Accessibility News January 31,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 48 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

As the ADA Turns 25, Website Accessibility Issues Pose Legitimate Risks for the Financial Services Industry

While 2014 was certainly a noteworthy year under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Title III”), July 26, 2015, will mark the 25th anniversary of the ADA (“25th Anniversary”), an event that will almost certainly be celebrated with significant developments impacting the scope of Title III’s coverage.

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http://www.aoda.ca/as-the-ada-turns-25-website-accessibility-issues-pose-legitimate-risks-for-the-financial-services-industry/

Canada: The Employer Case For Effective Disability Management

Employers should also be aware that effective January 1, 2016, under the Integrated Accessibility Standard (“IAS”), which is a regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, employers who have 50 or more employers will be required by law to develop formalized individual accommodation plans and return to work plans for their employers.

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http://www.aoda.ca/canada-the-employer-case-for-effective-disability-management/

You Know, Blind People Can Actually Use Touchscreens

Over the last couple years, I’ve come to a conclusion about life as a blind person: it isn’t the physical lack of sight that’s the biggest difficulty I face; but rather, it is attempting to overcome peoples’ negative stereotypes and misconceptions about what I can – and cannot – do that is the real problem.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/you-know-blind-people-can-actually-use-touchscreens/

New App Connects Visually Impaired With Sighted Assistants

From his couch at home in New York City, Sam Marcus helped a woman bake corn muffins in Jefferson City, Mo., last week.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-app-connects-visually-impaired-with-sighted-assistants/

Israel’s Mobile Technologies For Disabled Find Mass market Appeal

(Reuters) – Israeli technology firms catering to the country’s disabled war veterans are exploring ways to bring their innovations to the mass market with applications that make mobile phones easier to use.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/israels-mobile-technologies-for-disabled-find-mass-market-appeal/

Female PS Workers’s Disability Claims Outnumber Mmen’s two-to-one

Women in the public service go on disability leave at almost twice the rate of men, a problem some experts say should be addressed as part of the government’s new disability management scheme.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/female-ps-workerss-disability-claims-outnumber-mmens-two-to-one/

Accessibility News January 24,2015 Update

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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 with an Accessibility Audit.

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 49 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

More Than Voting Booths: Accessibility of Electoral Campaigns for People With Disabilities in Ontario

The findings from this survey indicate that there is a general lack of understanding of the imperative to achieve accessibility standards, not only of polling stations and booths, but also of political campaigns, if representative democracy in Canada is to include people with disabilities.

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http://www.aoda.ca/more-than-voting-booths-accessibility-of-electoral-campaigns-for-people-with-disabilities-in-ontario/

Watch Captioned Videos of Last Fall’s Queen’s Park Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Ontario’s Grassroots Campaign for Strong Accessibility Legislation

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AODA Alliance Presses the Wynne Government for Current, Detailed Information on Its Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

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http://www.aoda.ca/watch-captioned-videos-of-last-falls-queens-park-celebration-of-the-20th-anniversary-of-ontarios-grassroots-campaign-for-strong-accessibility-legislation/