Accessibility News December 29,2018 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 0 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

4 Reasons to Comply with the AODA and Make Your Website Accessible

There are many reasons why you should be complying with the AODA and removing disability barriers from your website as soon as possible. In fact, we can come up with more than two million reasons because that’s approximately how many people in Ontario live with disabilities! To get you started, however, we’re presenting you with four important reasons to ensure your website is as accessible as possible

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https://www.essentialaccessibility.com/blog/aoda-website/

Welcome Mat: Study Finds Accessibility Key in Bathroom Reno Designs

Aging baby boomers who’d like to stay in their homes as they grow older are making accessibility a big part of their bathroom renovations plans, making them bigger and adding features like grab bars, according to Houzz.com’s new 2018 U.S. Bathroom Trends Study.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/welcome-mat-study-finds-accessibility-key-in-bathroom-reno-designs/

More Students Join Class Action by Mental Health Coalition against Stanford University

Three more students have joined a precedent-setting class action brought by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) against Stanford University for violating the rights of students with mental health disabilities.

The lawsuit alleges that Stanford routinely responds to student mental health crises by barring students from campus and evicting them from on-campus housing, violating disability laws.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/more-students-join-class-action-by-mental-health-coalition-against-stanford-university/

What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

The IASR includes five standards in the areas of:

  • 1.Information and communication
  • 2.Employment
  • 3.Transportation
  • 4.Design of public spaces
  • 5.Customer service

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-is-the-integrated-accessibility-standards-regulation-iasr/

What is the Information and Communications Standards?

The Information and Communications Standards of the AODA lists rules for organizations to create, provide, and receive information and communications that people with disabilities can access. The standard gives all people an equal chance to learn and be active in their communities.

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https://aoda.ca/what-is-the-information-and-communications-standards/

A Wake Up Call on the Urgent Need to Remove Barriers

Canada has received a wake-up call in recent months about the urgent need to remove physical barriers in the built environment and improve accessibility for people of all abilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/a-wake-up-call-on-the-urgent-need-to-remove-barriers/

Public Transportation for Everyone in Ontario

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, companies that provide public transportation have to create and implement policies and plans to make their services accessible to passengers with disabilities. Since this law has been enacted, public transit has taken steps to make it easier for everyone to use their services.

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https://aoda.ca/public-transportation-for-everyone-in-ontario/

Accessibility News December 22,2018 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 6 years, 1 week, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Advocates Say Accessible Canada Act is too Weak to Be Effective

The cautious optimism that prevailed in Canada’s disabled community when the federal government tabled historic accessibility legislation earlier this year has given way to widespread concern that the law won’t lead to meaningful change.

Major disability organizations, grassroots advocacy groups and disabled individuals said they’ve raised numerous concerns about the power and scope of the Accessible Canada Act, which the Liberal government first introduced in June.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-say-accessible-canada-act-is-too-weak-to-be-effective/