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What's New This Week

Guide Dog Users Group launches Innovative Mobile App

The National Association of Guide dog Users Inc., a division of the National Federation of the Blind and the nation’s leading service animal advocacy organization, announced today that it has release the NAGDU Guide & Service Dog Advocacy & Information app. This new IOS app provides comprehensive information about the rights and responsibilities of service animal users under state and federal law.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/guide-dog-users-group-launches-innovative-mobile-app/

AODA Alliance Writes the Ontario Minister of Education, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (who is also the Minister of Research and Innovation) and the Minister of Health to Identify Key Disability Accessibility Priorities for Their Ministries

With a battery of new cabinet ministers getting up to speed on their new jobs after the 2014 Ontario election, we have written all key Ontario Government ministries to identify important steps they must take to keep the Government’s promises on disability accessibility. This is part of our effort to help ensure that Ontario becomes fully accessible to persons with disabilities on or before 2025, as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-the-ontario-minister-of-education-the-minister-of-training-colleges-and-universities-who-is-also-the-minister-of-research-and-innovation-and-the-minister-of-health-to-identi/

New Smartphone App Gives Sight to People With Vision Disabilities

The new app that allows people who are blind to listen to an audio read back of printed text is receiving rave reviews after its first day of availability and is being heralded as a life-changer by many people.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-smartphone-app-gives-sight-to-people-with-vision-disabilities/

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