The "Public Eye"

Noun. public eyepublic eye - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

Say what you will the news is what counts when it is information you need.


Blind woman wins second round in battle with government over websites

OTTAWA – A blind businesswoman has won a second round in a fight to force the federal government to make its websites accessible to people with visual impairments. Donna Jodhan originally sued in Federal Court after she tried to apply for jobs and get government information through various federal websites and couldn't access the material with her screen-reading technology. In 2010, the Federal Court of Appeal agreed that she was discriminated against because of her disability and gave the federal government 15 months to change its websites. In a 3-0 decision, the appeal court agreed with the earlier judgment and again gave the government 15 months to make the websites accessible.

Initially posted on The National Post, 1 June 2012. © The Canadian Press, 2012.