Accessibility News October 22,2016 Update

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Disability Rights Group Sues Uber Over Wheelchair Access

A Chicago disability rights group sued Uber Thursday over wheelchair accessibility, arguing that the mobile ride-hailing company’s adherence to federal disability laws “ranges from token to non-existent” despite its expanding role in the nation’s transportation system.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disability-rights-group-sues-uber-over-wheelchair-access/

Blind Ottawa Man May Resort to Begging to Cover Care Costs for Service Dog

Hugh Adami, Ottawa Citizen, April 1, 2015

Bruce Boyd does without a lot of things – like a new pair of winter boots to keep his feet warm and dry, and food that would give him much-needed protein.

He does so to hold onto his service dog, Ziggy, a dear companion who gets him around safely.

If he has to start begging on the street to pay for some of his dog’s needs, so be it, says the 59-year-old Boyd, who is blind and suffers from hepatitis C as a result of a blood transfusion during eye surgery in 1980.

“Look at me, I’m a broken-down old man.”

It’s clear Boyd desperately needs Ziggy, whom he’s had for the past 2 1/2 years.

Wearable Artificial Vision Device Shows Promise in Helping People Who Are Legally Blind ‘Read’

A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind “read” and recognize faces. It may also help these individuals accomplish everyday tasks with significantly greater ease than using traditional assistive reading devices, suggests a study presented today at AAO 2016, the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/wearable-artificial-vision-device-shows-promise-in-helping-people-who-are-legally-blind-read/

Miami University Reaches Justice Department Consent Decree to Improve Technology Access for Students With Disabilities

Under the consent decree, which is pending court approval, the university will make significant improvements to ensure that technologies across all its campuses are accessible to individuals with disabilities, the federal department said in a release.

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http://www.aoda.ca/miami-university-reaches-justice-department-consent-decree-to-improve-technology-access-for-students-with-disabilities/

Come to Upcoming Accessibility Forums in St. Johns Newfoundland (Nov4), Burlington Ontario (Nov. 6) and Whitby Ontario (Nov. 7)

Let the AODA Alliance Know of Any Accessibility Barriers You Face when Using Public Transportation in Ontario

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Blind Man Says Guide Dog Ordered Out of Port Coquitlam Restaurant

31-year-old Anthony Janolino is blind and uses his guide dog, Vanda. Janolino says he was asked to leave Vanda outside a restaurant during a birthday celebration on Friday night.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/blind-man-says-guide-dog-ordered-out-of-port-coquitlam-restaurant/

Feds to Clarify Rules for Service Animals on Flights

A United States Department of Transportation committee will meet for the final time Wednesday to clarify rules that allow service animals to fly for free with their owners on commercial flights.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/feds-to-clarify-rules-for-service-animals-on-flights/

Half of World’s Children With Disabilities Are Kept Out of School, Says Report

“People don’t see them [children with disabilities] as a worthy investment,” Nafisa Baboo, adviser for inclusive education at Light for the World, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“Many think for example that there’s no point investing in their education as people with disabilities can’t work.”

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/half-of-worlds-children-with-disabilities-are-kept-out-of-school-says-report/

Accessibility News October 15,2016 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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