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In this Issue
*AODA: A Moving Experience
*Disabled Woman Wins Discriminatory Pay Case at Ontario Human Rights Tribunal *Text-to-911 Coming to City
*Public Comment on Proposed Changes to the Customer Service Standard *Reinterpreting and Expanding The Right to Live in the World *Affordable Colleges For Students With Disabilities
*Playing in the Dark, Not Like Being Blind
*Screen Reader User Survey #5 Results
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AODA: A Moving Experience
By Victor Schwartzman
There was once a fellow named me
who for Accessibility News and AODA
wrote a column about the government
(its access implementation was a load of
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Disabled Woman Wins Discriminatory Pay Case at Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
An intellectually disabled St. Catharines woman paid just $1.25 an hour for 10 years wins $142,000 in back pay and damages.
Text-to-911 Coming to City
While texting can be dangerous in certain situations, in others, it could save your life.
As part of its 2014 budget and in a means to reach out to those with hearing and speech impairments, Belleville police look forward to implementing Text-to-911 by the end of the year.
Text-to-911 is the ability to communicate with 911 operators via text messages from a cellphone and other devices.
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Public Comment on Proposed Changes to the Customer Service Standard
The ASAC/SDC has reviewed the current Customer Service Standard, including re-examining the long-range objectives and all requirements that organizations must follow. Based on this review, the ASAC/SDC is proposing amendments related to the following components of the Customer Service Standard:
Class structure of organizations based on number of employees; Policies, practices and procedures;
Feedback processes; and
Notice of availability and format of documents.
Reinterpreting and Expanding The Right to Live in the World
It is a tragedy to have a disease like muscular dystrophy.
My question: Have you ever met or spoken to anyone who has muscular dystrophy?
No, but I know that it has to be terrible.
Affordable Colleges For Students With Disabilities
A complete guide to college financing for students with disabilities. Find expert advice on loans, grants and scholarships specifically for disabled students, as well as resources to help with the job search after graduation.
Playing in the Dark, Not Like Being Blind
CNIB is using this event to raise money, thereby reinforcing stereotypes blind people are working hard to eradicate.
How shameful that CNIB is helping its finances by undermining its clients aspirations.
Screen Reader User Survey #5 Results
In January 2014, WebAIM conducted a survey of preferences of screen reader users. We received 1465 valid responses to this survey. This was a follow-up survey to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey of January 2009 and the follow-up surveys from October 2009, December 2010, and May 2012.
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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.
In the Spotlight
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Market Garden + expresso Coffee Bar http://www.amenu.ca/the-eaton-chelsea-hotel-market-garden-expresso-coffee-bar/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- Monarchs Pub
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel- T|Bar
*The Eaton Chelsea Hotel Bb33 Bistro + Brasserie
http://www.amenu.ca/bb33-bistro-brasserie-at-the-eaton-chelsea-hotel/ *The Eaton Chelsea Hotel In-Room Dining