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Accessibility News May 19,2018 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 32 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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2018 Ontario Election Action Kit: Tell Candidates that In This Election, the Disability Vote Counts!

It’s Time for Grassroots Action!

This Election Action Kit gives you quick ways to help our non-partisan campaign to get stronger accessibility pledges from the Ontario political parties. They want our votes in the June 7, 2018 Ontario election. You don’t need to be a veteran community grassroots advocate. You just need to spend a few minutes.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/2018-ontario-election-action-kit-tell-candidates-that-in-this-election-the-disability-vote-counts/

Wonderful Media Coverage of the AODA Alliance’s New Video on Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently-Renovated Toronto Area Public Transit Stations

Our Video Is Quickly Becoming a Key Part of Our Non-Partisan Accessibility Blitz During the 2018 Ontario Election Campaign

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/wonderful-media-coverage-of-the-aoda-alliances-new-video-on-serious-accessibility-problems-at-new-and-recently-renovated-toronto-area-public-transit-stations/

How to Create Better Employee Experiences for Workers with Disabilities

Companies that successfully attract and retain diverse talent have an edge we all know that.

Many studies have shown that it pays to have a varied workforce. For example, international management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.’s January 2018 report “Delivering Through Diversity,” which is based on a study of more than 1,000 companies in 12 countries, concludes that the most diverse companies are likely to have above-average profitability.

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https://aoda.ca/how-to-create-better-employee-experiences-for-workers-with-disabilities/

Vaughan Subway Accessibility Denied With Elevator Out of Service 6 Months

Randy McNeil, who has long been an advocate for accessibility issues, is frustrated because he says the Vaughan subway station “is not fully accessible and has never been and this is par for the course for the TTC.”

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https://aoda.ca/vaughan-subway-accessibility-denied-with-elevator-out-of-service-6-months/

What Has Each Political Party Pledged to Do to Make Ontario Fully Accessible to 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities by 2025? Major Disability Coalition Unveils and Analyzes the Parties’ Pledges

With a province-wide live-streamed all-candidates’ debate between the parties on disability issues to take place tonight 6-8:30 pm at 55 Gould Street, Toronto, the non-partisan AODA Alliance here unveils the election pledges that Ontario’s major parties made to lead Ontario to become accessible to 1.9 million Ontarians with disabilities.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/what-has-each-political-party-pledged-to-do-to-make-ontario-fully-accessible-to-1-9-million-ontarians-with-disabilities-by-2025-major-disability-coalition-unveils-and-analyzes-the-parties-pledges/

Grassroots Disability Coalition’s Powerful New Video Shows Serious Accessibility Problems at New and Recently Renovated Public Transit Stations in Toronto, , As the Future of Accessibility for 1.9 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Looms as an Ontario Election Issue

As part of its effort to raise disability issues in the Ontario election, the AODA Alliance today makes public a striking new online video that reveals serious disability accessibility barriers in several new and recently renovated Toronto-area public transit stations, built with public money. This includes the six new TTC stations from Downsview Park to Vaughn Metropolitan Centre, the new Union-Pearson Express line’s Weston and Bloor stations, and the new Go Transit concourse at Union Station.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/grassroots-disability-coalitions-powerful-new-video-shows-serious-accessibility-problems-at-new-and-recently-renovated-public-transit-stations-in-toronto-as-the-future-of-accessibility-for-1-9/

Robot ‘Double’ Allows Sick Students to Attend School, See Friends

“Jilly, did you get the classwork I emailed you?”

“Got it,” answered Jilly, who was actually a couple of miles away, sitting at her dining-room table at home in Christiana, just past the edge of Philadelphia in Lancaster County.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/robot-double-allows-sick-students-to-attend-school-see-friends/

Accessibility News May 12,2018 Update

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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. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 6 years, 33 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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