Accessibility News December 29,2018 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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In this Issue

* 4 Reasons to Comply with the AODA and Make Your Website Accessible
* Welcome Mat: Study Finds Accessibility Key in Bathroom Reno Designs
* More Students Join Class Action by Mental Health Coalition against Stanford University
* What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?
* What is the Information and Communications Standards?
* A Wake Up Call on the Urgent Need to Remove Barriers
* Public Transportation for Everyone in Ontario

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4 Reasons to Comply with the AODA and Make Your Website Accessible

There are many reasons why you should be complying with the AODA and removing disability barriers from your website as soon as possible. In fact, we can come up with more than two million reasons because thats approximately how many people in Ontario live with disabilities! To get you started, however,
were presenting you with four important reasons to ensure your website is as accessible as possible

Read more at
https://www.essentialaccessibility.com/blog/aoda-website/

Welcome Mat: Study Finds Accessibility Key in Bathroom Reno Designs

Aging baby boomers whod like to stay in their homes as they grow older are making accessibility a big part of their bathroom renovations plans, making them bigger and adding features like grab bars, according to Houzz.coms new 2018 U.S. Bathroom Trends Study.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/welcome-mat-study-finds-accessibility-key-in-bathroom-reno-designs/

More Students Join Class Action by Mental Health Coalition against Stanford University

Three more students have joined a precedent-setting class action brought by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) against Stanford University for violating the rights of students with mental health disabilities.

The lawsuit alleges that Stanford routinely responds to student mental health crises by barring students from campus and evicting them from on-campus housing, violating disability laws.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/more-students-join-class-action-by-mental-health-coalition-against-stanford-university/

What is the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)?

The IASR includes five standards in the areas of:

list of 5 items
1.Information and communication
2.Employment
3.Transportation
4.Design of public spaces
5.Customer service
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Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-is-the-integrated-accessibility-standards-regulation-iasr/

What is the Information and Communications Standards?

The Information and Communications Standards of the AODA lists rules for organizations to create, provide, and receive information and communications that people with disabilities can access. The standard gives all people an equal chance to learn and be active in their communities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-is-the-information-and-communications-standards/

A Wake Up Call on the Urgent Need to Remove Barriers

Canada has received a wake-up call in recent months about the urgent need to remove physical barriers in the built environment and improve accessibility for people of all abilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/a-wake-up-call-on-the-urgent-need-to-remove-barriers/

Public Transportation for Everyone in Ontario

Under the Transportation Standard of the AODA, companies that provide public transportation have to create and implement policies and plans to make their services accessible to passengers with disabilities. Since this law has been enacted, public transit has taken steps to make it easier for everyone to use their services.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/public-transportation-for-everyone-in-ontario/

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.

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