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September 18, 2019


Accessible Education Apps

In our last article, we outlined how educational institutions, such as schools and school boards, need accessible websites. In this article, we focus on accessible education apps.

Accessible Education Apps

Many schools and school boards now use apps in class, or to communicate with parents. For instance, teachers may use apps to help students:

  • Learn subjects like reading, spelling, math, or coding
  • Proofread their work

Online Booking Coming to Para Transpo

Service improvement ‘long overdue,’ advocate says
Krystalle Ramlakhan · CBC News · Posted: Sep 13, 2019

Para Transpo users will soon be able to book trips online, something advocates have been calling for for years.

Coun. Allan Hubley, chair of the city’s transit commission, and Coun. Jean Cloutier, the committee’s vice-chair, announced the proposed service improvement Friday morning at Ottawa City Hall. The full proposal will be detailed in a report to the transit commission on Nov. 20.

Canadian Cities Need to Be More Accessible for Aging Residents, According to Concordia University Political Scientist Meghan Joy

Posted Sept. 15, 2019

As populations age, Concordia political scientist Meghan Joy says Canadian cities need to update their approach to accessibility for their elderly residents. For a start, policy-makers need to consider the needs of seniors in their plans.

In a paper published in the Journal of Aging Studies, Joy argues that large cities like Toronto often view older adult populations as a problem to be solved instead of residents to be served.