Accessibility News March 20,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*Age Discriminatory Policies in Ontario Stroke Treatment!
*People With Disabilities Say This AI Tool Is Making the Web Worse for Them
*Committee Vote Goes Against Residents Opposed to New Sidewalks
*You Can’t Solve Accessibility with 1 Line of Code
*Court Certifies Class of People With Disabilities Excluded From NYC Subway System Due To Lack of Stair-Free Access In Violation of NYC Human Rights Law
*Paramedics Have Started Vaccinating Vulnerable Windsor Residents in Their Homes

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Age Discriminatory Policies in Ontario Stroke Treatment!

In 2015 at age 60 I filed a complaint of age discrimination against the Ontario government over their decision to deny me more stroke treatment on the basis of age. My complaint was heard before the Human Rights TribunalOntario(HRTO) in 2016.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/age-discriminatory-policies-in-ontario-stroke-treatment/

People With Disabilities Say This AI Tool Is Making the Web Worse for Them

AccessiBe aims to make the internet fully accessible to the visually impaired by 2025-but activists say the company’s AI is making things worse.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/people-with-disabilities-say-this-ai-tool-is-making-the-web-worse-for-them/

Committee Vote Goes Against Residents Opposed to New Sidewalks

Civic works committee votes against granting sidewalk exemptions on 8 London streets
After four hours of debate, London city council’s civic works committee voted on Monday to follow city policy and install sidewalks on a handful of residential streets despite strong opposition from residents.

Read more at
https://aoda.ca/committee-vote-goes-against-residents-opposed-to-new-sidewalks/

You Can’t Solve Accessibility with 1 Line of Code

Accessibility overlays are third-party web scripts that alter the user experience. Providers, which include AccessiBe, Userway, AudioEye, and EqualWeb, sometimes claim that installing their script will prevent lawsuits in the U.S. under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/you-cant-solve-accessibility-with-1-line-of-code/

Court Certifies Class of People With Disabilities Excluded From NYC Subway System Due To Lack of Stair-Free Access In Violation of NYC Human Rights Law

Fewer than 25% of the New York City subway’s 472 stations provide stair-free access, meaning the MTA excludes hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers with mobility disabilities each day from this vital system.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/court-certifies-class-of-people-with-disabilities-excluded-from-nyc-subway-system-due-to-lack-of-stair-free-access-in-violation-of-nyc-human-rights-law/

Paramedics Have Started Vaccinating Vulnerable Windsor Residents in Their Homes

This is the first known mobile vaccine clinic in the region to accommodate accessibility issues and give doses to some of the region’s most vulnerable.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/paramedics-have-started-vaccinating-vulnerable-windsor-residents-in-their-homes/

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