The Accessible Canada Act (ACA) came into force in 2019. The overarching goal of the ACA is to realize a barrier-free Canada by 2040. The legislation benefits all Canadians, especially persons with disabilities, through the proactive identification, removal and prevention of barriers to accessibility in 7 priority areas: employment, the built environment, information and communication technologies (ICT), communication other than ICT, the design and delivery of programs and services, the procurement of goods, services and facilities, and transportation.
Learn more about the Accessible British Columbia Regulation and requirements for organizations (Part 3 of the Accessible British Columbia Act), including creating an accessibility committee, creating an accessibility plan, and a tool to receive feedback on accessibility.
These are government’s priorities for accessibility over the next three years. In the spirit of ‘nothing about us without us’, government will work with people with disabilities and the Provincial Accessibility Committee.
Since its founding in 1986, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a made-in-Canada solution designed to help employers, diversity and inclusion/human rights/equity, and human resources practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace. Founded by Michael Bach, and run by experienced diversity and inclusion practitioners, CCDI’s focus is on practical sustainable solutions that help employers move toward true inclusion.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.
The ILO Global Business and Disability Network aims to create a global workforce culture that is respectful and welcoming of people with disabilities. Our goal is to make sure that employment policies and practices in companies of all types are inclusive of people with disabilities around the world. We also work to increase awareness about the positive relationship between disability inclusion and business success.