Accessibility News November 17,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Site Check: New Durham Region Transit Website Not Accessible Despite Claims
*Read AODA ALLIANCE’S Analysis of the November 2012 Final Report of the Andrew Pinto Human Rights Code Review
*Bat-Inspired Tech Lets Blind Man Ride Mountain Bike
*Advocates for the Blind Argue for More Accommodation at Airport Check-In Kiosks
*Survey: Role of Service/Pet Dogs: People With Disabilities (PWD)
*Autistic Children Need Action Now From Ontario

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ARTICLES:

Site Check: New Durham Region Transit Website Not Accessible Despite Claims

Geof Collis

Without any real Enforcement websites like Durham Region Transit can put up inaccessible websites with no repercussions, so much for an Accessible Ontario by 2025.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/site-check-new-durham-region-transit-website-not-accessible-despite-claims/

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Read AODA ALLIANCE’S Analysis of the November 2012 Final Report of the Andrew Pinto Human Rights Code Review

PINTO REPORT FINDS SUBSTANTIAL PROBLEMS WITH ONTARIO’S SYSTEM FOR ENFORCING ONTARIO’S HUMAN RIGHTS CODE, BUT WRONGLY PAPERS THESE OVER AND GIVES THE GOVERNMENT UNDESERVED POLITICAL COVER, BY ITS UNWARRANTED CONCLUSION THAT THE MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT’S 2006 PRIVATIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT IS A “QUALIFIED SUCCESS”

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/read-aoda-alliances-analysis-of-the-november-2012-final-report-of-the-andrew-pinto-human-rights-code-review/

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Bat-Inspired Tech Lets Blind Man Ride Mountain Bike

A blind college student has successfully ridden a mountain bike down a trail with the help of bat-inspired technology that provides advanced warning of obstacles in the path so the rider can steer around them.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/bat-inspired-tech-lets-blind-man-ride-mountain-bike/

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Advocates for the Blind Argue for More Accommodation at Airport Check-In Kiosks

Advocates for the blind went toe-to-toe with United Airlines in the San Francisco 9th Circuit Court about what the airline could do to accommodate passengers unable to use check-in kiosks.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-for-the-blind-argue-for-more-accommodation-at-airport-check-in-kiosks/

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Survey: Role of Service/Pet Dogs: People With Disabilities (PWD)

The research group at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis needs help from service/pet
dog partners and their family members.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/survey-role-of-servicepet-dogs-people-with-disabilities-pwd/

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Autistic Children Need Action Now From Ontario

Technician Cherry Lan works in the sequencing lab at Beijing Genomics Institute. BGI, partnered with Autism Speaks, is currently sequencing 10,000 DNA samples from autistic children from around the world in an attempt to identify all the genes associated with autism.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=3094

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AODA Enforcement

Having an Accessibility issue that isn’t being resolved because of lack of Enforcement?

Perhaps your solution is at enforcement.aoda.ca .

* Site Check: New Durham Region Transit Website Not Accessible Despite Claims
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/site-check-new-durham-region-transit-website-not-accessible-despite-claims/
* Enforcing AODA: The Big Purple Elephant in the Room
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/enforcing-aoda-the-big-purple-elephant-in-the-room/

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