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23/07/2021

En raison des améliorations à l'entrée principale, la succursale Alta Vista sera fermée du 26 juillet au 8 août. Les postes de retour ne seront pas disponibles ni les demandes. La succursale Alta Vista rouvrira le 9 août à 10 h. 

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Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l'accessibilité

20/05/2021

À travers le monde entier, l'accessibilité est un droit humain pour tous, en particulier pour les personnes handicapées. De grands progrès ont été réalisés dans la création d'espaces de travail, de supports et de plateformes numériques plus accessibles afin de garantir un accès juste et égal pour tous. Cela étant dit, il reste encore du travail à faire, et la sensibilisation à la nécessité de l'accessibilité sous toutes ses formes en est une partie importante.  Heureusement, le mois de mai marque quelques grandes journées de reconnaissance et de travail en faveur de l'accessibilité.  La Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l'accessibilité est célébrée le jeudi 20 mai, et la Ville d'Ottawa célébrera la Journée de sensibilisation à l'accessibilité le 27 mai.

La Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l'accessibilité a pour but d'encourager les conversations et la reconnaissance de l'accessibilité, en particulier de l'accessibilité numérique.  La Journée reconnaît ce qui suit à propos de l'accessibilité numérique : Chaque utilisateur mérite une expérience numérique de premier ordre sur le web. Une personne handicapée doit pouvoir bénéficier de services, de contenus et d'autres produits numériques sur le Web avec le même succès que les personnes non handicapées. La Journée indique que plus d'un milliard de personnes souffrent d'un handicap ou d'une déficience ; cependant, en analysant le même nombre de sites Web, la majorité d'entre eux présentaient de multiples problèmes d'accessibilité. Cela signifie que des millions de personnes n'ont pas un accès équitable et égal à des millions de ressources en ligne. Les personnes handicapées ne peuvent donc pas accéder à l'ensemble des services à la clientèle, des services éducatifs et même des services financiers.  Les ressources d'information étant de plus en plus numérisées, l'accessibilité numérique est de la plus haute importance pour toutes les organisations et les services qu'elles fournissent. 

L'accessibilité pour tous est un principe fondamental que la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa (BPO) applique et s'efforce de respecter. La bibliothèque offre de nombreux services aux personnes handicapées et cherche continuellement à améliorer ces services et ses politiques, ou à créer de nouveaux aménagements.  En ce qui concerne l'accessibilité numérique, la BPO offre un site Web accessible ainsi que des postes de travail de technologie d'assistance. Depuis 2014, le site Web de la BPO est entièrement conforme à la Loi sur l'accessibilité pour les personnes handicapées de l'Ontario et a intégré ses ressources dans une interface conviviale. Nos postes de travail de technologie d'assistance comprennent des équipements tels que des loupes, le sous-titrage codé, ainsi que des logiciels de lecture et d'écriture pour les personnes handicapées, parmi de nombreux autres outils. S'assurer que les membres de nos communautés ont accès à tout ce que la bibliothèque a à offrir est une responsabilité que la BPO prend au sérieux dans ses efforts pour faire respecter ses principes de bien public et de responsabilité sociale.

Ce 20 mai, la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa encourage tout le monde à observer la Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l'accessibilité. Consultez leurs ressources, les autres événements, et envisagez de participer !  La Journée mondiale de sensibilisation à l'accessibilité est toujours l'occasion de discussions et d'activités visant à accroître la sensibilisation à l'accessibilité dans le monde entier, il y a donc quelque chose pour tout le monde.  Le simple fait d'examiner l'état d'accessibilité du site Web ou des ressources en ligne de votre organisation est une première étape importante qui peut conduire à l'amélioration de votre accessibilité numérique. Toutes nos mesures simples combinées peuvent créer un grand changement.  Nous pouvons tous œuvrer à l'éducation et à l'autonomisation de tous, tout en nous efforçant d'assurer l'accessibilité pour tous.

