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In this Issue
*Video Game is Prescribed by Doctors to Treat ADHD
*These Ontario Disability Support Recipients Say They’re Struggling More as Prices Soar
*Regina Folk Festival Piloting Accessibility Project Using Hearing Loop
*For Blind Internet Users, the Fix can Be Worse Than the Flaws
*Misuse of Twitter’s Alt Text Feature Draws Criticism From Accessibility Advocates
*Disability Inclusion Requires a Culture Shift
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* 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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Video Game is Prescribed by Doctors to Treat ADHD
In 2020, the EndeavorRXby Akili Interactive, is the first game to receive authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used as a resource in the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in children.
These Ontario Disability Support Recipients Say They’re Struggling More as Prices Soar
Some Thunder Bay residents living on Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) payments say they’re relying on food banks and feeding programs, and selling personal belongings to cover expenses as the cost of goods and services soars.
Regina Folk Festival Piloting Accessibility Project Using Hearing Loop
The Regina Folk Festival (RFF) is piloting a project at this year’s event with the aim of improving accessibility for the hearing impaired at future shows with the use of a Hearing Loop.
For Blind Internet Users, the Fix can Be Worse Than the Flaws
Accessibility experts, however, would prefer that companies not use automated accessibility overlays. Ideally, they say, organizations would hire and train full-time employees to oversee these efforts. But doing so can be difficult.
Misuse of Twitter’s Alt Text Feature Draws Criticism From Accessibility Advocates
When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration uploaded the first photo of the early universe from its James Webb telescope to Twitter, it included a highly detailed description of the deep-field snapshot.
Disability Inclusion Requires a Culture Shift
As we are forced to reconceive many of our workplaces, we can do so with 21st vision. It’s time to embrace equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace – but that means disability inclusion too.
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