Accessibility

COVID 19 Alert app faces accessibility criticism for older Canadians, marginalized groups

COVID 19 Alert app faces accessibility criticism for older Canadians, marginalized groups

The federal government’s COVID-19 contact tracing app is facing criticism for its download requirements, which restrict some Canadians from accessing and using the app. The free “COVID Alert” app, which became available on Friday, is designed to track the location of phones relative to each other, without collecting personal data anywhere centrally. Read more: Can’t download the COVID Alert app? Your operating system may be too old (or new) Users are notified if their phones have recently been near the phone of a person who later volunteers that they have tested positive for COVID-19. But the app requires users […]

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Keeping accessibility in mind amid the pandemic | Watch News Videos Online

Keeping accessibility in mind amid the pandemic | Watch News Videos Online

Peterborough welcomes a new organization dedicated to accessibility in the city.Jenn MacDonald is Fund Development & Communications Coordinator of the new Accessibility and Inclusion Network. She tells Lindsay Biscaia about the network’s mission meet increased needs for accessibility awareness in the City of Peterborough and in Peterborough County. Source link

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Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

Coronavirus: Accessibility advocate calls on Ford government to provide support for special needs students

A Toronto-based accessibility advocate is calling on the Ontario government for a comprehensive plan to remove barriers that online learning creates for students with disabilities. “We’ve been calling on the government to show leadership. Whether it’s the crisis in nursing homes or the crisis facing students with disabilities, it’s the recurring failure to lead,” said David Lepofsky of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance. On Tuesday, the Ford government announced schools across the province will remain closed for in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, Education Minister Stephen Lecce, acknowledging that families of students with […]

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