We are delighted to share with you a new Discussion Paper on what the Canadians with Disabilities Act, promised to Canadians by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, should include. This Discussion Paper draws on experience with accessibility laws in Ontario and Manitoba, and elsewhere around the world. It is built on the 14 principles for the Canadians with Disabilities Act which Barrier-Free Canada has put forward, on Canada’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and aon feedback from our supporters.
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed seven bills into law on Monday including a set that expands website, service and event accessibility for New Yorkers with disabilities.
Uber is the ride-sharing tech giant that promises transportation at an affordable price, lower than that of traditional taxi companies. Until recently, that transportation has been limited to the able-bodied. Numerous lawsuits have targeted Uber for disability discrimination, citing the inaccessibility of their vehicles and an unwillingness of drivers to transport people with manual wheelchairs or service animals.
The European Blind Union (EBU) and several other European NGOs published an open letter warning the 28 EU Ministers in charge of Digital Affairs that their current plans for the web accessibility directive could deny millions of disabled and older citizens equal access to the digital world, exclude them from full participation in society and create unacceptable digital barriers to employment.
to Contest the Economic Development Ministry’s $4,250 Fee to Fully Answer His June 4, 2015 Freedom of Information Application, Which Sought Updated Information on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act’s Implementation and Enforcement
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The Justice Department announced today that the owners and developers of 71 multi-family housing complexes in four states with more than 2,500 ground-floor units have agreed to pay $350,000 to settle claims that they violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by building apartment complexes that were inaccessible to persons with disabilities.
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Mobility is empowering. That’s why Toyota is working to develop a wearable device for the blind and visually impaired that will help them do more with greater freedom, independence and confidence. Called Project BLAID, it reflects the company’s commitment to enrich lives by advancing the freedom of mobility for all.
Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act has ensured access to places and opportunities for all Americans regardless of their physical limitations. The World Wide Web was first programmed that same year. But since then, the Internet has evolved rapidly while rules to make it more accessible have lagged behind. In fact, guidelines added to the Workforce Rehabilitation Act in 2001 often take precedence over the ADA.