Accessibility News December 27,2014 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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The Next Frontier in ADA Litigation: Website and App Access for the Disabled

What many retailers might not be aware of is the growing risk of litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and derivative state laws arising from websites or mobile apps that allegedly discriminate against disabled individuals.

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2014 Year-End Retrospective on Our Non-Partisan Campaign for Disability Accessibility And More News from the Accessibility Front Lines

This is the AODA Alliance’s final Update for 2014. We thank one and all for reading or skimming our Updates, for passing them on to others, and for being part of our non-stop grassroots campaign to make Ontario fully accessible to over 1.8 million people with disabilities. Every contribution of effort by each one of you to our campaign helps sustain this effort.

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http://www.aoda.ca/2014-year-end-retrospective-on-our-non-partisan-campaign-for-disability-accessibility-and-more-news-from-the-accessibility-front-lines/

Nostradamus Refuses To Predict 2015 AODA Implementation

By Victor Schwartzman

Nostradamus was contacted by this always truthful journalist on the internet, where nothing ever dies. The seer was asked to make a prediction for the Ontario Government’s 2015 Implementation of the AODA access legislation. He refused. His response was:

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Court Puts 6-Month Limit on Detentions Under Mental Health Act

Deaf, mentally ill man ‘warehoused’ in maximum-security institution for nearly two decades under Ontario’s Mental Health Act OurWindsor.Ca
By Wendy Gillis
December 23, 2014

For nearly two decades, a deaf, mentally ill man has sat in an Ontario maximum security psychiatric institution, held under the province’s Mental Health Act a law never intended to permit long-term detention.

Despite repeated, increasingly adamant recommendations by psychiatrists and mental health experts that he be moved to a less secure facility or even released into the community the man has languished in Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (formerly known as Penetanguishene) for 19 years.

As one psychiatrist put it, the man, 56, is being “warehoused.”

AODA 2014 – 2015 Upcoming Deadlines and Things to Work on in 2015 for 2016

Yosie Saint-Cyr and Christina Catenacci

As you may be aware, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act contains several obligations that apply at different points in time, depending on whether the organization is a small organization (under 50 employees) or a large organization (50 employees or more), in order to achieve the goal of creating an accessible Ontario.

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http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-2014-2015-upcoming-deadlines-and-things-to-work-on-in-2015-for-2016/

Gaming Technology Makes its Way Into Headsets for the Visually Impaired

EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help visually impaired people move around more safely and easily.

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Accessibility News December 20,2014 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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Intelivote Releases Trends in Electronic Voting for 48 Ontario Municipalities

“All the secure electronic voting results were available to the election officials 15 minutes after the last voter completed their voting, after the close of the polls at 8:00 PM,” says Dean Smith, President and Founder of Intelivote Systems.

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Accessible Travel Kiosks Will Remove Barriers and Increase Independence

A new standard in the Canadian Transportation Agency’s amended Code of practice: Removing Communication Barriers for Travellers with Disabilities introduces automated self-service travel kiosks designed for people with disabilities at airports, railway and ferry terminals.

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