Accessibility News January 28,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*Canadian Accessibility Guidelines Survey
*New Self-Assessment Launching Will Help Departments Evaluate Accessibility Efforts
*Can You Work in Healthcare with a Disability?
*Nova Scotians Can Discuss Accessibility at Law Amendments Committee
*AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky to Battle the Wynne Government at a January 31 Information and Privacy Commission Public Hearing, As He Tries to Unearth Government Records on Its Implementation and Enforcement of Ontarios Disabilities Act
*Only Half of Disabled Canadians Have a Full or Part-Time Job: CIBC poll

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ARTICLES:

Canadian Accessibility Guidelines Survey

A committee has been organized through the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers that has been tasked with reviewing accessibility guidelines published by various levels of government across Canada.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-accessibility-guidelines-survey/

New Self-Assessment Launching Will Help Departments Evaluate Accessibility Efforts

As part of its ongoing work to guide accessibility and inclusion efforts at Ohio University, the Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility
Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team will launch a departmental self-assessment tool on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to help University departments reflect on their efforts to incorporate accessibility planning into their day-to-day activities and identify resources needed to further those efforts.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-self-assessment-launching-will-help-departments-evaluate-accessibility-efforts/

Can You Work in Healthcare with a Disability?

If you are one of hundreds of students looking to see if an
ADU Online bachelor of science in diagnostic medical sonography
would lend itself well to a job you can handle, the following information may prove useful.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/can-you-work-in-healthcare-with-a-disability/

Nova Scotians Can Discuss Accessibility at Law Amendments Committee

Nova Scotians are encouraged to present their views about the provinces first accessibility legislation, Bill 59, to the Law Amendments Committee.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/nova-scotians-can-discuss-accessibility-at-law-amendments-committee/

AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky to Battle the Wynne Government at a January 31 Information and Privacy Commission Public Hearing, As He Tries to Unearth Government Records on Its Implementation and Enforcement of Ontarios Disabilities Act

Watch David Lepofsky Appeal to the Information and Privacy Commission to Force the Government to Disclose Records, Without Demanding that this Unfunded Coalition Pay a Hefty $4,250 Fee

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky-to-battle-the-wynne-government-at-a-january-31-information-and-privacy-commission-public-hearing-as-he-tries-to-unearth-government-records-on-its-implementation/

Only Half of Disabled Canadians Have a Full or Part-Time Job: CIBC poll

The unemployed respondents overwhelmingly said they were out of work as a direct result of their disability, with 67 per cent citing it as the reason for their current circumstances.

The survey also found that only 23 per cent of respondents feel comfortable disclosing their disability to a potential employer before the interview process gets underway.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/only-half-of-disabled-canadians-have-a-full-or-part-time-job-cibc-poll/

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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