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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Accessibility Standards: - Towards full civil rights

Towards full civil rights - Exemptions: Currently around 50 per cent of rail vehicles have some form of exemption from accessibility regulations because they are not fully compliant with accessibility standards. Any new exemptions will have to be approved by Parliament and also

Preservation group releases endangered properties list
Chicago Tribune - Plans are underway to replace the bridge, which city officials say does not meet federal accessibility standards. Today's list was the latest issued by Preservation Chicago since its founding in 2001. Last year's list included the New York Life

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Accessibility Standards: - Accessibility: Change can't come quickly enough for some

Accessibility: Change can't come quickly enough for some
Ottawa Business Journal - Brown notes that while it does cost some money to retrofit buildings to comply with accessibility standards, the businesses in the Market are essentially shooting themselves in the foot because they are turning away the patronage of a sizeable chunk

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San Jose Mercury News - Some residents are pushing the city to go beyond the minimum accessibility standards required by federal law and design ``boundless'' playgrounds for people who use wheelchairs or have other physical needs. ``Our parks are grossly inadequate,'' said

Accessibility for all is admirable and achievable
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - All new homes should have to meet accessibility standards. And no one should be embarrassed to speak up when they encounter needless hurdles. Yes, inclusiveness costs money. But usually not a lot. Incorporating accessible features into a new house

Aardvark Media launches to double registered - The search engine friendly sites meet W3C accessibility standards and plans are in place to provide a secure transactions area before Christmas to process online booking deposits along with the development of an API to allow select third parties to

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Accessibility Standards: - Enforcing the Disabilities Law

Enforcing the Disabilities Law
Inside Higher Ed - Ensuring that all buildings and facilities in which programs are offered to the public and students meet accessibility standards. Creating systems for changing facilities or moving events if a person with a disability registers for an event. Reviewing

Web Sites Fail To Reach People With Disabilities, UN-Backed Survey
TechWeb - Only three of 100 Web sites tested in what researchers call the first global Web site accessibility survey met minimum accessibility standards for disabled people. Nomensa released the results of the United Nations commissioned study this week to

Jobs at WHOI
WHOI - Knowledge of Web usability and accessibility standards a plus. Position is salaried, and hours may be non-traditional to accommodate a 24/7 news operation. Send resume to : Human Resources News Director, WHOI-TV 500 N. Stewart St. Creve Coeur, IL 61610

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