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Airlines Launch Global Action Group to Improve Handling of Disability Mobility Aids

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of a global Mobility Aids Action Group to examine and improve the transport journey of mobility aids, including wheelchairs, with the objective of improving the handling of this vital equipment for travelers with disabilities. The Action Group will be the first of its kind aimedContinue reading Airlines Launch Global Action Group to Improve Handling of Disability Mobility Aids

Advocate Says ArriveCAN App Technology is Not Accessible for Blind Canadians

OTTAWA – The federal government’s new ArriveCAN travel app is inaccessible to some Canadians with disabilities, raising questions of fair treatment and practical border-crossing concerns. Robert Fenton, a board member of the CNIB – formerly known as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind – says he found a major bug when using the AppleContinue reading Advocate Says ArriveCAN App Technology is Not Accessible for Blind Canadians

Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Create the New Canada Disability Benefit

On June 22nd 2021, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to establish the framework for a new Canada Disability Benefit. The benefit would help reduce poverty among low-income, working-age Canadians with disabilities by providing direct financial support. Bill C-35, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, has been published here: LEGISinfo – House Government Bill C-35 (43-2)Continue reading Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Create the New Canada Disability Benefit

Accessibility Standards Canada First Annual Public Meeting Held May 31st 2021 – A Message From The CEO

Dear Stakeholders, I would like to start by thanking everyone who participated in our first annual public meeting “Making Canada Accessible” on May 31st. More than 500 of you attended this important event. Our Annual Public Meeting would not have been possible without your participation. It was an opportunity for you to meet our BoardContinue reading Accessibility Standards Canada First Annual Public Meeting Held May 31st 2021 – A Message From The CEO

OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

When it comes to reducing barriers, B.C. has made progress, but still has a long way to go. Imagine for a moment you were the keynote speaker at an event, but you arrived and couldn’t get onto the stage. What if you couldn’t speak and were refused medical services unless you allowed someone to speakContinue reading OPINION: In Anticipation of a British Columbia Accessibility Act

Accessible British Columbia Act

We are pleased to let you know that the Honourable Nicolas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction recently introduced the Accessible British Columbia Act. If passed, this proposed legislation will set British Columbia on the path to a more accessible and inclusive province for people with disabilities. In particular, the proposed legislation willContinue reading Accessible British Columbia Act

Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Announces The 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award

Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières is pleased to announce the 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award! This is the inaugural year for this award and it is meant to identify a business that has gone above and beyond to ensure that its physical space exceeds accessibility expectations. Looking at both the built environment as wellContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Announces The 2021 Barrier-Free Business Award