9 Simple Tips for Making Your Website Disability-Friendly

The Internet isn’t always “one size fits all.” Every day, inaccessible web design prevents billions of people in the disabled community from an easy online experience. For those with visual impairments, learning difficulties, hearing loss and more, there are dozens of unique challenges waiting behind every URL. But building a …

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Canadian Airlines Told To Allow Free Attendant Fare

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In January 2008, the Canadian Transportation Agency gave Canadian airlines a year to carry out policies to allow free attendant travel for people with severe disabilities who cannot travel alone. The CTA policy was called One Person One Fare. There is the good and bad to this story. WestJet WestJet …

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Should employees talk about mental illness?

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This month media campaigns are encouraging people to talk about mental illness. This raises the question about whether employees should talk to their employer about mental illness or remain silent for fear of losing their jobs. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (Commission) in its recent paper “Minds That …

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How home business brings freedom for entrepreneurs with disabilities

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Meet the SME owners overcoming the challenges of having a disability by running a small business from home. Running a business from home is popular with entrepreneurs, for reasons such as convenience, cost savings and flexibility. For those who are affected by health issues and disabilities, a home setting can also provide the freedom and flexibility they need to run a …

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Governments wage war against their own human rights laws

When award-winning writer Varda Burstyn complained to the Canadian Human Rights Commission about her treatment by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the last thing she expected was to be caught in the crossfire of a war between these government agencies. Burstyn suffers from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS, also known as …

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Amazon improves Kindle iOS app accessibility

Amazon improved its Kindle iOS app accessibility. The updated version 3.8 of the app is to adjust line spacing, Multi-page Highlights and Print Replica Textbooks notebook improvements. Amazon added accessibility improvements in latest’s update including the ability to set a higher maximum font size. What’s New in Version 3.8 Line Spacing …

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Mobile Phone for People with Vision disabilities Launched

WASHINGTON: Odin Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the T-Mobile network, announced the country’s first mobile service designed for the sole purpose of improving wireless accessibility for people who are blind or low vision. Emporia Essence: A simple mobile phone for People with vision disabilities. (Photo Credit: Odin Mobile) …

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Oregon testing Windows 8 Tablets for voters with disabilities

Last fall, Oregon became the first state in the nation to utilize tablet technology in elections. Now in the state’s latest technology move, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown has arranged to provide Samsung Series 7 PC tablets, featuring the Windows 8 operating system, to be used by Oregon voters with disabilities …

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Rise Asset Development- A Website Dedicated to Helping Entreprenuers with Challenges

Supporting business growth. Investing in people. Rise works to empower business owners with access to financing and business support. We recognize the interdependency of financial well-being to one’s overall quality of life. Rise is committed to improving the lives of people who are unable to secure employment due to mental …

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A Soft Voice Makes A Loud Shout of Hope Out To People Battling Chronic Illness

FAIRFAX, Va., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — When Karl Robb, a writer, inventor, and entrepreneur in Fairfax, VA was diagnosed with the chronic illness of Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the early age of 23, he couldn’t have predicted that at the age of 46, he would be releasing his first …

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