Accessibility News February 25,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*Accessible Workplaces
*Assistive Technology Thats Built Into Mobile Devices
*Carmody Rips Overbearing Liberal Nanny State
*Employment for Canadians With Disabilities: The MOST Unattained Dream!
*Bell Canada Discriminated Against Sick Woman by Making Her Go to Store: Tribunal
*Pheon and Prosedo Mechanical Prosthetic Knees Provide Mobility and Stability for Less Active Amputees

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ARTICLES:

Accessible Workplaces

Ontarios Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard in 6 key areas.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessible-workplaces/

Assistive Technology Thats Built Into Mobile Devices

Did you know that most smartphones and digital tablets have built-in assistive technology (AT) that can help with learning and attention issues?

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/assistive-technology-thats-built-into-mobile-devices/

Carmody Rips Overbearing Liberal Nanny State

PETAWAWA James Carmody is ripping the province for what he sees as overbearing nanny state legislation with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/carmody-rips-overbearing-liberal-nanny-state/

Employment for Canadians With Disabilities: The MOST Unattained Dream!

The Government of Canada has expressed its commitment to eliminating systemic barriers and providing equality of opportunity to all Canadians living with disabilities in Canada.

This is a welcomed commitment. The proposed Act must include tangible measures to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities, especially in the field of employment. The Act must also include the amendment of a number of existing statutes if it is to deliver on the governments important commitment of greater equality.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/employment-for-canadians-with-disabilities-the-most-unattained-dream/

Bell Canada Discriminated Against Sick Woman by Making Her Go to Store: Tribunal

Bell Canada discriminated against a seriously ill woman by forcing her to violate her doctors orders and go to a store in person in order to acquire a cellphone, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has found

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/bell-canada-discriminated-against-sick-woman-by-making-her-go-to-store-tribunal/

Pheon and Prosedo Mechanical Prosthetic Knees Provide Mobility and Stability for Less Active Amputees

Ottobock announced the release of the Pheon and Prosedo mechanical prosthetic knees aimed at providing mobility and stability for less active amputees.

The Pheon polycentric knee joint is an ideal choice to help less active lower limb amputees restore their ability to stand and walk both indoors and in limited community settings. With the integrated optional lock, which can be activated or deactivated by the prosthetist, the Pheon also provides targeted
support for the post-amputation therapy process from initial walking exercises to the final fitting.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/pheon-and-prosedo-mechanical-prosthetic-knees-provide-mobility-and-stability-for-less-active-amputees/

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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