December 13, 2018
Jesse M. Brody
Offering a separate website for those with disabilities does not comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website accessibility requirements, the agency made clear with a $200,000 fine to the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).
Airline Fined for Separate Disabled-Accessible Website. Read full article.
A new report looks at how accessibility and accommodations are meeting the needs of disabled students across Canada. By MICHAEL RANCIC | NOV 21 2018
A new study aims to challenge how accessibility and accommodations are understood at postsecondary institutions. Released in October, the Landscape of Accessibility and Accommodation in Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities report says that accessibility remains siloed within postsecondary education.
Accommodating Students With Disabilities on Campus: Moving Beyond Silos. Read full article.
Former Ontario lieutenant governor is conducting the third legislative review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Posted October 31, 2018
by: Matt Vis
THUNDER BAY The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, passed in 2005, gave the province 20 years to become fully accessible.
With that target date now less than a decade away, David Onley believes it’s important to figure out what exactly it means to be accessible.
AODA Review Hopes to Address What it Means to Be Accessible. Read full article.
Stairs and narrow doorways are not the sole barriers to accessing sport and physical activity spaces. Once up the steps and through the doors, stereotypes and prejudices still obstruct the way.
For U of T Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education recent graduate Sara Santos and fourth-year student Natasha Bruno, increasing accessibility means taking down attitudinal as well as physical barriers to participation. They are strong believers in the principle that no single barrier to accessibility should take precedence over another.
Yes We Can: U of T Students Create Prize-Winning IDeA Project for Accessibility. Read full article.
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published September 7, 2018
Dean, G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto
First and foremost, national accessibility legislation is an act of human rights and inclusion. Nobody wants to live in isolation or feel forgotten by society. Through my research on employment trends, I found that a large majority of people with disabilities have a strong desire to work and pay taxes. Unfortunately, these individuals still make up a disproportionate number of people working in jobs below their skill level, a trend called mal-employment.
There’s a Business Case for Accessibility Legislation. Read full article.