Accessibility News July 8,2017 Update

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In this Issue

*Markham Teen Wins Ontario Science Centres 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award *Freeing our people: Updates From the Long Road to dIinstitutionalization *Braille on Map at New Toronto Park Not Accessible
*Lack of Accessibility at New Orillia Restaurant Angers Resident *Letter Calls on Minister to Include Education in Accessibility Legislation *ICC Releases Update to Building Accessibility Standard

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Markham Teen Wins Ontario Science Centres 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award

High school student Anmol Tukrel has already begun to leave his mark on the global scientific community. Today, the seventeen-year-old from Markham, Ontario
was presented with the 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award by the Ontario Science Centre for his creative application of science and technology towards solving a real world problem.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/markham-teen-wins-ontario-science-centres-2017-weston-youth-innovation-award/

Freeing our people: Updates From the Long Road to dIinstitutionalization

In Ontario alone, an estimated 10,000 people with intellectual disabilities are on a waiting list for residential support (the wait time in Ontario was recently estimated at 22 years).

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/freeing-our-people-updates-from-the-long-road-to-diinstitutionalization/

Braille on Map at New Toronto Park Not Accessible

Walking into the new Trillium Park, visitors are greeted by a map highlighting the trails attractions in both written and braille instructions for people who are visually impaired.

But if you look a little closer and touch the map visitors to the downtown Toronto park will soon realize the braille is printed on a flat board and is useless to those who need it.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/braille-on-map-at-new-toronto-park-not-accessible/

Lack of Accessibility at New Orillia Restaurant Angers Resident

This is a provincial issue, Lauer told the Packet & Times. Through our local bylaw and building codes and permit functions, we can control certain things. In this case, that entrance which is the issue wasnt significantly altered. There were no structural changes made. Therefore, it was just an esthetic change, so we have no ability to effect change regarding accessibility.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/lack-of-accessibility-at-new-orillia-restaurant-angers-resident/

Letter Calls on Minister to Include Education in Accessibility Legislation

Barrier Free Manitoba delivered a letter to Minister of Families Scott Fielding on Friday calling for an education standard to be included in the Accessibility for Manitobans Act.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/letter-calls-on-minister-to-include-education-in-accessibility-legislation/

ICC Releases Update to Building Accessibility Standard

The 2017 standard is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) American National Standard and was developed through a consensus-based process that brings together all the stakeholders, including disability-rights groups, code officials, product manufacturers, design professionals, and facility owners and managers.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/icc-releases-update-to-building-accessibility-standard/
ICC A117.1 provides greater accessibility to buildings for persons with physical disabilities

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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. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com

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