Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/acnewsca
Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.
Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.
Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.
The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 6 years, 43 weeks, 4 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
* New Initiatives on Campus Aim to Improve Accessibility
* Pacific Autism Family Network and Miriam Foundation Receive Federal Funding to Help Canadians Impacted by Autism
* Uber Sued By Disability Rights Groups For Illegal Discrimination Against Wheelchair Users
* Ninety-six percent of Visually Impaired Adults Watch TV on a Regular Basis, According to Comcast and the American Foundation for the Blind
* Why Do Gyms Make Things So Difficult for Blind People?
* Dundas Service Ontario Office Encouraged to Improve Accessibility
For a long term strategy in meeting the AODA and Section 508, Accessibility News recommends Accessibil-IT Inc for all your accessible PDF documentation needs. For more information email them at email@example.com or visit them on the web at: http://www.accessibilit.com
New Initiatives on Campus Aim to Improve Accessibility
NC State efforts to improve accessibility on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors have increased over the past year to include not only physical accommodations, but educational and online ones as well.
Pacific Autism Family Network and Miriam Foundation Receive Federal Funding to Help Canadians Impacted by Autism
The movement to assist Canadians living with autism, intellectual and development disabilities, and their families gained ground today when the government of Canada announced an investment of $20 million over 5 years as part of the 2018-2019 federal budget.
Uber Sued By Disability Rights Groups For Illegal Discrimination Against Wheelchair Users
Today, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a major class action lawsuit against Uber challenging the popular ride-sharing service’s lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The suit, brought by a coalition of individuals and disability rights groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, is the first legal challenge to Uber’s wheelchair-inaccessibility on its home turf.
Ninety-six percent of Visually Impaired Adults Watch TV on a Regular Basis, According to Comcast and the American Foundation for the Blind
“It’s a myth to think that you can’t enjoy television just because you have a visual disability,” said Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President of Accessibility for Comcast, who was born blind.
But it’s not always easy for the visually impaired to enjoy their favorite shows: of those surveyed, 65 percent encountered problems with looking up what’s on TV, and 53 percent experienced difficulty in following along with key visual elements. Less than half surveyed were aware of assistive technologies like video description and talking TV guides.
Why Do Gyms Make Things So Difficult for Blind People?
When smartphones, TVs and even washing machines are set up for visually impaired people to use, why isn’t exercise equipment?
Dundas Service Ontario Office Encouraged to Improve Accessibility
Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has been encouraging the private operator of Dundass’ Service Ontario office at 17 King St. . to improve accessibility, and local pressure appears to have resulted in at least a temporary fix.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.
The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app? gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions – such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.
Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online.
Want to advertise in this spot? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
To unsubscribe from this Newsletter, send an email to
email@example.com or just reply to this Update and state your intentions.
The views and opinions expressed throughout Accessibility News do not represent those of the various organizations or associated individuals and are exclusively those of the contributor and/or author of the specific article or commentary.
Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006