Accessibility News August 14,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Warning Job Applicants With Disabilities May Miss Out if Artificial Intelligence Used to Hire
*Canada and Prince Edward Island Fund New Facility for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities in Charlottetown *Accessibility Changes are Coming to Halifax Patios This Summer
*Service Dog Refused Entry Into Bradford Restaurant; Incident Leads to Education Around Legislation
*A Disability Perspective on the Enduring Legacy of the Late Premier Bill Davis
*The PDF/UA Foundation Launches New PDF Accessibility Checker – PAC 2021
*Pandemic-Era Patios Still too Often Inaccessible, Disability Advocates Say

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Warning Job Applicants With Disabilities May Miss Out if Artificial Intelligence Used to Hire

Many large organisations use algorithms to assess performance in job interviews and about 40 per cent use artificial intelligence (AI) when screening potential candidates, according to a global report by business consultancy Accenture.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/warning-job-applicants-with-disabilities-may-miss-out-if-artificial-intelligence-used-to-hire/

Canada and Prince Edward Island Fund New Facility for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities in Charlottetown

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island continue to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities across the province, enhance quality of life, and support economic recovery from COVID-19.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canada-and-prince-edward-island-fund-new-facility-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-in-charlottetown/

Accessibility Changes are Coming to Halifax Patios This Summer

Patios that only have a rope-and-post barrier can pose an accessibility issue because the open space between the posts can’t be detected by cane.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-changes-are-coming-to-halifax-patios-this-summer/

Service Dog Refused Entry Into Bradford Restaurant; Incident Leads to Education Around Legislation

“Any dog is not allowed,” repeated Ganesh Ponniah, owner of the Golden Taste of Asia restaurant in Bradford, while refusing a local pastor and his service dog entrance into his establishment last week.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/service-dog-refused-entry-into-bradford-restaurant-incident-leads-to-education-around-legislation/

A Disability Perspective on the Enduring Legacy of the Late Premier Bill Davis

Four decades ago, it was entirely lawful to discriminate against people with disabilities in Ontario. It was also constitutional for Canada’s Parliament or a provincial legislature to pass a law or operate a program or policy that discriminated against people with disabilities. The pivotal year when that all changed was 1982, forty years ago next spring.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/a-disability-perspective-on-the-enduring-legacy-of-the-late-premier-bill-davis/

The PDF/UA Foundation Launches New PDF Accessibility Checker – PAC 2021

“We will serve the community by ensuring that document accessibility tools are always free and available to end users. This will help us achieve our mission of striving for a barrier-free digital world”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/the-pdf-ua-foundation-launches-new-pdf-accessibility-checker-pac-2021/

Pandemic-Era Patios Still too Often Inaccessible, Disability Advocates Say

Patios are ‘very frustrating’ for people with hearing loss, advocate says

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/pandemic-era-patios-still-too-often-inaccessible-disability-advocates-say/

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