Workplace Accessibility

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How Microsoft is Hiring More Inclusive with Minecraft

For most of us, job interviews can be stressful and difficult to prepare for. Traditional interview formats can also present unique challenges for neurodivergent candidates.

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Creating a Workplace Personalized Emergency Response Plan

Under the AODA [Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) S.27(1)], employers must provide personalized emergency response plans to workers who have temporary or permanent disabilities.

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“We’re Not Deaf Actors — We’re Actors, Period”: ‘CODA’’s Watershed Moment in Representation

The indie film that broke all records with its $25 million Sundance sale is next-level inclusive, says its Oscar-winning star Marlee Matlin: “To have a hearing actor put on a deaf character as if it was a costume — we’ve moved beyond that point now.”

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TV has ‘utterly failed’ disabled people, writer Jack Thorne says

His Dark Materials and Enola Holmes screenwriter Jack Thorne has accused the TV industry of “utterly and totally” failing disabled people.

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Government of Canada supports new technology to make electronic payment terminals accessible to persons with visual disabilities

The Government of Canada continues on the path towards a barrier-free Canada. In this modern day and age, the Government is especially focused on supporting new technologies that help Canadians with disabilities play an active role in society. This has never been more important, as we build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Things We Wish Restaurants Knew About Serving Guests With Blindness

When we dine out, we all want the opportunity to browse the menu at our leisure whether in a group or dining alone. Many restaurants have included all of their guests by providing Braille and large print menus, in addition to their standard print menus. This allows most of the guests to have a similar dining experience and to be treated alike when ordering. However, there are a few other things that can be done to ensure all guests are provided with exceptional service; especially those who are visually impaired or blind. If you are in the restaurant service industry, we encourage you to read these tips and please share them with your colleagues.

Business Accessibility Toolkit Teaser

John Clark, Clarks LLP, Judy Robinet, Ex. Dir. A Life Worth Living, Kyle Horner, Producer AM 800, Vicki Mayer, Ex. Dir, ATN Access, David Best, IT Accessibility Specialist and AODA Standards Council, Anna Szczurko, Siskinds LLP, John Corrent, LLP Corrent and Macri, Dean LaBute, AODA Consultant, Dr. Dan Vespa, Optometrist, and Laurie Komon, Low Vision Counselor discuss business benefits of AODA.

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Closing The Disability Inclusion Gap At Work: These 5 Research-Proven Ways Will Help You Start Today

It’s one thing for a team’s leadership to say they want to be more inclusive and another to successfully put that vision into practice. Just starting the process can raise a lot of questions: How does the human resources department get involved? Where does the role of the chief diversity officer begin and end? And how does the information trickle down to managers and IT directors?