W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40500:2012).

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http://www.badeyes.com/w3c-web-content-accessibility-guidelines-2-0-approved-as-isoiec-international-standard/#more-442

Systemic Discrimination Toward People with Disabilities in the County of Brant

November 27, 2012

For those of you following the adventures of the variants of the County of Brant’s transportation schemes to eliminate Para transit, I submit this article to demonstrate the systemic institutional and attitudinal discrimination toward people with disabilities. By the end of December 2012, this systemic discrimination will lead to the elimination of Para transit service in the County.
Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/systemic-discrimination-toward-people-with-disabilities-in-the-county-of-brant/

Sandra Pupatello is First Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate to Make Commitments on Making Ontario Fully Accessible to Over 1.7 Million Ontarians With Disabilities

November 29 2012

Of the five commitments we sought, the only one in which Ms. Pupatello’s response is much less specific than we requested was our request #2, that she commit to stand by and fully honour the past commitments that the Liberal Party has made to Ontarians with disabilities regarding disability accessibility.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/sandra-pupatello-is-first-ontario-liberal-leadership-candidate-to-make-commitments-on-making-ontario-fully-accessible-to-over-1-7-million-ontarians-with-disabilities/

Web Accessibility: The Australian National Transition Strategy

Agencies must abide by the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes in order to mitigate risk of disability discrimination complaint. Agencies must provide other alternative formats upon request, but should not rely on this defence, nor consider it an appropriate long-term solution to providing accessible versions. Alternative formats should always be published at the same time.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/web-accessibility-the-australian-national-transition-strategy/

Government of Canada Helps People With Disabilities in the Brantford Area Develop Job Skills

While at the same time People with Disabilities Lose Jobs in County of Brant
Posted November 27, 2012

Brantford, Ontario—The Government of Canada will help people with disabilities in the Brantford area develop the skills they need to find jobs.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-helps-people-with-disabilities-in-the-brantford-area-develop-job-skills/

Accessibility News November 24,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Restaurant Riles Stouffville Couple Denied Entry
*Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Abandons People with Disabilities in the County of Brant
*The Canadian Transportation Agency Launches New Resource Tools for Accessible Transportation Complaints
*National Disabilities Bill to be Tabled in Parliament Soon
*AODA: 2013 Compliance, Happy New Year!
*County of Brant: We Have Support from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario to Eliminate para transit
*Overcoming Barriers: Dating, Sex Can Be Daunting for Youth With Disabilities
*Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Dunnville

Restaurant Riles Stouffville Couple Denied Entry

“If you have a law, it should have bite,” Mrs. Brown, 68, said of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/restaurant-riles-stouffville-couple-denied-entry/

Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Abandons People with Disabilities in the County of Brant

By Karen McCall
November 23, 2012

The responses I’ve received from EVERY letter and update on the denial of our basic and protected human rights and statements from the County of Brant that the AODA and specifically the transportation standards are “not law” has been to tell me that the “AODA and its standards are not complaint based” and that my “feedback will be kept for statistical purposes only.”

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/accessibility-directorate-of-ontario-abandons-people-with-disabilities-in-the-county-of-brant/

The Canadian Transportation Agency Launches New Resource Tools for Accessible Transportation Complaints

The Canadian Transportation Agency launched today two new resource tools for travellers with disabilities and for transportation service providers to improve their access to and understanding of the Agency’s process for resolving disputes within the federal transportation network.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-canadian-transportation-agency-launches-new-resource-tools-for-accessible-transportation-complaints/

National Disabilities Bill to be Tabled in Parliament Soon

Mr. Kellier, who was speaking at the Inaugural Disability Friendly Awards and Gala Dinner, held at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel on November 19, said that as a country, Jamaica has made tremendous progress in advancing the cause for persons with disabilities, and is proud of the lead role that his Ministry is playing in moving forward the disability reform agenda.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/national-disabilities-bill-to-be-tabled-in-parliament-soon/