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Understanding Barriers for People with Disabilities

An example of breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. What it takes to Create clear messages that contain important information to get to a person who is deafblind. My barriers may not be your barriers. The fact is one size does not fit all! Even within the population of Canadians who are deafblind thereContinue reading Understanding Barriers for People with Disabilities

An Open Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Hajdu, and Minister Qualtrough Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines From Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières

Monday, January 4th 2021 To: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau,P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P. Minister of Health Health Canada Address Locator 0900C2 Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9 hcminister.ministresc@canada.ca The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P. Minister ofContinue reading An Open Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Hajdu, and Minister Qualtrough Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines From Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrières

Introducing the Annual Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award 2020 Recipients: Chris Stark (Posthumously) and his Wife Marie Stark

BFC-CSB is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Annual Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award! This award category recognizes individuals in our community who have demonstrated superior and outstanding advocacy over a period of ten years or more as a leader. The Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award is intended to recognize an individual who hasContinue reading Introducing the Annual Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award 2020 Recipients: Chris Stark (Posthumously) and his Wife Marie Stark

The Accessible Canada Act Promises a Barrier-Free Canada for People with Disabilities. Will it Deliver?

December 3rd marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we commit to creating a more inclusive and accessible society for people of all abilities. This year, it coincides with the conclusion of the House of Commons hearings on Bill C-81—the Accessible Canada Act. Introduced last June, this piece of legislation has been decades in the makingContinue reading The Accessible Canada Act Promises a Barrier-Free Canada for People with Disabilities. Will it Deliver?

A Historic Day for All Canadians: November 29th 2020 Blind Canadians Applaud 10th Anniversary of Donna Jodhan’s Victory in Landmark Website Access Case

Video Transcript: Video Scene 1: A Canadian Flag waving in the air. Snow-capped mountains in the background. Text Scene 1: On November 29th 2010 Video Scene 2: Canadians walking across a thoroughfare lined with Canadian flags. Text Scene 2: Persons all across Canada joined in celebrating the landmark decision in Donna Jodhan’s victory… Video SceneContinue reading A Historic Day for All Canadians: November 29th 2020 Blind Canadians Applaud 10th Anniversary of Donna Jodhan’s Victory in Landmark Website Access Case

Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers October 2020 Newsletter – Third Quarter

Dear Friends, Barrier Free Canada-Canada Sans Barriers would like to thank you once again for your continued 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 Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers October 2020 Newsletter – Third Quarter

People with Disabilities Last in Line. A Disability Inclusion Plan. Finally … But Will It Deliver?

October 30th is the day that people with disabilities will begin to receive a one-time payment of $600 in recognition of the significant increase in expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The payout comes a full 14 weeks after authorizing legislation was finally passed following much political wrangling, five months after the financial package wasContinue reading People with Disabilities Last in Line. A Disability Inclusion Plan. Finally … But Will It Deliver?

Pandemic Has Changed The Way We Shop Grocery Stores Tracking Buying Patterns to Adapt to Consumers’ Needs

It seemed like eons ago when supermarkets looked apocalyptic: empty shelves, lines snaking around the parking lot, shoppers with carts full of toilet paper and dried beans. A trip to the grocer might not be as nerve-wracking now compared to April, but things are far from being back to pre-COVID times. The grocery industry hasContinue reading Pandemic Has Changed The Way We Shop Grocery Stores Tracking Buying Patterns to Adapt to Consumers’ Needs

The Right To Accessible Information

One in five Canadians lives with one or more disabilities. Everyday these 6.2 million individuals encounter various barriers. These barriers prevent persons with disabilities from participating fully in all aspects of society. It is thus not surprising that 60 percent of complaints received by the Canadian Human Rights Commission relate to disability. High proportions ofContinue reading The Right To Accessible Information