Accessibility News April 7,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*The Fast Food Menu And A Restaurant’s Duty To A Legally Blind Patron Under The ADA
*How is Our Campaign for a Fully Accessible Ontario Going?
*Councils Still Struggling With Website Accessibility
*Denial of Service: Issues with Digital Accessibility
*Not Myself Today: Every Canadian Encouraged to Pledge Support and Map their Mood this April
*The Miracle of Technology
*Judge: CNN Must Face Lawsuit From Deaf Group

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ARTICLES:

The Fast Food Menu And A Restaurant’s Duty To A Legally Blind Patron Under The ADA

If restaurants do not provide large-print or Braille menus, they must require their employees to read their entire menu to their legally blind customers.

Failure to read the entire menu (for reasons ranging from an employee’s failure to do so to an employee’s inability to do so because of time constraints, or because the customer did not need to have the entire menu read to her) may result in a restaurant’s liability for a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read more at
http://www.amenu.ca/the-fast-food-menu-and-a-restaurants-duty-to-a-legally-blind-patron-under-the-ada/

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How is Our Campaign for a Fully Accessible Ontario Going?

SAMPLING FROM MEDIA AROUND ONTARIO ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AODA

One way to monitor progress in our campaign for a fully accessible Ontario is to see what the media around Ontario is reporting on this topic. It is not scientific, but it certainly can be interesting.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1763

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Councils Still Struggling With Website Accessibility

Almost half of local authority websites remain inaccessible to disabled users, according to the annual ‘Better Connected’ review of UK local authority sites, carried out by the Society of IT Management (Socitm).

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2572

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Denial of Service: Issues with Digital Accessibility

Businesses lose customers without even knowing they existed, and public resources become privileged. Websites are frequently designed in ways that are often difficult to navigate and impossible for screen viewers to read. If you’ve ever visited a government website, for instance, you have probably felt frustrated by its poor design.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2570

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Not Myself Today: Every Canadian Encouraged to Pledge Support and Map their Mood this April

Partners for Mental Health launches inaugural campaign, ‘Not Myself Today,’ to transform the way Canadians think about, act towards and treat mental health

This April, ‘Not Myself Today’ will mobilize Canadians from coast-to-coast to join a social movement with the aim of transforming the way we think about, act towards and support mental health.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2566

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The Miracle of Technology

Visually-impaired Guyanese lives his dream in Canada – Comes home to teach others like him how to cope

IMAGINE being born with great talent and intelligence, and having your dreams and aspirations amount to nothing because you were faced with a serious visual impediment, and could not expand your horizons. Sadly, this is the fate many children are currently facing in Third World countries.

Read more at
http://www.therajfoundation.com/?p=32

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Judge: CNN Must Face Lawsuit From Deaf Group

CNN argued that the First Amendment gave it a pass from having to contend with a lawsuit over its decision not to caption its online videos.

A California judge has rejected CNN’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) over the news organization’s refusal to caption videos uploaded to its website.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2560

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aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
Visit the site at www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit www.amenu.ca/presentation/

In the Spotlight

*Macy’s Diner & Delicatessen
http://www.amenu.ca/macys-diner-delicatessen/
*360 Restaurant (CN Tower) Accessible Menu
http://www.amenu.ca/360-restaurant/
*The Pickle Barrel (Yonge/Eglinton)
http://www.amenu.ca/the-pickle-barrel-yongeeglinton/

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