Accessibility in the digital age: Okanagan parent voices concern

Accessibility in the digital age: Okanagan parent voices concern
[ad_1] When School District 23 recently introduced a new app for parents to report their child’s absence from class, not everybody was able to fully use it.Derek Wilson is blind. The app the school district chose is inaccessible, he said.“I think that the school district, if they’re going to use public funds to provide a service, then as a parent, I have a right to expect to use that service, and the truth is that I can’t,” Wilson said.“And it’s impacting the safety of my children.” READ MORE: Remapping accessibility around the world Wilson uses a screen reader on his phone, which is software that converts text to speech.When he initially signed on to use the app, Wilson said he wasn’t surprised that it wasn’t fully accessible to him.“I deal with this every day, multiple...

Okanagan parent voices concern over technology accessibility

Okanagan parent voices concern over technology accessibility
[ad_1] In the midst of a digital revolution with smart phones and apps, there are some people who are fighting a battle so they don’t get left behind. A blind Okanagan parent is speaking out after School District 23 introduced an app that he says makes it difficult for him to report his daughters’ absences from class. Jules Knox reports. [ad_2] Source...

New pool pod to improve accessibility at Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre – Peterborough

New pool pod to improve accessibility at Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre - Peterborough
[ad_1] A new portable “pool pod” has been installed at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre to improve pool accessibility for people with mobility impairments.The new lift equipment will enable individuals to use the leisure pool where they previously may have required assistance from a lifeguard. The equipment was courtesy of a $50,000 grant from the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. READ MORE: Remapping accessibility around the world With the installation of the pool pod, aquatics co-ordinator Chelsey Gray says work has begun to “develop and deliver specialized aquatics programming supporting recreational and therapeutic participants.”“Our new programming will support children, families and agencies such as Five Counties Children’s Centre with recreational and therapeutic adapted swim...

Developer forced to backfill Capital Pointe site after losing appeal – Regina

Developer forced to backfill Capital Pointe site after losing appeal - Regina
[ad_1] The City of Regina has won its appeal against the developer of Capital Pointe. Westgate Properties has been ordered to backfill the hole on Albert Street and Victoria Avenue. READ MORE: Court rejects Regina’s appeal on Capital Pointe project According to the 14-page decision by the Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board, the hole has to be filled by March 30, 2019 by Westgate Properties. If it is not filled by that day the city will be allowed to fill in the hole.Originally the Court of Queen’s Bench had heard and rejected the City of Regina’s appeal to have Capital Pointe backfilled. © 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. [ad_2] Source...