“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.
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
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
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