Accessibility News October 24,2015 Update

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In this Issue

*WordPress for Badeyes: A Beginners Guide Revised
*Uber Launches Service for Disabled Passengers in London
*Ryerson University Takes Innovative Approach to Accessibility Challenge
*New Database Launched to Help Those With Autism Find Work
*IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings
*Deaf Metis Woman Wins Human Rights Case Against UBC, St. Pauls Hospital

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WordPress for Badeyes: A Beginners Guide Revised

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) and they are constantly improving its backend Accessibility

To reflect these changes I have Updated my original book and have also added more useful information on helping beginners to get their own WordPress website up and running in no time at all.

Read more at
http://wpforbadeyes.com/guides/

Uber Launches Service for Disabled Passengers in London

Uber is launching its service for disabled passengers, uberASSIST, in London.

The minicab-hailing app says more than 100 of its most experienced drivers have signed up to the scheme, which provides additional assistance to passengers with wheelchairs, walking frames and scooters, or blind users.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uber-launches-service-for-disabled-passengers-in-london/

Ryerson University Takes Innovative Approach to Accessibility Challenge

Hack-cessibility is the first event as part of Ryersons Policy Innovation Platform, a pilot initiative designed to assist governments and non-profits by developing a new model of collaboration to solve todays policy challenges. The platform is sponsored by Ryersons Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Government.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ryerson-university-takes-innovative-approach-to-accessibility-challenge/

New Database Launched to Help Those With Autism Find Work

People with autism in Newfoundland and Labrador now have a new way of finding employment.

A new job seekers database was announced on Friday. It will connect people with an autism diagnosis to employers looking for workers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-database-launched-to-help-those-with-autism-find-work/

IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings

Scientists from IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the first of a kind open platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ibm-research-and-carnegie-mellon-create-open-platform-to-help-the-blind-navigate-surroundings/

Deaf Metis Woman Wins Human Rights Case Against UBC, St. Pauls Hospital

A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has awarded a deaf MĂ©tis woman lost wages and $35,000 for injury to her dignity and self-respect for not being provided with sign language interpreters during her University of B.C. medical residency.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/deaf-metis-woman-wins-human-rights-case-against-ubc-st-pauls-hospital/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions
– such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

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

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