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In this Issue
*Learn All About the History, Strategies, Goals and Gains of Ontarios Disability Accessibility Movement from the Late 1970s to Early 2014 *AODA Enforcement Inspired By Game Of Thrones
*GO Rider Files Human Rights Complaint After Other Drivers Block Disabled Parking *Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Survey
*Participants Wanted for Study: Disability and Mobile Technology
*National Federation of the Blind and H&R Block Announce Agreement Assuring Accessibility
*Landmark Settlement Agreement Substantially Improves Accessibility to Golden Gate National Recreational Area *The Case Against Assistive Technology
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Learn All About the History, Strategies, Goals and Gains of Ontarios Disability Accessibility Movement from the Late 1970s to Early 2014
Would you like to learn all about the history, strategies, goals, gains, and future priorities of Ontarios vibrant and tenacious grassroots disability accessibility movement? Here is a great way you can do so from the comfort of your own home or office, or on a smart phone or tablet device. And its fully accessible!
AODA Enforcement Inspired By Game Of Thrones
By Victor Schwartzman
AODA became law! Anyone but a misanthrope would be bowled over by this rush of activity. At this rate, by the time AODA legally should have completed its work in 2025, maybe 20,000 out of 36,000 Ontario companies would have filed AODA reports!
GO Rider Files Human Rights Complaint After Other Drivers Block Disabled Parking
A driver has taken GO Transit to the Ontario human rights tribunal for failing to stop other cars from blocking disabled parking spots.
Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Survey
Attention CNIV/ADP High Tech Vision consumers in Ontario, Canada those who were Assessed for a ADP/CNIB computer system within the last 10 years.
We are conducting a survey of the experience of Visually Impaired individuals who accessed this government program.
Fill out the Survey at
Participants Wanted for Study: Disability and Mobile Technology
The study examines how people with disabilities use mobile computing devices (such as smartphone and tablets) and the benefits and barriers that they may encounter using the device. The study aims to shed light on how mobile technology can be used to facilitate access, inclusion and equality.
National Federation of the Blind and H&R Block Announce Agreement Assuring Accessibility
Blind people access computers, Web sites, and mobile applications through screen access software that converts what is on the screen into spoken words or Braille, but improperly coded Web sites and applications can prevent this software from working properly, denying the blind user equal access.
Landmark Settlement Agreement Substantially Improves Accessibility to Golden Gate National Recreational Area
Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and the National Park Service (NPS) have entered into a landmark settlement agreement that will significantly improve access to Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA) for the thousands of people with mobility and vision disabilities who visit GGNRA each year.
The Case Against Assistive Technology
In the real world, using technology is seen as being tech-savvy. And yet in our schools, technology is often seen as giving an unfair advantage.
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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
In the Spotlight
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Market Garden + expresso Coffee Bar http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-market-garden-expresso-coffee-bar/ *Tim Hortons
*Frida Restaurant & Bar