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Payton/Dann & Manning Law Firms File Federal Suit Alleging McDonald’s Website & App Violate ADA, Unruh Civil Rights Act

Lawsuit claims restaurant chain’s website and mobile app are not fully accessible to and independently usable by the blind or visually-impaired.

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http://www.aoda.ca/paytondann-manning-law-firms-file-federal-suit-alleging-mcdonalds-website-app-violate-ada-unruh-civil-rights-act/

BlindSquare and BlindWays, Connecting the Dots for Travelers in Boston, Then and Now.

Discovery and recollection are two necessary elements for travel for our friends who are blind. This presents a difficult task in a city the size of Boston, with its nearly 8,000 bus stops.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/blindsquare-and-blindways-connecting-the-dots-for-travelers-in-boston-then-and-now/

New Stanford Course Tackles Designing for People With Disabilities

A new course teaches undergraduates how to design for people with physical disabilities. Each week, students learn about a different disability, then brainstorm design ideas to address issues and present their work to the class.

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http://www.aoda.ca/new-stanford-course-tackles-designing-for-people-with-disabilities/

Creating New Barriers

Posted by David Best

The OHRC, in the Ontario Regulatory Registry Proposal: 10-CSS002, October 15, 2010 raised a number of concerns about the proposed AODA Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR), but seven years later in 2017, we again need to echo those same concerns.

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http://www.aoda.ca/creating-new-barriers/

The Ontario Conservatives Ask the Wynne Government When It Will Appoint the Education Standards Development Committee, But the Wynne Government Doesn’t Give a Direct Answer

Come to the April 22, 2017 AODA Public Forum in Georgina Ontario

There Have Been 137 Days Since Premier Wynne Promised An Education Accessibility Standard, But Still No Answer On When the Wynne Government Will Post an Ad Inviting the Public To Apply To Serve on the Education Standards Development Committee

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http://www.aoda.ca/the-ontario-conservatives-ask-the-wynne-government-when-it-will-appoint-the-education-standards-development-committee-but-the-wynne-government-doesnt-give-a-direct-answer/

City Criticized on Accessibility Issues

BELLEVILLE The city’s accessibility gaps were brought to the mayor’s attention during his speech to the Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce about the state of the city.

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http://www.aoda.ca/city-criticized-on-accessibility-issues/

Canadian Federation of the Blind Letter and Background Information Mailed to Librarians and Legislators

Having two library systems is an unreasonable duplication of effort and a tragic waste of resources. The Canadian Federation of the Blind urges governments and libraries to put an end to this nonsense and once and for all make our library service truly public. We believe NNELS is fully
capable of managing distribution of books in alternate formats and should become Canada’s resource for libraries as they integrate service to people with print disabilities.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-federation-of-the-blind-letter-and-background-information-mailed-to-librarians-and-legislators/

Accessibility Advocates Want Ontario’s Wheelchair Symbol Changed

Accessibility advocates in Toronto are putting pressure on the Ontario government to adopt a new, more dynamic accessibility icon. Since last year, the Forward Movement has been plastering the city with stickers of the preferred barriers-free symbol. They’ve also collected signatures for a petition showing community support.

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http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-advocates-want-ontarios-wheelchair-symbol-changed/

Persuading your older parents to take the smart home leap

First, Sophie Godek tried to read books with a magnifying glass. Then, she turned to a tablet to make the words on her e-books larger. Eventually, she couldn’t even see that. The 95-year-old was losing her sight, and with it, one of her favorite hobbies.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/persuading-your-older-parents-to-take-the-smart-home-leap/

Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind Announce Comprehensive Accessibility Improvements for Lyft Riders Who Travel with Service Animals

Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind today announced a collaborative effort to ensure reliable and equal service to individuals who are blind and use service animals.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/lyft-and-the-national-federation-of-the-blind-announce-comprehensive-accessibility-improvements-for-lyft-riders-who-travel-with-service-animals/