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In this Issue
*Higher Education Websites Unsuitable for Special Needs Students, says Report
*Top Ten Reasons Minister Duguid Is AODA Silent
*Aeroplan Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer App for People with Disabilities
*AODA Alliance Writes Premier Kathleen Wynne to Highlight Major Disability Accessibility Priorities
*Angry Judge Demands Interpreter for Deaf Man
*Guide Dog Users Group launches Innovative Mobile App
*AODA Alliance Writes the Ontario Minister of Education, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (who is also the Minister of Research and Innovation) and the Minister of Health to Identify Key Disability Accessibility Priorities for Their Ministries
*New Smartphone App Gives Sight to People With Vision Disabilities
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Higher Education Websites Unsuitable for Special Needs Students, says Report
A new study has found that poorly-designed Irish higher education websites could be contributing to significant dropouts among students with particular disabilities because they cannot access certain assignment services.
Top Ten Reasons Minister Duguid Is AODA Silent
By Victor Schwartzman
10. “I can’t talk about it because I’ve never seen Star Wars.” (Minister Duguid confuses AODA with Yoda.)
Aeroplan Partners with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to Offer App for People with Disabilities
eSSENTIAL Accessibility is proud to announce its partnership with Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program. Through the partnership, Aeroplan now offers a desktop app that empowers people with physical disabilities to access aeroplan.com.
AODA Alliance Writes Premier Kathleen Wynne to Highlight Major Disability Accessibility Priorities
As the Wynne Government sets its priorities for its new term in office, we have now written ten cabinet ministers with key areas of responsibilities to identify major disability accessibility priorities for their ministries. We also capped off this effort, by writing Premier Kathleen Wynne on September 19, 2014. We set out that letter below.
Angry Judge Demands Interpreter for Deaf Man
For a month now, Adam George-Ouellet has travelled from jail cell to courtroom to jail cell to courtroom, never once hearing let alone understanding the many things that police and lawyers and other officials say to him and about him.
Guide Dog Users Group launches Innovative Mobile App
The National Association of Guide dog Users Inc., a division of the National Federation of the Blind and the nation’s leading service animal advocacy organization, announced today that it has release the NAGDU Guide & Service Dog Advocacy & Information app. This new IOS app provides comprehensive information about the rights and responsibilities of service animal users under state and federal law.
AODA Alliance Writes the Ontario Minister of Education, the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (who is also the Minister of Research and Innovation) and the Minister of Health to Identify Key Disability Accessibility Priorities for Their Ministries
With a battery of new cabinet ministers getting up to speed on their new jobs after the 2014 Ontario election, we have written all key Ontario Government ministries to identify important steps they must take to keep the Government’s promises on disability accessibility. This is part of our effort to help ensure that Ontario becomes fully accessible to persons with disabilities on or before 2025, as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires.
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New Smartphone App Gives Sight to People With Vision Disabilities
The new app that allows people who are blind to listen to an audio read back of printed text is receiving rave reviews after its first day of availability and is being heralded as a life-changer by many people.
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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