Life After Covid-19 Q&A Part 2 We resume the conversation of Life After Covid-19 Q&A Part 2 with James MacKenzie speaking….Since you brought up an interesting thing there, this ability to work the way we’re working right now at this moment having a conversation, I don’t know the capabilities of the people. I’m talking to them, I’m seeing their faces and I’m hearing their voice … Continue reading Life After Covid-19 Q&A Part 2
A New Epoch for Canadians with Disabilities Transcription….Now, obviously working remotely, working on online, being more flexible and creative is a good way to respond to some inclusion issues. But considering that people with disabilities, like all people, are diverse, they’re not homogeneous. They have different needs, and they experience the world, and in this particular situation, in various different ways. This Life After Covid-19 … Continue reading Life After Covid-19 with Mahadeo Sukhai of the CNIB
A New Epoch for Canadians with Disabilities Transcription… So, to get us started on this webinar my first question is… can you tell us more about why you wanted to organize this webinar? Why do you think it is important to discuss people with Disabilities in a Post Covid-19 world at this time? This Life After Covid-19 with Max Brault interview continues. Max: Well, I … Continue reading Life After Covid-19 with Max Brault
Every link and recommendation on Accessiblebusinesshub.ca, from employment law to getting groceries, has been vetted through a team of Canadians with Accessibility needs. The links must first be verified and then the information is scrutinized before it gets added to the list. This ensures that the user can find the actionable info they need, when they need it and know that someone has actually verified … Continue reading Accessible Canadian Resource Portal Launches
Captive Audience So, what do you do when you find yourself in interesting times and needing to keep the boat afloat until it’s safe enough to leave the cave? My apologies for the mixed-metaphor, but waiting is not an option. Especially since we do not know how long this storm will last, or how it will play out when the curfew is lifted. Nonetheless, for … Continue reading Go From Flattening the Curve to Riding the Wave
The Canadian Survey on Disability covers Canadians over fifteen years of age whose everyday activities are limited because of a long-term condition or health-related problem. Did you know that 22% of Canadians have at least one disability? This represents 6.2 million people, over 15% of the population or approximately 1 in every 5 Canadians. Disability Survey Results The breakdown of the percentage of Canadians with … Continue reading The Canadian Survey on Disability
From Bill C-81 to the Accessible Canada Act What are the Principles of the Accessible Canada Act? The principles of Bill C-81, Now the Accessible Canada Act are meant to guide its future interpretation. They are rooted in the understanding that barriers to accessibility are at the heart of inequalities between Canadians with and without disabilities. The principles are consistent with Canadian and international law … Continue reading What are the Principles of the Accessible Canada Act?
A Barrier means anything physical, architectural, technological or attitudinal. Anything that is based on information or communications or anything that is the result of a policy or a practice that hinders the full and equal participation in society. This includes persons with a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, communication or sensory impairment or a functional limitation. Disability means a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, communication or sensory … Continue reading What Does Accessibility Mean?
A Barrier Free Canada benefits all Canadians by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility. The purpose of the bill is to make Canada fully accessible and barrier-free in areas under federal jurisdiction. Make Canada Accessible The bill, which is now law, outlines how to identify and remove accessible barriers and prevent new barriers, under federal rule, including in: Built environments (buildings and public spaces) Employment … Continue reading What Does a Barrier Free Canada Mean?
Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers for those with disabilities. The Disabilities Numbers According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, more than 6 million Canadians aged 15 and over, (22% of the population) identify as having a disability, and it is expected actual numbers are likely higher. Only 59% of … Continue reading Why is there an Accessible Canada Act?