Accessibility News February 17,2018 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 45 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

It’s OK To Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired

Jerry Bergman is sitting in the audience at a Broadway matinée performance of The Band’s Visit. Despite the fact that a huge sign above the stage tells the audience in English, Hebrew and Arabic to turn off cellphones, Bergman is keeping his on so he can read closed captions while watching the show.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/its-ok-to-look-at-your-phone-at-a-broadway-show-if-your-hearing-is-impaired/

What Would a Truly Disabled-Accessible City Look Like?

Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/what-would-a-truly-disabled-accessible-city-look-like/

Universities Join Together to Inspire Students to Use Their Creativity and Innovative Skills to Help Make Communities More Accessible for People With Disabilities

Today, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, joined members of Universities Canada to celebrate the upcoming launch of their Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) program, a national student competition to help remove barriers to accessibility.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/universities-join-together-to-inspire-students-to-use-their-creativity-and-innovative-skills-to-help-make-communities-more-accessible-for-people-with-disabilities/

Parents Push Premier to Fill Treatment Gaps for Addicted Teens

Dundas mom says 17-year-old is on ‘lockdown’ in home after knife-wielding outburst News 12:00 AM by Teviah Moro
Hamilton Spectator

The Canadian Mental Health Association has identified a $1.5-billion deficit when it comes to adequate funding for care in Ontario, with 7 per cent of health dollars going to mental illness.

When his father roused his son from a drug-induced slumber, he flew into a rage.

The 17-year-old ended up pulling a knife and locking his dad out in the freezing cold.

Now, his parents take turns watching him constantly.

“We just kind of keep him down on what we call ‘lockdown,'” says his mom, a school teacher who lives in Dundas.

A Lengthy 14 Months after Finally Promising to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard Under Ontario’s Disabilities Act, the Wynne Government Finally Convenes the First Meetings of the Promised Education Standards Development Committees

AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Was Appointed to Serve on the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/a-lengthy-14-months-after-finally-promising-to-develop-an-education-accessibility-standard-under-ontarios-disabilities-act-the-wynne-government-finally-convenes-the-first-meetings-of-the-promised/

UK Government Website Offline After Hack Infects Thousands More Worldwide

“The Coinhive script was inserted into a popular third-party accessibility plugin “BrowseAloud” which is used to help blind or partially-sighted people access the web.”

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uk-government-website-offline-after-hack-infects-thousands-more-worldwide/

A Delicate Approach to Restoring Control

An Australian startup programme is aiming to tackle lifestyle problems caused by fine motor control issues, an ever-pervasive ailment that dramatically impacts quality-of-life.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/a-delicate-approach-to-restoring-control/

Accessibility News February 10,2018 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.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 46 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

The Wynne Government Appoints a Person to Conduct an Independent Review of the Disabilities Act Who has Respected Expertise in Accessibility, But who Lacks Much-Needed Independence

He Worked as the Government’s Special Advisor on Accessibility For Most of the Period He is To Now Independently Audit

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Wynne Government announced that it had appointed the Honourable David Onley to conduct the next mandatory Independent Review of the implementation and enforcement of the 2005 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The AODA Alliance has serious concerns about this appointment, despite Mr. Onley’s deep and commendable commitment to accessibility for people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/the-wynne-government-appoints-a-person-to-conduct-an-independent-review-of-the-disabilities-act-who-has-respected-expertise-in-accessibility-but-who-lacks-much-needed-independence/