Passed in June 2019, Bill C-81, now known as the Accessible Canada Act lays out a framework for the development of accessibility standards and gives the federal government authority to work with stakeholders to create new accessibility regulations that will apply to the following key areas:
- programs and service delivery,
- the built environment,
- information and communications technology,
- procurement and transportation
- and communications.
The Accessible Canada Act will help change the way that the Government of Canada and organizations within federal jurisdiction address disability and accessibility and interact with Canadians.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada is proud to have played a role in advocating for this new Bill, along with our partners and the Federal Accessibility Legislation Alliance. And, we’re excited to witness the positive impact it will have on the lives of Canadians living with a neuromuscular disorder.