- November 29, 2010
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Toronto – November 29, 2010 – Today the Federal Court of Canada released a landmark decision concerning the right of Canadians with disabilities to access government websites.
Justice Kelen has ruled that Canada’s federal government must deliver key websites in a useable format for blind and partially-sighted Canadians. Canada will now be joining with numerous other countries – such as the United States, Australia and EU member states – that have already made their federal websites accessible. » Read the rest
- September 22, 2010
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Donna Jodhan’s web accessibility Charter Challenge against the Federal Government was covered by a number of major media outlets. Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Meryl Gary were in Federal Court from September 21st-23rd arguing Ms. Jodhan’s case. The court is now resting, and has said that it deliver its verdict in approximate six months’ time. » Read the rest
- September 14, 2010
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From September 21st to the 23rd, Bakerlaw will be representing Donna Jodhan before the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto. Ms. Jodhan, a legally blind Canadian, is challenging the federal government over websites that are inaccessible to blind and partially sighted web surfers. Bakerlaw is asking the courts to require the government to make job application forms and other major services accessible for these users. » Read the rest
- May 8, 2010
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Bakerlaw will soon be headed to federal court with client Donna Jodhan. Jodhan, who is among approximately 10 per cent of the population with vision disabilities, is asking the government to provide vision impaired Canadians with equal access to government information and services online. Bakerlaw hopes to compel the government to update its web accessibility standards and ensure its websites are accessible to all Canadians. » Read the rest
- August 10, 2008
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The Canadian Press today reported on the case of Bakerlaw client Donna Jodhan, a blind MBA who is challenging the Government of Canada over its inaccessible jobs websites (see below for the recent press release on her case).
- August 6, 2008
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Bakerlaw client Donna Jodhan is challenging the federal government over its inaccessible jobs websites.
“If we don’t stand up and make ourselves heard, the government will keep on dragging its feet,” Jodhan said in a press release issued today. “We need to act now, to make things better for tomorrow’s generation.”