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In this Issue
*LabCorp Offers eSSENTIAL Accessibility App to Make It Easier for People with Disabilities to Manage Health Care Online
*DRA Achieves Victory in Scribd Case: Internet-Based Companies Must Comply with the ADA
*When Take It To The Streets Was Born Part 1
*Please Use and Widely Circulate the AODA Alliances New Action Kit Which We Unveil Today
*Netflix Makes a Blind Superhero Accessible to Blind Audiences
*OPP Launches Text 911 Service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Speech Impaired
*Be Warned: The Weakest Column Yet
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LabCorp Offers eSSENTIAL Accessibility App to Make It Easier for People with Disabilities to Manage Health Care Online
TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ eSSENTIAL Accessibility is proud to announce that Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®), the clinical
laboratory providing leading-edge medical testing and diagnostic knowledge services globally, now offers the eSSENTIAL Accessibility desktop application
on its sites to better communicate with and serve individuals with disabilities. LabCorp joins other leading brands and companies in making this app available.
DRA Achieves Victory in Scribd Case: Internet-Based Companies Must Comply with the ADA
Now that the internet plays such a critical role in the personal and professional lives of Americans, excluding disabled persons from access to covered
entities that use it as their principal means of reaching the public would defeat the purpose of this important civil rights legislation, the court wrote.
When Take It To The Streets Was Born Part 1
by VaShaun Jones
Ill record an audio file and tell you how we got to be at this meeting and how I failed miserably, recovered and how the Take It To The Streets video was my promise to every member in attendance.
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Please Use and Widely Circulate the AODA Alliances New Action Kit Which We Unveil Today
Today we unveil an important new ten-page Action Kit, set out below. It gives you easy-to-use tips on how to reach out to your member of the Ontario Legislature,
and to the media, to press for the Ontario Government to speed up action to get Ontario back on schedule for becoming fully accessible to over 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. Please read this Action Kit.
Netflix Makes a Blind Superhero Accessible to Blind Audiences
By Alyssa Rosenberg April 14
Charlie Cox stars in Netflixs Marvels Daredevil. (Barry Wetcher/Netflix Inc. )
In the sixth episode of Netflixs Daredevil, the titular superhero, who acquired superpowers in the accident that blinded him, is trying to keep a wounded
baddie from bleeding out on the concrete and calls his new friend Claire (Rosario Dawson), a nurse, for advice. Its not as easy as it looks in the movies,
Claire tells Daredevil, whose real name is Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox). I dont really go to the movies, Matt jokes, referring to his impaired vision. I like records, though.
OPP Launches Text 911 Service for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Speech Impaired
ORILLIA, Ont. Ontario residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired will now be able to communicate with provincial police via text message when they dial 911 in an emergency.
Be Warned: The Weakest Column Yet
By Victor Schwartzman
Shed no tears for me but todays column was difficult to write.
That is not because it is yet another column about nothing happening with AODA. Well it is, but not. Most of these columns are about nothing happening
with AODA, but this column is even more about nothing than usual. That is because this column is about the Ontario Governments response to the second independent reviewers report on AODA.
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eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.
The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions
– such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.
Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com
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