’s do it!

The issues relating to accessibility laws are ones that I have been studying for a number of years. They are also quite important to me as a person with a disability. As a law professor, one of my primary research areas is administrative law which deals with regulation by government of various socioeconomic issues. I have also spent considerable time researching and writing about … Read More Canada’s Proposed Disability Act: Improved Access to Justice, Air Transportation & A Federal Commissioner–Let’s do it!

A Call to Address Disability Hate Crimes in Canada

Canada needs to be more proactive in preventing hate crimes against children with disabilities. Over the past year, there have been at least two media-reported incidents of violent attacks on young people with disabilities. One, which took place in Winnipeg in January, involved a 13-year-old boy with intellectual disabilities being thrown into a dumpster and left there by two men as a “prank”. Another … Read More A Call to Address Disability Hate Crimes in Canada

Portman v Govt of NWT – Legal Aid, Blanket Policies, Disability, and Access to Human Rights Adjudication

This blog post celebrates the decision rendered on July 25, 2016 by the NWT Human Rights Adjudication Panel. In Portman v Government of the Northwest Territories, Elizabeth Portman was successful in having a blanket policy refusing legal aid for human rights cases overturned. Prof. Laverne Jacobs of the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law represented Ms. Portman pro bono. [1] Since September, 2011, the … Read More Portman v Govt of NWT – Legal Aid, Blanket Policies, Disability, and Access to Human Rights Adjudication