The Toronto Transit Commission is enhancing accessibility with blue seats that clearly identify priority seating areas on its vehicles for persons with disabilities, the elderly and expectant mothers.
For years, advocates have been trying to make mainstream television more accessible to the visually impaired. TalkingFlix may be on the verge of doing just that.
Among the most important issues which organizations face under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”) is the requirement to change websites.
The new AODA requirements for websites kicked-in for government entities in 2012, but for large (50 employees or more) private organizations (including not-for-profit organizations), the obligations started on January 1, 2014. What are those duties?
By Victor Schwartzman
Minister Hoskins nodded. “If people could easily access their own money, it might give them ideas. Not on different ways to spend their own money. We make sure their pension and employment programmes don’t allow them to have enough money to have different ways to spend it.
Getting from “here to there” can be challenging and require patience from most everyone. But for people with blindness or visual impairment, overcoming mobility challenges often takes more than just patience it takes planning, flexibility and, at times, courage particularly given the public’s lack of awareness and compliance with safety and anti-discrimination laws.
Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, has been awarded a contract by the City of Toronto, Canada to provide improved accessibility for persons with disabilities via Scytl’s secure Online Voting and Scytl’s secure Phone Voting in the October 2014 election.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that video relay service will be made available in Canada for users of American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ).
When it launches, the service will facilitate conversations between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired and other Canadians, and vice versa.