The LaSalle Accessibility Advisory Committee
Pepsi Refresh Project
Help purchase needed resources for people with learning disabilities. The Goals are to replenish LDAWE's lending library with new and relevant materials; to assist children, youth and adults affected by LD and ADHD; to promote basic literacy and numeracy skills; to increase knowledge and best practices about LD and ADHD.
The mission of Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County (LDAWE) is to assist children, youth and adults with learning disabilities and those who support them through information sharing, support and relevant programs. With appropriate support, LDAWE believes that all people with LD and ADHD have the right to learn and the power to achieve!
For more information, visit: www.refresheverything.ca/ldawe
Access Ontario's You Tube Channel
Access Ontario has setup its own YouTube channel. Watch videos to find out how Ontario is becoming more accessible every day. Participate in an online community, leave comments and share stories.
Harper Government Accomplishments for Canadians with Disabilities up to 2010
"Our Conservative government has done more for Canadians with disabilities than any other previous federal government. Our focus is supporting Canadians of all abilities and helping create opportunities by removing barriers to participation in society."
Town of LaSalle Accessible Customer Service Policy
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) was passed by the Ontario legislature with the goal of creating standards to improve accessibility across the province. The AODA allows the government to develop specific standards of accessibility designed to make Ontario more accessible. The first specific standard to be developed is the Accessible Customer Service Standard that provides for service delivery in a way that preserves the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities
The Town of LaSalle Extends Online Services
The Town of LaSalle is committed to recognizing the diverse needs of its residents and customers by striving to provide services that are accessible to all persons. The Town has now implemented assistive technology called BrowseAloud on its website in an effort to ensure that more people can access online services independently.
BrowseAloud is designed to make a website more accessible, by providing tools that allow the user to have online content read aloud, with each word highlighted as it is spoken. This audio-visual reinforcement can aid reading comprehension for those who require online reading support. This includes those with low literacy levels, dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English or French as a second language.
The latest version of BrowseAloud also offers a range of features to reinforce online reading support. Key features include dual-color highlighting, text magnification, a dictionary, a translator, an MP3 maker and a screen masking tool. All features and options are customizable to the end userís need or preference, and can be accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar.
Visitors to The Town of LaSalleís website can now download BrowseAloud, free-of-charge, from www.browsealoud.com/ca/download The application can also be used on any website that has implemented BrowseAloud.
The Town of LaSalle
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