Bill C-81: Senate Second Reading Debate

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Monday March 18, 2019 On Monday March 18, the Senate resumed Second Debate of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act. Senator Marilou McPhedran (ISG) said she supports Bill C-81. Senator McPhedran was previously the Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. She said Bill C-81 provides a mechanism for… Read more“Bill C-81: Senate Second Reading Debate”

Donna J. Jodhan, Founder and President of Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières, Recognizes Professor Donna Saccutelli, Seneca College, Jessica Cooper and Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd. for Their Roles in Supporting the Continued Growth of the Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières Website at http://www.BarrierFreeCanada.org/

Barrier Free Canada Logo. Image of a light blue maple leaf with a white diagonal section of the leaf missing, giving the appearance of a circle with a line through it that bans what is on the inside. This maple leaf is intended to ban inaccessibility. To the right of the light blue maple leaf are the words, 'Barrier Free Canada' and 'Sans Barriere Canada'. Welcome to Barrier Free Canada.

Alt: Image of a light blue maple leaf with a white diagonal section of the leaf missing, giving the appearance of a circle with a line through it that bans what is on the inside. This maple leaf is intended to ban inaccessibility. To the right of the light blue… Read more“Donna J. Jodhan, Founder and President of Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières, Recognizes Professor Donna Saccutelli, Seneca College, Jessica Cooper and Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd. for Their Roles in Supporting the Continued Growth of the Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières Website at http://www.BarrierFreeCanada.org/”

Stakeholder Engagement Webinar. Part I: The Regulatory Development Process for the Government of Canada. Part II: Making Technical Regulations Under the Accessible Canada Act. Winter 2019. Accessibility Secretariat, ISSD, ESDC.

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Purpose of this Presentation Introduce you to the regulatory development process for the Government of Canada. Engage you on how technical regulations under the Accessible Canada Act will be made.   Stakeholder Engagement Webinar Parts I and II, February 2019 Slide Descriptions. English. PDF (.pdf) document. Accessible rich text version…. Read more“Stakeholder Engagement Webinar. Part I: The Regulatory Development Process for the Government of Canada. Part II: Making Technical Regulations Under the Accessible Canada Act. Winter 2019. Accessibility Secretariat, ISSD, ESDC.”

Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 10: Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

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REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT(This statement is not part of the Regulations.) Executive Summary Issues: Persons with disabilities face barriers that affect their ability to fully participate in activities of everyday living, including travel. The accessibility of travel in Canada varies across the transportation system, creating uncertainty for persons with disabilities… Read more“Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 10: Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations”

World Blind Union Statement on International Women’s Day

World Blind Union statement on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019 The World Blind Union joins the United Nations to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019. The theme this year is Think equal, build smart, innovate for change. It focuses on innovative ways in which we can advance… Read more“World Blind Union Statement on International Women’s Day”

The Experiences of Blind Canadians in the Federal Public Service

The Experiences of Blind Canadians in the Federal Public Service Kimberly Dhaliwal, MADR Candidate School of Public Administration University of Victoria March 2017 Project Client: Eric Diotte, Senior Research Analyst Canadian Human Rights Commission Supervisor: Thea Vakil, Associate Professor and Associate Director School of Public Administration, University of Victoria Executive… Read more“The Experiences of Blind Canadians in the Federal Public Service”

Three Simple Questions: Digital Accessibility in 21st Century Canada

Three Simple Questions: Digital Accessibility in 21st Century Canada By Derek Wilson on December 15, 2018 The following three-part article touches upon the personal impact of digital accessibility in the public, private, and nonprofit sector’s in Canada as we move into 2019. Must The Show Go On? November 27, 2018… Read more“Three Simple Questions: Digital Accessibility in 21st Century Canada”

Accessibility Advocacy Report

Submitted by Julia Oliver Urna Semper Instructor’s Name January 12, 2019 Accessibility Advocacy Report Sed et lacus quis enim mattis nonummy Accessibility rights and policies for all Canadians need to be defined in a Canadian federal disability legislation. The Government of Canada is currently working on consultations to find out… Read more“Accessibility Advocacy Report”