SUMMARY Years after the federal government guaranteed accessible voting for disabled voters, casting ballot is still problematic One organization says parties should put more effort in making their messaging more accessible VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Get out and vote! That’s the message we’ll be hearing until election day, but voting is more difficult forContinue reading Barriers Remain for Canadian Voters Who Are Disabled: Advocates
Request for individuals to nominate a business that they believe exemplifies a barrier free business. Do you know of a business that has exceeded your expectations in terms of how inclusive and accessible they are? Do they constantly push boundaries to ensure they not only can provide sufficient physical space for all persons, but alsoContinue reading Nominate an Inclusive, Barrier-Free Business for Barrier Free Canada’s Inaugural “Inclusive Business Award”
In honour of the late Chris Stark who passed on in June 2019. Barrier free Canada – Canada sans Barrières is pleased to announce our call for applicants! If you have been an advocate for at least 10 years or know of anyone who has been; then we invite you to submit your name and/orContinue reading The Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrieres 2021 Call For Participants for the Chris Stark Distinguished Advocacy Award
“To be actively anti-ableist in (the federal party) platforms, and their policies, would address so many other issues.” For Gabrielle Peters, a disabled writer and policy analyst living in Vancouver, the timing of the snap federal election could not have been worse. “I’m personally having a really hard time getting into this election,” Peters told TheContinue reading Disability Justice Lens Missing From Party Platforms, Advocates Warn
The CRTC has published new regulations that will help make more information available to Canadians about the accessibility of broadcasting and telecommunications services. Under the Accessible Canada Act, broadcasters and television and telecommunications service providers are required to publish accessibility plans and progress reports. They must also create a process to receive feedback about accessibilityContinue reading Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission Publishes New Regulations That Help Make More Information Available to Canadians About The Accessibility of Broadcasting and Telecommunications Services
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
Review the 26 page report here: Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall July 2021 Final Report by Sterling Creations.
Read the BFC / CSB 2021 2nd Quarter Newsletter in our new format here: https://mailchi.mp/12be6edf0af4/bfcs-new-quarterly-newsletter?e=5b670c61ab
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
The Disability Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that their second annual report has been published on the Canada.ca website. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact the Committee’s general mailbox at DACCCPHG@cra-arc.gc.ca.