Advocacy Efforts

The epidemic of inaccessible Touch Screen Point Of Sale Devices to blind consumers

by Jeffrey Stark

September 25th, 2010

Blind consumers may soon no longer be able to do many tasks and activities that they currently perform. Simple tasks like going shopping for groceries, clothing, paying for lodging or travelling may soon be a task that is more difficult or may times impossible unless they are willing to put themselves at a far greater […]

Screen-reader access to SharePoint

by Jeffrey Stark

May 29th, 2010

  As many screen reader users have found out the hard way; Microsoft’s SharePoint service is not very screen reader friendly. It can be navigated, but is clearly not understandable for your average user. Microsoft’s apparent lack of interest in adhering to w3c standards further complicates the situation. Despite this, many of us have to […]

Lack of equitable way finding information at conference on technology & persons with disabilities #csun10

by Jeffrey Stark

March 4th, 2010

Sighted visitors are provided with maps in their conference booklet that allow them to plan their routes through the exhibit hall and figure out where each booth is located. This is information that is deemed so important that It is even posted on the conference website. When you call the conference information # and ask […]

Lack of accessibility of web presence for conference on technology & persons with disabilities – #CSUN10

by Jeffrey Stark

March 3rd, 2010

Updated: 2010-03-08: A call to action met: Proving their willingness to address issues brought forward, CSUN has shocked many (including this reader) by their responsiveness in addressing the accessibility issues identified on the page below.   Having fixed up the link issues on the page itself, fixed heading issues, cleaned up some of the code, provided […]

Live Online Consultation on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Oct 22 from 7-9pm

by Jeffrey Stark

October 11th, 2009

  I just wanted to extend an invite to anyone who would be interested in participating in an on-line public consultation with Charles Beer October 22, 2009 from 7-9pm EST The provincial government has hired Charles Beer to do an independent review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The AODA calls for […]

Rogers Cable caught with their pants down, not passing DVS

by Jeffrey Stark

October 9th, 2009

This week, my father confirmed with Rogers that they were not passing through the DVS signal on an American station where it was available, despite Roger’s commitment to already having done so in a public forum with the CRTC.   For those who are not familiar with DVS, the Described Video Service is an extra […]

Ottawa Transit System For Stop Annuncements

by Jeffrey Stark

September 10th, 2009

It has already been shown to be unlawful for OC Transpo to not have an accessible system in place for announcing stops for passengers. For those of us who live in Ottawa. It would be in our best interest as a community, to individually write something to the various councilors on this new stop announcement […]