Accessibility News October 31,2015 Update

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Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

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 Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

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

In this Issue

*AODA Audit Blitz for Retail Organizations
*11 Major Companies to Promote Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace
*3D Printing Creates Major Breakthrough for Blind People
*United Airlines Criticized After Man With Cerebral Palsy DArcee Neal Forced To Crawl Off Plane
*Not All Disabled are Created Equal

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:

AODA Audit Blitz for Retail Organizations

I am guessing that there are a few business owners who are scratching their heads with regards to new information concerning an AODA Audit Blitz for
retail organizations. In a field pot marked with consulting companies one would figure that the use of terminology that strikes fear into the hearts of businesses is a little unnecessary.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-audit-blitz-for-retail-organizations/

11 Major Companies to Promote Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace

Employing persons with disability is not just a good moral cause, it is also good for business.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/11-major-companies-to-promote-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-the-workplace/

3D Printing Creates Major Breakthrough for Blind People

3DPhotoWorks LLC, with support from the National Federation of the Blind, announces a 3D printing process that allows blind people to see fine art, diagrams,
and other images. This recently patented process converts any conventional painting, drawing, collage or photograph into a 3D Tactile Fine Art Print. Prints
have length, width, depth, and texture and are available in sizes up to 60? x 120?.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/3d-printing-creates-major-breakthrough-for-blind-people/

United Airlines Criticized After Man With Cerebral Palsy DArcee Neal Forced To Crawl Off Plane

United Airlines has come under fire after a man with cerebral palsy was forced to crawl off of a plane after the airline attendants wouldnt assist him.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/united-airlines-criticized-after-man-with-cerebral-palsy-darcee-neal-forced-to-crawl-off-plane/

Not All Disabled are Created Equal

Young people with disabilities are among the poorest and most marginalized of the worlds youth. Estimates suggest that there are between 180 and 220 million
youth with disabilities worldwide, and nearly 80 percent of them live in developing countries.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/not-all-disabled-are-created-equal/

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
*2015 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference presented by Time Inc
http://www.aoda.ca/2015-ana-multicultural-marketing-diversity-conference-presented-by-time-inc/

Crowd Fund your Accessibility Project

Have an Accessibility need but cant afford it?

Perhaps Access iFund can help you raise the funds necessary, for more details on a current Campaign visit http://accessifund.com/fund-this-site/

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The views and opinions expressed throughout Accessibility News do not represent those of the various organizations or associated individuals and are exclusively those of the contributor and/or author of the specific article or commentary.

Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006

AODA Audit Blitz for Retail Organizations

I am guessing that there are a few business owners who are scratching their heads with regards to new information concerning an AODA “Audit Blitz” for retail organizations. In a field pot marked with consulting companies one would figure that the use of terminology that strikes fear into the hearts of businesses is a little unnecessary.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-audit-blitz-for-retail-organizations/

11 Major Companies to Promote Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities in the Workplace

“Employing persons with disability is not just a good moral cause, it is also good for business.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/11-major-companies-to-promote-inclusion-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-the-workplace/

3D Printing Creates Major Breakthrough for Blind People

3DPhotoWorks LLC, with support from the National Federation of the Blind, announces a 3D printing process that allows blind people to “see” fine art, diagrams, and other images. This recently patented process converts any conventional painting, drawing, collage or photograph into a 3D Tactile Fine Art Print. Prints have length, width, depth, and texture and are available in sizes up to 60″ x 120″.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/3d-printing-creates-major-breakthrough-for-blind-people/

United Airlines Criticized After Man With Cerebral Palsy DArcee Neal Forced To Crawl Off Plane

United Airlines has come under fire after a man with cerebral palsy was forced to crawl off of a plane after the airline attendants wouldn’t assist him.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/united-airlines-criticized-after-man-with-cerebral-palsy-darcee-neal-forced-to-crawl-off-plane/

Not All Disabled are Created Equal

Young people with disabilities are among the poorest and most marginalized of the world’s youth. Estimates suggest that there are between 180 and 220 million youth with disabilities worldwide, and nearly 80 percent of them live in developing countries.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/not-all-disabled-are-created-equal/

