Accessibility News April 29,2017 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 7 years, 35 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Nova Scotia Is the Third Canadian Province to Pass an Accessibility Law

When Will Ontario Live Up to Its Own Accessibility Law’s Potential?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/nova-scotia-is-the-third-canadian-province-to-pass-an-accessibility-law/

Accessibility Act to Make Province More Accessible

Nova Scotia has set a goal to be accessible by 2030 under the Accessibility Act, passed today, April 27.

Nova Scotia is only the third province in Canada to pass accessibility legislation. The passage of Bill 59 will start the process of removing barriers for persons with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-act-to-make-province-more-accessible/

Payton/Dann & Manning Law Firms File Federal Suit Alleging McDonald’s Website & App Violate ADA, Unruh Civil Rights Act

Lawsuit claims restaurant chain’s website and mobile app are not fully accessible to and independently usable by the blind or visually-impaired.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/paytondann-manning-law-firms-file-federal-suit-alleging-mcdonalds-website-app-violate-ada-unruh-civil-rights-act/

App Spots Objects for the Visually Impaired

A new iPhone app uses machine learning to identify objects for people with poor eyesight, and it doesn’t need an Internet connection.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/app-spots-objects-for-the-visually-impaired/

BlindSquare and BlindWays, Connecting the Dots for Travelers in Boston, Then and Now.

Discovery and recollection are two necessary elements for travel for our friends who are blind. This presents a difficult task in a city the size of Boston, with its nearly 8,000 bus stops.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/blindsquare-and-blindways-connecting-the-dots-for-travelers-in-boston-then-and-now/

New Stanford Course Tackles Designing for People With Disabilities

A new course teaches undergraduates how to design for people with physical disabilities. Each week, students learn about a different disability, then brainstorm design ideas to address issues and present their work to the class.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/new-stanford-course-tackles-designing-for-people-with-disabilities/

Creating New Barriers

Posted by David Best

The OHRC, in the Ontario Regulatory Registry Proposal: 10-CSS002, October 15, 2010 raised a number of concerns about the proposed AODA Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR), but seven years later in 2017, we again need to echo those same concerns.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/creating-new-barriers/

Accessibility News April 22,2017 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 7 years, 36 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

The Ontario Conservatives Ask the Wynne Government When It Will Appoint the Education Standards Development Committee, But the Wynne Government Doesn’t Give a Direct Answer

Come to the April 22, 2017 AODA Public Forum in Georgina Ontario

There Have Been 137 Days Since Premier Wynne Promised An Education Accessibility Standard, But Still No Answer On When the Wynne Government Will Post an Ad Inviting the Public To Apply To Serve on the Education Standards Development Committee

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/the-ontario-conservatives-ask-the-wynne-government-when-it-will-appoint-the-education-standards-development-committee-but-the-wynne-government-doesnt-give-a-direct-answer/