Accessibility News April 18,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 37 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

LabCorp Offers eSSENTIAL Accessibility App to Make It Easier for People with Disabilities to Manage Health Care Online

TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — eSSENTIAL Accessibility is proud to announce that Laboratory Corporation of America┬« Holdings (LabCorp┬«), the clinical laboratory providing leading-edge medical testing and diagnostic knowledge services globally, now offers the eSSENTIAL Accessibility desktop application on its sites to better communicate with and serve individuals with disabilities. LabCorp joins other leading brands and companies in making this app available.

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/labcorp-offers-essential-accessibility-app-to-make-it-easier-for-people-with-disabilities-to-manage-health-care-online-300067749.html

DRA Achieves Victory in Scribd Case: Internet-Based Companies Must Comply with the ADA

“Now that the internet plays such a critical role in the personal and professional lives of Americans, excluding disabled persons from access to covered entities that use it as their principal means of reaching the public would defeat the purpose of this important civil rights legislation,” the court wrote.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/dra-achieves-victory-in-scribd-case-internet-based-companies-must-comply-with-the-ada/

When Take It To The Streets Was Born Part 1

by VaShaun Jones

I’ll record an audio file and tell you how we got to be at this meeting and how I failed miserably, recovered and how the “Take It To The Streets video was my promise to every member in attendance.

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http://www.fedoraoutlier.com/titts-part1/

Please Use and Widely Circulate the AODA Alliance’s New Action Kit Which We Unveil Today

Today we unveil an important new ten-page Action Kit, set out below. It gives you easy-to-use tips on how to reach out to your member of the Ontario Legislature, and to the media, to press for the Ontario Government to speed up action to get Ontario back on schedule for becoming fully accessible to over 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. Please read this Action Kit.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/please-use-and-widely-circulate-the-aoda-alliances-new-action-kit-which-we-unveil-today/

Netflix Makes a Blind Superhero Accessible to Blind Audiences

By Alyssa Rosenberg April 14

Charlie Cox stars in Netflixs Marvels Daredevil. (Barry Wetcher/Netflix Inc. )

In the sixth episode of Netflixs Daredevil, the titular superhero, who acquired superpowers in the accident that blinded him, is trying to keep a wounded baddie from bleeding out on the concrete and calls his new friend Claire (Rosario Dawson), a nurse, for advice. Its not as easy as it looks in the movies, Claire tells Daredevil, whose real name is Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox). I dont really go to the movies, Matt jokes, referring to his impaired vision. I like records, though.

OPP Launches Text 911 Service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Speech Impaired

ORILLIA, Ont. Ontario residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired will now be able to communicate with provincial police via text message when they dial 911 in an emergency.

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http://www.aoda.ca/opp-launches-text-911-service-for-deaf-hard-of-hearing-speech-impaired/

Be Warned: The Weakest Column Yet

By Victor Schwartzman

Shed no tears for me but today’s column was difficult to write.

That is not because it is yet another column about nothing happening with AODA. Well it is, but not. Most of these columns are about nothing happening with AODA, but this column is even more about nothing than usual. That is because this column is about the Ontario Government’s response to the second independent reviewer’s report on AODA.

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http://www.aoda.ca/be-warned-the-weakest-column-yet/

Accessibility News April 11,2015 Update

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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, 38 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Yet More Superb Media Coverage of the Need for the Wynne Government to Strengthen Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and of the Accessibility Barriers that Persist in the Lead-Up to the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games

Fully five months ago, the final report of the Mayo Moran Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Independent Review told the Wynne Government that ten years of its implementing the AODA has not made a significant impact on the lives of Ontarians with disabilities. The Government has still not announced a plan to implement that clear, strong and practical report.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/yet-more-superb-media-coverage-of-the-need-for-the-wynne-government-to-strengthen-enforcement-of-the-accessibility-for-ontarians-with-disabilities-act-and-of-the-accessibility-barriers-that-persist/