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In this Issue
*From Here to Eternal Waiting: Why is Sight-Impairment Still a Health Hazard at the Pharmacy Counter, Well Into the 21st Century?
*The Passport of Dorian Gray
*Advocate Fights for More Accessibility at Federal Election Polling Stations
*Clarington Taxi Law Updated for Accessibility
*Ontarios Targeted Accessibility Compliance Initiative
*Federal Liberal party Promises to Introduce Canadians with Disabilities Act
*A Blind Computer Software Engineer From Toronto is Giving Eyes to Those Who Cant See
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From Here to Eternal Waiting: Why is Sight-Impairment Still a Health Hazard at the Pharmacy Counter, Well Into the 21st Century?
The sorry secret about the pharmacy industry is that not all prescriptions are fulfilled equitably when there is a customer with vision loss at the counter. Simply and obviously put, sight-impaired people cannot access what most people can.
The Passport of Dorian Gray
By Victor Schwartzman
Be warned! This tale is creepy. If you have a delicate heart or are easily frightened, stop reading now. Of course, if you are easily frightened avoid reading anything on the election.
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Advocate Fights for More Accessibility at Federal Election Polling Stations
As the election approaches, one man is watching closely to what Elections Canada is doing for people with disabilities. After going to the polls in 2011, Matt Wozenilek took Elections Canada to task over human rights issues.
Clarington Taxi Law Updated for Accessibility
Taxi owners and drivers cannot charge extra for passengers with a disability, or charge extra to transport wheelchairs, and now all service animals must be allowed, after Clarington updated the bylaw that regulates taxi licences.
Ontarios Targeted Accessibility Compliance Initiative
Ontario is conducting targeted audits of large retail organizations with 500 or more employees to determine compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Federal Liberal party Promises to Introduce Canadians with Disabilities Act
Liberal Party Promises to Introduce Canadians with Disabilities Act
Our Efforts Now Focus on the Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois, the Only Federal parties that Havent Promised in This Election to Introduce This Legislation
A Blind Computer Software Engineer From Toronto is Giving Eyes to Those Who Cant See
David Best, a former IBM web developer, has just helped usher in the first pilot system in Canada created specifically to help visually impaired people nearly 200,000 in Ontario alone navigate the indoors.
A network of iBeacons launched last month inside the headquarters of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) in north Toronto could, Best believes, sweep aside travel barriers, boost blind independence and open up worlds beyond the tip of the cane.
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
Rich Donovan to Join eSSENTIAL ACCESSIBILITY as Executive Chairman http://bit.ly/1MxZNwr
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