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The Ottawa photographer, who has a disability, says changes to the province’s building code that will force contractors to design condos, apartments and public spaces that are more accessible to people with disabilities are a good start, but there is a lot more to be done to make Ottawa an accessible place to live.
Deadline for private and non-profit sectors to submit compliance report to Province is Dec. 31
Organizations that do not comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act could face financial penalties, court enforcement and prosecution.
For more than a decade, the visually-impaired have been locked in an excruciatingly slow and circuitous battle against US copyright laws. And it’s left the visually-impaired with few options but to hack their way around digital barriers just for the simple pleasure of reading a book.
Improved accessibility can be a competitive advantage for businesses, opening up a whole new market of travellers.
By Victor Schwartzman
On the ninth year of implementation
The Government gave to me
Nine fingers down, middle one up
With the introduction of the Apple Watch and other smart watches from Google and Samsung, the buzz around “connected” eyeglasses such as Google Glass has subsided considerably. Work on these devices is still being done, however, and recently I had the opportunity to demo a pair of smart glasses that have been developed to assist the blind in orientation mobility, and other tasks where a bit of long-distance sighted guidance may be of help.