Accessibility News October 31,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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

In this Issue

AODA Audit Blitz for Retail Organizations

I am guessing that there are a few business owners who are scratching their heads with regards to new information concerning an AODA “Audit Blitz” for retail organizations. In a field pot marked with consulting companies one would figure that the use of terminology that strikes fear into the hearts of businesses is a little unnecessary.

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http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-audit-blitz-for-retail-organizations/

11 Major Companies to Promote Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace

“Employing persons with disability is not just a good moral cause, it is also good for business.”

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/11-major-companies-to-promote-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-the-workplace/

3D Printing Creates Major Breakthrough for Blind People

3DPhotoWorks LLC, with support from the National Federation of the Blind, announces a 3D printing process that allows blind people to “see” fine art, diagrams, and other images. This recently patented process converts any conventional painting, drawing, collage or photograph into a 3D Tactile Fine Art Print. Prints have length, width, depth, and texture and are available in sizes up to 60″ x 120″.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/3d-printing-creates-major-breakthrough-for-blind-people/

United Airlines Criticized After Man With Cerebral Palsy DArcee Neal Forced To Crawl Off Plane

United Airlines has come under fire after a man with cerebral palsy was forced to crawl off of a plane after the airline attendants wouldn’t assist him.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/united-airlines-criticized-after-man-with-cerebral-palsy-darcee-neal-forced-to-crawl-off-plane/

Not All Disabled are Created Equal

Young people with disabilities are among the poorest and most marginalized of the world’s youth. Estimates suggest that there are between 180 and 220 million youth with disabilities worldwide, and nearly 80 percent of them live in developing countries.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/not-all-disabled-are-created-equal/

Accessibility News October 24,2015 Update

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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 with an Accessibility Audit.

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 10 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

WordPress for Badeyes: A Beginners Guide Revised

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) and they are constantly improving its backend Accessibility

To reflect these changes I have Updated my original book and have also added more useful information on helping you to get your own WordPress website up and running with very little experience

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http://wpforbadeyes.com/guides/

Uber Launches Service for Disabled Passengers in London

Uber is launching its service for disabled passengers, uberASSIST, in London.

The minicab-hailing app says more than 100 of its most experienced drivers have signed up to the scheme, which provides additional assistance to passengers with wheelchairs, walking frames and scooters, or blind users.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uber-launches-service-for-disabled-passengers-in-london/

Ryerson University Takes Innovative Approach to Accessibility Challenge

Hack-cessibility is the first event as part of Ryerson’s Policy Innovation Platform, a pilot initiative designed to assist governments and non-profits by developing a new model of collaboration to solve today’s policy challenges. The platform is sponsored by Ryerson’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Government.

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http://www.aoda.ca/ryerson-university-takes-innovative-approach-to-accessibility-challenge/