Ford Government Finally Makes Public the Initial Recommendations by the K-12 Education Standards Development Committee on How to Make Ontario Schools Accessible for Students with Disabilities

At long last, the Ford Government today belatedly made public the initial or draft recommendations on what the promised Education Accessibility Standard should include. The Government-appointed K-12 Education Standards Development Committee submitted these initial or draft recommendations to the Government over two and a half months ago.

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In a Detailed Report Card Delivered During National AccessAbility Week, the Ford Government Gets a Blistering “F” Grade for Its Three Year Record Since Taking Office on Action to Make Ontario Accessible for 2.6 Million Ontarians with Disabilities

When he was campaigning for votes in the 2018 election, Doug Ford said that our issues “are close to the hearts of our Ontario PC Caucus” and that:

“Too many Ontarians with disabilities still face barriers when they try to get a job, ride public transit, get an education, use our healthcare system, buy goods or services, or eat in restaurants.”

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Accessibility News May 29,2021 Update

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Save-On-Foods Apologizes to B.C. Man After Accessibility Features Removed From Shopping App

Many people are relying on online shopping during the pandemic. A convenient and safe way to get groceries. For blind and visually impaired consumers it’s even more critical.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/save-on-foods-apologizes-to-b-c-man-after-accessibility-features-removed-from-shopping-app/

What’s Wrong With Quick-Fix Products For Digital Accessibility?

Let’s get straight to the point: There’s no quick fix for making your digital experiences accessible. That’s true even if your approach to accessibility is narrowly focused on being compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the laws in your region of the world.

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Will BC’s Landmark New Legislation Adequately Address Disability Rights?

MLA Stephanie Cadieux has mixed feelings about a British Columbia government bill aimed at improving accessibility for people with disabilities.

“It’s a much-needed start, and I’m happy about that,” she said. “I’m disappointed that it doesn’t go deeper faster.”

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/will-bcs-landmark-new-legislation-adequately-address-disability-rights/

KKR Makes $55 Million Investment in eSSENTIAL Accessibility

Leading Digital Accessibility Platform drives Greater Inclusion of People with Disabilities

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Microsoft Takes Aim At The ‘Disability Divide’

Technology-giant Microsoft is promising big steps in the coming years to make its products and workplace even more accessible and inclusive to people with disabilities.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/microsoft-takes-aim-at-the-disability-divide/

Corporate Canada, It’s Time to Look Beyond Ramps and Elevators

Canadians with disabilities have long faced significant barriers to employment. Now, more than a year into the major economic and social tsunami of COVID-19, those barriers have been exacerbated.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/corporate-canada-its-time-to-look-beyond-ramps-and-elevators/

Accessibility News May 22,2021 Update

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