The Save as ‘DAISY’ add-on, which is now available, allows users with limited vision to convert files such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents into compatible software for Braille readers, as well as reading the file aloud and giving the user the option to save files in the DAISY format, converting them into an accessible multi-media format.
Milloy says that the strategy is about thinking things through and coming up with better solutions to problems faced by those who are disabled.
“Businesses will see a value in wanting to make changes,” he said. “It can be a win-win situation for everyone. The legislature has some bite to it, but we are here to help not to fine people.”
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As an employer, you want to keep your employees safe. Ontario’s Accessibility Standard for Employment can help you do that.
Does this apply to my organization?
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The Disability Discrimination Act in Australia includes web accessibility.
Speaking up about inaccessibility on the web is the only way to change it, writes Sarah Pulis from Media Access Australia.
Callan Parker has what some people call a “diversability.” Born with Down’s Syndrome, Ms. Parker has grown into an 18-year-old fashionista with a passion for dancing, Facebook and pop singers such as Hilary Duff.
But like many people her age, she’s at a crossroads. High school is over and the path to a job and independent living is uncertain. The roadmap is getting clearer, though.
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January 1, 2012, is the date to complete all actions required under the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service and emergency preparedness requirements in the Integrated Accessibility Standards. The good news is, if your organization is obligated to report, you do not have to file with the government until December 31, 2012.
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By Victor Schwartzman and Paul Caune
The ‘keep sweet’ mentality could also come from a combination of classic Canadian politeness with the unstated public belief that citizens with disabilities are lucky to get anything.
If the report’s recommendations are not acted upon, however, students with disabilities will be put at a greater disadvantage than ever before in terms of access to educational materials.
There are plenty of wonderful senior living communities out there. But for many older adults, no matter how lovely the neighborhood and how terrific the services, a senior community isn’t the first choice—staying at home is.