Accessibility News June 16,2018 Update

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In this Issue

* AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario
* Creating a Workplace Personalized Emergency Response Plan
* Mobile Apps for People with Disabilities
* American Foundation for the Blind Launches the First Fully Accessible Digital Archive of the Helen Keller Collection
* Challenges Facing Students with Disabilities in Ontario
* School Board Accessibility Training in Ontario
* A Sudbury Company is Investing in Homes and Transportation for Disabled Youth

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AODA Alliance Writes Premier-Designate Doug Ford, as the Conservative Party Prepares to Take Power in Ontario

We have gotten right to work on developing a good working relationship with Ontario’s incoming new Government. You can help with this effort. On June 14, 2018, the AODA Alliance sent a letter to Premier-Designate Doug Ford.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-premier-designate-doug-ford-as-the-conservative-party-prepares-to-take-power-in-ontario/

Creating a Workplace Personalized Emergency Response Plan

Under the AODA [Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) S.27(1)], employers must provide personalized emergency response plans to workers who have temporary or permanent disabilities. While there are only a few guidelines that outline what a workplace personalized emergency response plan must include, there are some best practices that all businesses should follow when creating an emergency response plan.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/creating-a-workplace-personalized-emergency-response-plan/

Mobile Apps for People with Disabilities

As technology evolves, mobile apps for people with disabilities are improving the lives of users both at home and at work. Different mobile apps will work better than others depending on an individual’s disability.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/mobile-apps-for-people-with-disabilities/

American Foundation for the Blind Launches the First Fully Accessible Digital Archive of the Helen Keller Collection

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced the launch of the Helen Keller Archive, the world’s first fully accessible digital archive collection, comprising more than 160,000 artifacts, dedicated to the fascinating life of Helen Keller.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/american-foundation-for-the-blind-launches-the-first-fully-accessible-digital-archive-of-the-helen-keller-collection/

Challenges Facing Students with Disabilities in Ontario

There are many challenges facing students with disabilities in Ontario schools. Statistics show that students with disabilities have lower rates of advancing in schools than non-disabled students do. Promoting accessibility in education is the best way to advance students with disabilities and break down barriers.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/challenges-facing-students-with-disabilities-in-ontario/

School Board Accessibility Training in Ontario

School board accessibility training is vital in order to ensure that students with disabilities receive the same education as other students. As part of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR), school board accessibility training is mandatory for educators in Ontario.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/school-board-accessibility-training-in-ontario/

A Sudbury Company is Investing in Homes and Transportation for Disabled Youth

The Adult Enrichment Centre helps youth with disabilities after they graduate from high school.

Joanne Bouchard founded The Adult Enrichment Centre for young people 5 years ago. The centre is there to help people graduating from high school who have a physical or developmental disability find work and a place to live.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/a-sudbury-company-is-investing-in-homes-and-transportation-for-disabled-youth/

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.

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