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In this Issue
*Accessibility Progress Slow at Queens
*Mapping an Accessible TTC
*The evils of captcha explained by a blind person
*Government of Canada Invests to Improve Workplace Diversity in the Canadian Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Sectors *Building University-Wide IT Accessibility
*Mike Hammer Cracks The AODA Cowardice Case: Part Four
*86 Modern Accessible Transit Buses Coming to 13 Ontario Municipalities
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Accessibility Progress Slow at Queens
Outdated buildings raise concerns about access as campus audit begins
The hallways in Jeffrey Hall are poorly lit and lecture halls in lower levels are inaccessible to wheelchair users.
Mapping an Accessible TTC
Twenty per cent of bus stops are not yet fully accessible as bus ramps and lifts are unable to be deployed at some narrow urban sidewalks or at suburban
stops where a concrete bus stop pad has not been poured. Thirty-four of the TTCs 69 subway and SRT stations are equipped with elevators from platform to street level.
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The evils of captcha explained by a blind person
Whoever forgets their online banking password or any other account with sensitive data must pass the dreaded CAPTCHA test(Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart).
Government of Canada Invests to Improve Workplace Diversity in the Canadian Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Sectors
The representation of people with disabilities is about half of those who are available and qualified to work.
Building University-Wide IT Accessibility
While many higher ed institutions focus mostly on Web accessibility or rely on a disability resources center to serve students in need, Temple University has ramped up its accessibility efforts across the board. Heres how.
Mike Hammer Cracks The AODA Cowardice Case: Part Four
By Victor Schwartzman, as informed by Mickey Spillane
Welcome to Part Four! If you have not read Parts One, Two or Three, how on earth did you stumble into Part Four? But since you are here, and need a summary of the first three Parts what are you going to do? I sympathize!
86 Modern Accessible Transit Buses Coming to 13 Ontario Municipalities
Metrolinx, on behalf of 13 municipalities, has facilitated the purchase of 86 high-floor and low-floor eight-metre specialized transit buses for their
fleets. All buses will be fully accessible and able to carry up to six passengers with personal mobility devices at the same time.
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