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In this Issue
*Cloud Computing: Potential, Pitfalls for People with Disabilities
*Baltimore Required to Improve Hiring Policies and Practices to Comply with Disabilities Act
*5 Shocking Ways the Modern World Screws Blind People
*UK CAA Tighten Information Rules For Disabled Passengers
*Toronto Star Reports that Metrolinx Designed Underground Eglinton LRT Stations with Troubling and Preventable Barriers to Disability Accessibility and Safety
*Minister Duguid Forces Pollyanna To Kafka
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Cloud Computing: Potential, Pitfalls for People with Disabilities
New research argues that cloud can be an important platform for increasing the independence of people with disabilities but industry and government need a conscious approach to accessibility
Baltimore Required to Improve Hiring Policies and Practices to Comply with Disabilities Act
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakes administration settled a discrimination complaint brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, agreeing to ensure that hiring follows rules that forbid asking most job candidates to take medical exams.
5 Shocking Ways the Modern World Screws Blind People
Imagine youre blind and a job has opened up in your city, just for you. The work is full-time or part-time, your choice, and they are willing to pick you up from your home and drop you off! Your environment is fully equipped to your needs, and you are paid based on your productivity! Sounds good so far? Now imagine it pays only a quarter an hour.
UK CAA Tighten Information Rules For Disabled Passengers
Content should be presented in a clear and easy to understand way and accessible for passengers with impairments such as blindness or low vision, deafness or hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, restricted movement, photosensitivity or any combination of these. The design of your websites should take into consideration existing international guidelines on website accessibility.
Toronto Star Reports that Metrolinx Designed Underground Eglinton LRT Stations with Troubling and Preventable Barriers to Disability Accessibility and Safety
Metrolinx Refuses to Change These plans Despite the AODA, the Human Rights Code, the Charter of Rights, the Government Ten-Year Infrastructure Plans Accessibility Guarantees, and Premier Wynnes Election Pledge Not to Use Public Money to Create New Accessibility Barriers
Minister Duguid Forces Pollyanna To Kafka
By Victor Schwartzman, with Pollyanna and Franz Kafka
KAFKA: Well, he acknowledges the Government did not meet the deadline, offers no explanation or apology or even the information itself. His sole reason for not providing the information seems to be that the Alliance ignored the Governments failure and wrote a submission anyway.
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