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In this Issue
*The Life-Changing Impact of Autism Service Dogs
*Dysfunction of Function, Accessibility and Inclusion
*Ontario to Invest $6 Million in Accessibility Programs
*Two Preventable Accessibility Problems Facing Tourists with Disabilities Already Surfaced for the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games
*Mike Hammer Solves Mystery of No Access Spending
*Pan Am Games App Deemed Failure by Advocates for People With Disabilities(PWDs)
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The Life-Changing Impact of Autism Service Dogs
A boy walks through the crowded halls of his school tethered to a dog who helps him remain calm in the crowd, find the correct classroom, and get settled in his seat before class starts.
Dysfunction of Function, Accessibility and Inclusion
accessibilityAt this point in time, after having seen the release of the Mayo Moran review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA),
it is important to center our focus on how accessibility is created within a market place.
Ontario to Invest $6 Million in Accessibility Programs
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Reza Moridi, came to McMaster this afternoon to announce an additional $6-million investment in accessibility programs at Ontario Universities.
Two Preventable Accessibility Problems Facing Tourists with Disabilities Already Surfaced for the Toronto 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games
The Toronto 2015 Smart Phone app for Apple devices like the iPhone was released with preventable barriers. These made key parts of the app inaccessible to blind or dyslexic people who use Apples free VoiceOver screen-reader.
Mike Hammer Solves Mystery of No Access Spending
By Victor Schwartzman, with Mike Hammer
My throat was dry and the streets were wet. Toronto hadnt changed and neither had I: we were both nice on the outside but there was something nasty underneath.
Mike Hammers the name, solving mysteries is no game. This time it was no mystery at all but Ill give you the puzzler anyway. See if you can guess who the suspect is before the big reveal.
Pan Am Games App Deemed Failure by Advocates for People With Disabilities(PWDs)
The Toronto 2015 app has been deemed a failure by advocates for people with disabilities. They say the App for the Panam/Parapan Am Games is not accessible to those who are visually impaired. Christina Stevens reports
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