Accessibility News January 1,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*For People with Disabilities, Home Ownership is a Two-Headed Monster
*Opinion: The World Should Not Fall Into Its Old Ableist Habits as Covid Re-Openings Continue
*Talking Labels Aid the Blind with Prescriptions
*AudioEye’s Customer Sued By San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind for Web Accessibility Failures
*On-Demand Transit a Boon for City’s Residents With Accessibility Needs
*How The Labor Market Has Changed For People With Disabilities
*Canadian Company Builds a Better Box of Chocolates Using Braille

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For People with Disabilities, Home Ownership is a Two-Headed Monster

Federally, the Canadian Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment and services under federal jurisdiction, including housing, and the National Housing Strategy Act recognizes adequate housing as a human right.

Provincially however, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) â legislation with the stated goal of making Ontario fully accessible to people with disabilities by 2025 – does not mention housing.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/for-people-with-disabilities-home-ownership-is-a-two-headed-monster/

Opinion: The World Should Not Fall Into Its Old Ableist Habits as Covid Re-Openings Continue

Matt McCann says despite the challenges of Covid, some welcome changes have come for those with disabilities and those changes should not be lost.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/opinion-the-world-should-not-fall-into-its-old-ableist-habits-as-covid-re-openings-continue-2/

Talking Labels Aid the Blind with Prescriptions

As some people age, they may have trouble reading prescription labels, knowing what dose to take and identifying proper pills.

Mistakes can have life-threatening consequences. The challenge is exacerbated for folks who don’t see well or have a severe visual impairment though some blind people have learned to figure out which pill is which by feeling its shape or texture.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/talking-labels-aid-the-blind-with-prescriptions/

AudioEye’s Customer Sued By San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind for Web Accessibility Failures

Despite working for a long time with AudioEye for website remediation, ADP, the human resources management software and resources giant, was sued due to consistent failures in AudioEye services and products to be used by blind people.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/audioeyes-customer-sued-by-san-francisco-lighthouse-for-the-blind-for-web-accessibility-failures/

On-Demand Transit a Boon for City’s Residents With Accessibility Needs

Nobody wants to feel like a burden, but when Tom Slow has to board the community bus in Port Colborne with his wheelchair, that’s exactly how he feels.

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/on-demand-transit-a-boon-for-citys-residents-with-accessibility-needs/

How The Labor Market Has Changed For People With Disabilities

Prior to the pandemic, individuals with disabilities were being hired for jobs faster than their counterparts without disabilities, which was welcome news that seemed to suggest a closing of the long-standing employment gap. In the first year of the pandemic, however, workers with disabilities lost nearly a million jobs –
that is a 20 percent decline, compared to only a 14 percent decline among workers without disabilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-the-labor-market-has-changed-for-people-with-disabilities/

Canadian Company Builds a Better Box of Chocolates Using Braille

A move by a Canadian chocolate maker to produce packaging for blind and partially sighted people is one of several campaigns this year by companies trying to make their products more accessible to people with disabilities (PWD).

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canadian-company-builds-a-better-box-of-chocolates-using-braille/

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