Fake ‘Service Dog’ ID Brought to Heel by Proposed B.C. Law

Fake ID is going to the dogs rather too much, as it turns out. But a proposed B.C. law aims to stop people labelling dogs without proper training as service dogs, by creating government issued dog ID and a provincial registry.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/fake-service-dog-id-brought-to-heel-by-proposed-b-c-law/

Ontario Government Considers How To Sell Access Law

By Victor Schwartzman

Announcing the Government’s slogan “Access Is A Competitive Advantage,” the Minister said “Obviously, our position is that business people do not care about people, human rights or the law. They only care about money. So we have to sell access as a competitive advantage.

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http://www.aoda.ca/ontario-government-considers-how-to-sell-access-law/

Call the New Ontario Government Toll-Free Line to Report AODA Violations – We Campaigned Over Two Years to Win This Toll-Free Number!

It is not necessary to yourself first notify the obligated organization of your concern that it has violated the AODA. However, it is quite worthwhile to first let that obligated organization know about the accessibility problem. When you call the Government’s toll-free number, you can include in your report any information on your efforts to get the obligated organization to fix the problem, and the response you received from the obligated organization.

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http://www.aoda.ca/call-the-new-ontario-government-toll-free-line-to-report-aoda-violations-we-campaigned-over-two-years-to-win-this-toll-free-number/

Accessibility News March 21,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 41 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Accessibility Progress Slow at Queen’s

Outdated buildings raise concerns about access as campus audit begins

The hallways in Jeffrey Hall are poorly lit and lecture halls in lower levels are inaccessible to wheelchair users.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-progress-slow-at-queens/

Mapping an Accessible TTC

Twenty per cent of bus stops are not yet fully accessible as bus ramps and lifts are unable to be deployed at some narrow urban sidewalks or at suburban stops where a concrete bus stop pad has not been poured. Thirty-four of the TTC’s 69 subway and SRT stations are equipped with elevators from platform to street level.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/mapping-an-accessible-ttc/

The evils of captcha explained by a blind person

Whoever forgets their online banking password or any other account with sensitive data must pass the dreaded CAPTCHA test(Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart).

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-evils-of-captcha-explained-by-a-blind-person/

Government of Canada Invests to Improve Workplace Diversity in the Canadian Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Sectors

The representation of people with disabilities is about half of those who are available and qualified to work.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-invests-to-improve-workplace-diversity-in-the-canadian-logistics-transportation-and-supply-chain-sectors/

Building University-Wide IT Accessibility

While many higher ed institutions focus mostly on Web accessibility or rely on a disability resources center to serve students in need, Temple University has ramped up its accessibility efforts across the board. Here’s how.

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http://www.aoda.ca/building-university-wide-it-accessibility/

Mike Hammer Cracks The AODA Cowardice Case: Part Four

By Victor Schwartzman, as informed by Mickey Spillane
March 16, 2015
Welcome to Part Four! If you have not read Parts One, Two or Three, how on earth did you stumble into Part Four? But since you are here, and need a summary of the first three Parts–what are you going to do? I sympathize!

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http://www.aoda.ca/mike-hammer-cracks-the-aoda-cowardice-case-part-four/