An enforcement mechanism should be introduced. We believe that without an effective enforcement mechanism and an efficient monitoring system involving persons with disabilities and their representative organisations, this proposal won’t be able to ensure the accessibility of the websites concerned.
ROBOTS need help navigating their surroundings and sophisticated location systems to keep track of their position. Now the same technologies are being adapted to help blind people navigate indoor and outdoor spaces independently.
Advocates for Disabled Say Netflix, Target Are Legally Obligated to Make Sites Easier to Navigate
Advocates for disabled Americans have declared that companies have a legal obligation to make their websites as accessible as their stores, and they’ve filed suits across the country to force them to install the digital version of wheelchair ramps and self-opening doors.
by Mark Wafer
As i travel across the country speaking with corporations , especially HR specialists , i have began to see a pattern with some companies with Federal contracts who are legislated by the employment equity act to report certain criteria to the federal gov’t, one being the number of employees with disabilities. This is pretty simple. Hire PWD’s in meaningful and competitively paid positions and report this to the Feds…..but…..theres a wrong way and some companies are guilty of this.
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Several dozen people came to Hamilton City Hall to hear a discussion about fare parity on public transit on Monday morning. (Adam Carter/CBC)
Hamilton city council heard from several delegations on its plan to charge blind and disabled people to ride public transit at city hall on Monday morning.
Posted by safeandsilent on March 13, 2013
I blogged recently about the myriad apologies I had received for accessibility failures.
In the blog, I noted that many accessibility equity programs are run not by people WITH disabilities, but FOR us. Often these programs are subsumed under diversity programs, which just serves to underscore that you think of us all as the Other, whether it is our complexion, our gender, our cultural heritage, or our ability that is not the same as the mainstream – we are Different, therefore we are Diversity.
Posted March 13, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between early community engagement and skill sets obtained against the success of employment of blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians between the ages of 22-64.