Accessibility News March 30,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*City Lags Behind Other Durham Municipalities in Parking Requirements
*New Code of Practice to Increase Accessibility of Non-NAS Air Terminals
*Living With Disability
*CRTC Invites Comments on the Potential for a Video Relay Service for Canadians Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired
*Toronto’s Lack of Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis Could be ‘Embarrassing’ for Pan Am Games
*Canadian Judgments Need Style
*Fast Food Fury: Hearing Loss & the Drive-Thru
*The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Is Even Worse Than You Think

City Lags Behind Other Durham Municipalities in Parking Requirements

More accessible parking needed in Pickering: committee. PICKERING

One Pickering resident is asking the City to reconsider its accessible parking requirements to keep up with increasing need.

Read more at
http://www.coaac.ca/?p=613

New Code of Practice to Increase Accessibility of Non-NAS Air Terminals

The Canadian Transportation Agency has released a new Accessibility Code of Practice and resource tool to improve the accessibility of Non-National Airports System (non-NAS) air terminals for persons with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-code-of-practice-to-increase-accessibility-of-non-nas-air-terminals/

Living With Disability

Maurice Chauvin, left, and his son, Joe Chauvin, 17, are pictured at their home in Stoney Point, Monday, March 14, 2013. Joe Chauvin, who suffers from cerebral palsy, will have his funding cut when he turns 18. The funding provides Chauvin with a support worker 2 times a week. (DAX MELMER/The Windsor Star)
Mar 27, 2013 – 6:14 PM EDT

Kudos to Sharon Hill, whose recent story about the Chauvin family captured the essence of what many of us would like for our sons, daughters, sisters and brothers who are living with disability.

We would like our family members — young and old — to be living an ordinary life. Not a lavish life or even a perfect life, but a meaningful one.

CRTC InvitesComments on the Potential for a Video Relay Service for Canadians Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched a public consultation on whether video relay service for Canadians who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired should be offered. As part of this consultation, the CRTC will hold a public hearing starting on October 21, 2013, in Gatineau, Que.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/crtc-invitescomments-on-the-potential-for-a-video-relay-service-for-canadians-who-are-deaf-hard-of-hearing-or-speech-impaired/

Toronto’s Lack of Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis Could be ‘Embarrassing’ for Pan Am Games

By Jessica Smith
Metro Toronto
March 27, 2013 Updated: March 27, 2013 | 9:56 am

Most able-bodied people would be outraged if their taxi driver charged them $35 for a two-block ride, but many wheelchair users in Toronto say that has been their experience.

Canadian Judgments Need Style

The new situation derives from an application that resulted in a Federal Court decision (mostly reaffirmed by the Federal Court of Appeal) to the effect that all departments and agencies must make their websites accessible by August 30th 2013. The accessibility requirements go far beyond carrying on a comprehensive cleanup of web pages. Practical solutions to provide accessible information are starting to appear, but the requirements affect not only governments’ web activity but have implications far upstream, as in the way documents are prepared and, more interestingly, in the way they are written.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-judgments-need-style/

Fast Food Fury: Hearing Loss & the Drive-Thru

When I reach the pickup window, Joel says in the painfully honest way of children, “Mom, they’re all looking at you.” And they were – the other staff, who had heard the order-taker yelling into her mouthpiece, wanted to see the latest hard of hearing lemon coming through the line.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/fast-food-fury-hearing-loss-the-drive-thru/

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Is Even Worse Than You Think

It keeps e-books, online video, and more inaccessible to people with disabilities.

Requiring nonprofit disability groups to ask permission from the government every three years and navigate a complex legal minefield to implement urgently needed accessibility technology is not compatible with progressive, conservative, or libertarian values; the goal of equal access for people with disabilities; or common sense. Even the librarian admitted in 2010 that the DMCA exemption process “is at best ill-suited to address the larger challenges of access.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-digital-millennium-copyright-act-is-even-worse-than-you-think/

Accessibility News March 23,2013 Update

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.

Visit www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

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In this Issue

*People With Disabilities ‘Excluded’ from Web Services
*Robot Sensing and Smartphones Help Blind Navigate
*Deaf, Blind Sue Over Web Shopping
*Building Capacity the Wrong Way.
*Online Consultation for a Disability Inclusive Development Agenda Towards 2015 and Beyond
*Hamilton City Council Discusses Fare Parity for People With Disabilities

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