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In this Issue
* Its OK To Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired
* What Would a Truly Disabled-Accessible City Look Like?
* Universities Join Together to Inspire Students to Use Their Creativity and Innovative Skills to Help Make Communities More Accessible for People With Disabilities
* Parents Push Premier to Fill Treatment Gaps for Addicted Teens
* A Lengthy 14 Months after Finally Promising to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard Under Ontarios Disabilities Act, the Wynne Government Finally Convenes the First Meetings of the Promised Education Standards Development Committees
* UK Government Website Offline After Hack Infects Thousands More Worldwide
* A Delicate Approach to Restoring Control
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Its OK To Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired
Jerry Bergman is sitting in the audience at a Broadway matinée performance of The Bands Visit. Despite the fact that a huge sign above the stage tells the audience in English, Hebrew and Arabic to turn off cellphones, Bergman is keeping his on so he can read closed captions while watching the show.
What Would a Truly Disabled-Accessible City Look Like?
Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift
Universities Join Together to Inspire Students to Use Their Creativity and Innovative Skills to Help Make Communities More Accessible for People With Disabilities
Today, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, joined members of Universities Canada to celebrate the upcoming launch of their Innovative Designs
for Accessibility (IDeA) program, a national student competition to help remove barriers to accessibility.
Parents Push Premier to Fill Treatment Gaps for Addicted Teens
The Canadian Mental Health Association has identified a $1.5-billion deficit when it comes to adequate funding for care in Ontario, with 7 per cent of health dollars going to mental illness.
A Lengthy 14 Months after Finally Promising to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard Under Ontarios Disabilities Act, the Wynne Government Finally Convenes the First Meetings of the Promised Education Standards Development Committees
AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Was Appointed to Serve on the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee
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UK Government Website Offline After Hack Infects Thousands More Worldwide
The Coinhive script was inserted into a popular third-party accessibility plugin BrowseAloud which is used to help blind or partially-sighted people access the web.
A Delicate Approach to Restoring Control
An Australian startup programme is aiming to tackle lifestyle problems caused by fine motor control issues, an ever-pervasive ailment that dramatically impacts quality-of-life.
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