 

Commentaires

REF: Capital of Canada – Ottawa: OPL: Sheriff of Nottingham

REF: Capital of Canada – Ottawa: OPL: Sheriff of Nottingham FOCUS: “ Libraries … Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. … “ TO: Mayor & entire Ottawa City Council, CC: OPL Board of Trustees, OPL Senior Management and some staff, OPH, and other diverse “government” (elected or appointed) representatives Mayor Watson & entire Ottawa City Council, Here below is an "add-on" that was not completely included, in an earlier e-mail, of the same date (May 20th, 2021): Below Sent (Friday) April 30th, 2021: Mr. Robert, FYR...Below, I have included the link to the (published) article and following the link is an added comment, that I sent to a few friends, who had read the article: https://centretownbuzz.com/2021/04/16/centretowner-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-ottawa-public-librarys-digital-divide/?cxn=opl&cxk=db (Centretowner on the wrong side of the Ottawa Public Library’s digital divide < Page 1 + 11 >) The (OPL) finance (budget) numbers near the end of the article, researched by the editor (Alayne McGregor) and her team “tell” a “telling tale”. These numbers only reinforce to me that the OPL (Management and Board of Trustees) have “used” aspects of “COVID-19” to further their agenda at the expense of diverse OPL Patrons. One specific demographic are those (digital divide) patrons who rely on the OPL “Technical Services” (Computers with (Secure) High-Speed Internet Access along with Printers and Scanners, as well as Photocopiers) . Beyond the OPL, I believe that there are many organizations (Business, Gov't, NGOs, and Services (Community) as well as some individuals) that have imposed restrictions in the name (or under the guise) of “COVID-19”, but, those “restrictions” have absolutely nothing to with “COVID-19”. Right now, (continuing) at the top of my list is the OPL. Below, the following “beginning” section was sent, prior to the above “add-on” on May 20th, 2021, to all of the “cc” noted above and to: Mayor Watson & entire Ottawa City Council, Each of you (continue) to disenfranchise a segment of YOUR electorate, by continuing to disallow access to “technical services” (computers with (secure) high-speed Internet, printers, scanners, and photocopiers) at the OPL (Ottawa Public Library). Effectively, Mayor Watson and the entire Ottawa City Council have chosen to ensure that those of their electorate, the ones who are part of the “digital divide”, are not worthy and are systemically excluded from the community. Here below are a number of links: Extracted from: https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown Libraries … Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. … Yet, the OPL and the OPL Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Ottawa Mayor and the entire City Council have profited, with a 24% surplus, in the OPL budget. That “surplus” has partially been derived by depriving “essential” services to those of the “digital divide”. As noted above (and below), those residents of the City of Ottawa, who are a part of the “digital divide”, that is lacking or without access to “technical services” (computers with (secure) high-speed Internet, printers, scanners, and photocopiers) continue to disenfranchised and systemically excluded from the community. Following are just a sampling of the (recent) communication to the OPL, OPL Board of Trustees, OPH, and diverse “government” (elected or appointed) representatives: The following was sent on (Friday) April 9th, 2021: Ref: PUBLIC Libraries are an ESSENTIAL Service, not a Luxury Sir / Madam, The OPL (Management) has decided that a segment of the residents of the City of Ottawa are to be disenfranchised, specifically, those who are part of the “digital divide”. That is those without 24/7 access to a computing device with (secure) “high-speed” Internet or a printer, scanner, or a photocopier at home or work. The recent notice on OPL Blog (website) states: “With the announcement of a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order, we have decided to return to curbside services…Starting today, April 8, customers will no longer be permitted to enter...Until then, please explore OPL’s digital collection and enjoy a wide variety of virtual programming” (NOTE: How is that possible without a computing device with an Internet connection?) Above Taken From: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/opl-services%E2%80%AFduring-stay-home-order (Dated: April 8th, 2021) Yet the recent ONT Gov't website states (a) “... Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises < libraries > to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. (b) Here (below) is the full extract, including the “library” reference: https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown (… in effect as of Thursday, April 8, at 12:01 a.m...) Libraries Circulating materials must be reserved over the telephone or online for contactless curbside, delivery or pick-up. Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. Patrons must not: be in the book stacks handle circulating materials that are shelved or in other areas of library storage Circulating materials returned to the library must be disinfected or quarantined before they are recirculated. Other permitted services include: child care services mental health and addiction support services, to a limit of 10 people social services Furthermore, the OPL Board of Trustees is comprised of nine members, of which, four are (Ottawa) City Counsellors. That would suggest that those four city counsellors are accepting that a segment of their electorate are to be systemically disenfranchised. Once again, I query? How many of the OPL (Management and Staff), the OPL Board of Trustees, the City of Ottawa (Appointed, Elected, or Staff) or any of the Management or Staff with Ottawa Public Health are without access 24/7, either at work or home to computing devices, printers, scanners, photocopiers, or other related “technical” services. I would surmise, very few. And how much would any of these individuals get done, if suddenly, they had absolutely no access to technical services for four or more weeks. Again, the answer is nothing. Yet, that is what the OPL (Management) and the others have (once again) unilaterally imposed on a segment of the residents of the City of Ottawa, who are without these resources at home or work. Meanwhile, how is it that according to the recent announcement on the ONT Gov't website, (link referenced earlier) it states: “Motor vehicle sales...recreational vehicles including motor homes; trailers and travel trailers; boats and other watercraft;...” So, “purchasing” a (recreational) “...boat or other watercraft...“ vehicle is deemed to be essential, and the OPL (Management) seems to believe that systemically cutting off (or excluding) those who must use the OPL Technical Services (Computers, Internet, Printers, Scanner, or Photocopiers) is acceptable? I think not. Skewed Priorities? In my view, (and those that I have queried, say), that the purchase of a (recreational) “boat or watercraft” vehicle is a luxury. Whereas access to “Technical Services” at the OPL is ESSENTIAL. What else is ESSENTIAL? How is it that some discount stores have recently informed some individuals, that diapers are not an essential need or that the purchase of a birthday card for a 95 year old senior, in lock-down, is not a necessity? Not everybody can afford to shop, either in person or on-line, at the “big-name” retail stores. The discount stores are not luxuries, but are absolutely a daily necessity for “day to day” purchases, for those with limited (financial) resources. And that necessity extends to individuals who need to use the OPL Technical Services. (That includes computers with (secure) “high-speed” Internet or a printer, scanner, or a photocopier.) In a nutshell, it is my belief that the OPL (Management) is out of touch with the “day to day” needs of a segment of its patrons, specifically, those individuals, who are a part of the “digital divide”. Cordially yours, dpi Prior Inputted Comments: (Friday) April 2nd, 2021 Sir / Madam, Apparently, it seems that ALL of the OPL Branches are ALL of the SAME size. However, any individuals, like myself, who have been to multiple OPL locations, know that is certainly not the reality. So, the decision by the OPL Management to mandate access to only ONE computer, at each of the 28 of 31 open branches is unreasonable and excessively restricted, especially for those who are part of the “DIGITAL DIVIDE”. (That is those, who lack 24/7 access at home or work to a computing device with a high-speed Internet service or a printer or scanner <or photocopier>.) The following extract is taken from: https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown (On Friday April 1st, 2021) Libraries Circulating materials must be reserved over the telephone or online for contactless curbside, delivery or pick-up. Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. Patrons must not: be in the book stacks handle circulating materials that are shelved or in other areas of library storage Circulating materials returned to the library must be disinfected or quarantined before they are recirculated. Other permitted services include: child care services mental health and addiction support services, to a limit of 10 people social services Prior Inputted Comments: (Saturday) March 20th, 2021 REF: Libraries are ESSENTIAL Services Sir / Madam, In addition to the necessity of the re-opening of the OPL "24 /7 - (Return) Drop-Boxes". There is a significant need for INCREASED access, to the "PUBLIC" computers. Only being able to access a COMPUTER with an Internet connection and a SCANNER, PRINTER, or (COPIER), for a hour or less a day, and that excludes Sundays, when numerous branches are usually open, from September to June, but (still) continue to be closed. Coupled with the (on-going) Sunday closures, the current (overall) branch hours are insufficient, especially, the evening hours, from Monday to Thursday. As well, individuals must be able to book a computer, over a seven-day period, not the current dismal, only three days and individuals need to be able to book for two or more consecutive hours, each day. For those many OPL Management and Employees, who are NOT part of the "DIGITAL DIVIDE. That is to say, they do not lack "24/7 access to "high-speed" Internet, linked to a computing device, along with a connected scanner, printer, or copier", I would suggest that each one should try to function, for at least a week, within the current OPL parameters for accessing a "PUBLIC" computer. I propose that their (or your) overall ability to function (well) at work or home, or both would be severely curtailed. Yet, that is the what the OPL, as well as the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada have unilaterally imposed on individuals and families, who are part of the "digital divide", for now over one year. For those individuals and families, who are part of the "digital divide", the "PUBLIC" library, whether in Ottawa or elsewhere in Canada, is an absolute necessity. Cordially yours, - A Concerned Patron - FOCUS: “ Libraries … Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. … “ TO: Mayor & entire Ottawa City Council, CC: OPL Board of Trustees, OPL Senior Management and some staff, OPH, and other diverse “government” (elected or appointed) representatives Mayor