Accessibility News June 29,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 26 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Accessible Air Travel Survey

Share Your Accessible (Or Not) Air Travel Stories

Large North American airline seeking feedback from people with disabilities that have had good and bad accommodation experiences on any airline. The survey results will be used in the development of an online training program for airline staff supporting travelers with disabilities. Please click the link below to participate. Thank you for your time and consideration. https://tinyurl.com/AccessibleAirTravelSurvey

TRISH ROBICHAUD
trish@changingpaces.com

Haptic-Feedback Clothing Designed to Guide Persons With Disabilities

Garment that communicates via vibrations

Imagine not seeing anything nor hearing anything. Such communication obstacles affect all aspects of life. Many people with deafblindness communicate via tactile signing and also haptic signals (touch and movement) on the body. Now, researchers are working to digitise and integrate this into a garment.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/haptic-feedback-clothing-designed-to-guide-persons-with-disabilities/

Government Launches Consultation to Make New Homes More Accessible

Higher accessibility standards for new housing are to be introduced in the UK as part of a wider plan to make sure disabled people are not facing discrimination.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-launches-consultation-to-make-new-homes-more-accessible/

Carleton Creates Canadian Accessibility Network

Building on its reputation as Canada’s most accessible university, Carleton University is launching the Canadian Accessibility Network the first entity of its kind in the country.

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https://aoda.ca/carleton-creates-canadian-accessibility-network/

Ensuring Accessible Content for All Students

There are four major areas educators can check to ensure digital materials include accessible content for all students

This summer, many faculty will work on developing or revising curricular content for their courses. One of the keys in developing new digital materials is verifying that those materials offer accessible content for all students.

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https://aoda.ca/ensuring-accessible-content-for-all-students/

Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System

Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act , which received Royal Assent today, will provide the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) with new tools to help advance the accessibility of the national transportation system.

Once in force, this legislation will provide the CTA with:

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-transportation-agency-announces-plans-to-enhance-accessibility-of-canadas-national-transportation-system/

Accessibility News June 22,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 27 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

The Ford Government Gets A Failing Grade on Making Progress on Disability Accessibility After One year in Power

It’s time to look back on the past year, take stock and give a report card on the Ontario Government’s performance on achieving the goal of accessibility for people with disabilities in Ontario. The Ontario Government has now been in office for one year, or one quarter of its term in office. It has been blanketing social media and the web with glowing statements about its progress on various issues, exemplified in Minister for Accessibility and Seniors Raymond Cho’s June 14, 2019 email to disability stakeholders, set out below. It repeatedly tells the public that it is keeping its promises and protecting “what matters most” to Ontarians.

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https://aoda.ca/the-ford-government-gets-a-failing-grade-on-making-progress-on-disability-accessibility-after-one-year-in-power/

Social Housing Developer Prepares to Open New Affordable Housing Project

“Our tenants do experience a wide spectrum of life circumstances. So whether they might have a mental illness, or a physical disability…living with low income due to an intellectual disability or other circumstances….how do we help them achieve their best potential? Living in their own apartment in a community,” he said.

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https://aoda.ca/social-housing-developer-prepares-to-open-new-affordable-housing-project/