Ontarians hoping latest amendments will give the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ‘some teeth’

Jason King was born visually impaired and is now fully blind. He is among the 16 million Canadians navigating the internet while living with vision loss and other disabilities. As the global pandemic

Published on: March 12th, 2021 Baneet Braich

As deadline looms, expert says businesses are ‘just starting’ to take digital accessibility more seriously

Canadian businesses face a January 1, 2021 deadline to make all internet websites and web content more accessible, and experts are urging Canadian businesses to take a hard look at their web presence

Published on: November 2nd, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

All Hands on Tech – eSight electronic assisted glasses enhance eyesight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODN9Lv73X7Y Toronto-based eSight has been making its device that helps legally-blind people see, using a visor that relays an enhanced camera image to two screens right in front of the eyes. Now it's

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Brian Jackson

North demonstrates the consumer-oriented Focals smart glasses

In 2018, smart glasses technology still seems to lie dormant in the general consumer market; with that said, one Canadian company is looking to rejuvenate the scene with a new set of lenses.

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Tom Li

5 ways web designers can build accessible websites

For some, being able to tap into the vast amount of information on the Internet is a privilege - and in the eyes of others, it's a right. Either way, web designers can

Published on: April 7th, 2014 Candice So

How to make your SMB Web site accessible quickly

Researchers have just come up with a way to turn an iPad into a Braille keyboard--but until this kind of technology is on the market, it's up to business owners to make sure

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Angela West

Accessible technology increasingly a requirement for businesses

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, private businesses operating in the province will have to meet new accessibility standards for customer service by the beginning of next year. Other standards will

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Grant Buckler

Great iOS 4.2 features you might have missed

Apple last week finally released the update to its iOS software for mobile devices like the iPhone and the iPad. And while the big changes -- AirPlay, AirPrint and iPad-focused tweaks -- got

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Michael DeAgonia

iPad introduces computing to toddlers and great-grandmothers

There’s not many toys that will hold the attention of a one-and-a-half year old and a 95 year old equally well – but Apple Inc.’s tablet is definitely one of them. I have

Published on: November 16th, 2010 Brian Jackson

PDF reading tool boon for industry and visually impaired

A new accessibility tool that focuses on PDF documents would be a boon for both companies dealing with high-volume printing and their blind or visually impaired clients, according to technology experts.There are numerous

Published on: April 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Web accessibility a pressing issue in Ontario

For most people accessibility brings to mind images of convenient parking spaces, ramp entrances and elevators. Awareness about the disabled and their ability or inability to access buildings has grown considerably over the

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson