COVID-19 Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

WebAIM, a nonprofit web accessibility organization, checked COVID vaccine websites gathered by KHN from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. On Jan. 27, it found accessibility issues on nearly all of 94 webpages, which included general vaccine information, lists of vaccine providers and registration forms.

In at least seven states, blind residents said they were unable to register for the vaccine through their state or local governments without help.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/covid-19-vaccine-websites-violate-disability-laws-create-inequity-for-the-blind/

New Report Reveals Frightening New Problems with the Ford Government’s Plans for Rationing Life-Saving Critical Medical Care if Hospitals get Overwhelmed by Another COVID-19 Surge

This is revealed in an exhaustive new report made public today. This thoroughly researched report reveals that:

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https://aoda.ca/new-report-reveals-frightening-new-problems-with-the-ford-governments-plans-for-rationing-life-saving-critical-medical-care-if-hospitals-get-overwhelmed-by-another-covid-19-surge/

New National Partnership Focuses on Improving Accessibility on The Great Trail of Canada

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join AccessNow and Trans Canada Trail to provide valuable accessibility feedback on trails across Canada

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-national-partnership-focuses-on-improving-accessibility-on-the-great-trail-of-canada/

AODA Alliance to Present Tomorrow at Virtual Meeting of the City of Toronto’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to Oppose Allowing Electric Scooters

Submits Brief Showing City Staff Reports Prove E-Scooters Endanger Public Safety and Accessibility for People with Disabilities, Seniors, Children and Others

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https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-to-present-tomorrow-at-virtual-meeting-of-the-city-of-torontos-accessibility-advisory-committee-to-oppose-allowing-electric-scooters/

Thinking About the Obstacles People Face

If we are to address disability inequality, says Professor Laverne Jacobs, we need to start by acknowledging the structural inequalities facing people with disabilities in daily life

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https://aoda.ca/thinking-about-the-obstacles-people-face/

AODA Alliance Submits a Short, Punchy Brief to the Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee, Calling for Toronto Not to Lift the Much-Needed Ban on Electric Scooters

The Toronto Accessibility Advisory Committee will be holding a special virtual meeting on the issue of e-scooters, and the danger they pose for people with disabilities, seniors, children and others, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The AODA Alliance will be making a deputation at that meeting, in support of our brief.

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https://aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-submits-a-short-punchy-brief-to-the-toronto-accessibility-advisory-committee-calling-for-toronto-not-to-lift-the-much-needed-ban-on-electric-scooters/

Accessibility Compliance Orders Across Canada

Many separate accessibility standards development processes exist in Canada. Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia all have laws that mandate creation of provincial accessibility standards. In addition, the Accessible Canada Act mandates accessibility standards that apply to organizations under federal jurisdiction. However, the government of Canada intends to coordinate federal and provincial accessibility laws.

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https://aoda.ca/accessibility-compliance-orders-across-canada/

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In this Issue

Online Learning Era Neglects Blind Students’ Needs

A year after many campuses transitioned to remote instruction, blind students continue to encounter barriers that undermine their learning.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/online-learning-era-neglects-blind-students-needs/

Ice Now Open in Parkdale, at Alberta’s First Accessible Outdoor Rink

Phase 1 of construction has officially been completed on the Parkdale Community Rink & Hub, which means accessible and inclusive ice is now open for skaters and sledge hockey players.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/ice-now-open-in-parkdale-at-albertas-first-accessible-outdoor-rink/