Accessible Canada for People with Disabilities

Making an Accessible Canada for People with Disabilities

 

Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. Today, 3.8 million Canadians over the age of 15 (almost 14% of Canadians), identify as having a disability. The Government of Canada is introducing Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada. If passed, Bill C-81 would benefit all Canadians, especially Canadians with disabilities, by helping create a barrier-free Canada. This would be achieved through the proactive identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to accessibility wherever Canadians interact with areas under federal jurisdiction. This report mentions air and rail travel specifically, but no doubt the tourism industry will be impacted when new regulations are developed. The following link will provide more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/accessible-people-disabilities.html