Accessibility News May 21,2016 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 8 years, 32 weeks, 2 days till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Accessibility Online: A Neglected Frontier for People With Disabilities

When we think accessibility, we usually think about doors that open automatically, or ramps that lead up to buildings.

But what about accessibility online?

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/accessibility-online-a-neglected-frontier-for-people-with-disabilities/

Wheelchair Bound Bolton Woman with MS Wants Call to Action on Accessibility

Bolton resident Kathleen Lynch sat outside Bolton businesses this past Saturday to highlight accessibility issues. Lynch suffers from MS and is wheelchair bound.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/wheelchair-bound-bolton-woman-with-ms-wants-call-to-action-on-accessibility/

Expert Behind Ontario Autism Decisions Speaks Out

Parents protest the Ontario’s government’s rules around autism treatment. Allison Jones, The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016

TORONTO — A doctor who led an expert report on autism that the Ontario government is using to justify a controversial treatment funding decision is speaking out, albeit cautiously.

Ian Dawe was the chair of an expert committee that made several recommendations to the government, including that early Intensive Behavioural Intervention be provided to kids between the ages of two and four.

The government has decided, as part of a new Ontario Autism Program, to defund IBI for kids five and over, instead transitioning them to “enhanced Applied Behavioural Analysis” treatment.

Financial Status Affects Success of Students With Learning Disabilities

Study finds students with means to pay for special accommodations perform better than those with fewer resources

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/financial-status-affects-success-of-students-with-learning-disabilities/

Thornhill MPP Takes on Accessible Parking Issue

Thornhill MPP Gila Martow came one step closer to helping people who use handicapped parking earlier this month.

On May 5, she promoted and debated her private member’s bill, Bill 187: Commission of Inquiry into Accessible Parking in Municipalities Act, 2016, in the Ontario Legislature and it passed second reading.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/thornhill-mpp-takes-on-accessible-parking-issue/

Seventy Per Cent of Websites Are Breaking the Law on Accessibility – Here’s How and Why That Needs to Change

We’ve all been there, angrily tapping at your phone on a website that just refuses to co-operate. The links are too small to click, the images won’t load and the ads are both incredibly invasive and impossible to close. Now imagine accessibility issues like this every time you visit a website, infuriating right?

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/seventy-per-cent-of-websites-are-breaking-the-law-on-accessibility-heres-how-and-why-that-needs-to-change/

Accessibility News May 14,2016 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 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.

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 8 years, 33 weeks, 2 days till a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

CSA Group Announces Harmonization of Accessibility Standard with Canadian National Building Code

CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, announces that its key accessibility standard has been referenced in the National Building Code (NBC), an important step toward the harmonization of accessible design requirements.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/csa-group-announces-harmonization-of-accessibility-standard-with-canadian-national-building-code/

University Students Earn Top Prizes for Accessible Designs at 2016 IDeA Competition

Ottawa – Two Carleton University students from the Faculty of Engineering and Design have been awarded top prizes at the annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) competition, organized by the Council of Ontario Universities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/university-students-earn-top-prizes-for-accessible-designs-at-2016-idea-competition/