Existing barriers continue to exist
I don’t think that anyone should be surprised to hear that existing barriers continue to exist and which barriers am I referring to today? No surprise! It all focuses on barriers within several government departments. And it pertains to barriers that hinder accessibility consultants from promoting and showcasing their skills and services.
I am referring to what I call the procurement barrier and here are my thoughts.
The Canadian Federal Government has very strict and rigorous rules and guidelines when it comes to procurement services. That is, if one wants or wishes to procure a contract to provide services to the Canadian Federal Government, they need to endure filling out tedious forms. In addition, there are several established contractors who are in place to bid for these contracts.
So far so good but here is where things start to unravel. When it comes to the offering of accessibility consulting services, the majority of these established contracting companies sadly do not have the ability to provide these highly specialized services nor do they seem to either be interested in finding ways to provide them or more importantly, they do not appear to have a clue as to how to go about finding and providing them.
They claim to provide top notch accessibility consulting services but how can they do this when in truth they do not employ persons with disabilities who have the lived experience, skills, and knowledge. So what does all of this mean?
It means that the glaring gaps continue to keep existing barriers in place and those of us with the needed and required skills, experience, and knowledge continue to be shut out.
In short, the procurement process firmly allows established companies to continue bidding and winning Federal Government contracts but these companies falsely state that they can provide the necessary expertise as stated above. So what to do then? I am afraid that I am too worn out to think any more.
Just my two cents for today
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