Accessibility News April 16,2011 Update

Is your Website AODA compliant?

The Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR) will soon be Law and there will be plenty of Companies claiming they can make your website Accessible but have no real experience, you’ll be their Guinea Pig at your cost.

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In this Issue

1) Message Board
*The McGuinty Watch
*“Essential Accessibility” is “Not Essential to Meeting the Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR)
*Montgomery County Discriminates Against Blind Employee
*Different Strokes
*40 Amazing iPad Apps for the Learning Disabled
*CNIB Cut Volunteer Services
*Elderly and Disabled Speak Out on Bus Route Changes
*Mom, 92, Shoulders Caregiver Burden
3) Classifieds, Events, Surveys
4)Thanks for Your Support



“The Politics of Blindness: From Charity to Parity:

A must read book on the negative impact the CNIB has on stereotypes and the Blind Community and how it needs to be abolished

In this book you will read the truth about the CNIB as a so called Charity and how it fosters ‘Dependence’ and not ‘Independence’, for many Blind and Partially Sighted it will sound all too familiar.

The McGuinty Watch

To make it easier for you to see how the McGuinty Government has treated the Disabled Community over it’s Terms we’ve compiled some relevant articles for you to view

As they become available we’ll post more so check back once in a while before Election time.



“Essential Accessibility” is “Not Essential to Meeting the Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR)

By Geof Collis

The Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR) will soon be Law and some Companies are giving out misleading information regarding Website Accessibility and at its core is a Suite of Tools from Essential Accessibility that is sponsored by March of Dimes.



Montgomery County Discriminates Against Blind Employee

With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, a blind woman who was until recently employed as an information specialist with Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services has filed suit against the County for unlawful discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.



Different Strokes

World champion swimmer Summer Mortimer of Ancaster says she owes her success to her father, Craig.

A 17-year-old student at Westmount Secondary School, Summer received an Ontario Sport Award earlier this week in Toronto for Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year. At that same event, hosted by the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport and the Sport Alliance of Ontario, Craig lost out to track and field’s
Anthony McCleary in the Male Coach of the Year category.



40 Amazing iPad Apps for the Learning Disabled

The iPad is a device that many lust after as a shiny new toy, but many people with disabilities can benefit from what it has to offer as a functional tool.

Students with learning disabilities can enhance and develop their communication skills, learn how to adapt to situations, and develop social skills.

Check out this collection of iPad apps that can make a difference in the life of a learning disabled



CNIB Cut Volunteer Services

Up till then, the CNIB was systematically cutting all kinds of services but somehow many of us thought that
they would have at least had the decency to continue their volunteer services to their clients. How wrong we were and how awful for this particular agency
to have done this to their clients without any logical explanation



Elderly and Disabled Speak Out on Bus Route Changes

Frustrated riders attended a special meeting of the city’s accessibility advisory committee.

Leona Emberson, a partially-sighted transit user, explained that even minor changes create big problems for people with disabilities.



Mom, 92, Shoulders Caregiver Burden

WINDSOR, Ont. — Helen Watters should have moved into a retirement home years ago.

Her hearing is failing, her eyesight has dimmed. She has suffered mini-strokes and had a heart attack last year.

Yet at 92, she remains at home to care for her 68-year-old developmentally disabled son.



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