Accessibility News (AcNews) The Premier Online Magazine for Disability Accessibility

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Many issues of Disability and Accessibility are Universal throughout the World and AcNews will endeavour to bring them all together in this "Online Magazine" for easy referencing.

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Ontario Deaf Students Fighting for Better Education

Deaf students say they are receiving an inferior education at provincially run schools, where teachers and principals won’t — or can’t communicate using sign language.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-deaf-students-fighting-for-better-education/

Accessibility News August 30,2014 Update

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Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

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KNFB Reader: Access to Print Text on the Go for Blind and Visually Impaired

The wait is finally over. The highly anticipated KNFB Reader iOS app that provides access to print text on the go, was presented at the 74th Annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind to enthusiastic cheers and applause. Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/knfb-reader-access-to-print-text-on-the-go-for-blind-and-visually-impaired/

Elections Canada Announces Accessibility Improvements

As part of Elections Canada’s commitment to accessibility to all Canadian voters, Elections Canada and Matthew Wozenilek, a Guelph accessibility advocate,
are pleased to announce that in the next federal election all polling sites in Canada will feature either power assisted door openers or dedicated staff to assist door openings.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/elections-canada-announces-accessibility-improvements/

One Full Year to the Day After the Wynne Government Unveiled Its Planned Legacy for the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games, Where is the Comprehensive Plan for a Strong and Lasting Legacy of Improved Disability Accessibility?

This is an important anniversary on the road to a fully accessible Ontario, but not a happy one. Today marks one full year since the Wynne Government held a carefully-staged news conference to make public its plans for the longterm legacy of the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games. The Ontario Government Minister speaking that day said not one word about a legacy of improved disability accessibility. The Games’ legacy is the long-term benefits to Ontario that will be left behind from the huge public investment in the 2015 Games.

AODA Alliance Chair Resorts to Freedom of Information Application to Unearth the Story on How and Why Metrolinx Designed the New Eglinton Subway with Barriers to Disability Accessibility and Safety

On August 22, 2014, David Lepofsky, who serves as the chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, resorted to submitting a Freedom of Information application to Metrolinx. The key part of that application is set out below. In it, he asks Metrolinx to make public important information and documents concerning Metrolinx’s controversial decision to design several public transit stations on Toronto’s new Eglinton subway line with barriers to disability accessibility and safety.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-chair-resorts-to-freedom-of-information-application-to-unearth-the-story-on-how-and-why-metrolinx-designed-the-new-eglinton-subway-with-barriers-to-disability-accessibility-and-safety/

Purple Communications Introduces Next-Generation SmartVP 2.0 Videophone

Purple Communications, Inc. today announced the availability of the SmartVP 2.0 videophone specifically designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. The next generation of SmartVP features upgraded hardware and software, supported by new and powerful video platform to provide a seamless communication experience.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/purple-communications-introduces-next-generation-smartvp-2-0-videophone/

Accessibility News August 23,2014 Update

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Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

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Cloud Computing: Potential, Pitfalls for People with Disabilities

New research argues that cloud can be an important platform for increasing the independence of people with disabilities but industry and government need a conscious approach to accessibility

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cloud-computing-potential-pitfalls-for-people-with-disabilities/

Baltimore Required to Improve Hiring Policies and Practices to Comply with Disabilities Act

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s administration settled a discrimination complaint brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to ensure that hiring follows rules that forbid asking most job candidates to take medical exams.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/baltimore-required-to-improve-hiring-policies-and-practices-to-comply-with-disabilities-act/

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