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The AODA Clock is Ticking
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In this Issue
*Intelivote Releases Trends in Electronic Voting for 48 Ontario Municipalities
*Accessible Travel Kiosks Will Remove Barriers and Increase Independence
*The Badeyes WordPress Theme is Now Live and Available for Download!
*Ottawa Residents With Disabilities Laud Provincial Building Code Changes
*The Business of Becoming Accessible in Whitby
*E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People
*I Will Not Be Bullied . . . Bought’; Sudbury Ex-Candidate Says Wynnes Office Hinted He’d Be Rewarded to Stay Out of Race
*Not a niche market’: Accessibility for disabled business travellers takes centre stage
*The Ten Years of AODA Implementation Seasonal Carol
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Intelivote Releases Trends in Electronic Voting for 48 Ontario Municipalities
All the secure electronic voting results were available to the election officials 15 minutes after the last voter completed their voting, after the close of the polls at 8:00 PM, says Dean Smith, President and Founder of Intelivote Systems.
Accessible Travel Kiosks Will Remove Barriers and Increase Independence
A new standard in the Canadian Transportation Agencys amended Code of practice: Removing Communication Barriers for Travellers with Disabilities introduces automated self-service travel kiosks designed for people with disabilities at airports, railway and ferry terminals.
The Badeyes WordPress Theme is Now Live and Available for Download!
This Theme is AODA compliant right out of the box.
It has been a long 4 months of researching code and using checking tools but WordPress has finally approved the Badeyes TwentyFourteen Child Theme and it is now live for anyone to download.
Ottawa Residents With Disabilities Laud Provincial Building Code Changes
The Ottawa photographer, who has a disability, says changes to the provinces building code that will force contractors to design condos, apartments and public spaces that are more accessible to people with disabilities are a good start, but there is a lot more to be done to make Ottawa an accessible place to live.
The Business of Becoming Accessible in Whitby
Deadline for private and non-profit sectors to submit compliance report to Province is Dec. 31
Organizations that do not comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act could face financial penalties, court enforcement and prosecution.
E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People
For more than a decade, the visually-impaired have been locked in an excruciatingly slow and circuitous battle against US copyright laws. And its left the visually-impaired with few options but to hack their way around digital barriers just for the simple pleasure of reading a book.
I Will Not Be Bullied . . . Bought’; Sudbury Ex-Candidate Says Wynnes Office Hinted He’d Be Rewarded to Stay Out of Race
Accessibility News Wonders: Is Premier Wynne discriminating against him because he has a Disability?
A former Liberal candidate who hoped to be Ontarios first quadriplegic MPP says Premier Kathleen Wynnes office hinted hed be rewarded for not contesting the upcoming Sudbury byelection.
Andrew Olivier, who finished 980 votes behind the NDPs Joe Cimino in the June 12 election, said Monday that Wynne herself told him she wants a different Liberal flag-bearer in the race to fill Ciminos vacant seat.
Not a niche market’: Accessibility for disabled business travellers takes centre stage
Improved accessibility can be a competitive advantage for businesses, opening up a whole new market of travellers.
The Ten Years of AODA Implementation Seasonal Carol
By Victor Schwartzman
On the ninth year of implementation
The Government gave to me
Nine fingers down, middle one up
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