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In this Issue
*The Ontario Conservatives Ask the Wynne Government When It Will Appoint the Education Standards Development Committee, But the Wynne Government Doesnt Give a Direct Answer
*City Criticized on Accessibility Issues
*Canadian Federation of the Blind Letter and Background Information Mailed to Librarians and Legislators
*Accessibility Advocates Want Ontarios Wheelchair Symbol Changed
*Persuading your older parents to take the smart home leap
*Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind Announce Comprehensive Accessibility Improvements for Lyft Riders Who Travel with Service Animals
*Toyota Develops WelWalk Robotic Brace to Aid in Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients
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The Ontario Conservatives Ask the Wynne Government When It Will Appoint the Education Standards Development Committee, But the Wynne Government Doesnt Give a Direct Answer
Come to the April 22, 2017 AODA Public Forum in Georgina Ontario
There Have Been 137 Days Since Premier Wynne Promised An Education Accessibility Standard, But Still No Answer On When the Wynne Government Will Post an
Ad Inviting the Public To Apply To Serve on the Education Standards Development Committee
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City Criticized on Accessibility Issues
BELLEVILLE The citys accessibility gaps were brought to the mayors attention during his speech to the Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce about the state of the city.
Canadian Federation of the Blind Letter and Background Information Mailed to Librarians and Legislators
Having two library systems is an unreasonable duplication of effort and a tragic waste of resources. The Canadian Federation of the Blind urges governments and libraries to put an end to this nonsense and once and for all make our library service truly public. We believe NNELS is fully
capable of managing distribution of books in alternate formats and should become Canadas resource for libraries as they integrate service to people with print disabilities.
Accessibility Advocates Want Ontarios Wheelchair Symbol Changed
Accessibility advocates in Toronto are putting pressure on the Ontario government to adopt a new, more dynamic accessibility icon. Since last year, the Forward Movement has been plastering the city with stickers of the preferred barriers-free symbol. Theyve also collected signatures for a petition showing community support.
Persuading your older parents to take the smart home leap
First, Sophie Godek tried to read books with a magnifying glass. Then, she turned to a tablet to make the words on her e-books larger. Eventually, she couldnt even see that. The 95-year-old was losing her sight, and with it, one of her favorite hobbies.
Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind Announce Comprehensive Accessibility Improvements for Lyft Riders Who Travel with Service Animals
Lyft and the National Federation of the Blind today announced a collaborative effort to ensure reliable and equal service to individuals who are blind and use service animals.
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Toyota Develops WelWalk Robotic Brace to Aid in Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients
On Wednesday, Toyota launched a new robotic leg brace called the WelWalk WW-1000. The robotic exoframe is designed to help patients with partial paralysis walk again. The device is worn on the affected leg, with a large motor component at the knee joint that helps with functions such as supporting body weights and assisting with movements such as swinging the leg forward.
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
*Essential Accessibility Website Rethinks The Web For People With Disabilities
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