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Payton/Dann & Manning Law Firms File Federal Suit Alleging McDonald’s Website & App Violate ADA, Unruh Civil Rights Act

Lawsuit claims restaurant chain’s website and mobile app are not fully accessible to and independently usable by the blind or visually-impaired.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/paytondann-manning-law-firms-file-federal-suit-alleging-mcdonalds-website-app-violate-ada-unruh-civil-rights-act/

App Spots Objects for the Visually Impaired

A new iPhone app uses machine learning to identify objects for people with poor eyesight, and it doesn’t need an Internet connection.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/app-spots-objects-for-the-visually-impaired/

BlindSquare and BlindWays, Connecting the Dots for Travelers in Boston, Then and Now.

Discovery and recollection are two necessary elements for travel for our friends who are blind. This presents a difficult task in a city the size of Boston, with its nearly 8,000 bus stops.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/blindsquare-and-blindways-connecting-the-dots-for-travelers-in-boston-then-and-now/

New Stanford Course Tackles Designing for People With Disabilities

A new course teaches undergraduates how to design for people with physical disabilities. Each week, students learn about a different disability, then brainstorm design ideas to address issues and present their work to the class.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/new-stanford-course-tackles-designing-for-people-with-disabilities/

Creating New Barriers

Posted by David Best

The OHRC, in the Ontario Regulatory Registry Proposal: 10-CSS002, October 15, 2010 raised a number of concerns about the proposed AODA Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR), but seven years later in 2017, we again need to echo those same concerns.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/creating-new-barriers/

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