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In this Issue
*Help Us Make Transportation Services in Ontario Accessible to Passengers with Disabilities
*New Pedestrian-Activated Crossing Signals Provide Safe Passage in Downtown St. Marys
*Uber Discriminates Against Riders With Disabilities, Class-Action Suit Says
*Wynne Government Extends to July 31, 2017 the Deadline for Answering the Governments Education Barriers Survey and for Giving Feedback on Draft Reforms to Ontarios Transportation Accessibility Standard
*nTIDE June 2017 Jobs Report: Ongoing Job Growth Reflects Americans with Disabilities Striving to Work
*Microsofts New iPhone App Narrates the World for Blind People
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Help Us Make Transportation Services in Ontario Accessible to Passengers with Disabilities
By July 27, 2017 Please Send Us Feedback on the draft Brief by the AODA Alliance and ARCH Disability Law Centre on the Transportation Standards Development
committees Draft Recommendations for Improving the 2011 Transportation Accessibility Standard
New Pedestrian-Activated Crossing Signals Provide Safe Passage in Downtown St. Marys
With the new crossing signals, all three of St. Marys downtown intersections are compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Uber Discriminates Against Riders With Disabilities, Class-Action Suit Says
All around Valerie Joseph, there is a fleet of Uber cars rolling by on New York City streets.
But though she could really use the ride-hailing app, Ms. Joseph said she does not bother because Uber has so few wheelchair-accessible cars to dispatch. Its plain unfair, said Ms. Joseph, 41, who relies on a wheelchair.
Wynne Government Extends to July 31, 2017 the Deadline for Answering the Governments Education Barriers Survey and for Giving Feedback on Draft Reforms to Ontarios Transportation Accessibility Standard
Wynne Government Responds to AODA Alliance Letter But Doesnt Answer Our Concerns With the Governments Consultation on Education Accessibility Barriers
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nTIDE June 2017 Jobs Report: Ongoing Job Growth Reflects Americans with Disabilities Striving to Work
As the nation implements the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, vocational rehabilitation (VR) services are evolving to better serve people with significant disabilities.
Microsofts New iPhone App Narrates the World for Blind People
Microsoft has released Seeing AI a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired. With the app downloaded, the users can point their phones camera at a person and itll say who they are and how theyre feeling. They can also point it at a product and itll tell
them what it is. All of this is done using artificial intelligence that runs locally on their phone.
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
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