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Quand une personne #Aveugl, à laquelle vous êtes lié d'une manière ou d'une autre pour Noël, vous demande ce qu'on fait pour les cadeaux, merci de ne pas lui répondre que ça peut attendre. 1/n
Environ 3% des sites Web #Accessibles, ça n'aide pas pour faire des cadeaux sans stress. Il peut arriver qu'on ait besoin d'une aide humaine. Dans ce cas, il faut trouver du temps disponible en même temps que l'aide humaine en question. 2/n
Il peut arriver qu'on ait besoin d'aller en boutique. Ca nous prend un peu plus de temps que la moyenne et, sauf à avoir trouver aussi une aide humaine fiable, on dépend de la bonne volonté des vendeurs et vendeuses. 3/n
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Popular culture does not prepare us for the reality of #disability and illness. Here are 7 facts and personal observations from me (ie: not applicable to everyone): 🧵

1) Illness and disability are common human experiences. ie: Not rare, and not because someone is cursed or bad
2) #ChronicIllness is defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic illness is very common and effects an estimated 40% or more of the population. Again, not rare.
3) 'Most' disabilities and chronic illnesses can be improved in terms of symptoms and quality of life, but won’t be ‘cured’. ie: You will most likely have to live with it for a long time. This is true even though you're doing ‘the right things’. See: positive thinking, kale, etc
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Début de l’examen du Projet de Loi de Financement de la Sécurité Sociale en @AN_AfSoc.
➕ de 600 amendements nous attendent pour alimenter le débat du #PLFSS2023. ⤵️ Image
✅ Art. 5️⃣️#PLFSS2023 : Nous aidons les familles pour la garde d'enfants par la révision des aides sociales et fiscales pour l'accueil du jeune enfant (#PAJE) Image
✅Art. 6️⃣️#PLFSS2023 : Dans un souci le lutte contre le #travail dissimulé, nous engageons plus de responsabilités pour le donneur d'ordres.
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Good morning #YYJ-What's up? Having my am coffee,reading the Accessibility Framework Document submitted to CoV in 2020, by the #AWG (Accessibility Working Group) volunteers formed by city to provide recommendations to make Victoria more inclusive.#yyjpoli…
2/some excerpts:
In order to achieve the vision identified in our
OCP the City must take positive steps to remove barriers, involve those with diverse perspectives
and abilities, promote inclusion, and foster a positive and respectful community through its actions
and services.
3/The City of Victoria is committed to
identifying, removing, and preventing
barriers across its services, programs,
and infrastructure, in order to benefit
the community in a way that respects
the dignity and independence of people
with disabilities.
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Pretty excited, I’m taking the train from Chicago to Kalamazoo to visit a friend this weekend. First time taking my bike on @Amtrak #bikechi ➡️ #bikezoo Trek bicycle in chicago uni...Bicycle in front of an Amtr...
Journey started on the @cta blue line from Jeff park. I forgot how many stairs there were at the Clinton stop lol (4 flights!) but there’s a nice bike path for the last couple blocks to union station! ImageImageImage
Arrived early just in case, and got a little ticket for the bike. They announced a delay but then the line started moving and we ended up leaving pretty much right on time anyway! So far so good 😊 ImageImage
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Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay #Toronto!

Our platform remains the same as in previous Elections.

We march, advocate, peacefully protest; yet, we continue to be harmed trying to ensure that we all have the ability to live & thrive.

Together we succeed!
Save your dollars. This campaign doesn’t ask for donations.
Elections shouldn’t be about who can afford to buy Elections or how much wealth a Candidate has— that’s white supremacy tactic 101.2b.

