Accessibility News May 30,2020 Update – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.
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In this Issue
*Accessibility Training for Web Designers After the COVID-19 Pandemic
*David C. Onley Initiative Making Recommendations to Advance Employment for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
*Watch the Captioned May 27, 2020 Online Fireside Chat with AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ontarians with Disabilities
*Malhotra and Johnson: People With Disabilities Must Not Be Forgotten Once the Lockdown Lifts
*Why Do Provinces Often Confiscate Federal Benefits From People Who Clearly Need Them?
*Internet, Social Media Open Doors of Accessibility for Those With DeafBlindness
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Accessibility Training for Web Designers After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Web developers and other communications professionals should learn more about accessibility during any courses they take to educate themselves. These professionals should be prepared to design web layouts and content for all people, not just people without disabilities. Therefore, any courses or modules that teach people about web design should show them how to design accessibly. For example, they should be aware of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which ensure that website content and layouts are accessible. Similarly, they could learn about the various ways people with disabilities access the web using assistive technology, such as:
David C. Onley Initiative Making Recommendations to Advance Employment for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
Companies often assume that accommodating an employee with a disability will cost thousands of dollars. It’s a misperception that can create an additional barrier to finding employment, and it contributes to the job gap between students with disabilities and those without.
Watch the Captioned May 27, 2020 Online Fireside Chat with AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky and Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ontarians with Disabilities
Tell Us What Barriers Students with Disabilities Face in Colleges and Universities
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Malhotra and Johnson: People With Disabilities Must Not Be Forgotten Once the Lockdown Lifts
As municipalities ponder creative ways to open up after the end of the COVID-19 lockdown and revitalize the battered economy, it is imperative city planning incorporate the needs and perspectives of people with disabilities.
Why Do Provinces Often Confiscate Federal Benefits From People Who Clearly Need Them?
Amanda Demerse lost her part-time job as a rink attendant with the City of North Bay in March when the municipality closed recreation facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What happened next, amid a global health emergency, is an example of what goes on every day for vulnerable people living on the fault lines of creaking federal and provincial income support systems, social policy experts say.
Internet, Social Media Open Doors of Accessibility for Those With DeafBlindness
During a time when we are physically separated from family, friends, and our peers, technology helps to bridge the gap and encourage social connection from afar.
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