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In this Issue
*Final Report of Mayo Morans Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Just Made Public Report Reveals Serious Problems
*Government-Commissioned Independent Report Shows Serious Problems with Ontario Governments Implementation of Disabilities Accessibility Law
*Ontario Committed to Accessibility
*Accessibility Can Change the Way We Think
*Harvard, MIT Sued Over Lack of Closed Captioning Online
*Canada Post Cutbacks Will Impact the Disabled
*Canadian Paralympic Committee Receives $30,000 Grant from Milos Raonic Foundation in Support of Parasport
*Please Use and Widely Circulate the AODA Alliances New Action Kit Which We Unveil Today
*More Missing Money at CNIB Lottery Kiosks
*Should Websites Be Required to Provide Better Access to the Disabled?
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Final Report of Mayo Morans Independent Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Just Made Public Report Reveals Serious Problems
Ontarians with Disabilities See Too Little Progress on Accessibility, While Business and Municipalities Find Accessibility Regulations Too Vague
Government-Commissioned Independent Report Shows Serious Problems with Ontario Governments Implementation of Disabilities Accessibility Law
Report Calls for Premier Wynne to Now Directly Take Charge and Show Strong New Leadership to Ensure 1.8 Million Ontarians with Disabilities Reach Full Accessibility By 2025
Ontario Committed to Accessibility
Mayo Morans comprehensive review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) provides valuable advice and important feedback that will serve as a guide to making Ontario accessible by 2025.
Accessibility Can Change the Way We Think
People with disabilities have traditionally been excluded from decision-making, holding roles of importance, exercising personal autonomy and obtaining gainful employment.
Although the view prescribed to people with disabilities has shifted over the years, there persists an underlying theme in which the overarching narrative is one of cultural mistrust.
Harvard, MIT Sued Over Lack of Closed Captioning Online
Advocates for the deaf sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, saying the universities failed to provide closed captioning for online courses, podcasts and other educational programs.
Canada Post Cutbacks Will Impact the Disabled
Canadians deserve better. Our postal service helps connect us. And these cuts will unfairly impact the most vulnerable including seniors and people with disabilities.
Sign the Petition at the link below.
Canadian Paralympic Committee Receives $30,000 Grant from Milos Raonic Foundation in Support of Parasport
OTTAWA Feb. 10, 2015 The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is honoured and grateful to announce it is a recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Milos
Raonic Foundation, to help more children with disabilities become involved in sports.
Please Use and Widely Circulate the AODA Alliances New Action Kit Which We Unveil Today
Today we unveil an important new ten-page Action Kit, set out below. It gives you easy-to-use tips on how to reach out to your member of the Ontario Legislature,
and to the media, to press for the Ontario Government to speed up action to get Ontario back on schedule for becoming fully accessible to over 1.8 million Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. Please read this Action Kit.
More Missing Money at CNIB Lottery Kiosks
Charlotte Macfarlane still trying to get $4,000 owed in wages from charity.
Another former lottery booth operator working for the CNIB says the charity held her responsible for missing funds, though she says she wasnt at fault.
Should Websites Be Required to Provide Better Access to the Disabled?
Today, the web remains a hodgepodge of accessible and non-accessible sites for people with disabilities. Some major tech companies have taken the necessarily
coding steps to make sure adaptive technologies work properly, while other .coms, .govs and .edus are riddled with unlabelled links and images without descriptions that make surfing near impossible.
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
*Bodies of Light: Celebrating International Womens Day Through the Lens of Disability and Difference
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