accessibility legislation

Feds seek input for new accessibility legislation

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Government of Canada is seeking input to inform plans for new accessibility legislation that will address barriers to inclusion in the built environment and beyond.

The consultation process runs from July 2016 to February 2017. Anyone can attend an in-person engagement session or participate in the online consultation to be launched in the coming weeks. Roundtables and town halls will start in September across the country.

Currently, there are about 411,600 working-aged Canadians with disabilities who are not working, but whose disability does not prevent them from doing so.

Feedback is needed on

  • overall goal and approach
  • to whom it would apply
  • what accessibility issues and barriers it could address
  • how it could be monitored and enforced
  • what else the Government of Canada could do to improve accessibility

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