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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

Canada’s Media Must Take a Long Hard Look at Its Troubling Treatment of Disability Election Issues

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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 – 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.

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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?

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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

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

Neither Election Front-Runner, Trudeau or O’Toole, Ever Ended Up Answering the AODA Alliance’s Request for Disability Accessibility Election Pledges – And Other Last Minute Election News

Tomorrow is the final day to vote in the current federal election. Here is a last look at disability accessibility issues as they have been addressed in this election campaign.

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https://www.aoda.ca/neither-election-front-runner-trudeau-or-otoole-ever-ended-up-answering-the-aoda-alliances-request-for-disability-accessibility-election-pledges-and-other-last-minute-election-news/

On the Eve of the Federal Election, Tories Will Try to Answer the AODA Alliance Request for Federal Election Commitments

Liberals Say They’ll Enact At Least Some Accessibility Standard Within Four Years of the Accessible Canada Act’s Passage

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https://www.aoda.ca/on-the-eve-of-the-federal-election-tories-will-try-to-answer-the-aoda-alliance-request-for-federal-election-commitments/

Remote Work Made Life Easier for Employees With Disabilities. Advocates Say the Option Should Stay

The pandemic upended corporate culture as workers traded office buildings for their kitchen tables. For most, the change was largely a matter of convenience. But for many people with disabilities, it was transformative – getting to and from a workplace was the most arduous part of their day.

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/remote-work-made-life-easier-for-employees-with-disabilities-advocates-say-the-option-should-stay/

How Accessible is Voting for People With Disabilities?

For some people, voting isn’t as simple as showing up to the polls on election day and casting a ballot.

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https://www.aoda.ca/how-accessible-is-voting-for-people-with-disabilities/

Disabled Inmate Was Forced to Sleep On Cell Floor for 3 Weeks, Lawsuit Alleges

Correctional Services Canada declines to comment but has said facility has ‘accessible options’ for bathing

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https://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/disabled-inmate-was-forced-to-sleep-on-cell-floor-for-3-weeks-lawsuit-alleges/

Some Media Cover the Federal Election’s Disability Accessibility Issues and/or the Inaccessibility of Mail-In Ballots

As we have found in past elections, it is very hard to get the media to cover this election issue. This is so, even though major media outlets devote a great deal of time and space to election issues. Of course, the accessibility issue on which the AODA Alliance has concentrated is only one of several important disability issues in this election.

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https://www.aoda.ca/some-media-cover-the-federal-elections-disability-accessibility-issues-an-or-the-inaccessibility-of-mail-in-ballots/