Accessibility News June 4,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*Understanding of Accessibility Continues to Thrive
*Canada: January 1 2017 Deadline For AODA Compliance
*Government of Canada Reduces Barriers to Accessibility Through Call for Proposals
*On Universal Design: How Businesses Can Benefit From Boosting Accessibility
*For Torontonians with Disabilities, Riding the TTC is Still A Struggle
*People With Disabilities Unite to Create Buzz on Political Fronts

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ARTICLES:

Understanding of Accessibility Continues to Thrive

Its Access Awareness Week in Ontario and Brock University continues to keep pace with new concepts that surround inclusion, pedagogy, employment and community.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/understanding-of-accessibility-continues-to-thrive/

Canada: January 1 2017 Deadline For AODA Compliance

The deadline for small private sector employers to comply with the Employment Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is rapidly approaching.

Large organizations (50 or more employees) have already been required to comply by January 1, 2016. Small organizations (50 or fewer employees) only have until January 1, 2017 to comply.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/canada-january-1-2017-deadline-for-aoda-compliance/

Government of Canada Reduces Barriers to Accessibility Through Call for Proposals

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today invited businesses and community organizations to apply for funding through the 2016 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) call for proposals.

This call includes a Workplace Accessibility and a Community Accessibility funding stream.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-reduces-barriers-to-accessibility-through-call-for-proposals/

On Universal Design: How Businesses Can Benefit From Boosting Accessibility

For people with mobility issues or cognitive disabilities, getting around can be a problem. Especially in cities where dense populations and ageing infrastructure can compound the problems of able-bodied people ignoring the needs of many.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/on-universal-design-how-businesses-can-benefit-from-boosting-accessibility/

For Torontonians with Disabilities, Riding the TTC is Still A Struggle

As it stands, 34 of Torontos 69 subway stations are currently accessible that is, they each have accessible entrances, fare-gates, and elevators. The Commission has plans to update all remaining inaccessible stations by 2025, per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/for-torontonians-with-disabilities-riding-the-ttc-is-still-a-struggle/

People With Disabilities Unite to Create Buzz on Political Fronts

Theres a buzz penetrating the political scene this election year and its coming from the worlds largest minority group: people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/people-with-disabilities-unite-to-create-buzz-on-political-fronts/

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

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