The Accessibility for Manitobans Act became law in December 2013. This landmark legislation provided a process to remove
barriers affecting people with disabilities and many other citizens. The Manitoba government is committed to achieving
significant accessibility through the full implementation of the act.
The Accessibility for Manitobans Act affects all Manitobans - people who confront barriers every day, as well as those in
a position to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility. To develop accessibility standards, the Manitoba
government works with representatives from the disability community, as well as the public and private sectors.
Accessibility standards are building blocks for making real, measurable, and effective changes to accessibility. Each
standard outlines specific requirements and timelines for organizations that have a responsibility to comply with the
Accessibility for Manitobans Act.