housing That Works for Everyone

“There is no reason why every developer couldn’t do it,” says developer Mark Rollins. “It’s not a financial thing. It’s thinking ahead, planning your design. I see it as a feature that makes perfect sense.”

Greater Political, Public Focus Needed on Poverty

Less than two months after a whirlwind of a federal election and less than a year after the municipal elections, it is time to start thinking ahead to the October provincial election.

Ryanair ‘Worst for Web Accessibility’

Ryanair comes bottom in report looking at how accessible the UK’s top ten travel companies are online.

The report by user experience design agency, Nomensa, identifies Ryanair as the worst travel company for providing their customers online with an accessible experience.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2170

Ontario Business Faces Accessibility Laws

Legislation aside, it’s simply good business for all organizations to commit to full accessibility.

While other provinces are in the process of examining accessibility laws, Ontario is so far the only province that has legislated the removal of all barriers to access in the public and private sectors.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1234

10 Reasons Why It Is Difficult for Person with Dyslexia to Spell Correctly

It is difficult for a person with dyslexia to break words into phonemes/discrete sounds.

Read more at
http://www.badeyes.com/?p=356

Canadian Wireless Providers Scoff at Accessible Hand Set Requirements

COAT International Friend Neil Squire Society in Canada advised us of a recent government-commissioned report that confirms lack of accessible handsets in Canada for people with disabilities despite a directive in place for accessibility.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2163

New World Report Shows More Than 1 Billion People With Disabilities Face Substantial Barriers in Their Daily Lives

Governments should step up efforts to enable access to mainstream services and to invest in specialized programmes to unlock the vast potential of people with disabilities

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2159

Barriers to Improving the Accessibility Game Plan

By karlgroves

This past March, Jared Smith moderated a session at CSUN titled ” Do We Need To Change the Web Accessibility Game Plan”.

The discussion at and after the session was filled with interesting perspectives. The diversity of viewpoints demonstrates what a complex topic this really is. I’d like to take my stab at addressing this topic, inspired by this blog post by Vlad Alexander
which kicked off the original conversation:

Read more at
http://www.badeyes.com/?p=350#more-350

Accessibility News June 18,2011 Update

Inclusive Media and Design Inc

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.

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In this Issue

*9th Annual Accessibility Workshop Update
*Change to Better Living
*Direction Provided to Air Canada to Accommodate Travellers Disabled by Peanut or Nut Allergies
*Citizen Advocacy Adds New Program
*Campbellford’s Downtown Can Be Tough Going for Disabled
*My Thoughts of Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Parties Changebook
*Equality Still Eludes People With Disabilities: Advocate
*New Accessibility Standards Impact Ontario Restaurants

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9th Annual Accessibility Workshop Update

The Essex County Accessibility Advisory Committee is diligently working towards another great day of learning and networking at our 9th Annual Opening Doors
and Minds Workshop.  This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the St. Nicholas Macedonian Eastern Orthodox Church Hall, 5225 Howard
Avenue, LaSalle, Ontario.

Read more at
http://www.coaac.ca/?p=536