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In this Issue
*AODA Alliance Submits A Short Brief to the Senate of Canada, Calling for Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”
*Best Practices for Serving Customers with Assistive Devices
*NTEC Awards Business Champions Who Strive for Inclusivity, Accessibility
*Computer Accessibility in Customer Service
*Proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations now published in Part I of the Canada Gazette
*Debbie Kirwin Honoured With Huntsville Town Hall Flag in Credit to Service
*Welcoming Customers with Assistive Devices
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AODA Alliance Submits A Short Brief to the Senate of Canada, Calling for Amendments to Strengthen the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed “Accessible Canada Act”
The Senate of Canada is about to embark on public hearings on Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act. We want the Senate to strengthen this weak bill. The AODA Alliance has applied to make a presentation at those hearings, and has submitted a 6-page brief to the Senate. We set that brief out below.
Best Practices for Serving Customers with Assistive Devices
Under the Customer Service Standard of the AODA, service providers’ policies must state that they welcome customers using assistive devices. In our last article, we described different types of assistive devices. In this article, we offer some best practices for serving customers with assistive devices.
NTEC Awards Business Champions Who Strive for Inclusivity, Accessibility
Hiring the disabled is not only the right choice ethically speaking it’s the smart choice, says Mike Bradley, long-time Mayor of Sarnia-Lambton
Computer Accessibility in Customer Service
The Customer Service Standards of the AODA gives service providers guidelines on making their goods, services, and facilities accessible to customers with disabilities. Some of these services will involve computer accessibility. For instance, service providers need to make their websites accessible. They
can do so by ensuring that their webpages are compatible with the hardware and software people use on their personal devices, such as computers or phones. In addition, some organizations, such as libraries, schools, restaurants, or retailers, may have computers or tablets with accessible hardware or software on-site for patrons to use. In this article, we describe some ways that customers with disabilities use technology.
Proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations now published in Part I of the Canada Gazette
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced that its proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) are now published in Part I of the Canada Gazette for public review and comment.
Debbie Kirwin Honoured With Huntsville Town Hall Flag in Credit to Service
Debbie Kirwin has spent years advocating for accessibility in Huntsville. She sees the impending downtown redesign as a chance to make more improvements.
HUNTSVILLE It was the first flag presented by the mayor to a member of the public.
Welcoming Customers with Assistive Devices
Under the Customer Service Standard of the AODA, service providers’ policies must state that they welcome customers using assistive devices. In this article, we describe what a few assistive devices are.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.
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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.
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