Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/acnewsca
Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.
Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing
Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.
Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.
The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 9 years, 18 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Accessibility and Transitions
*AODA Compliance for Private Sector and Not-for-Profit Employers
*During this Federal Election, Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act
*Advocates Want Websites Accessible to Those With Impaired, No Eyesight
*AODA: A Dogs Breakfast!
*Disabled Ontario Boy Told to Stand to Prove Tall Enough to Ride Bumper Cars
For a long term strategy in meeting the AODA and Section 508, Accessibility News recommends Accessibil-IT Inc for all your accessible PDF documentation
needs. For more information email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them on the web at: http://www.accessibilit.com
Accessibility and Transitions
There is an accessibility consideration that I have been thinking about for quite some time which isnt covered under the Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act (AODA) is the accessibility of transition. It was a thought that started around the same time as when the new subways started to show
up in Toronto, and the height and width became a new barrier for some people who rely on transit to get to and from work.
Read more at
AODA Compliance for Private Sector and Not-for-Profit Employers
The deadlines for private and not-for-profit employers to comply with the Employment Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) are quickly approaching.
During this Federal Election, Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act
Use and Widely Circulate Barrier-Free Canadas New Election Action Kit
Advocates Want Websites Accessible to Those With Impaired, No Eyesight
In other cases, he spends time filling out an order form only to find out his software cant see the final button to submit it. Or, if he enters the wrong value in a box, the website rejects it and resets.
AODA: A Dogs Breakfast!
By Victor Schwartzman
The federal election is nearly a month over and none of the Leadership candidates have said anything about access legislation or any disability-related
issue. Despite there being plenty of Canadians who have disabilities, none of the political parties think it important or relevant to discuss limited incomes and opportunities, or which access laws work and which dont.
Read more at
Disabled Ontario Boy Told to Stand to Prove Tall Enough to Ride Bumper Cars
Gage Desjardins, 4, was denied access to the bumper cars at Centreville Amusement Park on the weekend because he couldnt stand so as to have his height measured. Spina bifida has left him unable to stand or walk.
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
Rich Donovan to Join eSSENTIAL ACCESSIBILITY as Executive Chairman http://bit.ly/1MxZNwr
aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
To unsubscribe from this Newsletter, send an email to
or just reply to this Update and state your intentions.
The views and opinions expressed throughout Accessibility News do not represent those of the various organizations or associated individuals and are exclusively those of the contributor and/or author of the specific article or commentary.
Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006
newsletter frame end