The bottom line is that based on the global accessibility trends, all Canadian organizations should look to get ahead of the legislation by making sites compliant with WCAG 2 AA from now on.
By Victor Schwartzman
A delegation of community advocates who pushed the Government to create AODA met with the Lieutenant Governor General for Ontario, the Honourable David Charles Onley. The advocates petitioned Onley to dismiss the current Government.
But the Disabled deserve the whole loaf of bread, not just the crumbs
by Geof Collis
There is a problem of attitude in this Province and I suspect worldwide when it comes to implementing accessibility for the Disabled, too many Politicians, Business types, Burocrats, Charities and even everyday people tend to look down upon the disabled, they let their personal feelings and agendas decide policy or how quickly they are willing to move on them.
Imagine being a small business owner who manages a company almost entirely online. You communicate with clients, process payments, and organize meetings all through the Internet. Think about just how many steps would really be involved. There’d be countless login screens and dropdown menus to be navigated. And searching for the right Web pages in the first place could even be a challenge.
Now imagine doing all that while wearing a blindfold.
Public School Elementary Teachers’ Union Endorses Our Call for the Ontario Government to Develop an Education Accessibility Standard
Our campaign to get the Ontario Government to agree to develop an Education Accessibility Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act has received another important boost. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), representing over 76,000 teachers, occasional teachers and educational workers in the front line of Ontario’s public schools, has written Ontario’s Economic Development, Trade and Employment Minister, Dr. Eric Hoskins, to support our call for the Government to develop an Education Accessibility Standard.
On Friday, July 19 2013 the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will begin hearing the disability discrimination claim brought against McMaster University by former PhD student, Jason Tang.
By Victor Schwartzman
July 15, 2013
News from the Government on AODA!
Minister Eric Hoskins held a media conference this week and opened by telling journalists that “Our media conferences have failed to communicate our plans on AODA effectively.