Accessibility News October 1,2022 Update

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/acnewsca

AbleDocs is proud to support Accessibility News!

With AbleDocs’ Document Accessibility Services, we are able to provide full content accessibility solutions that are unmatched by any other provider in the marketplace. We are the only organization that guarantees the compliance of every document we produce, and we back that compliance with a $10,000,000 liability policy.

CREATE | REMEDIATE | VALIDATE | EDUCATE

AbleDocs Inc. The Worldwide Leader in PDF Accessibility Products and Services https://www.abledocs.com

The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 2 years, 13 weeks, 1 day until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*Spare Partners with UZURV to Transform Paratransit Services
*May Mobility and Via Launch First Rural Transit Program to Use Wheelchair Accessible ADA-Compliant Autonomous Vehicles
*Pulled Off Wheel-Trans and Forced onto the Subway
*’Pedestrians should be our priority’: Toronto man voicing accessibility concerns
*Accessibility Advocate Draws Attention to Issues with Spring Garden Road Development Work
*City of Cambridge Seeks Input on Making Facilities More Accessible
*AODA Alliance Updates

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is an Accessibility-as-a-Service platform. It helps organizations deliver inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences in compliance with legal requirements to ensure that no one with a disability is left behind.

To learn more, visit http://www.essentialaccessibility.com.

Press Releases:

* Level Access and eSSENTIAL Accessibility Complete Merger
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/level-access-and-essential-accessibility-complete-merger-301608027.html
* eSSENTIAL Accessibility Launches Design Evaluations Based on First-Ever Design-Focused WCAG Rule Library
https://www.yahoo.com/now/essential-accessibility-launches-design-evaluations-130000029.html

Past Press Releases:

https://www.essentialaccessibility.com/news

ARTICLES:

Spare Partners with UZURV to Transform Paratransit Services
Vancouver on-demand transit software solution Spare has partnered with UZURV to enable transit agencies to expand their fleet capacity to meet the evolving paratransit transportation needs.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/spare-partners-with-uzurv-to-transform-paratransit-services/

May Mobility and Via Launch First Rural Transit Program to Use Wheelchair Accessible ADA-Compliant Autonomous Vehicles

The Grand Rapids, Minn. service is accessible by design and will demonstrate how AVs reach their greatest impact when used for public transportation â even in rural, wintry settings

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/may-mobility-and-via-launch-first-rural-transit-program-to-use-wheelchair-accessible-ada-compliant-autonomous-vehicles/

Pulled Off Wheel-Trans and Forced onto the Subway

Cost-cutting measures will push thousands of paratransit users onto the TTC, with disabled and elderly riders forced into gruelling bus and subway trips.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/pulled-off-wheel-trans-and-forced-onto-the-subway/

‘Pedestrians should be our priority’: Toronto man voicing accessibility concerns

Brian Provini, who lives near Yonge and Wellesley streets, says a Bike Share rack located in the Wellesley car park is causing safety hazards and making it difficult for pedestrians with disabilities to pass through.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/pedestrians-should-be-our-priority-toronto-man-voicing-accessibility-concerns/

Accessibility Advocate Draws Attention to Issues with Spring Garden Road Development Work

Frustration is an all too familiar feeling for Gus Reed as he navigates the streets of Halifax.

For years, the accessibility advocate has brought attention to barriers people face as they make their way through Nova Scotia.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/accessibility-advocate-draws-attention-to-issues-with-spring-garden-road-development-work/

City of Cambridge Seeks Input on Making Facilities More Accessible

To help minimize barriers for those with disabilities, the City of Cambridge is looking for input from the community on how to improve accessibility in its programs, services and facilities.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/city-of-cambridge-seeks-input-on-making-facilities-more-accessible/

AODA Alliance Updates:

A Grassroots Disability Call for Overdue Federal Action to Tear Down the Many Disability Barriers Facing Air Travel Passengers with Disabilities in Canada – Federal Ministers’ Positive Statements that Reform is Needed Are Not Enough

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/a-grassroots-disability-call-for-overdue-federal-action-to-tear-down-the-many-disability-barriers-facing-air-travel-passengers-with-disabilities-in-canada-federal-ministers-positive-statements-tha/

Here We Go Again! Why Did the Ford Government Fail to Hold an Open Merit-Based Competition for the Members of the Long-Overdue Design of Public Spaces Standards Development Committee, under Ontario’s Disabilities Act?

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynews.ca/here-we-go-again-why-did-the-ford-government-fail-to-hold-an-open-merit-based-competition-for-the-members-of-the-long-overdue-design-of-public-spaces-standards-development-committee-under-ontarios/

Past Newsletters

View past issues of the Newsletter at http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/category/accessibility-news-weekly-newsletter/

Inclusive Media and Design Inc is a proud supporter of Accessibility News.

Inclusive is ready to caption and video describe all your video for web, DVD, and computer desktop. They can also assist you in understanding and implementing Ontario’s AODA Integrated Standards’ media requirements. Consider having them check that any of your new web site content is compliant with an Accessibility Audit.

Visit http://www.inclusivemedia.ca to find out more.

Want to advertise in this spot or make an Announcement? Email info@accessibilitynews.ca for more info

To unsubscribe from this Newsletter, send an email to info@accessibilitynews.ca or just reply to this Update and state your intentions.

The views and opinions expressed throughout Accessibility News do not represent those of the various organizations or associated individuals and are exclusively those of the contributor and/or author of the specific article or commentary.

Accessibility News, since November 8, 2006