Accessibility News August 9,2014 Update

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In this Issue

*New Ontario Working Group to Address Mental Health and Autism in Adults
*Redbox and Lighthouse for the Blind, DRA Announces Settlement Agreement
*National Federation of the Blind Endorses Online Ballot Marking
*Not Yet Disability Clock Is Ticking!
*Government Supports Accessible Transportation

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ARTICLES:

New Ontario Working Group to Address Mental Health and Autism in Adults

While more than 93,000 adults in Ontario are affected by the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), many go undiagnosed for far too long. Without appropriate diagnostic and mental health services, many of these adults suffer in isolation. To address this emerging issue, care providers from across Ontario have joined together to create the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=4621

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Redbox and Lighthouse for the Blind, DRA Announces Settlement Agreement

Redbox has agreed to modify all its interactive, touchscreen video-rental kiosks in California by adding nonvisual accessibility features

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/redbox-and-lighthouse-for-the-blind-dra-announces-settlement-agreement/

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National Federation of the Blind Endorses Online Ballot Marking

Accessible Online Ballot Marking Provided by Everyone Counts Gives Visually Impaired Voters Ability to Cast Secure, Secret Ballot

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/national-federation-of-the-blind-endorses-online-ballot-marking/

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Not Yet Disability Clock Is Ticking!

By Victor Schwartzman

The last we heard of keeping track of implementing AODA and Ontario becoming accessible by 2025 was last December, when then Premier Wynne (who is still Premier Wynne) announced that Ontario would shorten the International Day on Disabilities by one hour a year until it ceased to exist. We now have the same Premier Wynne (except she is Obi Wynne Kenobi, all powerful because she has won a majority.)

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/not-yet-disability-clock-is-ticking/

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Government Supports Accessible Transportation

Nova Scotians in rural communities will have more accessible transportation after a government investment announced today, Aug. 1.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-supports-accessible-transportation/
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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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aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.

Visit the site at http://www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit http://www.amenu.ca/create/ and design your own Menu.

In the Spotlight
*Museum Tavern Restaurant & Bar
http://www.amenu.ca/museum-tavern-restaurant-bar/ *Class Action Suit Claims Apple Store POS System Discriminates Against Visually Impaired
http://www.amenu.ca/class-action-suit-claims-apple-store-pos-system-discriminates-against-visually-impaired/ *Revel Systems Launches New iPad POS Accessibility Bundle for the Visually Impaired
http://www.amenu.ca/revel-systems-launches-new-ipad-pos-accessibility-bundle-for-the-visually-impaired/ *Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar http://www.amenu.ca/wildfire-steakhouse-wine-bar/
*Tim Hortons
http://www.amenu.ca/tim-hortons/