Accessibility News October 24,2015 Update

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/acnewsca

Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

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 Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 9 years, 10 weeks, 1 day till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*WordPress for Badeyes: A Beginners Guide Revised
*Uber Launches Service for Disabled Passengers in London
*Ryerson University Takes Innovative Approach to Accessibility Challenge
*New Database Launched to Help Those With Autism Find Work
*IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings
*Deaf Metis Woman Wins Human Rights Case Against UBC, St. Pauls Hospital

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:

WordPress for Badeyes: A Beginners Guide Revised

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) and they are constantly improving its backend Accessibility

To reflect these changes I have Updated my original book and have also added more useful information on helping beginners to get their own WordPress website up and running in no time at all.

Read more at
http://wpforbadeyes.com/guides/

Uber Launches Service for Disabled Passengers in London

Uber is launching its service for disabled passengers, uberASSIST, in London.

The minicab-hailing app says more than 100 of its most experienced drivers have signed up to the scheme, which provides additional assistance to passengers with wheelchairs, walking frames and scooters, or blind users.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uber-launches-service-for-disabled-passengers-in-london/

Ryerson University Takes Innovative Approach to Accessibility Challenge

Hack-cessibility is the first event as part of Ryersons Policy Innovation Platform, a pilot initiative designed to assist governments and non-profits by developing a new model of collaboration to solve todays policy challenges. The platform is sponsored by Ryersons Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Government.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ryerson-university-takes-innovative-approach-to-accessibility-challenge/

New Database Launched to Help Those With Autism Find Work

People with autism in Newfoundland and Labrador now have a new way of finding employment.

A new job seekers database was announced on Friday. It will connect people with an autism diagnosis to employers looking for workers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-database-launched-to-help-those-with-autism-find-work/

IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon Create Open Platform to Help the Blind Navigate Surroundings

Scientists from IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the first of a kind open platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ibm-research-and-carnegie-mellon-create-open-platform-to-help-the-blind-navigate-surroundings/

Deaf Metis Woman Wins Human Rights Case Against UBC, St. Pauls Hospital

A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has awarded a deaf M├ętis woman lost wages and $35,000 for injury to her dignity and self-respect for not being provided with sign language interpreters during her University of B.C. medical residency.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/deaf-metis-woman-wins-human-rights-case-against-ubc-st-pauls-hospital/

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

*2015 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference presented by Time Inc
http://www.aoda.ca/2015-ana-multicultural-marketing-diversity-conference-presented-by-time-inc/

Crowd Fund your Accessibility Project

Have an Accessibility need but cant afford it?

Perhaps Access iFund can help you raise the funds necessary, for more details on a current Campaign visit http://accessifund.com/fund-this-site/

To unsubscribe from this Newsletter, send an email to
info@accessibilitynews.ca
or just reply to this Update and state your intentions.

The views and opinions expressed throughout Accessibility News do not represent those of the various organizations or associated individuals and are exclusively those of the contributor and/or author of the specific article or commentary.

Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006

WordPress for Badeyes: A Beginners Guide Revised

WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) and they are constantly improving its backend Accessibility

To reflect these changes I have Updated my original book and have also added more useful information on helping you to get your own WordPress website up and running with very little experience

Read more at
http://wpforbadeyes.com/guides/

Uber Launches Service for Disabled Passengers in London

Uber is launching its service for disabled passengers, uberASSIST, in London.

The minicab-hailing app says more than 100 of its most experienced drivers have signed up to the scheme, which provides additional assistance to passengers with wheelchairs, walking frames and scooters, or blind users.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uber-launches-service-for-disabled-passengers-in-london/

Ryerson University Takes Innovative Approach to Accessibility Challenge

Hack-cessibility is the first event as part of Ryerson’s Policy Innovation Platform, a pilot initiative designed to assist governments and non-profits by developing a new model of collaboration to solve today’s policy challenges. The platform is sponsored by Ryerson’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Ontario Government.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/ryerson-university-takes-innovative-approach-to-accessibility-challenge/