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In this Issue
*Accessibility Spreading Like Wildfire!
*Does Your Website Have to Comply With AODA? The Answer is: Probably *AccessiGate: Canadian Banks Clarify Why Sites Not Accessible *Traveling Poses a Unique Set of Challenges for People with Blindness
*City of Toronto Offers Voters with Disabilities Scythes Solutions for Internet and Telephone Voting
*CRTC Announces That Canadians Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired Will Have Access to a New Telecommunications Service *Canadian Airlines Told To Allow Free Attendant Fare
*Turkish Scientists Create Talking Hands for Deaf
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Accessibility Spreading Like Wildfire!
Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the latest Restaurant to join aMENU, the Accessible and Mobile friendly Directory for Restaurant menus.
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Does Your Website Have to Comply With AODA? The Answer is: Probably
Among the most important issues which organizations face under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is the requirement to change websites.
The new AODA requirements for websites kicked-in for government entities in 2012, but for large (50 employees or more) private organizations (including not-for-profit organizations), the obligations started on January 1, 2014. What are those duties?
AccessiGate: Canadian Banks Clarify Why Sites Not Accessible
By Victor Schwartzman
Minister Hoskins nodded. If people could easily access their own money, it might give them ideas. Not on different ways to spend their own money. We make sure their pension and employment programmes dont allow them to have enough money to have different ways to spend it.
Traveling Poses a Unique Set of Challenges for People with Blindness
Getting from here to there can be challenging and require patience from most everyone. But for people with blindness or visual impairment, overcoming mobility challenges often takes more than just patience it takes planning, flexibility and, at times, courage particularly given the publics lack of awareness and compliance with safety and anti-discrimination laws.
City of Toronto Offers Voters with Disabilities Scytls Solutions for Internet and Telephone Voting
Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, has been awarded a contract by the City of Toronto, Canada to provide improved accessibility for persons with disabilities via Scytls secure Online Voting and Scytls secure Phone Voting in the October 2014 election.
CRTC Announces That Canadians Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired Will Have Access to a New Telecommunications Service
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that video relay service will be made available in Canada for users of American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ).
When it launches, the service will facilitate conversations between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired and other Canadians, and vice versa.
Canadian Airlines Told To Allow Free Attendant Fare
Given a year to implement free attendant fares for severely disabled, how did Canadian airlines do?
Turkish Scientists Create Talking Hands for Deaf
Two young Turkish scientists have built a prototype of talking gloves that translate sign language into vocal language, helping people with hearing and speech impairments make their voices heard.
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.
*Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Bb33 Bistro + Brasserie
http://www.amenu.ca/bb33-bistro-brasserie-at-the-eaton-chelsea-hotel/ *Irish Embassy Pub & Grill (Toronto)