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In this Issue
*Why You Should Use Twitters New Accessibility Feature for Blind Users Even If You’re Not Blind
*New Federal Budget Commits 2 Million Dollars to Federal Government Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act in 2016-17
*Come to the April 12, 2016 Mississauga Accessibility Public Forum
*Web Accessibility for People Living with a Hearing Disability
*Invitation to official launch of Barrier-Free BC April 6, 2016
*Federal Budget Commits to Creating a Canadians With Disabilities Act
*Digging Deeper Its Like Playing Russian Roulette: The Fight for Accessibility in Regina
*Judgment for Blind Plaintiff in Website Disability Case
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Why You Should Use Twitters New Accessibility Feature for Blind Users Even If Youre Not Blind
For a large but often neglected chunk of internet users like me, a core part of the web remains totally off limits.
Im speaking, of course, about photos the millions of images posted each day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that tell stories in richer detail than can be captured in bite-size posts. I miss all of them because I am blind, and the screen-reading software I use to make the web accessible cant read photographs.
New Federal Budget Commits 2 Million Dollars to Federal Government Consultation on the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act in 2016-17
New Federal Budget is Another Important Step on the Road to the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act
In its first budget, which Finance Minister Morneau announced in Parliament on March 22, 2016, the Justin Trudeau Government repeated its 2015 election pledge to enact the Canadians with Disabilities Act. It specifically committed 2 million dollars for the Governments consultation on the development of this legislation, in 2016 and 2017. The Budget included:
Come to the April 12, 2016 Mississauga Accessibility Public Forum
and Barrier-Free BC Holds Its Major Kick-Off Event in British Columbia on April 6, 2016
Come to the April 12, 2016 Mississauga Accessibility Public Forum to Help Our Grassroots Effort to Kick-Start Sluggish Ontario Government Action on Accessibility.
Web Accessibility for People Living with a Hearing Disability
One might believe that people living with a hearing disability dont really suffer from web accessibility problems since they can see the images, use a mouse, navigate the site, and read the content on the web page just fine, right?
Invitation to official launch of Barrier-Free BC April 6, 2016
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Federal Budget Commits to Creating a Canadians With Disabilities Act
The federal budget unveiled this week includes a promise to eliminate barriers for Canadians living with disabilities by introducing a national disabilities act a document advocates have long said is needed.
Digging Deeper Its Like Playing Russian Roulette: The Fight for Accessibility in Regina
Accessibility and tolerance for those living with disabilities in the Queen City was thrust into the spotlight this week after a man who is legally blind was denied a ride by two cab companies because of his service dog.
Judgment for Blind Plaintiff in Website Disability Case
A California Judge has granted summary judgment to a visually-impaired plaintiff who was unable to access the website of luggage retailer Colorado Bagn & Baggage.
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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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