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In this Issue
*Fedora Outlier LLC Blazes a Trail in Assistive Technology Teaching for the Blind and Deaf-Blind with its iOS Master Series
*Ontario Must Create Panel to Review the Current Practice of Age Discrimination Against Stroke Patients
*NFP Q&A: Understanding Ontarios Accessible Websites and Web Content Requirements
*Bus Stop Call-Outs on B.C. Transit, or Lack Thereof
*Why Online Ed Accessibility is not a When We Get to It Issue
*12th Newspaper Editorial since 1998 Backs Our Accessibility Campaign
*Mike Hammer Solves The AODA Courage Mystery, Part Two:
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Fedora Outlier LLC Blazes a Trail in Assistive Technology Teaching for the Blind and Deaf-Blind with its iOS Master Series
Fedora Outlier LLC, a nationally recognized firm of all blind and low-vision team members, announces the iOS Master Series with Access Touch.
Ontario Must Create Panel to Review the Current Practice of Age Discrimination Against Stroke Patients
Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Premier
Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care
The Ontario Liberal government has recently confirmed that you have the knowledge on how to establish a Panel ( Green Belt Panel) to investigate issues which matter to Ontarians.
On behalf of Ontarios Post Stroke Patients, I again respectfully request the Ontario government to immediately establish a new Panel to investigate the
current practice of denying publicly funded long term treatment to Ontarios Post Stroke Patients between the ages of 20 and 64.
NFP Q&A: Understanding Ontarios Accessible Websites and Web Content Requirements
Organizations with employees in Ontario need to be aware of the accessible websites requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Act, 2005 (Act). They are set out in Section 14 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation under the Act (IAS Regulation).
Bus Stop Call-Outs on B.C. Transit, or Lack Thereof
B.C. Transit drivers in Greater Victoria are supposed to announce the bus stops. Its mandatory, B.C. Transit says.
Its also not happening much. A B.C. Transit spokesman said in January that the rollout of the announcement effort, which started last year, is going well.
Why Online Ed Accessibility is not a When We Get to It Issue
As several high-profile lawsuits surface around accessibility of web content, colleges and universities must take the steps necessary to shore up their own approaches to online accessibility of web content.
12th Newspaper Editorial since 1998 Backs Our Accessibility Campaign
Toronto Star Publishes New Editorial Blasting the Ontario Government for Cutting Back on AODA Enforcement-
and AODA Alliances Reaction to Economic Development Ministers February 26, 2015 Interview on CBC Toronto Radios Metro Morning Program
Mike Hammer Solves The AODA Courage Mystery, Part Two:
By Victor Schwartzman, channeling Mickey Spillane
I snorted and my grin wouldve froze their guts, if they had any. Where can I find that Principal? At the School Of I Dont Give A Crap?
In 2013 Guide Dogs and Microsoft created a film called A Family Day Out to demonstrate technology concepts that could greatly enhance the quality of life for blind and visually impaired people.
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. For more info, please visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com
aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
*Bodies of Light: Celebrating International Womens Day Through the Lens of Disability and Difference
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