Accessibility News July 30,2022 Update

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In this Issue

*Feds Sue Cubs, Claiming Rrigley Field Renovations Violate Disability Access Requirements
*Advocacy Groups Call on Ontario Government to Double Social Assistance Rates
*Deaf Fan Denied Captioning Accommodation at Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
*Being Smart About Accessibility
*Job Boards Aren’t Designed with Disability in Mind – and That Needs to Change
*How Hamilton Candidates With Disabilities Get the Message Out When They Can’t Go Door-to-Door

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* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Launches Design Evaluations Based on First-Ever Design-Focused WCAG Rule Library
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* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Reaches Employee Count Milestone, Celebrates Recognitions for Company Culture
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ARTICLES:

Feds Sue Cubs, Claiming Rrigley Field Renovations Violate Disability Access Requirements

AcNews Editors Note: The Toronto Blue Jays are going to renovate the Rogers Center what are the chances they’ll do any better or that the Ontario Government will fine them when they don’t?

According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago, the Cubs “failed to ensure that recent additions and alterations at Wrigley Field are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.”

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/feds-sue-cubs-claiming-rrigley-field-renovations-violate-disability-access-requirements/

Advocacy Groups Call on Ontario Government to Double Social Assistance Rates

More than 200 advocacy groups have signed an open letter asking the Ontario government to double disability support payment rates and ensure they keep up with the soaring cost of living.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/advocacy-groups-call-on-ontario-government-to-double-social-assistance-rates/

Deaf Fan Denied Captioning Accommodation at Montreal Just For Laughs Festival

Tom Willard, who is a stand-up comedian himself, planned to attend the festival for the first time, buying his ticket and booking his hotel, but without the captioning service, he was forced to cancel.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/deaf-fan-denied-captioning-accommodation-at-montreal-just-for-laughs-festival/

Being Smart About Accessibility

It was a question many residential developers might be reluctant to ask so credit goes to Jake Cohen, chief operating officer of The Daniels Corporation for posing the following during a recent community event about accessible city building: How is the development sector as a whole doing when it comes to designing units for people living with disabilities?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/being-smart-about-accessibility/

Job Boards Aren’t Designed with Disability in Mind – and That Needs to Change

The nature of work is rapidly changing and is creating opportunities for jobseekers who have a disability. But for the more than 600,000 employable Canadians who have a disability, many still face barriers to securing employment.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/job-boards-arent-designed-with-disability-in-mind-and-that-needs-to-change/

How Hamilton Candidates With Disabilities Get the Message Out When They Can’t Go Door-to-Door

It can be hard to knock on doors if you use a wheelchair to get around – so two Hamilton candidates in the upcoming municipal election are running their campaigns a little differently.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/how-hamilton-candidates-with-disabilities-get-the-message-out-when-they-cant-go-door-to-door/

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