Accessibility News July 6,2019 Update

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In this Issue

*How Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal Went Off the Rails in an Important Disability Accessibility Case *Accessible Service in Sports Venues
*Accessible Sports Venues
*Accessible Information in Sports Venues
*UK.: Bikes to Give Disabled People More Freedom
*FAU’s Online College Ranked One of the ‘Best’ Online Schools for Students With Disabilities
*Bad Braille Plagues Buildings Across U.S., CBS News Radio Investigation Finds

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ARTICLES:

How Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal Went Off the Rails in an Important Disability Accessibility Case

Read the New Article by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on the Tribunal’s Ruling Against an 8-Year-Old Student With Autism Who Wanted to Bring His Autism Service Dog to School.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/how-ontarios-human-rights-tribunal-went-off-the-rails-in-an-important-disability-accessibility-case/

Accessible Service in Sports Venues

Under the Customer Service Standards of the AODA, service providers must make their goods, services, and facilities accessible to customers with disabilities. Our last article outlined accessible information in sports venues, such as arenas and stadiums. In this article, we cover best practices for accessible service in sports venues. In particular, we look at how staff can find ways to make their premises welcoming to fans who need accessible features that a venue does not have yet.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessible-service-in-sports-venues/

Accessible Sports Venues

This article will outline features that accessible sports venues, such as arenas and stadiums, should have. Accessible sports venues allow fans of all abilities to enjoy different kinds of sports together.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessible-sports-venues/

Accessible Information in Sports Venues

Our last article outlined accessible features in sports venues, such as arenas and stadiums. This article will cover best practices for providing accessible information in sports venues.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/accessible-information-in-sports-venues/

UK.: Bikes to Give Disabled People More Freedom

A pilot project to introduce bicycles suitable for use by disabled youngsters and adults is being introduced into Tredegar Park, Newport.

The free initiative by Newport City Council will enhance the facilities at the popular park where an improved cycle route takes users around the park.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uk-bikes-to-give-disabled-people-more-freedom/

FAU’s Online College Ranked One of the ‘Best’ Online Schools for Students With Disabilities

SR Education Group, who has been helping students find online colleges since 2004, found the Florida Atlantic University[FAU] to be suitable for students with audio, visual, and learning disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/fau%c2%92s-online-college-ranked-one-of-the-best-online-schools-for-students-with-disabilities/

Bad Braille Plagues Buildings Across U.S., CBS News Radio Investigation Finds

The federal government, corporations, cities and even medical facilities across the country are looking past the needs of blind Americans by failing to address problems with braille signage.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/bad-braille-plagues-buildings-across-u-s-cbs-news-radio-investigation-finds/

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 Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/essentia11y or connect with us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=59891 .

Accessible Air Travel Survey:

Share Your Accessible (Or Not) Air Travel Stories

Large North American airline seeking feedback from people with disabilities that have had good and bad accommodation experiences on any airline. The survey
results will be used in the development of an online training program for airline staff supporting travelers with disabilities. Please click the link below to participate. Thank you for your time and consideration. https://tinyurl.com/AccessibleAirTravelSurvey

TRISH ROBICHAUD
trish@changingpaces.com

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