Online Accessibility

Welcome To The New

Welcome to the new and improved Ontario Disability Employment Network website. We hope you like it.

Please bear with us over the next few weeks as we work out all the kinks.

This site is a critical tool for us to share our message, and in turn, a critical tool to increasing employment opportunities for people who have a disability in Ontario. Our friends at SpaceRace have been working hard to ensure that we can share this site with everyone, and we have all done our best to ensure we have provided you with a fully accessible web presence. If you experience any issues with the new format, please let us know.

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Attention All Members:

We’re excited to announce a few changes with the Ontario Disability Employment Network’s online presence. Over the next few months we will be adjusting the interactive portions of the website to create a more informative and user friendly experience. This will include the removal of all personal profiles on our website. But don’t worry – we now offer more convenient ways to connect!

1.  LinkedIn: A great place for employment professionals to connect and share resources. Log in, and join the group today!

Our LinkedIn group can be viewed here:

2.  Facebook: The Ontario Disability Employment Network is now on Facebook! Check us out here:

We’ll be posting great resources, and will be open for comments and questions from any Facebook user. “Like” us today to keep track of the exciting new changes, or bookmark the site in your browser.

3. Twitter: As always, we will continue to tweet out our latest news – check out our twitter site here:!/odenetwork

4. Join our mailing list: To receive all the latest Ontario Disability Employment Network news simply enter your e-mail address on our homepage. Look for the “Subscribe to our mailing list” field on the right hand side.

For any questions or concerns, e-mail us at

All the Best!

The ODEN Online Team

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Disability Community Involvement Through eSSENTIAL Accessibility

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that people using assistive technology can access the many aspects of, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility.

This icon certifies that our website features eSSENTIAL Accessibility:

This Web Accessibility icon serves as a link to download eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology software for individuals with physical disabilities. It is being featured as part of a Disability Community Involvement initiative that reflects our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion,Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility.

It is the foundation of a Disability Community Involvement initiative launched in association with leading
advocacy groups for the disabled.

Click on this icon to visit where assistive technology is available free of

eSSENTIAL Accessibility features an array of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions to enhance user
experience and to help make the web accessible to all. These “alternative input methods” include a
webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system that allows users to overcome any physical limitation.
It also includes a web page reader.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility can be used on a standard PC by anyone with dexterity limitations that arise
from a variety of conditions including:

• Stroke/paralysis
• Arthritis
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Parkinson’s disease
• Cerebral Palsy (CP)
• Age-related factors

Moreover, it also helps those who have difficulty reading because of:

• Literacy deficiencies
• Limited English proficiency
• Dyslexia or similar learning issues
• Mild visual impairment

The Ontario Disability Employment Network is proud to be a founding member of this Disability Community Involvement initiative to create shared value.

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