Notice of Important Up-coming Date and Opportunity related to
The Accessibility for Manitobans Act:
Provide your feedback on the Accessibility Advisory Council’s (AAC) proposed accessibility standard for employment:
The AAC invites the participation of your organization and your personal views in response to its initial proposal for an accessibility standard for employment. Public consultation is the first step in the AMA legislative process of establishing a standard as a regulation. Your feedback is critical to ensuring that the new regulation strengthens barrier-free access to Manitoba’s labour force. Employment is the second of five accessibility standards being developed under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA).
As guided by the Act, following a minimum period of 60 days, the DIO will organize a public forum from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on January 18, 2017, at the Viscount Gort Hotel. Please mark your calendars and participate. Disability accommodations will be provided.
Improving accessibility is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do, and it’s the law in Manitoba.
Nearly one in six Manitobans is disabled by barriers where they work, live and play. Barriers to accessibility come at an enormous cost –to persons with disabilities, to their family and friends, to the ir communities, and also to business. By learning how to eliminate barriers, everyone benefits.
Manitoba is committed to becoming an inclusive society. Great progress has already been made in improving accessibility, such as :
- Sidewalks with curb cuts
- Inclusive schooling
- TV closed captioning
- Audible street signals
Accessibility legislation builds on this progress. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act outlines a clear and proactive process to identify, remove and prevent barriers in key areas of daily living.