Your efforts to share the message Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay is what is needed
We won’t get what we need without you. Together we succeed!✅

#TORONTO #TOpoli #voteTO
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Short thread, a counterpoint: we don’t need a $900k study to tell us that free transit is better; it’s possible & creates a positive social outcome; it’s a balance to road/car subsidies and makes sense if we want to be the bold leaders we think we are; 1/
While it’s easy to have a knee jerk reaction and say “my taxes” the reality is the $ we save holistically on fare collection, enforcement, insurance, processing etc combined with the benefit to society, this likely comes out in the wash 2/
But yes, we need to fix transit; make it reliable and better for #people; we need to address social shortcomings in transit service, social equality and barriers such as #accessible transit; will free transit be the panacea? Nope, but our current model isn’t either. 3/
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#BB24 #Accessibility 🧵
We demanded that CBS be inclusive with casting, now let’s demand inclusivity on BBTwitter so we can all enjoy the mess! Blind, Deaf, Low Vision, and Neurodivergent fans deserve access to all the BB live feed media that we share around every season. 1/
I’m calling on the the leaders of the BB fan community (alumni, podcasters, update accounts, meme accounts, fans with >1K followings) to commit to making their content accessible and encourage everyone to do the same. It’s 2022. It’s time. 2/
BBTwitter often feels like a race to the post/punchline/meme, but I promise 30 extra seconds to make your media accessible won’t kill you. It takes moments to add alt text, call a caption bot, or even add captions yourself, and now everyone gets to be in on it! Best practices: 3/
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attn @UTDCLisa @joan_zoellner -- no 3 on this list, "Quality Matters Accessibility Policy for Online Courses," (20pp PDF) is among best overviews I've seen on enacting organization-wide work to make #digital #content #accessible

Item 10, resources, lists core a11y


resources (#WCAG, which is foundational is covered n part 5b of pdf)

Resources I didn't see, so will add here for completeness -

DAISY Consortium - access to reading…

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technologies
AEM at CAST: (National Center on) Accessible Educational Materials…


What else? Still questing for 1 #accessibility #wiki to rule them all!
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Bonjour @SNCF. Il faut que je vous dise : j’ai encore fait une bêtise. J’ai pensé que je pourrais voyager grâce à vous. J’avais omis que, quand on était handicapé, la première étape à franchir était l’achat du billet. 1/n
@SNCF Vus les nombreux témoignages sur votre nouveau site et sa déclaration d’accessibilité, je me suis dit que j’allais m’épargner ça. Naïvement, j’ai donc appeler le service TER censé vendre des billets de TER. 2/n
@SNCF J’ai appuyer sur 4 sur votre serveur vocal, puisque le choix 4 annonçait qu’on pouvait acheter des billets. Mon 1er interlocuteur a clairement refusé de me les vendre, arguant que le service de vente par téléphone était « réservé » à ceux qui n’ont pas de guichet en gare. 3/n
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Building a mindful #metaverse -
1/6 There won't be an overarching #Metaverse in #web3. Each will have its own use case, economics, rewards, features, policies but ultimately - #interoperability is a must.
2/6 #Interoperability or Io, allows for #Metaverses to speak to each other.
#Metapolis is being built as the first L1 metaverse to make this a “reality.” #Blockchain will serve as the bridge. More on this in due time.
3/6 Consumer behaviour was changed by mall culture, digital marketing & later, the internet. The #Metaverse will change it again: #borderless, #accessible, open for all - an always-on layer of engagement.
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🧵 Today's webinar on #VotingRights for Texans w/disabilities & 65+ is covering vote-by-mail.

When you fill out the form, you might wonder what's the difference b/t being an assister or a witness for vote-by-mail?

@DisRightsTx Jeff Miller & Molly Broadway:

Witness: Someone who is will attest that it is your signature & the information on your form is correct.

