Accessibility News March 17,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) Restaurant Survey
*Social Media for People with Disability Still Not Fully Accessible
*Addiction Experts Warn Against Online Gambling, Casinos
*NetCents Systems Ltd Signs Letter of Intent with World Accessibility
*High-tech Braille Devices are Touching the Lives of Blind Canadians
*Breakdance Class is One Way Image of Disabled is Being Changed in Canada

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ARTICLES:

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) Restaurant Survey

The Toronto Chapter of the AEBC is conducting a nationwide survey to find out from you what “accessibility” features are important to you when dining out. The results of this survey will affect AEBC’s work nationally.

All responses will be kept anonymous, and will be used for the purposes of gathering information to present to various major restaurant chains.

Take the Survey at
http://www.blindcanadians.ca/participate/chapters/toronto/restaurant-survey

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Social Media for People with Disability Still Not Fully Accessible

People with disabilities still face significant challenges in gaining access to social media tools, despite recent innovations to improve access, according to an updated review of the Australian scene.

Researcher Dr Scott Hollier says regardless of whether social media is used for activism, entertainment or obtaining pizza discounts, it is vital that consumers with disabilities are able to participate in the benefits that social media can provide.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2534

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Addiction Experts Warn Against Online Gambling, Casinos

Addiction experts are warning against Ontario government’s plans to build a new casino and offer online gaming, saying increased access to betting will only exacerbate problem gambling.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2538

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NetCents Systems Ltd Signs Letter of Intent with World Accessibility

Triggered by a valid email address, the Company uniquely delivers a 100% secure, self-administered and anonymous payment system for the purpose of making safe online purchases and transferring funds.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2532

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High-tech Braille Devices are Touching the Lives of Blind Canadians

The Braille alphabet does pose a challenge to seniors who lose their sight later in life through conditions such as macular degeneration. A sizable majority of people who could benefit from reading through touch simply don’t. It is estimated that less than 10 per cent of those without sight know Braille.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2528

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Breakdance Class is One Way Image of Disabled is Being Changed in Canada

“We are constantly battling the medical model, that we need to be fixed or there’s something wrong with us,” said Kennard, adding that lowers self-esteem.

“What we try to do through our resources is to help them feel empowered, to see themselves as a whole

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2525

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Visit the site at www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit www.amenu.ca/presentation/

In the Spotlight

•*The Pickle Barrel (Yonge/Eglinton)
http://www.amenu.ca/?p=1302
•*CÉlestin Restaurant
http://www.amenu.ca/?p=1050

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