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In this Issue
*UMMS Works to Improve Web Text for People With Cognitive Disabilities
*Pedestrian Crossover to Be Installed in Waterdown
*New Book Released: Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Global Companies Improve their Bottom Line by Employing Persons with Disabilities
*Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliances Draft Brief to the Wynne Governments Pre-Consultation on Health Care Accessibility Barriers Facing Patients with Disabilities
*The Top Five Mistakes That Exclude People From Your Event and How to Fix Them
*Disabled T.O. Traveler Considers Lawsuit After Air Canada Unable to Accommodate Wheelchair
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UMMS Works to Improve Web Text for People With Cognitive Disabilities
UMass Medical Schools Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is conducting research to determine if simplifying text for people with cognitive disabilities improves their understanding of what they read online.
Pedestrian Crossover to Be Installed in Waterdown
The pedestrian crossovers, introduced by the province under the Highway Traffic Act this year, have a defined set of roadside signs and distinctive pavement markings. In some locations, the crossovers will have flashing beacons.
New Book Released: Tapping Into Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Global Companies Improve their Bottom Line by Employing Persons with Disabilities
G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies announced the publication of a new book authored by Debra Ruh, G3icts EmployAbility Program Chair.
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Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliances Draft Brief to the Wynne Governments Pre-Consultation on Health Care Accessibility Barriers Facing Patients with Disabilities
We welcome your feedback on the AODA Alliances draft brief to the Wynne Government on its Pre-Consultation on accessibility barriers that patients with disabilities face in Ontarios health care system. We set out our draft brief below. It is 13 pages long.
We ask you to respond quickly. We need to hear from you by Wednesday, August 24, 2016, so that we can finalize our brief and submit it by the Governments August 31, 2016 deadline. Send your feedback to us at email@example.com
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The Top Five Mistakes That Exclude People From Your Event and How to Fix Them
Organising an event has its challenges at the best of times. Besides choosing the right venue or thinking of what catering to offer, accessibility plays an import role. Avoiding these 5 mistakes will guarantee an accessible event for everyone.
Disabled T.O. Traveler Considers Lawsuit After Air Canada Unable to Accommodate Wheelchair
But at least one observer said Roses case is troubling.
How many other flights globally have this problem? asked Ing Wong-Ward, associate director of the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto, which is a disabilities resources organization. Why is Air Canada allowed to buy planes that do not accommodate people with all kinds of disabilities?
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
*Omni Hotels & Resorts Offers Five Star Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities
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