Watson & entire Ottawa City Council, Here below is an "add-on" that was not completely included, in an earlier e-mail, of the same date (May 20th, 2021): Below Sent (Friday) April 30th, 2021: Mr. Robert, FYR...Below, I have included the link to the (published) article and following the link is an added comment, that I sent to a few friends, who had read the article: https://centretownbuzz.com/2021/04/16/centretowner-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-ottawa-public-librarys-digital-divide/?cxn=opl&cxk=db (Centretowner on the wrong side of the Ottawa Public Library’s digital divide < Page 1 + 11 >) The (OPL) finance (budget) numbers near the end of the article, researched by the editor (Alayne McGregor) and her team “tell” a “telling tale”. These numbers only reinforce to me that the OPL (Management and Board of Trustees) have “used” aspects of “COVID-19” to further their agenda at the expense of diverse OPL Patrons. One specific demographic are those (digital divide) patrons who rely on the OPL “Technical Services” (Computers with (Secure) High-Speed Internet Access along with Printers and Scanners, as well as Photocopiers) . Beyond the OPL, I believe that there are many organizations (Business, Gov't, NGOs, and Services (Community) as well as some individuals) that have imposed restrictions in the name (or under the guise) of “COVID-19”, but, those “restrictions” have absolutely nothing to with “COVID-19”. Right now, (continuing) at the top of my list is the OPL. Below, the following “beginning” section was sent, prior to the above “add-on” on May 20th, 2021, to all of the “cc” noted above and to: Mayor Watson & entire Ottawa City Council, Each of you (continue) to disenfranchise a segment of YOUR electorate, by continuing to disallow access to “technical services” (computers with (secure) high-speed Internet, printers, scanners, and photocopiers) at the OPL (Ottawa Public Library). Effectively, Mayor Watson and the entire Ottawa City Council have chosen to ensure that those of their electorate, the ones who are part of the “digital divide”, are not worthy and are systemically excluded from the community. Here below are a number of links: Extracted from: https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown Libraries … Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. … Yet, the OPL and the OPL Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Ottawa Mayor and the entire City Council have profited, with a 24% surplus, in the OPL budget. That “surplus” has partially been derived by depriving “essential” services to those of the “digital divide”. As noted above (and below), those residents of the City of Ottawa, who are a part of the “digital divide”, that is lacking or without access to “technical services” (computers with (secure) high-speed Internet, printers, scanners, and photocopiers) continue to disenfranchised and systemically excluded from the community. Following are just a sampling of the (recent) communication to the OPL, OPL Board of Trustees, OPH, and diverse “government” (elected or appointed) representatives: The following was sent on (Friday) April 9th, 2021: Ref: PUBLIC Libraries are an ESSENTIAL Service, not a Luxury Sir / Madam, The OPL (Management) has decided that a segment of the residents of the City of Ottawa are to be disenfranchised, specifically, those who are part of the “digital divide”. That is those without 24/7 access to a computing device with (secure) “high-speed” Internet or a printer, scanner, or a photocopier at home or work. The recent notice on OPL Blog (website) states: “With the announcement of a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order, we have decided to return to curbside services…Starting today, April 8, customers will no longer be permitted to enter...Until then, please explore OPL’s digital collection and enjoy a wide variety of virtual programming” (NOTE: How is that possible without a computing device with an Internet connection?) Above Taken From: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/opl-services%E2%80%AFduring-stay-home-order (Dated: April 8th, 2021) Yet the recent ONT Gov't website states (a) “... Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises < libraries > to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. (b) Here (below) is the full extract, including the “library” reference: https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown (… in effect as of Thursday, April 8, at 12:01 a.m...) Libraries Circulating materials must be reserved over the telephone or online for contactless curbside, delivery or pick-up. Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. Patrons must not: be in the book stacks handle circulating materials that are shelved or in other areas of library storage Circulating materials returned to the library must be disinfected or quarantined before they are recirculated. Other permitted services include: child care services mental health and addiction support services, to a limit of 10 people social services Furthermore, the OPL Board of Trustees is comprised of nine members, of which, four are (Ottawa) City Counsellors. That would suggest that those four city counsellors are accepting that a segment of their electorate are to be systemically disenfranchised. Once again, I query? How many of the OPL (Management and Staff), the OPL Board of Trustees, the City of Ottawa (Appointed, Elected, or Staff) or any of the Management or Staff with Ottawa Public Health are without access 24/7, either at work or home to computing devices, printers, scanners, photocopiers, or other related “technical” services. I would surmise, very few. And how much would any of these individuals get done, if suddenly, they had absolutely no access to technical services for four or more weeks. Again, the answer is nothing. Yet, that is what the OPL (Management) and the others have (once again) unilaterally imposed on a segment of the residents of the City of Ottawa, who are without these resources at home or work. Meanwhile, how is it that according to the recent announcement on the ONT Gov't website, (link referenced earlier) it states: “Motor vehicle sales...recreational vehicles including motor homes; trailers and travel trailers; boats and other watercraft;...” So, “purchasing” a (recreational) “...boat or other watercraft...