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In this Issue
*Accessibility Online: A Neglected Frontier for People With Disabilities
*Wheelchair Bound Bolton Woman with MS Wants Call to Action on Accessibility
*Expert Behind Ontario Autism Decisions Speaks Out
*Financial Status Affects Success of Students With Learning Disabilities
*Thornhill MPP Takes on Accessible Parking Issue
*Seventy Per Cent of Websites Are Breaking the Law on Accessibility Heres How and Why That Needs to Change
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Accessibility Online: A Neglected Frontier for People With Disabilities
When we think accessibility, we usually think about doors that open automatically, or ramps that lead up to buildings.
But what about accessibility online?
Wheelchair Bound Bolton Woman with MS Wants Call to Action on Accessibility
Bolton resident Kathleen Lynch sat outside Bolton businesses this past Saturday to highlight accessibility issues. Lynch suffers from MS and is wheelchair bound.
Expert Behind Ontario Autism Decisions Speaks Out
TORONTO A doctor who led an expert report on autism that the Ontario government is using to justify a controversial treatment funding decision is speaking out, albeit cautiously.
Financial Status Affects Success of Students With Learning Disabilities
Study finds students with means to pay for special accommodations perform better than those with fewer resources
Thornhill MPP Takes on Accessible Parking Issue
Thornhill MPP Gila Martow came one step closer to helping people who use handicapped parking earlier this month.
On May 5, she promoted and debated her private members bill, Bill 187: Commission of Inquiry into Accessible Parking in Municipalities Act, 2016, in the Ontario Legislature and it passed second reading.
Seventy Per Cent of Websites Are Breaking the Law on Accessibility Heres How and Why That Needs to Change
Weve all been there, angrily tapping at your phone on a website that just refuses to co-operate. The links are too small to click, the images wont load and the ads are both incredibly invasive and impossible to close. Now imagine accessibility issues like this every time you visit a website, infuriating right?
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