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In this Issue
*Ontarios 2017 David C. Onley Award Recipients
*AMI Partners with Prominent Web Organization to Further Encourage Media Accessibility and Inclusion
*BCA Universal Design Award winners showcase facilities for less mobile users
*Hey Siri how mobile technology can support inclusion
*14 Quotes That Celebrate a More Accessible World
*Fighting the Social Factors of Accessibility
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Ontarios 2017 David C. Onley Award Recipients
The David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility was created in 2014 to recognize Ontarians who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving accessibility for people with disabilities.
This years award recipients are:
AMI Partners with Prominent Web Organization to Further Encourage Media Accessibility and Inclusion
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it has become an official member organization of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
With more than 400 members world-wide, W3C is an organization that facilitates the creation of standards that shape web technology. One of its primary goals is to make the Web widely accessible to all people regardless of hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical
location, physical or mental ability. AMI shares similar values with a strong focus on inclusion, empowerment and innovation.
BCA Universal Design Award winners showcase facilities for less mobile users
It is not just wheelchair-users who can benefit from the developments thoughtful features. Braille indicators are used extensively at navigation points to help the visually challenged find their way, as opposed to being just in elevators, the way it is in most residential areas today.
Mr Eng Tiang Wah, vice president of product development and design in CapitaLand Limited, the projects developer, said: Wherever we can add in little elements of universal design, we did it From the towers, to the surroundings down to even the benches that we sit on.
Hey Siri how mobile technology can support inclusion
For such a small piece of equipment, the iPad packs a lot of punch when it comes to providing accessibility features, writes Jacqui Kirkman.
While there is still a need for custom-built equipment, many people with special accessibility needs are finding that an iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch or similar
devices by other manufacturers can perform the same functions for a much lower price and sometimes in a way that makes them stand out less.
14 Quotes That Celebrate a More Accessible World
When speaking of disabilities, the blind and their needs are most often used as an example. It is deceivingly simplistic since accessibility is something most of the population can benefit from.
Fighting the Social Factors of Accessibility
Digital content shared through a website is a powerful tool for nonprofit outreach, fundraising, community building, and program delivery. It can give a parent access to amazing resources they otherwise may not have found, and bring new eyes to your parent center.
But what if your message is falling on deaf ears?
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
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