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Accessibility Advocates Want the Ontario Government to Put Them to Work

Committees working on provincial accessibility standards say their work’s been paused for too long Taylor Simmons
CBC News
Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Kathleen Lynch, a student at Humber College, looks down at a garbage can blocking the path to her classroom. She wants Ontario to get back to work creating accessibility standards, so all of her classrooms will be equipped with automatic doors.

Accessibility Must Be More Than an Add-On to Online Pedagogy

If we are serious about accessible online learning, we must talk openly about disability as if it is right here, right now because it is. By CHELSEA JONES | AUG 21 2018

Recently, I attended a conference presentation ostensibly about accessible online learning, where I watched a man we’ll call Steve fumble over gadgets at the podium. After a few assurances that we would get started right away, folks, a woman’s face appeared on a large, projected screen. Catherine (not her real name) was introduced by Steve and began talking. The trouble was that nobody could understand what she was saying.

Blind Workers Test Limitations of Online Hiring Systems

By Patrick Dorrian

Hard Rock Cafe. GameStop. Dart Container. Albertsons. What do the theme-restaurant chain, gaming retailer, foam cup maker, and grocery store chain have in common? All are accused of having online job application systems that blind workers can’t access fully.

And all four companies face lawsuits in California federal court alleging discrimination against blind and visually impaired job seekers at the very outset of the job search process. And they’re not alone. Since April, seven other employers have similarly been sued under California law in state court.

‘Childish’: Creemore Man Describes Efforts to Get Clearview to Produce Accessible Documents

Peter Lomath takes fight to get township to provide AODA-complaint documents to province News Aug 10, 2018 by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun

Peter Lomath said he is taking his request for Clearview Township to provide municipal documents in a format that meets accessibility requirements directly to the province.

Ontarians to Use Electronic Voting Machines in June Election

Liam Casey
TORONTO, The Canadian Press
Published May 9, 2018

For the first time in a provincial election in Ontario, voters will use electronic voting machines when they head to the polls on June 7.

The voters’ paper lists will also be a thing of past in most ridings, replaced by an electronic version called e-Poll Book.

Elections Ontario says the new technology should help speed up both the voting and ballot-counting process.