Accessibility News March 14,2015 Update

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In this Issue

*Campus Barriers Unacceptable
*Mike Hammer And The Ontario Government Courage Mystery, Part Three
*Working Wisdom: How Workers With Disabilities Give Companies an Edge
*Still More Great Media Coverage and NDP Critics Response Against Ontario Government Plans to Cut Back on Already-Inadequate AODA Enforcement
*Province Abandoning Ontarians With Disabilities
*NFP Q&A: Understanding Ontarios Accessible Websites And Web Content Requirements Part 2
*U.S. Aims To Speed Up The Internet For The Disabled
*Fedora Outlier LLC Blazes a Trail in Assistive Technology Teaching for the Blind and Deaf-Blind with its iOS Master Series

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ARTICLES:

Campus Barriers Unacceptable

With only 10 years left before accessibility is legally required, its bizarre that the University waited a decade before beginning the audit, which will likely generate a high volume of recommendations.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/campus-barriers-unacceptable/

Mike Hammer And The Ontario Government Courage Mystery, Part Three

By Victor Schwartzman, with Mikes help

Based on past experience, if we cannot meet the deadline, my programming logically indicates that the best solution is to not need an access law. In that way, any deadline is irrelevant.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/mike-hammer-and-the-ontario-government-courage-mystery-part-three/

Working Wisdom: How Workers With Disabilities Give Companies an Edge

Its tough enough to finish a degree in mathematics only to find the jobs available are temporary work packing boxes at Costco. Its even harder when you are also trying to hide the fact that you have autism.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/working-wisdom-how-workers-with-disabilities-give-companies-an-edge/

Still More Great Media Coverage and NDP Critics Response Against Ontario Government Plans to Cut Back on Already-Inadequate AODA Enforcement

The Government knows there are still a staggering 60% of private sector organizations with at least 20 employees that are violating the AODA. The Government
knows that many if not most of those organizations have been clearly violating that legislation for over two years.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/still-more-great-media-coverage-and-ndp-critics-response-against-ontario-government-plans-to-cut-back-on-already-inadequate-aoda-enforcement/

Province Abandoning Ontarians With Disabilities

The provincial governments announcement they will conduct fewer compliance audits under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a betrayal
of Ontarians with disabilities, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/province-abandoning-ontarians-with-disabilities/

NFP Q&A: Understanding Ontarios Accessible Websites And Web Content Requirements Part 2

In Part 1, we had the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario answer questions regarding websites being significantly refreshed and mobile apps.

In this Q&A, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario answers questions regarding micro-sites. To see who falls under a Large Organization or Designated Public Sector Organization, see Part 1 of this series.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/nfp-qa-understanding-ontarios-accessible-websites-and-web-content-requirements-part-2/

U.S. Aims To Speed Up The Internet For The Disabled

I think that its going to be very big when they issue their regulations because it is going to be a wake-up call, and it is going to bring heightened attention to the issue.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/u-s-aims-to-speed-up-the-internet-for-the-disabled/

Fedora Outlier LLC Blazes a Trail in Assistive Technology Teaching for the Blind and Deaf-Blind with its iOS Master Series

Fedora Outlier LLC, a nationally recognized firm of all blind and low-vision team members, announces the
iOS Master Series with Access Touch.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/press-release-fedora-outlier-blazes-a-trail/

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