Accessibility News April 13,2013 Update

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In this Issue

*Ten Reasons to Caption your Web Videos:
*Enforcing the IASR Transportation Standards: Where do we go for help?
*Texthelp Releases iReadWrite iPad App for Struggling Readers and Writers
*Federal Judge Rules New Yorkers with Disabilities can Challenge Taxi of Tomorrow in Lawsuit Seeking Accessible Taxis
*Remembering Former Ontario Labour Minister Dr. Robert Elgie, a Hero to Ontarians With Disabilities Who Spearheaded Amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code to Make it ILLEGAL TO Discriminate Based on a Person’s Disability

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ARTICLES:

Ten Reasons to Caption your Web Videos:

Now that the Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR) is Law it is time to start implementing an often overlooked aspect of Web Accessibility, Captioning and Describing Web Video.

Read more at

Complying with the Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR): Captioning and Describing Web Videos

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Enforcing the IASR Transportation Standards: Where do we go for help?

There was a recent post on the Enforcement Blog about Barrie Transit and how people with disabilities are asked to move from the seating area designated for people with disabilities if someone with a stroller or grocery cart enters the vehicle.

Read more at
http://enforcement.aoda.ca/enforcing-the-iasr-transportation-standards-where-do-we-go-for-help/

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Texthelp Releases iReadWrite iPad App for Struggling Readers and Writers

Texthelp Inc., provider of award-winning literacy software solutions, today announced the release of iReadWrite for the iPad.

iReadWrite is an easy-to-use reading and writing App that benefits struggling readers and writers of all ages especially those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or other learning difficulties.

Read more at

Texthelp Releases iReadWrite – iPad App for Struggling Readers and Writers

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Federal Judge Rules New Yorkers with Disabilities can Challenge Taxi of Tomorrow in Lawsuit Seeking Accessible Taxis

The NV200 van is not accessible to New York City’s 170,000 residents with mobility disabilities who use wheelchairs. Plaintiffs’ supplemental amended complaint alleges that use of the NV200 van as a taxi vehicle violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read more at

Federal Judge Rules New Yorkers with Disabilities can Challenge Taxi of Tomorrow in Lawsuit Seeking Accessible Taxis

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Remembering Former Ontario Labour Minister Dr. Robert Elgie, a Hero to Ontarians With Disabilities Who Spearheaded Amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code to Make it ILLEGAL TO Discriminate Based on a Person’s Disability

As Labour Minister, Dr. Elgie spearheaded major amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code. These amendments made it illegal for the first time in Ontario to discriminate against people with disabilities. By including physical and mental disability for the first time in the Ontario Human Rights code, Dr. Elgie’s legislation guaranteed to people with disabilities the right to equality in employment, housing, and access to goods, services and facilities.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/remembering-former-ontario-labour-minister-dr-robert-elgie-a-hero-to-ontarians-with-disabilities-who-spearheaded-amendments-to-the-ontario-human-rights-code-to-make-it-illegal-to-discriminate-based/

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