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The Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers March 2019 Newsletter

First Quarter Dear Supporter: We would like to start by once again thanking you for your continuing support and words of encouragement for it is only with you and through you that we as an organization can continue to thrive and to encourage others to speak up, speak out, and engage each other in meaningfulContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers March 2019 Newsletter

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Response to Calls for Comments from the Canadian Transportation Agency Regarding the Publication of Their Proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons With Disabilities Regulations Released March 9, 2019

March 26, 2019 From: Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Email: info@barrierfreecanada.org Tel: 416 491 7711 Web: http://www.barrierfreecanada.org To: SSonia Gangopadhyay Acting Director Centre of Expertise for Accessible Transportation Canadian Transportation Agency 15 Eddy Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N9 Tel: 819?953?8961 Email: sonia.gangopadhyay@otc-cta.gc.ca CC: consultations@otc-cta.gc.ca Reference Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 153, Number 10:Continue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Response to Calls for Comments from the Canadian Transportation Agency Regarding the Publication of Their Proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons With Disabilities Regulations Released March 9, 2019

Bill C-81: Senate Second Reading Debate

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 Parliament to keep the promisesContinue reading 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/

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 maple leaf are the words,Continue reading 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.

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. Stakeholder-Engagement-Webinar-Parts-1-And-2-February-2019-Slide-Descriptions-English-Accessible Stakeholder Engagement Webinar PartsContinue reading 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

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 and an uneven regulatory playingContinue reading 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 gender equality and the empowermentContinue reading 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 Summary Income inequality and unemploymentContinue reading 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 was an auspicious occasion inContinue reading 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 what Canadians want to seeContinue reading Accessibility Advocacy Report