The Election Campaign’s Fantastic Voyage

By Victor Schwartzman

Dr. Cora Petersen here, neurosurgeon with a specialty in miniaturization. Routine exploratory surgery can be dangerous to the patient and still tell you nothing. At times, you must see the patient from the inside, on a cellular level. That is what I and my team do.

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http://www.aoda.ca/the-election-campaigns-fantastic-voyage/

Accessibility News August 29,2015 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 18 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Accessibility and Transitions
*AODA Compliance for Private Sector and Not-for-Profit Employers
*During this Federal Election, Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act
*Advocates Want Websites Accessible to Those With Impaired, No Eyesight
*AODA: A Dogs Breakfast!
*Disabled Ontario Boy Told to Stand to Prove Tall Enough to Ride Bumper Cars

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ARTICLES:

Accessibility and Transitions

There is an accessibility consideration that I have been thinking about for quite some time which isnt covered under the Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act (AODA) is the accessibility of transition. It was a thought that started around the same time as when the new subways started to show
up in Toronto, and the height and width became a new barrier for some people who rely on transit to get to and from work.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-and-transitions/

AODA Compliance for Private Sector and Not-for-Profit Employers

The deadlines for private and not-for-profit employers to comply with the Employment Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) are quickly approaching.

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http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-compliance-for-private-sector-and-not-for-profit-employers/

During this Federal Election, Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act

Use and Widely Circulate Barrier-Free Canadas New Election Action Kit

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/during-this-federal-election-join-the-call-for-passage-of-a-canadians-with-disabilities-act/

Advocates Want Websites Accessible to Those With Impaired, No Eyesight

In other cases, he spends time filling out an order form only to find out his software cant see the final button to submit it. Or, if he enters the wrong value in a box, the website rejects it and resets.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-want-websites-accessible-to-those-with-impaired-no-eyesight/

AODA: A Dogs Breakfast!

By Victor Schwartzman

The federal election is nearly a month over and none of the Leadership candidates have said anything about access legislation or any disability-related
issue. Despite there being plenty of Canadians who have disabilities, none of the political parties think it important or relevant to discuss limited incomes and opportunities, or which access laws work and which dont.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-a-dogs-breakfast/

Disabled Ontario Boy Told to Stand to Prove Tall Enough to Ride Bumper Cars

Gage Desjardins, 4, was denied access to the bumper cars at Centreville Amusement Park on the weekend because he couldnt stand so as to have his height measured. Spina bifida has left him unable to stand or walk.

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eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions
– such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

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Accessibility and Transitions

There is an accessibility consideration that I have been thinking about for quite some time which isn’t covered under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is the accessibility of transition. It was a thought that started around the same time as when the new subways started to show up in Toronto, and the height and width became a new barrier for some people who rely on transit to get to and from work.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-and-transitions/

Advocates Want Websites Accessible to Those With Impaired, No Eyesight

In other cases, he spends time filling out an order form only to find out his software can’t see the final button to submit it. Or, if he enters the wrong value in a box, the website rejects it and resets.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/advocates-want-websites-accessible-to-those-with-impaired-no-eyesight/

AODA: A Dog’s Breakfast!

By Victor Schwartzman

The federal election is nearly a month over and none of the Leadership candidates have said anything about access legislation or any disability-related issue. Despite there being plenty of Canadians who have disabilities, none of the political parties think it important or relevant to discuss limited incomes and opportunities, or which access laws work and which don’t.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-a-dogs-breakfast/

Disabled Ontario Boy Told to Stand to Prove Tall Enough to Ride Bumper Cars

Gage Desjardins, 4, was denied access to the bumper cars at Centreville Amusement Park on the weekend because he couldn’t stand so as to have his height measured. Spina bifida has left him unable to stand or walk.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/disabled-ontario-boy-told-to-stand-to-prove-tall-enough-to-ride-bumper-cars/

During this Federal Election, Join the Call for Passage of a Canadians with Disabilities Act

Use and Widely Circulate Barrier-Free Canada’s New Election Action Kit

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/during-this-federal-election-join-the-call-for-passage-of-a-canadians-with-disabilities-act/

