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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 4 years, 12 weeks, 6 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Twitter Will Add Transcriptions for Voice Tweets to Promote Accessibility
*A New Canadian Disability Benefit Modelled After the GIS? What Does That Mean?
*Ontario NDP Presses the Ford Government to Lift the Veil of Secrecy on Key Documents Addressing How Life-and-Death Medical Triage Decisions Will be Made if the Second Wave of COVID-19 Exceeds Ontario Hospital Capacity
*AODA Alliance submits A Brief to Accessibility Standards Canada Listing the Federal Accessibility Standards We Need the Federal Government to Now Develop and Enact
*Deaf Politician – The Gary Malkowski Story
*Websites Still Don’t Provide Equal Access in 2020 – and Lawsuits are Increasing
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Twitter Will Add Transcriptions for Voice Tweets to Promote Accessibility
The company was criticized for rolling out the test feature without support for people with disabilities.
A New Canadian Disability Benefit Modelled After the GIS? What Does That Mean?
The 2020 Speech from the Throne contained the following passage:
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Canadians with disabilities, and highlighted long-standing challenges. The Government will bring forward a Disability Inclusion Plan, which will have:
Ontario NDP Presses the Ford Government to Lift the Veil of Secrecy on Key Documents Addressing How Life-and-Death Medical Triage Decisions Will be Made if the Second Wave of COVID-19 Exceeds Ontario Hospital Capacity
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AODA Alliance submits A Brief to Accessibility Standards Canada Listing the Federal Accessibility Standards We Need the Federal Government to Now Develop and Enact
Last year, Canada’s Parliament passed the Accessible Canada Act ACA. It requires Canada to become accessible to people with disabilities by 2040. It lets the Federal Government enact a series of enforceable federal accessibility standards. Those regulations would spell out what organizations within reach of the Federal Government must do to remove and prevent disability barriers.
Deaf Politician – The Gary Malkowski Story
CWDO is pleased to present this webinar about Gary Malkowski’s life.
The biography, Deaf Politician – The Gary Malkowski Story follows Gary from being born deaf into an immigrant, working-class family in Hamilton, Ontario through his education at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC to his community activism and political career in Toronto.
Websites Still Don’t Provide Equal Access in 2020 – and Lawsuits are Increasing
The coronavirus outbreak caused a shift in the usage of digital devices.
As people worldwide become heavily dependent on the internet for essential information, work, school, entertainment, and basic needs such as medication and groceries, it’s clearer than ever that digital inclusion is crucial.
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