Pan Am Games App Deemed Failure by Advocates for People With Disabilities(PWD’s)

The Toronto 2015 app has been deemed a failure by advocates for people with disabilities. They say the App for the Panam/Parapan Am Games is not accessible to those who are visually impaired. Christina Stevens reports

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Accessibility News June 20,2015 Update

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In this Issue

Students Design a Facial Recognition Cane for Blind People

A group of students at Birmingham City University are developing a smart cane, dubbed XploR, which uses a combination of hardware and software to help the visually impaired easily identify family and friends.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/students-design-a-facial-recognition-cane-for-blind-people/

Windsor ‘Dragging Its Feet’ in Terms of Accessibility, Say Visually Impaired Residents

The couple says negative interactions with Windsor bus drivers are “common,” and they are often treated the same way Blaevoet described.

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Parapan Am Games Policy Keeps Girl in Wheelchair From Having Friend Join Her in the Stands

People needing tickets in an accessible area may only be seated with one able-bodied companion, creating a dilemma for a Mississauga family.

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Yet More Proof that the Wynne Government is Inexcusably Doing Nothing to Get More Restaurants, Stores and Other Tourism/Hospitality Services to Become Accessible to Customers with Disabilities Before the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games

We have tried without success since August 2013 to get the Wynne Government to create a long-term legacy of improved accessibility of tourism and hospitality services like restaurants, stores and hotels, as a result of the public’s investment in the 2015 Toronto Pan/ParaPan American Games.

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AODA’S Fantastic Voyage

By Victor Schwartzman

I worried that brilliant flashes of light through his eyes could fry the Proteus. Fortunately, it was mostly dark. My team agreed that was because the Minister saw only what he wanted. Worse might have been the ears. If he heard constituents complaining as we travelled near his ear drum, bad vibrations could destroy us. However, it was quiet. We concluded this was because the Minister heard only what he wanted.

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http://www.aoda.ca/aodas-fantastic-voyage/

Parapan Ams a Missed Chance for T.O. Tourism

With recent news that venues are almost $60 million under budget, Lepofsky cheekily suggested that chunk of change would have gone a long way to making the tourism and hospitality industry more hospitable.

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Accessibility News June 13,2015 Update

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AODA Alliance Guest Column in the Toronto Star on the 10th Anniversary of AODA Going into Effect Emphasizes that the Wynne Government Must Do More to Get Ontario on Schedule for Full Accessibility by 2025

It was ten years ago tomorrow, on June 13, 2005, that the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act went into effect. To mark this anniversary, a guest column by AODA Alliance chair David Lepofsky appeared in today’s Toronto Star. We set it out below. It emphasizes the need for the Wynne Government to take more action now to get Ontario back on schedule to achieve full accessibility by 2025.

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