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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 41 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Royal York in Etobicoke Latest Accessible TTC Station
*What Barriers Do Students with Disabilities Face in Post-Secondary Education in Ontario? Send Us Feedback on Our Draft Framework for a Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard
*Updating the Information and Communications Standards
*Trails, Accessibility and Maintenance Get Top Billing in Hamilton County’s Proposed Parks Master Plan
*The BlindShell: An Accessible Cell Phone with Real Buttons
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Royal York in Etobicoke Latest Accessible TTC Station
For several years, the TTC has been upgrading its stations to comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which became law in 2005.
What Barriers Do Students with Disabilities Face in Post-Secondary Education in Ontario? Send Us Feedback on Our Draft Framework for a Post-Secondary Education Accessibility Standard
Well, we’re at it once again! We want and need your feedback! This time, it’s all about barriers impeding students with disabilities in post-secondary education in Ontario.
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Updating the Information and Communications Standards
However, attendees at Onley’s public meetings state that the standards’ website requirements are out of date. The standards will require public-sector organizations, and large private-sector organizations, to make their web content accessible by January 2021. Organizations must do so by complying with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), level AA. However, version 2.0 of these guidelines was created in 2008. As a result, this version of the guidelines does not help make modern technology, such as phone apps, accessible.
Trails, Accessibility and Maintenance Get Top Billing in Hamilton County’s Proposed Parks Master Plan
While specifics about projects, costs and a time frame were not shared at the meeting, the four commissioners present seemed to latch onto the priorities outlined, specifically accessibility.
The BlindShell: An Accessible Cell Phone with Real Buttons
When we think about accessible smart phones, the Apple iPhone is usually the first thing that comes to mind (apologies to those blind people who have had success with Android-based phones). I do believe that for a lot of us, the iPhone has turned out to be the most nonvisually accessible and usable smart phone that we have ever used. However..
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