Accessibility News June 29,2019 Update

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In this Issue

*Accessible Air Travel Survey
*Haptic-Feedback Clothing Designed to Guide Persons With Disabilities
*Government Launches Consultation to Make New Homes More Accessible
*Carleton Creates Canadian Accessibility Network
*Ensuring Accessible Content for All Students
*Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System

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ARTICLES:

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

Haptic-Feedback Clothing Designed to Guide Persons With Disabilities

Garment that communicates via vibrations

Imagine not seeing anything nor hearing anything. Such communication obstacles affect all aspects of life. Many people with deafblindness communicate via tactile signing and also haptic signals (touch and movement) on the body. Now, researchers are working to digitise and integrate this into a garment.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/haptic-feedback-clothing-designed-to-guide-persons-with-disabilities/

Government Launches Consultation to Make New Homes More Accessible

Higher accessibility standards for new housing are to be introduced in the UK as part of a wider plan to make sure disabled people are not facing discrimination.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-launches-consultation-to-make-new-homes-more-accessible/

Carleton Creates Canadian Accessibility Network

Building on its reputation as Canada’s most accessible university, Carleton University is launching the Canadian Accessibility Network the first entity of its kind in the country.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/carleton-creates-canadian-accessibility-network/

Ensuring Accessible Content for All Students

There are four major areas educators can check to ensure digital materials include accessible content for all students

This summer, many faculty will work on developing or revising curricular content for their courses. One of the keys in developing new digital materials is verifying that those materials offer accessible content for all students.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/ensuring-accessible-content-for-all-students/

Canadian Transportation Agency Announces Plans to Enhance Accessibility of Canada’s National Transportation System

Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act , which received Royal Assent today, will provide the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) with new tools to help advance the accessibility of the national transportation system.

Once in force, this legislation will provide the CTA with:

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-transportation-agency-announces-plans-to-enhance-accessibility-of-canadas-national-transportation-system/

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 .

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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