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In this Issue
*The Next Frontier in ADA Litigation: Website and App Access for the Disabled
*2014 Year-End Retrospective on Our Non-Partisan Campaign for Disability Accessibility And More News from the Accessibility Front Lines
*Nostradamus Refuses To Predict 2015 AODA Implementation
*Court Puts 6-Month Limit on Detentions Under Mental Health Act
*AODA 2014 2015 Upcoming Deadlines and Things to Work on in 2015 for 2016
*Gaming Technology Makes its Way Into Headsets for the Visually Impaired
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The Next Frontier in ADA Litigation: Website and App Access for the Disabled
What many retailers might not be aware of is the growing risk of litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and derivative state laws arising from websites or mobile apps that allegedly discriminate against disabled individuals.
2014 Year-End Retrospective on Our Non-Partisan Campaign for Disability Accessibility And More News from the Accessibility Front Lines
This is the AODA Alliances final Update for 2014. We thank one and all for reading or skimming our Updates, for passing them on to others, and for being part of our non-stop grassroots campaign to make Ontario fully accessible to over 1.8 million people with disabilities. Every contribution of effort by each one of you to our campaign helps sustain this effort.
Nostradamus Refuses To Predict 2015 AODA Implementation
By Victor Schwartzman
Nostradamus was contacted by this always truthful journalist on the internet, where nothing ever dies. The seer was asked to make a prediction for the Ontario Governments 2015 Implementation of the AODA access legislation. He refused. His response was:
Court Puts 6-Month Limit on Detentions Under Mental Health Act
Deaf, mentally ill man warehoused in maximum-security institution for nearly two decades under Ontarios Mental Health Act
For nearly two decades, a deaf, mentally ill man has sat in an Ontario maximum security psychiatric institution, held under the provinces Mental Health Act a law never intended to permit long-term detention.
AODA 2014 2015 Upcoming Deadlines and Things to Work on in 2015 for 2016
As you may be aware, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act contains several obligations that apply at different points in time, depending on whether the organization is a small organization (under 50 employees) or a large organization (50 employees or more), in order to achieve the goal of creating an accessible Ontario.
Gaming Technology Makes its Way Into Headsets for the Visually Impaired
EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help visually impaired people move around more safely and easily.
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
*The Best in Disability Advertising Awarded to Duracell at ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference
http://www.aoda.ca/the-best-in-disability-advertising-awarded-to-duracell-at-ana-multicultural-marketing-diversity-conference/ *Merck Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer App for People With Disabilities
http://www.aoda.ca/merck-partners-with-essential-accessibility-to-offer-app-for-people-with-disabilities/ *Aeroplan Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer App for People with Disabilities
http://www.aoda.ca/aeroplan-partners-with-essential-accessibility-to-offer-app-for-people-with-disabilities/ aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Market Garden + express|o
http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-market-garden-expresso-coffee-bar/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Monarchs Pub
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- T|Bar
*Frida Restaurant & Bar
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