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"LAWS" FOR ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

Fenton Communications' report, "Now Hear This," outlines nine "laws" for social change campaigns relating to: goals, audience, messages, planning, instructions, argument, strategies, budgeting and expert advice. Visit www.fenton.com/ resources/nht_report.asp to view the report.

MAKING DEMOCRACY ACCESSIBLE

The International Foundation of Election Systems has a new web site to assist disability groups and elected officials in making their democracies accessible. Topics include Laws and Regulations, Best Practices and Publications. www.electionaccess.org.

ALTERNATIVE FORMAT PRODUCTION GUIDELINES

The government of Canada has produced guidelines for its managers on how to publish public information in formats accessible to all Canadians. The "Manager's Guide to Multiple Format Production" covers vision, hearing and learning disabilities. It is available on the Council on Access to Information for Print-Disabled Canadians web site. Visit www.nlc-bnc.ca/accessinfo/index-e.html

WEB-4-ALL

The government of Canada is endeavouring to provide Canadians with affordable and convenient public access to the internet. The Web Accessibility Office of Industry Canada supports the development of Web-4-All, an assistive technology that combines hardware and software to quickly configure a public access computer to accommodate the access needs of users with and without disabilities. For more information, contact: Phone: 1-800-575-9200; TTY: 1-800-465-7735; w4a@ic.gc.ca ; www.web-4-all.ca.

PARTICIPATION AND ACTIVITIES SURVEY

Information related to this post-census survey of Canadian adults and children, whose everyday activities are limited by a health condition, is available on the Statistics Canada web site. You can use the "search this site" feature to locate PALS information. Visit www.statcan.ca/english

ENHANCED STUDY GRANT PROGRAM

Human Resources Development Canada has expanded the Canada Study Grant Program to aid Canadians with disabilities in accessing post-secondary education. As of 2002, the maximum Canada Study Grant amounts available have increased. Grants are also available to students whose financial needs are unmet by other financial assistance programs. For more information visit www.canlearn.ca/index.cfm?langcanlearn=EN

NEW GUIDE TO SERVICES FOR SENIORS

The Provincial Seniors' Secretariat has produced a free guide to programs and services for seniors in Ontario. It provides information on how to contact federal, provincial and community programs. This resource is available in both electronic and print versions. Call the Seniors Info-line: Phone: 1-888-910-1999, (416) 326-7076 (in Toronto); TTY: 1-800-387-5559; www.gov.on.ca/ citizenship/seniors .

DEAF-BLIND INFO

This online directory of worldwide resources for and about the Deaf-Blind provides information on technologies and communication systems, and directions on where to find information and assistance. Visit www.deafblindinfo.org .

ANNOUNCING BLIND WORLD MAGAZINE

Blind world, an online magazine for the blind and vision-impaired, presents news and articles from around the world. Sources include newspapers, magazines, science/medical journals and more. Categories include national and international news, health care, products and gadgets, sports and recreation and guide dog stories. Visit www.home. earthlink.net/~blindworld/

JAWS FOR WINDOWS LITE

The jfw-lite page provides information on JAWS-friendly programs, and helpful hints and scripts for optimal program performance. Visit the JFWLite web page at http://www.jfwlite.com/

SUPER PEN

A handheld, pen-like device scans and translates text into your preferred language when held over a line of type. Displays text on screen, speaks English translation or downloads to computer. Contact Aroga Marketing Group 1-800-561-6222 or visit www.aroga.com

AUDIO ARCHIVE

VoicePrint now offers audio versions of Canadian newspapers/magazines anytime on the internet, www.nbrscanada.com . For more information visit voiceprint.ca or contact Pamela Muzo, Outreach Associate, (416) 422 4222 ext. 227, (416) 731 7720

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