“ vehicle is deemed to be essential, and the OPL (Management) seems to believe that systemically cutting off (or excluding) those who must use the OPL Technical Services (Computers, Internet, Printers, Scanner, or Photocopiers) is acceptable? I think not. Skewed Priorities? In my view, (and those that I have queried, say), that the purchase of a (recreational) “boat or watercraft” vehicle is a luxury. Whereas access to “Technical Services” at the OPL is ESSENTIAL. What else is ESSENTIAL? How is it that some discount stores have recently informed some individuals, that diapers are not an essential need or that the purchase of a birthday card for a 95 year old senior, in lock-down, is not a necessity? Not everybody can afford to shop, either in person or on-line, at the “big-name” retail stores. The discount stores are not luxuries, but are absolutely a daily necessity for “day to day” purchases, for those with limited (financial) resources. And that necessity extends to individuals who need to use the OPL Technical Services. (That includes computers with (secure) “high-speed” Internet or a printer, scanner, or a photocopier.) In a nutshell, it is my belief that the OPL (Management) is out of touch with the “day to day” needs of a segment of its patrons, specifically, those individuals, who are a part of the “digital divide”. Cordially yours, dpi Prior Inputted Comments: (Friday) April 2nd, 2021 Sir / Madam, Apparently, it seems that ALL of the OPL Branches are ALL of the SAME size. However, any individuals, like myself, who have been to multiple OPL locations, know that is certainly not the reality. So, the decision by the OPL Management to mandate access to only ONE computer, at each of the 28 of 31 open branches is unreasonable and excessively restricted, especially for those who are part of the “DIGITAL DIVIDE”. (That is those, who lack 24/7 access at home or work to a computing device with a high-speed Internet service or a printer or scanner <or photocopier>.) The following extract is taken from: https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown (On Friday April 1st, 2021) Libraries Circulating materials must be reserved over the telephone or online for contactless curbside, delivery or pick-up. Patrons must only be permitted to enter the premises to facilitate the contactless drop-off and pick-up or access computers, photocopiers or similar services. Patrons must not: be in the book stacks handle circulating materials that are shelved or in other areas of library storage Circulating materials returned to the library must be disinfected or quarantined before they are recirculated. Other permitted services include: child care services mental health and addiction support services, to a limit of 10 people social services Prior Inputted Comments: (Saturday) March 20th, 2021 REF: Libraries are ESSENTIAL Services Sir / Madam, In addition to the necessity of the re-opening of the OPL "24 /7 - (Return) Drop-Boxes". There is a significant need for INCREASED access, to the "PUBLIC" computers. Only being able to access a COMPUTER with an Internet connection and a SCANNER, PRINTER, or (COPIER), for a hour or less a day, and that excludes Sundays, when numerous branches are usually open, from September to June, but (still) continue to be closed. Coupled with the (on-going) Sunday closures, the current (overall) branch hours are insufficient, especially, the evening hours, from Monday to Thursday. As well, individuals must be able to book a computer, over a seven-day period, not the current dismal, only three days and individuals need to be able to book for two or more consecutive hours, each day. For those many OPL Management and Employees, who are NOT part of the "DIGITAL DIVIDE. That is to say, they do not lack "24/7 access to "high-speed" Internet, linked to a computing device, along with a connected scanner, printer, or copier", I would suggest that each one should try to function, for at least a week, within the current OPL parameters for accessing a "PUBLIC" computer. I propose that their (or your) overall ability to function (well) at work or home, or both would be severely curtailed. Yet, that is the what the OPL, as well as the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada have unilaterally imposed on individuals and families, who are part of the "digital divide", for now over one year. For those individuals and families, who are part of the "digital divide", the "PUBLIC" library, whether in Ottawa or elsewhere in Canada, is an absolute necessity. Cordially yours, - A Concerned Patron -

RE:

Ottawa Public Library is following direction from the Province of Ontario and guidance from Ottawa Public Health to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19 in our community. OPL is offering curbside services at 31 open branches. Also, OPL has put in place safe access to printing, WiFi and computers, during the current provincial stay-at-home order, to help address the disparity in access to technology in our community. As one of the largest providers of public computing in Ottawa, the Library is a lifeline for printing and internet for many.