Articles about ‘Technology’

UN World Autism Awareness Day

  • April 2, 2019
  • BakerLaw
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April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day! In observance of this day, the United Nations is hosting a panel discussion at the UN Headquarters in New York City addressing “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”. The discussion will be live from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. E.S.T.

The discussion will address:

  • The internet and digital communities: Leveling the playing field
  • Independent living: smart home technology and more
  • Education and employment: Communication and executive functioning
  • Telemedicine: Opening the doors to healthcare
  • The right to be heard: Political participation and advocacy

You can find the UN description of the event and the program here (link). » Read the rest

Technological Accessibility: The Future Begins with Federal Government Websites

  • August 16, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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In June 2017, the University of Pennsylvania Press published Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology, edited by Jonathan Lazar and Michael Ashley Stein. The work is a collection of essays discussing barriers and accommodations for persons with disabilities in an increasingly technologically-driven world. Chapter 6, “Using Provincial Laws to Drive a National Agenda: Connecting Human Rights and Disability Rights Law”, by Ravi Malhotra and Megan A. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw Demands Government Adhere to Accessible Procurement Policies

  • October 22, 2015
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Bakerlaw is currently working on bringing a case against the Federal Government for its failure to procure accessible technologies for its employees.

A few years ago, bakerlaw represented the Applicant in Jodhan v Canada (link to case)Ms.  Jodhan is visually impaired and was unable to access public Federal Government websites. » Read the rest

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