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In this Issue
*Delivery Bots ‘Paused’ After Accessibility Incident
*The Internet Is for Everyone, Right? Not With a Screen Reader
*Making Halloween on P.E.I. Accessible for All Trick-or-Treaters
*A Non-Partisan Look at the 2019 Federal Election Results from a Disability Accessibility Perspective
*People With Disabilities Could Boost Economy by $50 billion: Report
*Carleton University Creates Video Library Focusing on People With Disabilities
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Delivery Bots ‘Paused’ After Accessibility Incident
Stuck because a robot won’t move out of the way might sound like a dumb episode of “Black Mirror,” but that was the reality for a doctoral student on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
The Internet Is for Everyone, Right? Not With a Screen Reader
Blind users have been fighting for a more inclusive web for over 20 years. Are lawsuits like the one against Domino’s going to make a difference?
Making Halloween on P.E.I. Accessible for All Trick-or-Treaters
An Island woman is doing her part to make sure children with accessibility issues don’t miss out on trick-or-treating this year.
Robyn Weeks of Clyde River has posted a bright orange sign on her front lawn, telling people her home is accessible for everyone trick-or-treating and helping to raise awareness.
A Non-Partisan Look at the 2019 Federal Election Results from a Disability Accessibility Perspective
What is the upshot of last night’s federal election results, from the perspective of over 6 million people with disabilities in Canada who want this country to become accessible to them?
People With Disabilities Could Boost Economy by $50 billion: Report
Canadians with disabilities are already a large part of the working age population and will increase in importance as the population ages, says a new report by TD Economics.
Carleton University Creates Video Library Focusing on People With Disabilities
In an effort to include people with disabilities which are often excluded from historical records, Carleton University is making a special addition to its library.
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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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