Accessibility News July 16,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? Clarington Gets More Mobile
*I Feel Landlocked: Accessible Transit Users Call for More Options in Ottawa
*Accessibility Around Construction Sites’ Horrible, Disability Advocate Says
*How This Teacher Who Reads Lips has Navigated Mask Mandates
*With Long Waits for a Service Dog, Some Folks are Training Their Own
*Web Accessibility Is the Future of B2B Marketing
*Via Said Their Train Would be Accessible. It Wasn’t. So Ontario Woman, Grandparents Cancelled the Trip

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Press Releases:

* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Reaches Employee Count Milestone, Celebrates Recognitions for Company Culture
* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Launches New Browser Extension Making it Possible to Test User Flows for Accessibility Barriers
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ARTICLES:

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? Clarington Gets More Mobile

Clarington is more accessible now after the municipality installed new mobility device charging stations across the community.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/whats-going-on-here-clarington-gets-more-mobile/

I Feel Landlocked: Accessible Transit Users Call for More Options in Ottawa

A weekend trip to Montreal came with an added $348 to the bill after Maddy Dever says they were forced to pay for a hotel room because there weren’t any accessible taxis operating in the city.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/i-feel-landlocked-accessible-transit-users-call-for-more-options-in-ottawa/

Accessibility Around Construction Sites’ Horrible, Disability Advocate Says

David Lepofsky, chair of the AODA Alliance, said the expanded boom in housing and transportation projects expected in the city must take into account the needs of all those trying to make their way safely through the maze of construction.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/accessibility-around-construction-sites-horrible-disability-advocate-says/

How This Teacher Who Reads Lips has Navigated Mask Mandates

Masks made return to classroom impossible for Amy Nicholas, who is hard of hearing

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/how-this-teacher-who-reads-lips-has-navigated-mask-mandates/

With Long Waits for a Service Dog, Some Folks are Training Their Own

Beth Pratt has taught her dog to sit and roll over, but Windigo can also retrieve pill bottles and open wheelchair accessible doors. It’s the result of countless hours of training, far more than Pratt ever planned to put in when she got Windigo as a puppy.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/with-long-waits-for-a-service-dog-some-folks-are-training-their-own/

Web Accessibility Is the Future of B2B Marketing

If you operate a business-to-business (B2B) website, you might not prioritize web accessibility. After all, your target audience isn’t end users; you’re writing content for business leaders and decision makers. While inclusive web design might be helpful, it’s not truly essential – is it?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/web-accessibility-is-the-future-of-b2b-marketing/

Via Said Their Train Would be Accessible. It Wasn’t. So Ontario Woman, Grandparents Cancelled the Trip

The couple use walkers, so Prudhomme had called Via in advance to ensure the train was accessible. Despite assurances from the railway, it wasn’t.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/via-said-their-train-would-be-accessible-it-wasnt-so-ontario-woman-grandparents-cancelled-the-trip/

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