How Charities Can Meet the New Digital Accessibility Standards

Charities are legally responsible for meeting accessibility standards online, but most don’t. Digital accessibility expert Carlos Eriksson of Studio 24 explains what they can do to fix it, starting now.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-charities-can-meet-the-new-digital-accessibility-standards/

Digital Accessibility Improving, but People with Disabilities Still Seek More Inclusive Access

Comprehensive legislation addressing accessibility is necessary to ensure that information technology is available to a wider group of people, particularly to people with disabilities, said panelists speaking at the M-Enabling Summit here on Tuesday.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/digital-accessibility-improving-but-people-with-disabilities-still-seek-more-inclusive-access/

Nominations Open for 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

The Viscardi Center has opened a call for nominations for the 2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, an international award series honoring extraordinary men and women with disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/nominations-open-for-2019-henry-viscardi-achievement-awards/

Innisfil Doing Well When It Comes to Accessibility, but Has Room to Improve

Two decades ago, Rick Winson never thought twice about the challenges people with disabilities face; now, it’s all he thinks about.

Winson, a member of the Town of Innisfil’s accessibility advisory committee, found himself facing those accessibility challenges after a snowmobile accident in 2001.

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https://aoda.ca/innisfil-doing-well-when-it-comes-to-accessibility-but-has-room-to-improve/

Sudbury Raptors Fan Encounters Accessibility Issues

A Sudbury woman just wanted to watch the Raptors game at a restaurant last night, but encountered some challenges.

Sarah Lashbrook has been in a wheelchair since she was fourteen in 1991, and says this isn’t the first time she has had to deal with a situation such as this one.

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https://aoda.ca/sudbury-raptors-fan-encounters-accessibility-issues/

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In this Issue

‘Super Power’ Artwork On Display at Heathrow Airport

A canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas has appeared at Heathrow as part of an initiative to raise awareness of neuro-developmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/super-power-artwork-on-display-at-heathrow-airport/

Change In Ontario Law Creates Uncertainty For Service Dogs In Schools

“Are all these school boards going to start saying that the dogs need to be certified?”

Fifteen-year-old Cameron Cadarette was a C student, struggling to stay in school in Windsor, Ont. until Vincent came along. The specifically trained golden Labrador helps the teen manage his post-traumatic stress disorder, and gain better focus in classes.

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https://aoda.ca/change-in-ontario-law-creates-uncertainty-for-service-dogs-in-schools/

Global Apex Body of Airline Operators Passes Key Resolutions to Make Travel More Accessible

Improving airline infrastructure and facilities for people with disabilities, global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for baggage tracking and facilitating implementation of biometrics based One ID process were some of the key resolutions passed on Sunday at the annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global apex body of airline operators, in Seoul.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/global-apex-body-of-airline-operators-passes-key-resolutions-to-make-travel-more-accessible/

The Ford Government Defeated a Proposed Resolution in the Legislature that Called for a Plan to Implement David Onley’s Report on Strengthening the Implementation of Ontario’s Disabilities Act

The Government Invoked False and Hurtful Stereotypes About the Disabilities Act, Unfairly Disparaging Its Implementation and Enforcement as “Red Tape”

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https://aoda.ca/the-ford-government-defeated-a-proposed-resolution-in-the-legislature-that-called-for-a-plan-to-implement-david-onleys-report-on-strengthening-the-implementation-of-ontarios-disabilities-act/