Accessibility News August 26,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*Excellent Media Coverage of the Policy Experts Conference on What Canadas Promised National Accessibility Law Should Include
*Ontario Teen Who Lost Both Parents to Mental Health Issues Mailed Letters to All 338 MPs, Only 40 Responded
*Prince Edward County Officials Decry Unfortunate Case of Couple Denied B&B Over Service Dog
*Obtaining Accessible Cable Television: A Frustrating Experience
*How Does the Refreshed Section 508 Rule Affect Your Agency?
*Remember to Catch Tomorrows Online Conference on What Canadas Promised National Accessibility Law Should Include
*Three Day Event to Help Calgarians with Disabilities

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ARTICLES:

Excellent Media Coverage of the Policy Experts Conference on What Canadas Promised National Accessibility Law Should Include

and More Media on Other Accessibility Issues

Wonderful Media Coverage of the August 22, 2017 Online Policy Experts Conference on What Canadas Promised National Accessibility Law Should Include

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/excellent-media-coverage-of-the-policy-experts-conference-on-what-canadas-promised-national-accessibility-law-should-include/

Ontario Teen Who Lost Both Parents to Mental Health Issues Mailed Letters to All 338 MPs, Only 40 Responded

Most conspicuous of the non-responses is the member for Papineau Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Noah Irvine is fighting to end the stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada, and for a national suicide prevention plan.

A Guelph teenager who lost both parents to mental health issues says he is disappointed at the lack of response he received after mailing letters challenging every member of parliament across Canada to take action and address the countrys suicide crisis.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/ontario-teen-who-lost-both-parents-to-mental-health-issues-mailed-letters-to-all-338-mps-only-40-responded/

Prince Edward County Officials Decry Unfortunate Case of Couple Denied B&B Over Service Dog

Same officials say provinces accessibility rules need clarification

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/prince-edward-county-officials-decry-unfortunate-case-of-couple-denied-bb-over-service-dog/

Obtaining Accessible Cable Television: A Frustrating Experience

At the AccessWorld Tech Summit in March 2017, part of the American Foundation for the Blinds annual Leadership Conference, I was so excited while listening to a presentation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about accessible devices including cable boxes. I figured I could call my cable company when I got home and get an accessible cable box. I was wrong.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/obtaining-accessible-cable-television-a-frustrating-experience/

How Does the Refreshed Section 508 Rule Affect Your Agency?

A part of The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 requires that government agencies provide individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services and activities. Specifically, Section 508 deals with electronic and services, including web page
content, PDF documents and audio and video content and specifies requirements to ensure that all web content is accessible to people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-does-the-refreshed-section-508-rule-affect-your-agency/

Remember to Catch Tomorrows Online Conference on What Canadas Promised National Accessibility Law Should Include

More Media Coverage on Accessibility Triggered by Wonderful Grassroots Ontario Accessibility Advocates

A Great Chance to Learn from Amazing Speakers from Around the World on What the Promised Canadians with Disabilities Act Should Include

Remember to log in to watch tomorrows online policy experts conference on what the Federal Government should include in the promised national accessibility
law. It will be streamed live on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. It will later be posted online as a permanent video. ASL and CART will be available tomorrow.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/remember-to-catch-tomorrows-online-conference-on-what-canadas-promised-national-accessibility-law-should-include/

Three Day Event to Help Calgarians with Disabilities

Not-for-profit organization creating specialized solutions for disabilities in 72 hour makeathon event

The Tikkun Olam Makers:Calgary run by Kadima Dynamics, is excited to announce their third makeathon event where local engineers and designers, termed Makers,
work with people with a disability, or Need-Knowers, to create solutions for their everyday challenges.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/three-day-event-to-help-calgarians-with-disabilities/

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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