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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 23 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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AODA Alliance Writes Premier Doug Ford to Offer Nine Recommendations for the Premier to Help Get Ontario Back on Schedule to Reach Full Accessibility by 2025 for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

On July 19, 2018, the AODA Alliance wrote Premier Doug Ford. Our letter recommends nine priorities for action by Ontario’s new Premier. These are aimed at revitalizing Government leadership that is needed to get Ontario back on schedule to become fully accessible to 1.9 million Ontarians with disabilities. We set out our letter below. To summarize, we recommend that Premier Ford:

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https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-premier-doug-ford-to-offer-nine-recommendations-for-the-premier-to-help-get-ontario-back-on-schedule-to-reach-full-accessibility-by-2025-for-1-9-million-ontarians-with-disabili/

Court Orders CRA to Stop Setting Political Limits on Charities’ Activities

OTTAWA – An Ontario Superior Court judge is telling federal tax authorities they can’t set limits on how much a charity devotes to political activity in a new ruling that grants a win to a national anti-poverty group.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/court-orders-cra-to-stop-setting-political-limits-on-charities-activities/

4 Areas AI Makes the World More Accessible

AI technology such as voice interaction, image recognition and real-time captioning is starting to break down barriers for people with sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/4-areas-ai-makes-the-world-more-accessible/

How LED Lighting Can Help Those With Visual Impairments Navigate The City

Vision loss will increase by 30 percent within the next 10 years in Canada. People with visual impairments risk social isolation as well as less community participation, which is why it’s so important for cities to be more accessible to them. This can be alleviated with the use of LED lighting.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-led-lighting-can-help-those-with-visual-impairments-navigate-the-city/

Proposed San Francisco Straw Ban May Limit Accessibility for People With Disabilities

Cities around the country have anti-plastic straw legislation in the works, including San Francisco. While reducing plastic waste is positive for the environment, it’s concerning for some people with disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/proposed-san-francisco-straw-ban-may-limit-accessibility-for-people-with-disabilities/

Disability Legislation to Crack Down on Public Bodies in the UK

New legislation coming into force will mean that, as early as 2020, all public-sector organisations, including all councils will need to make sure that their digital services and online information are accessible for disabled people.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-legislation-to-crack-down-on-public-bodies-in-the-uk/

At The Frank, Accessibility Obstacles Going, Going Gone

John Aaker isn’t a huge baseball fan, but when he and his family moved into a house less than two blocks from Mankato’s premier baseball park he figured he would hit a few games. After all, the ball field was getting a well-publicized makeover with artificial turf, new scoreboards, more varied concessions, additional seating options and better bathrooms.

When Aaker mentioned his plans to others with mobility challenges, they reacted with surprise: “‘Have you been there?'”

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/at-the-frank-accessibility-obstacles-going-going-gone/

Accessibility News July 14,2018 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.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 24 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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