Assister: Someone who helps you fill out the form, help you read the application, & ensure you're checking the right boxes
"Assistance is important so Texans w/disabilities, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities ... can meaningfully cast their ballot as privately as independently as possible," says our Director of Public Policy & Advocacy @advoc8tx #CripTheVote #txlege
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The 3-day finale of #yyccc 2017-2021 was lit!!! It’s hard to believe the writers were able to get so many great things resolved. Also, so many cool things have been set up for the next show: 2021-2025 (which will start filming on Oct 18). Here’s my recap of the highlights: 1/24
The finale opened w emotion: 1) #yyc-based members of the #TokyoOlympics/#TokyoParalympics #teamcanada were honored. 2) tributes to the retiring members of #yyccc, @DruhFarrell @EWoolleyWard8 @ChahalGeorge @Ward4Ward1 @CouncillorKeats & @nenshi, induced tears & good vibes. 2/24
After almost exactly 4yrs of work initiated by my learning about #BenefitDrivenProcurement @FCSSAAoffice’s AGM right after the 2017 #yycvote, getting an NoM passed by #yyccc, & development shepherded by @momentumcalgary’s @HareCourtney, we’ve approved a great policy!!! 3/24
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Dearest gamers, hackers, InfoSec, STEM: If you get the opportunity to enter “alternate text” for images on a post, PLEASE take the extra *less-than-a-minute* to type out the alt text to make it accessible to more people!❤️

#accessibility #accessible…
#EmbraceTypos #EmbraceYyyos

Also, Twitter API developers: Definitely implement “alternate text” in your non-native apps!!!
#accessibility #accessible @_DEAFCON_ #accessibility #accessible #ADA
Also, ALL DEVELOPERS: Definitely implement “alternate text” for images in your UX!!!

IMG ALT used to be standard in HTML back when we were browsing in Lynx, so surely it can't be that hard with social media!
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Il y a quelques jours, notre Président parlait de droits et de devoirs. Je suis citoyenne et, en conséquence, ai le devoir de payer des impôts puisque j'ai la chance de pouvoir le faire. 1/n
Mais je suis aussi #Aveugle et la déclaration d'accessibilité de @dgfip_officiel prouve que je n'ai pas le droit de le faire comme tout le monde. Le site n'est pas #Accessible. Qui ici ne respecte pas ses devoirs ? 2/n
Qui c'est qui va galérer plusieurs heures là où ses copines ont mis à tout casser trois quarts d'heure si elles ont fait ça consciencieusement ? Mais je ne suis pas certaine que ça émeuve notre Président. Moi par contre, ça me fait enrager. 3/3
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Accessibility & Inclusivity 📝

⬇️ Thread ⬇️

“There's no such thing as normal“

Inclusive design aims to produce the most effective user expertise for as many of us as attainable. Accessibility isn't solely a problem that applies to individuals with disabilities -

#a11y #WCAG Image
it's a problem that affects everyone. An inclusive world may be a higher world. As a result, we wish to be in the vicinity of that.

What are you saying?? It’s just the domain of UX designer and developer, why does accessibility matter for anyone other:

#accessibility #UX
- The inclusive design will increase access. A social media strategy that considers inclusive design will a similar. while not accessible, you miss out on connecting along with your full potential audience.

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[DAY 11/24] 🎄🎄

Support the #openhardware movement!

"Open-source hardware was a key part of the Covid-19 response. Engineers, designers, and medical professionals collaborated from around the world to design and deploy equipment to meet the world’s unprecedented need." 👏 Image
Read more about the challenges of the #OpenHardware community ➡️…
Discover the work of the @ohsummit hosting the Open Hardware Summit and developing a certification program!
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With COVID, many people and jobs are more online than ever before. If your website, Zoom meetings, even Tweets aren’t accessible, then a sizable percentage of the population can’t navigate them. Here are some resources to make your digital content more #accessible! 1/13
@access_guide_ wrote a guide on writing image descriptions to help you understand what’s important to include when you’re posting that cute dog photo. @ImageAltText can be tagged to check if an image on Twitter has alt text! 2/13
If you’re low on spoons and/or don’t have funding to pay someone to write image descriptions for a professional website/presentation (for example), this Facebook community can provide free, crowdsourced image descriptions… 3/13
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#equalpayday today. Full time working women in Australia earn 14% less than full time working men.
There’s a lot we can do about the #genderpaygap. Here’s a start. 1. Better value the work done in highly feminised occupations. Workers in the health and care professions perform enormously skilled and economically important work. They are underpaid. #paythemmore 1/
2. Organisation leaders should undertake a gender pay #audit to diagnose #genderpaygap drivers. @wgea has great resources for this. Because this is such a pervasive problem, there will be issues, be open to that and #actonthedata 2/
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🔊Series alert!

