Accessibility simply means people of all abilities have the opportunity to participate fully in everyday life.
In relation to the AMA, accessibility means the ability to access and benefit from information, services, goods, space, and activities.
Barriers limit accessibility. Barriers to accessibility are a daily reality for more than 180,000 Manitobans with disabilities.
Accessibility benefits us all. By identifying and removing barriers:
- Manitobans of all abilities have the opportunity to participate fully in everyday life
- the whole family, including grandparents, can get involved in events at home or on an outing
- residents of all ages and abilities can participate in public activities that encourage learning, recreation and community development
- businesses can increase their client base, while improving services for everyone
- employers may attract a new source of skilled and loyal employees with disabilities