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Accessibility News September 14,2019 Update

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AbleDocs Inc. is excited to be joining the Accessibility News team to ensure all documents are made accessible and compliant.

AbleDocs is the only organization to guarantee the compliance of the files we produce and back that up with a $10,000,000 guarantee.

We look forward to working with you and Accessibility News for years to come. For more details, please come to https://www.abledocs.com for more information about our revolutionary approach to document accessibility.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 15 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

Tell the Ford Government if You Support the AODA Alliance’s Brief and Recommendations on the Government’s Proposal to Hold a 5-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario

And Lots More Media Coverage of Our Issues Over the Past Two Weeks

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/tell-the-ford-government-if-you-support-the-aoda-alliances-brief-and-recommendations-on-the-governments-proposal-to-hold-a-5-year-pilot-project-to-allow-electric-scooters-in-ontario/

AODA Alliance Files A Brief to Ontario’s Doug Ford Government, Urging that Ontario Should Not Allow E-scooters

Should Withdraw Its Proposal for a 5-Year E-scooter Pilot Project, Or, If Allowed, Should Ban E-scooter Rentals and Require E-scooters and Their Drivers to Be Licensed and Insured.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-files-a-brief-to-ontarios-doug-ford-government-urging-that-ontario-should-not-allow-e-scooters/

How Gaming Technology is Helping to Design More Accessible Homes

A group of Perth university students and real estate agents have teamed up to design an accessible home using construction software inspired by the gaming industry, with the goal of raising awareness of the importance of creating universal affordable accommodation.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/how-gaming-technology-is-helping-to-design-more-accessible-homes/

The Ford Government Issues a Very Weak Policy Directive to Ontario School Boards on Addressing Requests by a Student with a Disability to Bring Their Service Animal to School

There Is No Assurance It Will Make It Easier for Students with Disabilities to Bring a Service Animal to an Ontario School

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/the-ford-government-issues-a-very-weak-policy-directive-to-ontario-school-boards-on-addressing-requests-by-a-student-with-a-disability-to-bring-their-service-animal-to-school/

Government of Canada Announces New Accessible Technology Program Funding Recipients

$7.78 million investment will help boost participation of Canadians with disabilities in the digital economy

Canadians with disabilities deserve the same opportunities to find good jobs, contribute to their communities, and build a better life for themselves and their families. Yet many Canadians with disabilities still face barriers to full participation in the digital economy.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-announces-new-accessible-technology-program-funding-recipients/

Disabled Passengers Say New Canada Transportation Act Rules Increase Air Travel Barriers

Tracy Odell recalls with a mix of pride and pain the sunny spring day two years ago that her daughter got married in California.

Pride in the milestone. Pain at having to miss it.

Airlines, she said, effectively failed to accommodate her disability, a problem that thousands of Canadians continue to face despite new rules designed in theory to open the skies to disabled travellers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disabled-passengers-say-new-canada-transportation-act-rules-increase-air-travel-barriers/

New ‘Dynamic’ Accessibility Symbol in Cambridge a Long Time Coming: Advocates

Old ‘giant wheelchair’ was outdated and not as inclusive, says city rep

The Dynamic Accessibility Symbol is being rolled out in Cambridge this month. Developed by accessibility advocacy group The Forward Movement, the symbol emphasizes the person in motion, not the wheelchair.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/new-dynamic-accessibility-symbol-in-cambridge-a-long-time-coming-advocates/

Accessibility News September 7,2019 Update

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AbleDocs Inc. is excited to be joining the Accessibility News team to ensure all documents are made accessible and compliant.

AbleDocs is the only organization to guarantee the compliance of the files we produce and back that up with a $10,000,000 guarantee.

We look forward to working with you and Accessibility News for years to come. For more details, please come to https://www.abledocs.com for more information about our revolutionary approach to document accessibility.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 5 years, 16 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Quickly Send Us Feedback On Our Draft Brief to the Ontario Government’s Rushed Public Consultation on Its Proposal to Hold a Five-Year Pilot Project to Allow Electric Scooters in Ontario

We welcome your feedback by Tuesday, September 10, 2019, on our draft brief to the Ford Government’s rushed public consultation on its proposal to allow electric scooters (e-scooters) in Ontario for a five year pilot project. Our draft brief is set out below. Feedback to us can be sent to aodafeedback@gmail.com or on Twitter @aodaalliance

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/quickly-send-us-feedback-on-our-draft-brief-to-the-ontario-governments-rushed-public-consultation-on-its-proposal-to-hold-a-five-year-pilot-project-to-allow-electric-scooters-in-ontario/