Accessibility News October 1,2016 Update

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In this Issue

*New Website Answers Wheres My Bus?
*Launch Today of New National Video Relay Service Empowers Canadas Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
*New Obi Robotic Dining Device a Breakthrough for People Living with Physical Challenges
*Enabling Those Who THINK They are Unable!
*Just do it now: doctors encouraged to make offices accessible
*USBLN Technology HUB to Connect Certified Disability-Owned Businesses to Corporate Buyers
*Uber Canada and Canadian Hearing Society Partner to Promote Accessibility

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ARTICLES:

New Website Answers Wheres My Bus?

The enhancements we are unveiling today meet the needs of all of our riders students, seniors, those with disabilities, said King, chairman of councils community services committee.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/new-website-answers-wheres-my-bus/

Launch Today of New National Video Relay Service Empowers Canadas Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

A new service is launching today in Canada to empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate better and provide them with greater independence.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/launch-today-of-new-national-video-relay-service-empowers-canadas-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-community/

New Obi Robotic Dining Device a Breakthrough for People Living with Physical Challenges

The simple act of eating a meal will become more dignified and enjoyable for many people with physical challenges with the launch of Obi, a revolutionary robotic dining device.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-obi-robotic-dining-device-a-breakthrough-for-people-living-with-physical-challenges/

Enabling Those Who THINK They are Unable!

Terrence Ho from Toronto, Ontario founded
Enables Me with his brother Torrance, when asked why he took on this goal Enables Me started when I asked my brother, Torrance, the question, What is your dream job? Hes been a power wheelchair hockey player for over a decade and his answer without hesitation was, I want to be an NHL goaltender, we chuckled as we both knew it wasnt physically possible, and I asked what would be just as good?;

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/enabling-those-who-think-they-are-unable/

Just do it now: doctors encouraged to make offices accessible

It seems logical that doctors offices would be barrier-free, yet many patients face obstacles visiting their physician.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/just-do-it-now-doctors-encouraged-to-make-offices-accessible/

USBLN Technology HUB to Connect Certified Disability-Owned Businesses to Corporate Buyers

Tool Will Help Promote Job Creation and Competitive Contracts

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is launching its new Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP) technology tool, which will provide certified disability-owned and service-disabled veteran disability-owned businesses the opportunity to promote their cost-competitive businesses to corporate buyers and decision makers.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/usbln-technology-hub-to-connect-certified-disability-owned-businesses-to-corporate-buyers/

Uber Canada and Canadian Hearing Society Partner to Promote Accessibility

Uber Canada and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) announced a partnership Friday that promotes employment access for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uber-canada-and-canadian-hearing-society-partner-to-promote-accessibility/

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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