Accessibility News June 25,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*The Disabled Face Significant Obstacles to Voting in Americas Political System, Stanford Expert Finds
*Toronto Star Reports on Wynne Government Weakening the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard
*Ontario Missing Mark on Accessibility Standards, Activist Says
*What Does an Accessible Canada Mean to You?
*iCanConnect: A National Program Bringing People Together through Accessible Communications Technology and Training
*Reasonable Accommodation Includes Electronic Accessibility

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ARTICLES:

The Disabled Face Significant Obstacles to Voting in Americas Political System, Stanford Expert Finds

Stanford law scholar Rabia Belts new research shows that millions of votes are lost because the disabled encounter inadequate accommodations at the polls and legal obstacles regarding mental health.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-disabled-face-significant-obstacles-to-voting-in-americas-political-system-stanford-expert-finds/

Toronto Star Reports on Wynne Government Weakening the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard

and on Toronto Transit Commission Delays in Ensuring Accessibility of Public Transit in Canadas Largest City

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/toronto-star-reports-on-wynne-government-weakening-the-2007-customer-service-accessibility-standard/

Ontario Missing Mark on Accessibility Standards, Activist Says

Blind lawyer and disability rights activist David Lepofsky says Ontario must reverse a recent regulatory change that he says weakens its target to make the province fully accessible by 2025.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-missing-mark-on-accessibility-standards-activist-says/

What Does an Accessible Canada Mean to You?

Government of Canada launches consultation on planned new accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is committed to eliminating systemic barriers and delivering equality of opportunity to all Canadians living with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/what-does-an-accessible-canada-mean-to-you/

iCanConnect: A National Program Bringing People Together through Accessible Communications Technology and Training

Do you, or does someone you know, have combined significant vision and hearing loss? For those who meet federal income and disability guidelines, iCanConnect provides free communication technology and training to help people to stay connected with family and friends.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/icanconnect-a-national-program-bringing-people-together-through-accessible-communications-technology-and-training/

Reasonable Accommodation Includes Electronic Accessibility

Computers, mobile devices, and the Internet are integral parts of todays workplace. Employees email, log into various systems and programs, complete employer forms, and manage their time online. Job seekers research employers and submit job applications online. For the 56.7 million Americans with disabilities, these simple tasks may be impossible unless electronic systems are accessible.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/reasonable-accommodation-includes-electronic-accessibility/

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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. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

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