Blogs and Articles

  1. Digital Design Without Inclusive Accessibility Is Blind

    By David Best, Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), November 9, 2017
    I have just returned from the three day inaugural FWD50 Canada's Digital Government conference, and would like to share my experience with you. I was invited to speak at the FWD50 Conference, on the growing digital communications gaps for blind Canadians. Earlier this year the Treasury Board of Canada launched the Canadian Digital Services (CDS) without any apparent user engagement strategy that included blind Canadians, which I believe should be a major concern. We need to be participants in the design and development of the CDS, and not just consumers of the end product.
  2. Canada's digital government conference

    Mike Gifford, LinkedIn, November 3, 2017
    It was a real pleasure for me to present at a FWD50 panel about Diversity and Inclusion. The FWD50 Three-day conference, leading minds in government and technology come together to redefine what is possible in an era of digital systems and connected citizens, held at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa.
  3. Launch Of The Canadian Digital Service

    By David Best, Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), July 23, 2017
    As a follow up on the government's Budget 2017 commitment, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) undertook a cross-country engagement process, Between September 2016 and February 2017, to solicit ideas and perspectives on an emerging Government of Canada approach to improving digital service delivery.
  4. Guelph Accessibility Conference 2017

    AMI Inside, Season 3, Episode 16, July 13, 2017
    AMI Inside travels to Guelph University for the 9th annual Accessibility Conference, one of the largest of its kind in Canada, featuring compelling sessions focused on the importance of achieving inclusion. BlindSquare starting at 15:00 for 10 minutes.
  5. Creating New Barriers

    By David Best, Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC), April 22, 2017
    If we are to meet the Ontario goal of a barrier-free society by 2025, the AODA standards must prohibit the creation of any new barriers immediately. According to the OHRC report the proposed Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR) fails to identify basic human rights principles to guide its overall interpretation.
  6. Confronting Real World Challenges in the Digital Age

    By David Best, Lime Network Blog (Lessons from the Road), March 29, 2013
    The Lime Network is an exclusive resource for university students and professionals with disabilities. Preparing For Career Success, Moving Beyond Job Survival & Accessible Workplace Technologies.