Accessibility News September 29,2012 Update

Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements.

Visit www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

—-

In this Issue

*Mom Says School Officials Discouraged Son’s Use of Sign Language
*Doctors Fight Scope of Inquest Into Prison Death of Teenager Ashley Smith
*Beyond the Typical: Open Inclusive Design and the Fluid Project and Inclusive Design of Digital Media
*More Students With Disabilities Eligible for $20,000 Scholarship
*Regal Entertainment Group Makes Moviegoing Accessible to All with Advanced Technology from Sony
*An Education Campaign About Courtesy/Priority Seating Signs on Transportation Vehicles
*Severely Autistic Teen Could Become Homeless

—-

For a long term strategy in meeting the AODA and Section 508, Accessibility News recommends Accessibil-IT Inc for all your accessible PDF documentation needs. For more information email them at info@accessibilit.com or visit them on the web at: www.accessibilit.com

—-

ARTICLES:

Mom Says School Officials Discouraged Son’s Use of Sign Language

The mother of a Beachy Cove Elementary student who uses American sign language says education officials pushed her son to instead use an electronic device she feels won’t help him improve his speech skills.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2836

—-

Doctors Fight Scope of Inquest Into Prison Death of Teenager Ashley Smith

Smith suffered severe mental illness, was classified as suicidal, and repeatedly used ligatures in near-fatal self-strangulation, Carlise said.

As a result, he said, the probe needed to look at areas including the role of her mental-health care and how authorities managed her.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2833

—-

Beyond the Typical: Open Inclusive Design and the Fluid Project and Inclusive Design of Digital Media

ABSTRACT: Inclusive Design is design that includes the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference. The first talk will provide an overview of the principles and techniques of Inclusive Design and how it has been applied by the Fluid open source community to create uniquely personalized user experiences for the open web.

Read more at
http://torchi.org/

—-

More Students With Disabilities Eligible for $20,000 Scholarship

The TD Grant in Medical Excellence: A Scholarship in Rehabilitation-Related Research for People with Disabilities has expanded its eligibility to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

The scholarship program is now offered to students at seven Ontario universities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2926

—-

Regal Entertainment Group Makes Moviegoing Accessible to All with Advanced Technology from Sony

Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) , a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced a milestone with 200 theatres nationwide now offering the Sony Entertainment Access System at theatres across the country. Regal Entertainment Group is working exclusively with Sony for this cutting-edge technology to assist moviegoers who are deaf, hard of hearing, have low vision or are blind.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2830

—-

An Education Campaign About Courtesy/Priority Seating Signs on Transportation Vehicles

Every conventional transportation service provider shall develop a communication strategy designed to inform the public about the purpose of courtesy seating.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2157

—-

Severely Autistic Teen Could Become Homeless

Frantic parents search for housing

Miles Kirsh is a 19-year-old Thornhill teen with autism who functions at the level of a 3-year-old.

He is largely non-verbal and responds to stressful situations by shrieking, biting himself, slapping surfaces, ripping his clothing and occasionally destroying property.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2916

—-

Want to Advertise in this spot? Contact info@accessibilitynews.ca for more details.

—-

aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.

Visit the site at www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit www.amenu.ca/presentation/

*Boston Pizza Lindsay Accessible menu
http://www.amenu.ca/boston-pizza-lindsay/
*CN Tower, La Tour CN 360 Restaurant Accessible Menu
http://www.amenu.ca/360-restaurant/
*Restaurant Owners: Get Listed on Google’s First Page with an Accessible Menu
http://www.amenu.ca/restaurant-owners-get-listed-on-googles-first-page-with-an-accessible-menu/

——

EVENT

*Canadian retinal disease conference: Macular degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, Usher syndrome & more
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1123

——

To unsubscribe from this Newsletter, send an email to info@accessibilitynews.ca or just reply to this Update and state your intentions.

Note: The thoughts and opinions expressed throughout Accessibility News are not necessarily shared by the various organizations and individuals and are solely those of the author of the specific article or commentary.

Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006