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The Accessibility for Manitobans Act

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act became law in December 2013, making Manitoba the second province, after Ontario, to introduce accessibility legislation.

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act affects all Manitobans. It provides a process to remove barriers for people with disabilities and includes those who can identify, remove and prevent barriers to accessibility.

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act consists of five standard 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.

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In developing the standards, the Manitoba government is working with representatives from the disability community, as well as the public and private sectors. The Manitoba government is committed to achieving significant accessibility progress by 2023.

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Accessibility for Manitobans Act

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.

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