Accessibility News October 6,2018 Update

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In this Issue

* Students Get to Showcase Their Award-Winning Accessibility-Related Designs
* Wheelchair Users Sue Orioles Over Camden Yards Accessibility
* The AODA Alliance Is Invited to Present to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities On October 25, 2018 To Propose Amendments to Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act
* How Technology is Assisting Seniors to ‘Age in Place’
* The Secret World of Disabled Gamers
* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Shortlisted for Mobile Marketing Association’s 2018 SMARTIES Awards

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Students Get to Showcase Their Award-Winning Accessibility-Related Designs

National competition aims to find innovative, practical and low-cost solutions to make our communities more accessible for persons with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/students-get-to-showcase-their-award-winning-accessibility-related-designs/

Wheelchair Users Sue Orioles Over Camden Yards Accessibility

BALTIMORE Three wheelchair users are suing the Baltimore Orioles over accessibility at Camden Yards.

News outlets report the lawsuit filed Friday against the team and the Maryland Stadium Authority says each plaintiff has been stuck in a wheelchair lift while trying to get to their seats. And the view from lower-level wheelchair-accessible seats is obstructed whenever fans stand up.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/wheelchair-users-sue-orioles-over-camden-yards-accessibility/

The AODA Alliance Is Invited to Present to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities On October 25, 2018 To Propose Amendments to Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act

Here are the Seven Most Important Amendments Needed to Make that Bill Become a Good Law

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/the-aoda-alliance-is-invited-to-present-to-the-house-of-commons-standing-committee-on-human-resources-skills-and-social-development-and-the-status-of-persons-with-disabilities-on-october-25-2018-to/

How Technology is Assisting Seniors to ‘Age in Place’

The latest statistics show that people are living longer in virtually every country in the world, with the over 60 age group growing faster than any other cohort.

The aging global population is altering many aspects of society, none more so than housing. When quizzed about their preferred living arrangements, the overwhelming majority of over 60’s (up to 90%) stated that they’d prefer to stay in their own home as they grow older known as ‘Aging in Place’. Yet the
challenges brought on by deterioration in mental and physical health as we age, often make this difficult.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-technology-is-assisting-seniors-to-age-in-place/

The Secret World of Disabled Gamers

By some estimates, as many as 2.6 billion people take part in digital gaming, a significant fraction of the global population. There is much ongoing study by games makers and researchers into why and how people play: for fun, for the challenge, to relax, to engage with friends, and so on.

And yet one group of people are conspicuous by their absence in this research: people with disabilities. There is growing anecdotal evidence that many disabled people enjoy gaming and are increasingly involved in it. But little is known about who these people are, what games they play, and what challenges
they face. And that is a significant barrier to improving access for the disabled.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-secret-world-of-disabled-gamers/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Shortlisted for Mobile Marketing Association’s 2018 SMARTIES Awards

eSSENTIAL Accessibility, a digital accessibility solutions provider, today announced that their Android app, developed in partnership with leading mobile device manufacturers, has been shortlisted for the 2018 SMARTIES Awards in the ‘Technology Innovation’ category. The award honors mobile marketing expertise, mastery of the medium and the ability to drive results.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/essential-accessibility-shortlisted-for-mobile-marketing-associations-2018-smarties-awards/

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.

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