Accessibility News September 25,2021 Update

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In this Issue

*AODA Alliance: Monday September 27, 2021 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing
*Saskatoon Voter Frustrated Over Accessibility Issues at Polling Station
*Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those with Impaired Vision
*After the Federal Election, New Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Canada and a Pressing Need for the Media to Take a Hard Look at the Short Shrift It Too Often Gave Disability Issues
*We Need to Ditch Overlay Tools in Creating Truly Accessible Websites
*BourneFlosman: Carleton University Isn’t Living Up to Its Accessibility Pledge
*Dalhousie Students Honoured for Device That Helps People With Disabilities

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AODA Alliance: Monday September 27, 2021 10 AM Court Virtual Hearing

Livestream: Blind Disability Advocate David Lepofsky Argues Disability Rights Case Against Accessibility Minister Raymond Cho

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-monday-september-27-2021-10-am-court-virtual-hearing/

Saskatoon Voter Frustrated Over Accessibility Issues at Polling Station

Voting is a right every adult Canadian citizen has, but one Saskatoon man says his polling station wasn’t set up for him to enter in his wheelchair despite being led to believe it was accessible.

“The voter card said this site meets all 15 accessibility criteria for Roland Michener School,” Sikorski told CTV News.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/saskatoon-voter-frustrated-over-accessibility-issues-at-polling-station/

Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those with Impaired Vision

The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/specialty-pharmacies-cater-to-the-blind-and-those-with-impaired-vision/

After the Federal Election, New Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Canada and a Pressing Need for the Media to Take a Hard Look at the Short Shrift It Too Often Gave Disability Issues

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/after-the-federal-election-new-opportunities-for-people-with-disabilities-in-canada-and-a-pressing-need-for-the-media-to-take-a-hard-look-at-the-short-shrift-it-too-often-gave-disability-issues/

We Need to Ditch Overlay Tools in Creating Truly Accessible Websites

One of the points against the #wethe15 site was its use of accessibility overlays â plugins, apps or widgets that modify a web page’s source code with a snippet of JavaScript, and which allow for text and color adjustments, magnification and screen readers, among other things. Some even claim to use artificial intelligence (AI). To their credit, #wethe15 swiftly removed this overlay following community feedback.

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/we-need-to-ditch-overlay-tools-in-creating-truly-accessible-websites/

BourneFlosman: Carleton University Isn’t Living Up to Its Accessibility Pledge

How is it, in 2021, that ableism is still a systemic issue at a Canadian institution of higher learning?

Read more at
https://www.aoda.ca/bourneflosman-carleton-university-isnt-living-up-to-its-accessibility-pledge/

Dalhousie Students Honoured for Device That Helps People With Disabilities

Students hope to commercialize device that placed third in Universities Canada competition

Read more at
https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/dalhousie-students-honoured-for-device-that-helps-people-with-disabilities/

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