Accessibility News January 27,2018 Update

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In this Issue

* This Self-Driving Shuttle Puts Accessibility First
* Government of Canada Accepting Project Proposals to Support Canadians With Disabilities
* Blind Law Students Win ADA Suit
* Accessible Fire Safety Tips for Property Managers
* Report #4: A Focus on the Consumer Perspective of Employment Programs and Services in Ontario
* What It Means to Be Accessible
* Supreme Court Orders Second Look at Complaint About Airline Bumping Obese Passengers

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ARTICLES:

This Self-Driving Shuttle Puts Accessibility First

Accessible Olli was designed from the ground up to help people with disabilities get where they need to go.

Jay Rogers stood a few feet from his company’s futuristic-looking shuttle bus, called the Accessible Olli.

The all-electric, partially 3D-printed, autonomous vehicle, sitting in the middle of the bustling Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES tech show, packs features to help people with disabilities and the elderly get around.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-self-driving-shuttle-puts-accessibility-first/

Government of Canada Accepting Project Proposals to Support Canadians With Disabilities

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today announced that the Government of Canada is now accepting project proposals from organizations interested in receiving funding through the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-accepting-project-proposals-to-support-canadians-with-disabilities/

Blind Law Students Win ADA Suit

Blind students this week won a discrimination lawsuit against the legal education company BarBri one of the country’s largest providers of bar exam preparation courses.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/blind-law-students-win-ada-suit/

Accessible Fire Safety Tips for Property Managers

Buildings are unprepared for increasing disability rates in Canada, raising concerns among accessibility advocates who see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessible-fire-safety-tips-for-property-managers/

Report #4: A Focus on the Consumer Perspective of Employment Programs and Services in Ontario

This report builds on the findings from our first three reports with a focus on the consumer perspective of employment programs and services in Ontario.
The information presented in this report comes from data collected during individual interviews and focus groups with people with various disabilities across the province. We also spoke with representatives from organizations representing persons with disabilities, primarily disabled people’s organizations.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/report-4-a-focus-on-the-consumer-perspective-of-employment-programs-and-services-in-ontario/

What It Means to Be Accessible

Imagine if you were told you could read anything you wanted but, unfortunately, all the books were in a protected library. If you had the correct lock-picking kit (or lock-picking friends), you could get to all the books but not all of them would be readable: the words would be jumbled, the print might be too small, or the pages impossible to turn. A library of horrors.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/what-it-means-to-be-accessible/

Supreme Court Orders Second Look at Complaint About Airline Bumping Obese Passengers

Canadian Transportation Agency had refused to investigate 2014 Gabor Lukacs’s complaint because he isn’t obese

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) to take another look at a complaint about how Delta Air Lines deals with obese passengers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/supreme-court-orders-second-look-at-complaint-about-airline-bumping-obese-passengers/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

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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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