You can continue to provide your feedback on the Accessibility Advisory Council’s (AAC) proposed accessibility standard for employment.
The Accessibility Advisory Council (council), and the Disabilities Issues Office (DIO), would like to thank everyone who participated in the public consultation on the Initial Proposed Accessibility Standard for Employment. This consultation was held on January 18 at the Viscount Gort in Winnipeg. A webcast was available for those who wanted to participate, but were unable to attend the consultation in person.
We appreciate the time, energy and thought that went into the comments received during the half-day event.
View the webcast (Please note that to view the archived webcast, we are asking you to register, by providing your name and email address. Click on the link for all instructions)
We encourage those who have not yet contributed to send comments and briefs on the Proposed Accessibility Standard for Employment to email@example.com. This information must be delivered by February 15, 2017 to ensure it is received prior to the preparation of the council’s recommendations.
A final report, containing recommendations for a Proposed Accessibility Standard on Employment, will be submitted to the Minister of Families, Honourable Scott Fielding by March 31, 2017. The report is a public document and will be posted on this website.
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.