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