Accessibility News June 29,2013 Update

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In this Issue

Ontario Government Finally Appoints All Members to the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council – But Still Hasn’t Said What New Accessibility Standards It Will Develop

As well, a troubling 157 days have passed since we wrote the Ontario Government to ask for its plans to keep its pledge to effectively enforce the AODA. We have received no substantive public response to that inquiry.

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http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-government-finally-appoints-all-members-to-the-accessibility-standards-advisory-council-but-still-hasnt-said-what-new-accessibility-standards-it-will-develop/

iOS 7 Includes New Head Gestures to Control Your iPhone

Apple’s iOS 7 beta includes new head gestures that enable users to control their iPhones by moving their heads left or right.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ios-7-includes-new-head-gestures-to-control-your-iphone/

Breaking Their Own Law: Week 14;

WYNNE GOVERNMENT HONOURS NATIONAL ACCESS AWARENESS WEEK BY BREACHING THE ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

No matter how frustrated, we soldier on, undeterred. Premier Wynne called me two months ago, warmly offering to work together on making Ontario fully accessible to people with disabilities. Today’s failure to obey the law should be a wake-up call to the government to take the entire accessibility issue off its back burner where it has languished for two years. Let today’s bad news spur our new premier to act decisively, boldly and broadly on accessibility. Let it cause her to restore the swiftness, determination and vigour on this issue that the government commendably demonstrated a decade ago, and to keep all her commitments on accessibility.

Group Finalizes Treaty to Expand Book Access for World’s Blind Community

By Hayley Tsukayama and Tom Hamburger | 04:15 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Negotiators at the World Intellectual Property Organization have finalized terms on a copyright treaty that would provide more book access to the world’s blind and visually impaired.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/group-finalizes-treaty-to-expand-book-access-for-worlds-blind-community/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Elections Ontario Report on Telephone and Internet Voting is A Slap in the Face to Voters with Disabilities

Elections Ontario Refuses to Now Use Its Authority To Test Telephone and/or Internet Voting in By-Elections, Despite Their Use in 59 Municipalities in Ontario and Nova Scotia and No Findings that They Were Hacked or Unreliable

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/for-immediate-release-elections-ontario-report-on-telephone-and-internet-voting-is-a-slap-in-the-face-to-voters-with-disabilities/

Ontario Government Breaks Silence on AODA

By Victor Schwartzman  

Today the Ontario Government held a media conference to break its silence on the failure to appoint a new Independent Review of the Government’s implementation of AODA.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-government-breaks-silence-on-aoda/

Accessibility News June 22,2013 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. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant well before the new year deadline with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

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In this Issue

Accessible Housing Offers Freedom for Disabled

As they’ve watched their five-year-old son Alexander grow, Jalil and Julie Khoury realized their comfortable two-storey east Windsor home was shrinking his world just as he was becoming more eager to engage it.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessible-housing-offers-freedom-for-disabled/

STW Wants Disabled In House

Calling it a “moral issue,” the president of Sault Ste. Marie’s oldest theatre group wants to make the Bayview venue accessible to the disabled or move to a new location that is.
Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/stw-wants-disabled-in-house/