Accessibility News May 4,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*AODA Alliance: How Does The May 2 2013 Ontario Budget Look When Viewed Through A Disability Accessibility Lens?
*Fedora Celebrates the Kindle App with a Giveaway
*Harper Government Reaffirms Commitment to Persons with Disabilities
*Amazon Adds New Features For Blind And Visually Impaired Users To Kindle For iOS App, Coming To Other Platforms Soon
*Exhausted’ Parents Leave Autistic Son at Government Office
*Computer Game Could Improve Sight of Visually Impaired Children

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ARTICLES:

AODA Alliance: How Does The May 2 2013 Ontario Budget Look When Viewed Through A Disability Accessibility Lens?

Here is our analysis of the May 2, 2013 Ontario Budget, viewed from the disability accessibility perspective. When reading the Budget Speech of Finance Minister Charles Sousa, we ask how and to what extent the Ontario Government is using its budget strategies to get Ontario on schedule for becoming fully accessible by 2025, the mandatory deadline that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act sets.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/how-does-the-may-2-2013-ontario-budget-look-when-viewed-through-a-disability-accessibility-lens/

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Fedora Celebrates the Kindle App with a Giveaway

In celebration of the new accessible Kindle app, Fedora Outlier, LLC, is pleased to offer up one (1) $25 gift card for Amazon.com, which can be used to purchase anything from the Kindle Store. That’s right, one lucky winner can buy some brand new books for their brand new accessible Kindle app. Here’s how you can score an entry (or two) for the giveaway

Read more at
http://www.fedoraoutlier.com/accessiblekindle-giveaway/

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Harper Government Reaffirms Commitment to Persons with Disabilities

Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today announced the Government’s support for private Member’s motion 430, Strengthening Employment for Canadians with Disabilities.
This motion endorses the findings of the report of the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities and commits to furthering public-private cooperation to improve the employment situation of Canadians with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/harper-government-reaffirms-commitment-to-persons-with-disabilities/

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Amazon Adds New Features For Blind And Visually Impaired Users To Kindle For iOS App, Coming To Other Platforms Soon

Amazon today announced a number of new features for its Kindle for iOS app that aim to make it easier to use for blind and visually impaired users.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/amazon-adds-new-features-for-blind-and-visually-impaired-users-to-kindle-for-ios-app-coming-to-other-platforms-soon/

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Exhausted’ Parents Leave Autistic Son at Government Office

Amanda Telford says three incidents over the weekend made her realize she can’t keep her son Philip safe any longer. (CBC)

He often wanders away and puts himself in danger, she said.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=3584

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Computer Game Could Improve Sight of Visually Impaired Children

Visually impaired children could benefit from a revolutionary new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/computer-game-could-improve-sight-of-visually-impaired-children/

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