Canadians With Disabilities Say They’re Missing from the Election Discussion

Sarah Jama, co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, said this lack of scope boils down to a “lack of understanding of what systemic ableism looks like.”

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/canadians-with-disabilities-say-theyre-missing-from-the-election-discussion/

In this Close Election, Will Erin O’Toole Stand By the Tories’ 2018 Pledge in the House of Commons to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act?

Will Erin O’Toole’s Tories keep their three-year-old pledge to six million people with disabilities in Canada to strengthen the 2018 Accessible Canada Act?

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/in-this-close-election-will-erin-otoole-stand-by-the-tories-2018-pledge-in-the-house-of-commons-to-strengthen-the-accessible-canada-act/

This AI Could Help Diagnose ADHD Sooner

Early ADHD diagnoses could help cut crime and drastically improve lives, but a cash-starved NHS is struggling to keep up

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/this-ai-could-help-diagnose-adhd-sooner/

Changing Workplaces: Organising an Accessible Virtual Presentation

With much of the country in lockdown, and with the ever-changing nature of work, organisations are pivoting to virtual events and presentations. While it’s a necessity to conduct presentations virtually during the pandemic, we may also see some events continue to offer both a virtual and in-person option.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/changing-workplaces-organising-an-accessible-virtual-presentation/

Paralympians Know ‘Inspiration Porn’ When They See It

Athletes reject the idea that they should be admired just for coping with disabilities, and not also for what they’ve accomplished.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/paralympians-know-inspiration-porn-when-they-see-it/

Concerns Raised Over Accessibility Ahead of Digital Vaccine Passport Rollout in Ontario

Penny Frankland, 75, has a phone with no internet access on it, and is feeling forgotten after hearing about the vaccine passport plan.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/concerns-raised-over-accessibility-ahead-of-digital-vaccine-passport-rollout-in-ontario/

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Is First and Only National Leader to Pledge to Strengthen the Accessible Canada Act. What Will the Other Parties Pledge in This Election to Make Canada Accessible for Over 6 Million People with Disabilities by 2040?

The NDP’s September 4, 2021 letter to the AODA Alliance is set out below.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/federal-ndp-leader-jagmeet-singh-is-first-and-only-national-leader-to-pledge-to-strengthen-the-accessible-canada-act-what-will-the-other-parties-pledge-in-this-election-to-make-canada-accessible-for/

Accessibility News September 4,2021 Update

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

AbleDocs is proud to support Accessibility News!

With AbleDocs’ Document Accessibility Services, we are able to provide full content accessibility solutions that are unmatched by any other provider in the marketplace. We are the only organization that guarantees the compliance of every document we produce, and we back that compliance with a $10,000,000 liability policy.

CREATE | REMEDIATE | VALIDATE | EDUCATE

AbleDocs Inc. The Worldwide Leader in PDF Accessibility Products and Services https://www.abledocs.com

The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 3 years, 17 weeks, 0 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

Ford Government Must Ensure the New Vaccine Passport System Does Not Create New Barriers for People with Disabilities

The Ford Government’s plan to require vaccination passports starting September 22, 2021 to access certain places is an important step to get as many people as possible to get fully vaccinated. However, it is very important that this new vaccination passport requirement and system not create any new barriers for people with disabilities in Ontario.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/ford-government-must-ensure-the-new-vaccine-passport-system-does-not-create-new-barriers-for-people-with-disabilities/

New Federal Liberal Party Platform Offers None of the Commitments on Disability Accessibility that the AODA Alliance Requested

The New Democratic Party Added One Requested Commitment in Its Response to the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/new-federal-liberal-party-platform-offers-none-of-the-commitments-on-disability-accessibility-that-the-aoda-alliance-requested/