Netflix to Caption All Videos by 2014

After being faced with a lawsuit by the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) back in 2010, Netflix has now agreed that it will work toward captioning all of its streaming videos by 2014.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/netflix-to-caption-all-videos-by-2014/

‘Standing up for the silent

Unfortunately, events such as the email from the Access Centre revealing many students’ information and the death of a female classmate who was struggling with mental health issues, have forced him to come out of hiding as a defender of the people who are hurt by the system.

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http://www.aoda.ca/standing-up-for-the-silent/

Accessibility News October 20,2012 Update

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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.

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In this Issue

*New Campaign to Get McGuinty Government to Strengthen Enforcement of the AODA
*Human Rights Victory for St. Catharines Worker
*New Priority and Courtesy Seating on Milton Transit
*Court Hands Huge Victory to Universities’ Digitization Efforts
*Blind Activist Offers Vision of Hope for Victims of Bullying
*Advocates Have Sought Bumpy Tiles for About 20 Years

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Human Rights Victory for St. Catharines Worker

Overturning its previous decision, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that paying an intellectually disabled St. Catharines woman $1.25 an hour was allegedly ongoing discrimination every time she received a paycheque.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2199

New Priority and Courtesy Seating on Milton Transit

Priority and Courtesy Seating decals will be installed inside all Milton Transit buses this week, in compliance with Section 49 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS, Ontario Regulation 191-11) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2195

New Campaign to Get McGuinty Government to Strengthen Enforcement of the AODA

STARTING OCTOBER 29 2012, PLEASE JOIN OUR “DIAL DALTON” CAMPAIGN

October 15, 2012

Our newest campaign starts on Monday, October 29, 2012. Our aim is to get the McGuinty Government to strengthen the enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. We need your help. It’s easy. It just takes one phone call!

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=2188

Court Hands Huge Victory to Universities’ Digitization Efforts

Judge Baer noted that the plaintiff (The Authors Guild) repeatedly pointed out that “only 32” blind or otherwise “print-disabled” students had signed up for the program. That’s exactly the point, Judge Baer argued. This isn’t about stealing away your book sales, this is about protecting “minorities such as this that Congress sought to protect through enactments like the ADA [Americans With Disabilities Act].”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2856

Blind Activist Offers Vision of Hope for Victims of Bullying

They had been her best friends – but when Molly Burke lost her vision at age 14, it was that same group of girls who committed an act of bullying so vicious she began cutting herself and contemplating suicide.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2851

Advocates Have Sought Bumpy Tiles for About 20 Years

The battle over installing bumpy tiles at Metro’s stations has been going on for about 20 years, long after the Americans with
Disabilities Act called for adding “detectable warnings” known as truncated
domes to platform edges in train stations by 1993.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2853

Accessibility News October 13,2012 Update

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.

Visit www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

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In this Issue

*BMO Study: Canadians Believe People with Disabilities Are Victims of Hiring Bias
*Municipalities Urged to Eliminate Barriers to Housing Services
*City hall accessibility problems
*Cohn: How Dalton McGuinty Can Undo the Welfare Legacy of Mike Harris
*Toronto Wheelchair Users Can’t Count on City’s Cabs
*Impact of Mental Illness Greater Than Cancer, Infectious Diseases: Report
*Accessibility Remains An Issue
*How the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Deals With Officers’ PTSD