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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 5 years, 21 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Whyte Ridge Community Centre Opens New Accessible Fitness Park *Stonehenge Gets Rated for ‘Accessibility’ as an Attraction
*Navigating the NYC Subway in a Wheelchair Is Hell
*Great Conventional Media and Social Media Coverage Highlight Serious Problems with the Doug Ford Government Plan to Divert 1.3 Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Controversial Private Accessibility Certification Program
*Community Access for Visual Impaired Aided by Technology
*Caught Out: How CAPTCHA Patterns Trip Up People With Disabilities
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Whyte Ridge Community Centre Opens New Accessible Fitness Park
A new way for people with accessibility issues to get active in Winnipeg has opened at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre.
The new Whyte Ridge Accessible Fitness Park was officially opened on Saturday.
Stonehenge Gets Rated for ‘Accessibility’ as an Attraction
A national charity, that organises holidays for disabled people and their carers, has been assessing visitor attractions.
The Revitalise Accessible Tourism Report, first conducted in 2014, was carried out for a second time to see if visitor attractions have actively made any positive changes in accessibility for 2019.
The report identified Stonehenge as the number one attraction in Wiltshire for 2019.
Navigating the NYC Subway in a Wheelchair Is Hell
Sometimes it takes Sasha Blair-Goldensohn three times longer to get to work than it used to, and sometimes he’s stuck on a subway platform with no easy way to get up to street level.
The 43-year-old software engineer, who’s been using a wheelchair since 2009, is one of about a million differently-abled people facing daily struggles as they navigate New York City’s aging subway system.
Great Conventional Media and Social Media Coverage Highlight Serious Problems with the Doug Ford Government Plan to Divert 1.3 Million Dollars to the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Controversial Private Accessibility Certification Program
In both conventional media and social media, there has already been good coverage of the serious problems that we have publicly raised with the Ford Government plan to divert 1.3 million public dollars to the controversial Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) private accessibility certification program. This helps reinforce
our call for the Government to set this plan aside. Instead of this inappropriate use of public money, the Doug Ford Government should act now to implement the helpful recommendations in the final report of David Onley’s Independent Review of the implementation and enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
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Community Access for Visual Impaired Aided by Technology
NANAIMO Emerging technology for those who are visually-impaired is highlighting how inaccessible Nanaimo can be for many.
Nanaimo resident Jean Menzies, like many others across the world, is turning to technology and the increasing number of apps and services to see and make her way through life.
Caught Out: How CAPTCHA Patterns Trip Up People With Disabilities
Ariel Bogle* says people with disabilities face ‘encoded inhospitality’ and numerous other barriers as they try to access the internet.
Dr Scott Hollier logged into an online portal recently, and was immediately faced with a familiar yet irritating internet question: “How many of these pictures include buses?”
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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.
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