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In this Issue
*Wynne Government Extends Time For Feedback on Troubling Proposed changes to Accessibility Standards, But Doesn’t Publicize This Extension
*Report Calls for New Name, New Rules for Handi Transit
*Modern Technology and Software is Helping to Empower Students With Dyslexia, 3 Ways How
*AODA Compliance for 2016 Giving and Receiving Feedback
*The High Cost of Digital Discrimination: Why Companies Should Care About Web Accessibility
*Canadian and American Visually Impaired Research Participants Needed
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Wynne Government Extends Time For Feedback on Troubling Proposed changes to Accessibility Standards, But Doesn’t Publicize This Extension
Why Not Organize a Public Forum to Rally Grassroots Action to advocate for Disability Accessibility Like the Kingston Area Public Forum Queens University Is Hosting On January 22, 2016?
Report Calls for New Name, New Rules for Handi Transit
A name change and a more flexible policy when it comes to people with brain injuries are among some of the recommendations in a consultants report on the citys Handi-Transit bus service.
Says term handicapped has become offensive to many people
Modern Technology and Software is Helping to Empower Students With Dyslexia, 3 Ways How
Imagine youre about to embark on a degree in music on your first day at a prestigious conservatoire. You take your seat in your first lecture and notice your classmates are all pulling out reams of blank music sheets. Your teacher enters, takes a seat at a grand piano and starts to improvise.
AODA Compliance for 2016 Giving and Receiving Feedback
Dental offices, depending on their size, need to meet the following requirements by January 1, 2016. If you havent already done so, its not too late. The sooner that you bring your office into compliance, the better. Please remember that significant penalties may be imposed for non-compliance.
The High Cost of Digital Discrimination: Why Companies Should Care About Web Accessibility
Netflix, Disney and Target have all faced lawsuits alleging their websites offer poor accessibility for the disabled. It makes no sense to wait for US guidelines, now expected in 2018, to end an era of digital discrimination
Canadian and American Visually Impaired Research Participants Needed
You are invited to take part in a study exploring the attitudes of visually impaired people towards seeking psychological services.
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