A.G. Schneiderman Secures Broad Agreement To Ensure Accessibility For People With Disabilities At New York’s Largest Shopping Malls

NEW YORK Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with Pyramid Management Group LLC, the largest privately owned shopping center owner and developer in the Northeast, to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided equal access to the indoor and outdoor common areas at its twelve shopping malls in New York.

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AODA Alliance Update: Accessibility Forums

Come to March 3 University of Windsor Accessibility Forum, March 7 York University Accessibility Forum or March 12 Ryerson Accessibility Panel Get Your Nearby University, Community College or Other Community Organization to Hold An Accessibility Forum! and Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntarios The Agenda with Steve Paikin on March 3 2016!

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http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-update-accessibility-forums/

Accessibility News February 27,2016 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 8 years, 44 weeks, 2 days till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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AODA Alliance Action Kit: “Picture Our Barriers” Action Kit

The Ontario Government’s effort to make Ontario fully accessible to over 1.8 million people with disabilities has slowed to a crawl, mired in lethargy and bureaucracy. A widely-respected Independent Review that the Ontario Government appointed reported, over a year ago, that Ontario lags behind schedule for full accessibility for people with disabilities and that, after ten years on the books, Ontario’s accessibility law has not made a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

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Braille Maps for Blind and Visually Impaired Created with 3-D Printing Technology at Rutgers

Using a high-tech 3-D printer, a Rutgers undergraduate and his professor created sophisticated braille maps to help blind and visually impaired people navigate a local training center.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/braille-maps-for-blind-and-visually-impaired-created-with-3-d-printing-technology-at-rutgers/

Halton Hills, It’s Time To Walk the Talk

By Andrew Tutty
Independent Free Press

The Americans with Disabilities Act was established by the U.S. Congress in 1988 and signed into law at the White House in July of 1990, more than 25 years ago. This was the culmination of decades of the disability rights movement that saw both advocates and activists in the United States demanding equal access to societal institutions, programs, and places without discrimination based on a person’s disability.

This grassroots movement used many of the American Civil Rights activism methods to bring the issue of discrimination against people with disabilities to government and force a change in policy.

Innovative ‘IDeAs’ Wanted for Making Ontario More Accessible

A competition run by the Council of Ontario UniversitiesYork University students, along with students from other Ontario universities, are being challenged to put their creative minds to work to develop solutions that will make the world more accessible for persons with disabilities, including new ideas for devices, software, architectural design, awareness campaigns or policies.

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http://www.aoda.ca/innovative-ideas-wanted-for-making-ontario-more-accessible/

Accessible Demands

In spite of new stringent accessibility regulations, roadblocks keep piling up for wheelchair users like Wade Watts, who says compliance moves at a snail’s pace across the Quinte region.

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http://www.aoda.ca/accessible-demands/

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges AMC’s Discrimination Against Blind Movie-Goers

The lawsuit alleges that AMC movie theatres are failing to provide properly functioning audio description technology. When properly working, audio description technology enables people who are blind or low vision to participate in and enjoy the experience of going to the movies. This technology lets these movie-goers know what is happening in scenes without dialogue or scenes with significant visual elements.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/class-action-lawsuit-challenges-amcs-discrimination-against-blind-movie-goers/

Accessibility News February 20,2016 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 8 years, 45 weeks, 2 days till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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