The Minister responsible for the AMA:
- raises awareness of how people are disabled by barriers and promote the removal and prevention of those barriers
- oversees the development of accessibility standards and their implementation by affected individuals and organizations
- ensures those affected are consulted in the development of standards and know their responsibilities
- prepares an annual plan that outlines activities related to the AMA in that year.
The AMA requires the Minister responsible for the AMA to prepare her first annual plan in 2016. Read the 2015-16 Annual Plan of the Minister responsible for The Accessibility for Manitobans Act:
The Accessibility Advisory Council makes recommendations to the Minister responsible for the AMA regarding:
- priorities for accessibility standards, their content and implementation timelines
- activities of government to improve accessibility
- long-term accessibility objectives for Manitoba
The Accessibility Advisory Council has the responsibility under the Act to make recommendations to the Minister regarding the development of accessibility standards, Members of the Accessibility Advisory Council represent the interests of those most affected by measures aimed at achieving greater accessibility.
Under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act, the Accessibility Advisory Council l has the ability to establish committees to work on the development of standards for the council’s approval.
Under the terms of the AMA, meetings of the Accessibility Advisory Council (council) and its committees are made public by posting Summaries of Discussion.
The Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) is the administrative arm of the AMA. It acts as secretary to the Accessibility Advisory Council and its committees. The DIO also develops resources and tools to promote the AMA and educate obligated sectors about compliance. Learn more.