Accessibility News April 1,2023 Update

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In this Issue

*Collaboration Tools Help and Hinder Workplace Accessibility
*Tracked Chair Program Makes Outdoors Accessible for All
*Two Thirds of Canadians With Disabilities Face Barriers on Planes, Trains
*E-Scooters to Return as Early as Mid-May After Last Season’s Late Start
*Web Accessibility Laws Set To Enter New Era As DOJ Gears Up For Spring Rulemaking
*Federal Agency Sues Papa Johns for Disability Discrimination
*Supreme Court Unanimously Rules for Deaf Student in Education Case
*AODA Alliance Updates(3)

Level Access

Level Access is an Accessibility-as-a-Service platform. It helps organizations deliver inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences in compliance with legal requirements to ensure that no one with a disability is left behind.

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Press Releases:

* eSSENTIAL Accessibility and Level Access Complete Next Step of Merger: Unifying Identity Under the Level Access Name
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/essential-accessibility-level-access-complete-135500831.html * Section 508 Compliance: Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes
https://www.levelaccess.com/blog/section-508-compliance/
* CVAA Compliance: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act https://www.levelaccess.com/blog/cvaa-compliance/

Past Press Releases:

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ARTICLES:

Collaboration Tools Help and Hinder Workplace Accessibility

Cloud-based collaboration tools have improved workplace accessibility for people with disabilities. But IT leaders must examine where collaboration tools still fall short.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/collaboration-tools-help-and-hinder-workplace-accessibility/

Tracked Chair Program Makes Outdoors Accessible for All

Rugged, remote trails that might typically be traversed exclusively on foot, bike or horseback are suddenly accessible to people with disabilities thanks to a new program at Seminole State Forest in Florida.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/tracked-chair-program-makes-outdoors-accessible-for-all/

Two Thirds of Canadians With Disabilities Face Barriers on Planes, Trains

Auditor general Karen Hogan’s report shows Via Rail and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority making improvements in accessibility, but critical gaps still remain in general consultation and enforcement.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/two-thirds-of-canadians-with-disabilities-face-barriers-on-planes-trains/

E-Scooters to Return as Early as Mid-May After Last Season’s Late Start

E-scooters are set to return to Ottawa streets as early as mid-May after a shortened 2022 season that saw the companies retool the devices to deal with the city’s safety concerns.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/e-scooters-to-return-as-early-as-mid-may-after-last-seasons-late-start/

Web Accessibility Laws Set To Enter New Era As DOJ Gears Up For Spring Rulemaking

This May the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will kickstart a rulemaking procedure some 13 years in the making aimed at codifying technical standards to assist public entities in complying with obligations to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/web-accessibility-laws-set-to-enter-new-era-as-doj-gears-up-for-spring-rulemaking/

Federal Agency Sues Papa Johns for Disability Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Papa Johns after the company fired a legally blind employee

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/federal-agency-sues-papa-johns-for-disability-discrimination/

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules for Deaf Student in Education Case

The case is significant for other disabled students who allege they were failed by school officials.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/supreme-court-unanimously-rules-for-deaf-student-in-education-case/

AODA Alliance Updates:

AODA Alliance Makes Deputation to Select Committee of New Zealand Parliament on What Strong Accessibility Legislation Needs to Include

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/aoda-alliance-makes-deputation-to-select-committee-of-new-zealand-parliament-on-what-strong-accessibility-legislation-needs-to-include/

On YouTube, Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Latest Interview on TVO’s “The Agenda With Steve Paikin”, and Then Write Education Minister Stephen Lecce to Insist that He Take New Action to Tear Down Barriers in School Impeding Students with Disabilities

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/on-youtube-watch-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofskys-latest-interview-on-tvos-the-agenda-with-steve-paikin-and-then-write-education-minister-stephen-lecce-to-insist-that-he-take-new-action-t/

AODA Alliance Makes Public a Detailed Roadmap to a Barrier-Free Built Environment – and – Tonight, Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/aoda-alliance-makes-public-a-detailed-roadmap-to-a-barrier-free-built-environment-and-tonight-watch-aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky-on-tvos-the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/

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