Three Simple Ways to Make Your Hiring Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

A disability can affect someone’s body or mind, be mild or severe, happen at any stage of life, be long or short term but even taking into account employment barriers, the majority of persons with disabilities are skilled and able to actively work.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/three-simple-ways-to-make-your-hiring-accessible-to-persons-with-disabilities/

Accessibility News March 29,2014 Update

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In this Issue

Learn All About the History, Strategies, Goals and Gains of Ontario’s Disability Accessibility Movement from the Late 1970s to Early 2014

Would you like to learn all about the history, strategies, goals, gains, and future priorities of Ontario’s vibrant and tenacious grassroots disability accessibility movement? Here is a great way you can do so from the comfort of your own home or office, or on a smart phone or tablet device. And it’s fully accessible!

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/learn-all-about-the-history-strategies-goals-and-gains-of-ontarios-disability-accessibility-movement-from-the-late-1970s-to-early-2014/

AODA Enforcement Inspired By Game Of Thrones

By Victor Schwartzman

AODA became law! Anyone but a misanthrope would be bowled over by this rush of activity. At this rate, by the time AODA legally should have completed its work in 2025, maybe 20,000 out of 36,000 Ontario companies would have filed AODA reports!

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-enforcement-inspired-by-game-of-thrones/

GO Rider Files Human Rights Complaint After Other Drivers Block Disabled Parking

A driver has taken GO Transit to the Ontario human rights tribunal for failing to stop other cars from blocking disabled parking spots.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/go-rider-files-human-rights-complaint-after-other-drivers-block-disabled-parking/

Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Survey

March 27, 2014

Attention CNIV/ADP High Tech Vision consumers in Ontario, Canada those who were Assessed for a ADP/CNIB computer system within the last 10 years.

We are conducting a survey of the experience of Visually Impaired individuals who accessed this government program.

Fill out the Survey at
https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/visually-impaired-in-ontario-canada-email-their-high-tech-assessment-experience?recruiter=87569694&utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

Participants Wanted for Study: Disability and Mobile Technology

The study examines how people with disabilities use mobile computing devices (such as smartphone and tablets) and the benefits and barriers that they may encounter using the device. The study aims to shed light on how mobile technology can be used to facilitate access, inclusion and equality.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/participants-wanted-for-study-disability-and-mobile-technology/

National Federation of the Blind and H&R Block Announce Agreement Assuring Accessibility

Blind people access computers, Web sites, and mobile applications through screen access software that converts what is on the screen into spoken words or Braille, but improperly coded Web sites and applications can prevent this software from working properly, denying the blind user equal access.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/national-federation-of-the-blind-and-hr-block-announce-agreement-assuring-accessibility/

Landmark Settlement Agreement Substantially Improves Accessibility to Golden Gate National Recreational Area

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and the National Park Service (NPS) have entered into a landmark settlement agreement that will significantly improve access to Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA) for the thousands of people with mobility and vision disabilities who visit GGNRA each year.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/landmark-settlement-agreement-substantially-improves-accessibility-to-golden-gate-national-recreational-area/

The Case Against Assistive Technology

In the real world, using technology is seen as being “tech-savvy.” And yet in our schools, technology is often seen as giving an unfair advantage.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-case-against-assistive-technology/