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?
When you consider that 1 in 5 Canadians are directly affected by a disability, then the Accessibility Act affects 20% of the population. And if each of those people have just 1 family member and 1 friend who support them, then that makes 1 in 3 Canadians who are affected. Then if you add the aging population and parents with young children, the real question … Continue reading Who Isn’t Affected by the Accessibility Act?
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