2019 Accessibility Award Winners Recognized

2019 Accessibility Award winners were recognized at a special ceremony in Sarnia Council chambers Monday afternoon.

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https://aoda.ca/2019-accessibility-award-winners-recognized/

New Pilot Project in Stratford Aiming to Improve Accessibility

A new pilot project in Stratford is aiming to improve accessibility at signalized pedestrian crossings.

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https://aoda.ca/new-pilot-project-in-stratford-aiming-to-improve-accessibility/

Come to A November 5, 2019 Windsor Area Public Forum on Accessibility

CBC’s “The National” Reveals A Troubling Barrier to Accessible Housing Facing Too Many People with Disabilities and Another Memorable Anniversary on the Road to A Barrier-Free Ontario

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https://aoda.ca/come-to-a-november-5-2019-windsor-area-public-forum-on-accessibility/

LSAT Will Change for All Would-Be Lawyers as a Result of Blind Man’s Lawsuit Settlement

Corrected: The current analytical reasoning section of the Law School Admission Test will eventually be dropped as a result of a settlement in a lawsuit by a legally blind man who said he was unable to draw diagrams to help him answer the questions.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/lsat-will-change-for-all-would-be-lawyers-as-a-result-of-blind-mans-lawsuit-settlement/

Service Animals in Schools

The AODA does not yet have an education standard. Two committees are making recommendations about what an education standard should include. Our recent articles have considered how the education standards can build on requirements from the AODA’s existing standards. Now, we will explore new mandates that the education standards could create. One issue that an education standard should address is service animals in schools. Currently, students must ask their school boards if they can bring their service animals to school. Every school board must make its own service animal policy. A new standard is needed for service animals in schools.

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https://aoda.ca/service-animals-in-schools/

Accessibility News October 26,2019 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 9 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Delivery Bots ‘Paused’ After Accessibility Incident

Stuck because a robot won’t move out of the way might sound like a dumb episode of “Black Mirror,” but that was the reality for a doctoral student on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/delivery-bots-paused-after-accessibility-incident/

The Internet Is for Everyone, Right? Not With a Screen Reader

Blind users have been fighting for a more inclusive web for over 20 years. Are lawsuits like the one against Domino’s going to make a difference?

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-internet-is-for-everyone-right-not-with-a-screen-reader/

Making Halloween on P.E.I. Accessible for All Trick-or-Treaters

An Island woman is doing her part to make sure children with accessibility issues don’t miss out on trick-or-treating this year.

Robyn Weeks of Clyde River has posted a bright orange sign on her front lawn, telling people her home is accessible for everyone trick-or-treating and helping to raise awareness.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/making-halloween-on-p-e-i-accessible-for-all-trick-or-treaters/

A Non-Partisan Look at the 2019 Federal Election Results from a Disability Accessibility Perspective

What is the upshot of last night’s federal election results, from the perspective of over 6 million people with disabilities in Canada who want this country to become accessible to them?

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https://aoda.ca/a-non-partisan-look-at-the-2019-federal-election-results-from-a-disability-accessibility-perspective/