Accessibility News April 29,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*Nova Scotia Is the Third Canadian Province to Pass an Accessibility Law *Accessibility Act to Make Province More Accessible
*Payton/Dann & Manning Law Firms File Federal Suit Alleging McDonalds Website & App Violate ADA, Unruh Civil Rights Act *App Spots Objects for the Visually Impaired
*BlindSquare and BlindWays, Connecting the Dots for Travelers in Boston, Then and Now. *New Stanford Course Tackles Designing for People With Disabilities *Creating New Barriers

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ARTICLES:

Nova Scotia Is the Third Canadian Province to Pass an Accessibility Law

When Will Ontario Live Up to Its Own Accessibility Laws Potential?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/nova-scotia-is-the-third-canadian-province-to-pass-an-accessibility-law/

Accessibility Act to Make Province More Accessible

Nova Scotia has set a goal to be accessible by 2030 under the Accessibility Act, passed today, April 27.

Nova Scotia is only the third province in Canada to pass accessibility legislation. The passage of Bill 59 will start the process of removing barriers for persons with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-act-to-make-province-more-accessible/

Payton/Dann & Manning Law Firms File Federal Suit Alleging McDonalds Website & App Violate ADA, Unruh Civil Rights Act

Lawsuit claims restaurant chains website and mobile app are not fully accessible to and independently usable by the blind or visually-impaired.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/paytondann-manning-law-firms-file-federal-suit-alleging-mcdonalds-website-app-violate-ada-unruh-civil-rights-act/

App Spots Objects for the Visually Impaired

A new iPhone app uses machine learning to identify objects for people with poor eyesight, and it doesnt need an Internet connection.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/app-spots-objects-for-the-visually-impaired/

BlindSquare and BlindWays, Connecting the Dots for Travelers in Boston, Then and Now.

Discovery and recollection are two necessary elements for travel for our friends who are blind. This presents a difficult task in a city the size of Boston, with its nearly 8,000 bus stops.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/blindsquare-and-blindways-connecting-the-dots-for-travelers-in-boston-then-and-now/

New Stanford Course Tackles Designing for People With Disabilities

A new course teaches undergraduates how to design for people with physical disabilities. Each week, students learn about a different disability, then brainstorm design ideas to address issues and present their work to the class.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/new-stanford-course-tackles-designing-for-people-with-disabilities/

Creating New Barriers

Posted by
David Best

The OHRC, in the Ontario Regulatory Registry Proposal: 10-CSS002,
October 15, 2010 raised a number of concerns about the proposed AODA Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR), but seven years later in 2017, we again need to echo those same concerns.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/creating-new-barriers/

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

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*Essential Accessibility Website Rethinks The Web For People With Disabilities
http://www.aoda.ca/essential-accessibility-website-rethinks-the-web-for-people-with-disabilities/

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