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 well before the new year deadline with an Accessibility Audit.
Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.
In this Issue
*A Weighty Issue: Power Wheelchairs vs Ramp and Lift Restrictions
*National Federation of the Blind and Four Blind People File Suit Against RideCharge, Inc. and Three Taxicab Companies in California *Banking on Website Accessibility Lawsuits
*Canadians Mental-Health Info Routinely Shared With FBI, U.S. Customs
*OnlineCandidate.com Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer Politicians an Easy Solution for Better Reaching, Serving and Empowering People with Disabilities *Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig
For a long term strategy in meeting the AODA and Section 508, Accessibility News recommends Accessibil-IT Inc for all your accessible PDF documentation needs. For more information email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them on the web at: http://www.accessibilit.com
A Weighty Issue: Power Wheelchairs vs Ramp and Lift Restrictions
I found a major flaw in the new Integrated Accessibility Act Regulations. It doesnt specify load capacity on ramps or lifting devices for wheelchairs.
National Federation of the Blind and Four Blind People File Suit Against RideCharge, Inc. and Three Taxicab Companies in California
Among other features, sighted passengers are able to review trip and fare information, privately pay fares with a credit card, and select tip amounts without interacting with the driver. The exclusively visual interface lacks common accessibility features for blind riders.
Banking on Website Accessibility Lawsuits
People with visual, auditory, cognitive recognition, speech or physical special needs have difficulties accessing many popular banking websites due to the startling lack of support for assistive technology.
Canadians Mental-Health Info Routinely Shared With FBI, U.S. Customs
Ontarios privacy commissioner has discovered that the mental-health information of some Canadians is accessible to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
OnlineCandidate.com Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer Politicians an Easy Solution for Better Reaching, Serving and Empowering People with Disabilities
Online Candidate, the political website design service, has partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to offer its clients the option of adding an assistive technology app to their homepage when using onlinecandidate.com to build their campaign websites.
Read more at
Accessibility Lipstick on a Usability Pig
Applying accessibility techniques to an unusable site is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter how much you apply, it will always be a pig.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.
The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.
Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com
aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
In the Spotlight
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Market Garden + expresso Coffee Bar http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-market-garden-expresso-coffee-bar/ *Irish Embassy Pub & Grill (Toronto)