Accessibility News August 22,2015 Update

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Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing
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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 19 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Toronto Star Runs Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Reflecting on Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games Accessibility Issues
*Still More Media Coverage of Toronto 2015 Games Accessibility Issues As the Games Conclude
*Parapan Am Games remind us of what is possible when barriers are removed
*Blind Parapan Athletes Face More Barriers Than Most
*The Wall Of Unknowledge
*Ontario Justice System Punishes Mental Illness

For a long term strategy in meeting the AODA and Section 508, Accessibility News recommends Accessibil-IT Inc for all your accessible PDF documentation
needs. For more information email them at info@accessibilit.com or visit them on the web at: http://www.accessibilit.com

ARTICLES:

Toronto Star Runs Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Reflecting on Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games Accessibility Issues

The August 20, 2015 Toronto Star includes a new guest column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, set out below. This column reflects back on accessibility
issues surrounding the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games. The article offers a balanced perspective, addressing both accessibility accomplishments and shortcomings surrounding the Games.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/toronto-star-runs-guest-column-by-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky-reflecting-on-toronto-2015-panparapan-american-games-accessibility-issues/

Still More Media Coverage of Toronto 2015 Games Accessibility Issues As the Games Conclude

AODA Alliance Writes the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee for Specifics on Important Accessibility Issues

The amazing 2015 Toronto ParaPan American Games have now wound up. Accessibility issues surrounding them still deserve our attention. Here are some key developments in the Games last days.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/still-more-media-coverage-of-toronto-2015-games-accessibility-issues-as-the-games-conclude/

Parapan Am Games remind us of what is possible when barriers are removed

In July, Canadians were glued to television screens as Toronto hosted the 2015 Pan Am Games. But how many of us were aware of the sister event in August, the fifth ever Parapan Am Games?

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/parapan-am-games-remind-us-of-what-is-possible-when-barriers-are-removed/

Blind Parapan Athletes Face More Barriers Than Most

Goalball play Ahmad Ziedidavi, from Port Coquitlam, B.C., said this was one of the best-prepared Parapan cities, though the lack of braille on suite doors in the athletes village leaves a blind person kind of lost.

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http://www.aoda.ca/blind-parapan-athletes-face-more-barriers-than-most/

The Wall Of Unknowledge

By Victor Schwartzman

Inextricably related to the federal election is the Mike Duffy trial. Duffy has been charged with 31 counts of fraud and bribery related to his activities
as a Senator, specifically charges he made to his Senate expense account. You know about that trialbut have you have heard about the OTHER trial?

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http://www.aoda.ca/the-wall-of-unknowledge/

Ontario Justice System Punishes Mental Illness

Ontario is fighting a losing battle by punishing people for their mental health issues, according to a new report by the John Howard Society

The story of Toronto musician Josh Priess, seen near College St. and Spadina Ave., illustrates many of the points in the John Howard Society report. Priess
ended up in solitary after an encounter with police in 2013. By: Amy Dempsey Feature Writer, Published on Sun Aug 16 2015

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/ontario-justice-system-punishes-mental-illness/

eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.

The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions
– such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.

Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ea11y or connect with us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=59891 .

Latest News

Rich Donovan to Join eSSENTIAL ACCESSIBILITY as Executive Chairman http://bit.ly/1MxZNwr

aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.

Visit the site at http://www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit http://www.amenu.ca/create/ and design your own Menu.

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Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006

Toronto Star Runs Guest Column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky Reflecting on Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games’ Accessibility Issues

The August 20, 2015 Toronto Star includes a new guest column by AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky, set out below. This column reflects back on accessibility issues surrounding the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games. The article offers a balanced perspective, addressing both accessibility accomplishments and shortcomings surrounding the Games.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/toronto-star-runs-guest-column-by-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky-reflecting-on-toronto-2015-panparapan-american-games-accessibility-issues/

Still More Media Coverage of Toronto 2015 Games Accessibility Issues As the Games Conclude

AODA Alliance Writes the Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee for Specifics on Important Accessibility Issues

The amazing 2015 Toronto ParaPan American Games have now wound up. Accessibility issues surrounding them still deserve our attention. Here are some key developments in the Games’ last days.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/still-more-media-coverage-of-toronto-2015-games-accessibility-issues-as-the-games-conclude/