We are thrilled to announce our new series 𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐬 (𝐓𝐆𝐬) to put across:
🧐know-hows of TGs for #STIP2020 policymaking process,
🤝bringing fosterers of STIP2020 Track 2 discussions,
⌚starting tonight,
🔄 every evening. Image
𝐓𝐆1⃣ Access👐to Knowledge & Resources📖

Addressed challenges of #openscience🔓 in #India 🇮🇳 by devising sharing mechanisms for #research #publications 📰, #data📂, open-source #software💻, educational #resources 👩‍🏫👨‍🎓, library 📚,#research facilities👨‍🔬… Image
𝐓𝐆2⃣ Agriculture, Water and Food Security🔐🌾🥤🥗

Addresses the creation of a strong nexus in #Agriculture 🌱🧅🥬, #Water 🌊and #FoodSecurity 🌽🔐through a robust STI enabling environment ♻️🌏.… Image
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How to write alternative text #AltText for #images and visual objects
Describing an image in just a couple of sentences to someone may sound challenging, but it is really important in terms of making your document or webpage #accessible.

We’ll be sharing some tips to help you!
Tip #1: Keep it concise and unambiguous. #AltText should be no longer than 1 or 2 sentences. For more detailed visuals this may need to be longer!
Tip #2: #AltText should be descriptive and specific. Consider what is important about an image. For example, important context may be the setting, the emotions on people's faces, the colours, or the relative sizes.
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Why is MSF calling on #Canada to ensure public spending on medical R&D is used for public health and not private profits? Because we have seen how it can save lives. A thread about #Ebola, Canadian science and the failure of the private sector. 1/12
#DidYouKnow that Canadian government scientists first developed an #Ebola vaccine as early as 2001 — but that it was still not available more than a decade later to help end the West Africa Ebola epidemic that killed thousands of people between 2014-16? Here’s why not: 2/12
Canada’s #Ebola vaccine was developed with public funds, but the medical R&D system is organized around creating commercial products for #pharma companies. So Canada didn’t test or trial its vaccine. Instead, the government left it to the private sector. This was a mistake. 3/12
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The Advisory Committee on Health Emergency Response to COVID-19 for People with Disability has published it's latest communique.


Read it here:
The committee discussed a range of topics, including person-centred emergency preparedness planning, anxiety over the easing of restrictions and changing situation, and the availability of consistent #accessible resources.

More info about the committee:
The advisory committee also launched the Health Professional Disability Advisory Service, which will provide advice to health workers caring for a person with #disability with #COVIDー19 symptoms. The helpine is available 7am - 11pm (AEST) 7 days a week on 1800 131 330.
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#GAAD morning, it's Day 2!

How'd everyone go with keyboard #a11y yesterday?

You may have found it slow to browse a site with just the keyboard. Yes, there is a learning curve, also, many users have software that gives them shortcuts!

Today is about colour and contrast 🖍 -> 5 days to #a11y (accessibil...
In Australia, 8% of men, and 0.4% of women have some degree of colourblindness.

We cannot use only colour to provide meaning, or risk excluding nearly 1-2 in every 20 people from the web.
Here is a sign up form, it uses colour to show whether an input is valid or invalid. In this example, the password field is invalid, it has a red border, and the other fields have a green border.

I use to simulate types of colourblindness, just hit f5
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