Accessibility News April 14,2018 Update

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In this Issue

* In Making Yale More Digitally Accessible, Everyone Benefits
* Make Soccer Accessible in Your Community
* The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems
* Disability Network Sponsoring Accessible Services at Dow Diamond
* This Marathoner Defies the Odds
* Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment We Await Follow-up Action

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In Making Yale More Digitally Accessible, Everyone Benefits

As a molecular biophysics and biochemistry major, Yale sophomore Brennan Carman has encountered websites and online course materials that relay scientific information via graphs, diagrams, and pictures. For Carman, who is visually impaired and uses screen-reading or magnifying software, accessing that information can take double the time to get through and often longer.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/in-making-yale-more-digitally-accessible-everyone-benefits/

Make Soccer Accessible in Your Community

This Achieving Accessibility Guide can help clubs and academies understand AODA requirements

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/make-soccer-accessible-in-your-community/

The Wynne Government’s Plan for a New Courthouse in Downtown Toronto Has Significant Accessibility Problems

Yet In the 2014 Election, the Wynne Government Promised Never to Use Public Money to Create New Disability Barriers

Here is more proof that Ontario needs strong new action now to ensure that our built environment becomes accessible to people with disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/the-wynne-governments-plan-for-a-new-courthouse-in-downtown-toronto-has-significant-accessibility-problems/

Disability Network Sponsoring Accessible Services at Dow Diamond

The many accessible services available at Dow Diamond include: wheelchair seating and companion seats in both the reserved box and premier box seating sections, wheelchair seating in the outfield lawn seating sections, accessible parking spots, drop-off and pick-up locations, accessible restrooms and
drinking fountains, elevators at each entry gate, assistive listening systems, visual emergency notifications, curbside wheelchair assistance at entry gates and more.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-network-sponsoring-accessible-services-at-dow-diamond/

This Marathoner Defies the Odds

Despite doctor’s orders, Toronto-born runner has 10 races to his name

Most marathoners take 35,000 steps to reach the finish line. John Young needs 80,000.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-marathoner-defies-the-odds/

Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Convenes a Forum on Addressing Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Built Environment We Await Follow-up Action

On March 19, 2018, Ontario’s Accessibility Minister, Tracy MacCharles, convened a forum to discuss the disability barriers that face people with disabilities in Ontario’s built environment, and the measures needed to make Ontario’s built environment fully accessible. We commend the Government for holding this event (which we had proposed).

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ontarios-accessibility-minister-convenes-a-forum-on-addressing-disability-barriers-in-ontarios-built-environment-we-await-follow-up-action/

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Bulletin Board

*Canadian Federation Of The Blind Conducting a Six Month Study on Discriptive Video in Canadian Theatres
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/canadian-federation-of-the-blind-conducting-a-six-month-study-on-discriptive-video-in-canadian-theatres/

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