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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 8 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Binghamton Computer Scientists Program Robotic Seeing-Eye Dog to Guide the Visually Impaired
*Catching Up on Media Coverage of the Many Different Disability Barriers in Ontario – While Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Still Won’t Talk to Us
*New School Opening in Barrie for Children With Autism the First-Of-Its-Kind in Region
*Passenger Forced to Drag Himself Off Air Canada Flight After Airline Failed to Provide Wheelchair Assistance
*CRTC Urged to Mandate Better Supports for Deaf Canadians During Phone Service Outages
*Insider Q&A: AbleGamers Founder Mark Barlet on the Importance of Making Gaming Accessible
Binghamton Computer Scientists Program Robotic Seeing-Eye Dog to Guide the Visually Impaired
Last year, the Computer Science Department at the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science went trick-or-treating with a quadruped robotic dog. This year, they are using the robot for something that Assistant Professor Shiqi Zhang calls “much more important” than handing out candy, as fun as that can be.
Catching Up on Media Coverage of the Many Different Disability Barriers in Ontario – While Premier Ford and Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho Still Won’t Talk to Us
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New School Opening in Barrie for Children With Autism the First-Of-Its-Kind in Region
“We provide customized education plans; we cater specifically to autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, various learning challenges or delays,” explained IBI Behavioural Services Owner and Director Amanda Baysarowich.
Passenger Forced to Drag Himself Off Air Canada Flight After Airline Failed to Provide Wheelchair Assistance
Rodney Hodgins says airline should apologize after ‘dehumanizing’ experience that left him in pain for days
CRTC Urged to Mandate Better Supports for Deaf Canadians During Phone Service Outages
When a major telecommunications outage left more than 12 million users without wireless service in July 2022, the disruption was far more dire for the many Canadians dependent on accessibility apps.
Insider Q&A: AbleGamers Founder Mark Barlet on the Importance of Making Gaming Accessible
Mark Barlet founded AbleGamers in 2004. It’s a nonprofit that works to combat social isolation among people with disabilities using “the power of video games.” Most recently, his organization worked with Sony to help create its new Access controller for the PlayStation, designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to play.
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