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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 51 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*New AODA Requirement for Government Websites
*Japan Speeds up Barrier-Free Initiatives Ahead of Paralympics
*Boston Sled Hockey Players Finding Family and Freedom on the Ice
*Toyota Motor Europe Launches the Toyota Startup Awards to Find Most Innovative Solutions to Improve Mobility for All
*Whitehorse Teen can Write eMails Using Her Eyes
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New AODA Requirement for Government Websites
A new AODA requirement for government websites came into force on January 1st, 2020. Under the Information and Communications Standards, the Ontario government and the Legislative Assembly must make sure that all their websites, as well as content on Internet and Intranet sites, are accessible. Moreover, they must do so by making all these sites compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA. This international standard gives web developers guidelines on how to make their webpages accessible to computer users with disabilities.
Japan Speeds up Barrier-Free Initiatives Ahead of Paralympics
Japan is speeding up its efforts to make accommodation and transport facilities more accessible ahead of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, but some people with disabilities have questioned whether enough is being done.
Boston Sled Hockey Players Finding Family and Freedom on the Ice
WELLESLEY, Mass. For people with physical disabilities simple tasks can be major challenges. They plan ahead for everything. Even sports designed for athletes with disabilities can create obstacles.
“We have enough to adapt to in life,” said sled hockey player Brian Bardel. “We tend not to think about it and just overcome.”
Toyota Motor Europe Launches the Toyota Startup Awards to Find Most Innovative Solutions to Improve Mobility for All
The Toyota Startup Awards will take place at the 4YFN event in Barcelona, from 24 to 26 February 2020
Eight selected startups will participate in a pitching competition to try to win the main prize a fast track to the Toyota Accelerator Program, powered by ISDI Accelerator
Whitehorse Teen can Write eMails Using Her Eyes
Eva von Flotow won’t take no for an answer.
The 19-year-old Whitehorse woman is fighting for more accessibility.
It’s a cause close to her heart; von Flotow uses a wheelchair. She has quadriplegic cerebral palsy with dystonia, which means she has difficulty controlling how she moves.
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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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