A clear EU accessibility law proposed? At what cost?

by hassellinclusion
20 Dec 2012

So what does this proposed directive mean for developers, disabled & older people, and website owners in the UK?

Is it going to get disabled and older people the benefits they want, without burdening website owners with unreasonable costs that prevent them implementing it?

Read more at
http://www.hassellinclusion.com/2012/12/clear-eu-accessibility-law/?goback=%2Egde_41800_member_198257621

AODA: 2013 Compliance, Happy New Year!

By, Suzanne Cohen Share
November 21,2012

As of January 1, 2013 obligated organizations in Ontario have compliance requirements to meet in the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-2013-compliance-happy-new-year/

Govt Not Complying With Its Own Web Standards

Not one government website complies fully with web standards laid down by the government itself in 2003, says a monitoring report released this month on New Zealand’s compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/govt-not-complying-with-its-own-web-standards/

County of Brant “Celebrates” International Human Rights Day with Resignation of Two More Members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee

Posted December 17, 2012

On December 10, 2013, the United Nations International Human Rights Day, two more members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the County of Brant resigned due to the systemic discrimination and lack of dignity and respect toward people with disabilities. This brings the total number to three members who have resigned in the last month including the Chair of the committee for the same reason.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/county-of-brant-celebrates-international-human-rights-day-with-resignation-of-two-more-members-of-the-accessibility-advisory-committee/

Accessibility News December 15,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Is the Teachers Strike Impacting You Due to Disability?
*Hamilton Turns an “Oops” into a HUGE Mess!
*Ghotit Releases Its Dyslexia Writing Assistant Application, the Ghotit Real Writer Pro
*Brother Battles to Keep Group Homes Open
*Blind Hamiltonians Fight for the Right to Keep Their Bus Passes
*Resignation from County of Brant AAC Over Systemic Discrimination/Para Transit Scheme
*Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report and Framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities

Hamilton Turns an “Oops” into a HUGE Mess!

The issues raised in the County of Brant and in Hamilton demonstrate a disturbing trend of using the Integrated Accessibility Standards for transportation as a tool to create an exclusive rather than inclusive society and the removal of independence and freedom that we’ve had in favour of attempting to imprison us in our homes and deny us services.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/hamilton-turns-an-oops-into-a-huge-mess/

Ghotit Releases Its Dyslexia Writing Assistant Application, the Ghotit Real Writer Pro

Ghotit released its long awaited Real Writer Pro. Ghotit Real Writer Pro uses an advanced writing assistance technology tailor-made for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ghotit-releases-its-dyslexia-writing-assistant-application-the-ghotit-real-writer-pro/

Is theTeachers Strike Impacting You Due to Disability?

Is the Strike causing you personal financial or other difficulties because of you or your childs Disability? Know of anyone who it is?

Let the Teachers/Union know how you feel by going to www.DoingItToOurChildren.ca and sharing your thoughts.

Brother Battles to Keep Group Homes Open

By Tony Lofaro, The Ottawa Citizen December 7, 2012

Hubert Drouin, left, has sought an injunction with the Ministry of Community and Social Services to keep open the group home that his brother Marc, right, who is developmentally disabled and blind, is living in now.Photograph by: Chris Mikula , The Ottawa CitizenOTTAWA

Blind Hamiltonians Fight for the Right to Keep Their Bus Passes

Merulla wants council to reverse its decision at Wednesday’s meeting. He says council has been misinformed by staff.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/blind-hamiltonians-fight-for-the-right-to-keep-their-bus-passes/