Accessibility News (AcNews) The Premier Online Magazine for Disability Accessibility
Many issues of Disability and Accessibility are Universal throughout the World and AcNews will endeavour to bring them all together in this "Online Magazine" for easy referencing.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility Expands Leadership Team With New VP of Accessibility
eSSENTIAL Accessibility (eA), an Accessibility-as-a-Service platform, announced today the appointment of Tom Babinszki as its new Vice President of Accessibility.
With a Federal Election Looming, Two Captioned Videos Explain Why Canada Needs a Strong Accessible Canada Act and Why the One that Passed in 2019 Needs to Be Strengthened
It sure looks, sounds, tastes and smells like there is a federal election in the air. That means it is time for disability advocates to gear up to ask the federal parties for election commitments on accessibility for over six million people with disabilities in Canada!
This Deaf-Blind Paralympian was Told to Navigate Tokyo Alone. So She Quit Team USA.
Five years ago, Becca Meyers was on the floor of her room in the Olympic Village at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, balled up and sobbing, frustrated and terrified. She had stopped eating because she couldn’t find the athletes’ dining area.
Opt Out of e-Scooters Before It’s too Late, Accessibility Committee Warns
Adding e-scooters to London’s proposed pilot bike share program will do more harm than good, according to the accessibility advisory committee.
Accessible Cabs Would Make a ‘Major Difference’ in Halifax
An accessible taxi-style service could soon be making its way to the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Independence Science Receives Award From National Federation of the Blind for Making Science More Accessible
“Blind students remotely control the Sci-Voice TLQ2 device that is connected to the teacher’s host computer. They can start and stop data collection, graph data and explore data tables,” Hingson said. “By sharing audio in the virtual meeting platform, the JAWS audio feed – made possible by our partner VISPERO – comes through the blind student’s speaker on their home computer. It is this interface that made scientific data collection possible during a global pandemic.”
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In this Issue
Please Send Us Your Feedback on the AODA Alliance’s Draft Brief to the Health Care Standards Development Committee on the Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Health Care System
We’ve been busy as can be, writing a brief that we plan to submit by August 11, 2021 to the Health Care Standards Development Committee. The Ontario Government appointed that Committee back in 2017 to come up with recommendations on what the promised Health Care Accessibility Standard should include. The Health Care Accessibility Standard is a law that is to be enacted under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to tear down the barriers that obstruct people with disabilities in Ontario’s health care system.
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Attend CNIB’s July 27, 2021 Virtual Town Hall on Dangers that Electric Scooters Pose for People with Disabilities if London Ontario Allows Them
and— Please Fill Out an Important Online Survey About Disability Barriers in Ontario’s Courts
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