Skip to main content Skip to main menu >Toggle high contrast

Long-Sought New Accessibility Law Coming in 2018, But What Will it Look Like?

CTV News
Michelle McQuigge
The Canadian Press, December 29, 2017

TORONTO — Canadians with disabilities have their sights firmly set on 2018 when the federal government is expected to usher in long-sought legislation designed to increase accessibility nationwide. The governing Liberals have promised to create a bill that would remove barriers in federally regulated sectors such as banking, interprovincial transportation, telecommunications and government-run services such as Canada Post.


Where We’ve Failed to Live Up to the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Updated 2:22 PM ET, Tue December 26, 2017

Today, as a result, people with disabilities face far fewer barriers to mobility and communication. Thanks to innovations ranging from curb cuts and Braille on ATMs to improved access to education and healthcare, people with disabilities lead more productive lives and can contribute more to our nation’s economy.


Heathrow Enhances Service for Passengers with Hidden and Visible Disabilities

18 December, 2017

Heathrow today announced a multi-million pound package of investments and tools to improve the travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions at the airport.


  • Airport and airline partners invest £23 million in new contract with partner OmniServ to improve passenger service for those living with disabling conditions or mobility restrictions

OC Transpo Fined $25K for Failing to Call Out Bus Stops

Enforcement officers from Canadian Transportation Agency checked buses after CBC report CBC News, December 19, 2017.

Terrance Green and his wife Lorraine Green are both visually impaired and rely on OC Transpo’s bus stop announcements to navigate the city.

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has hit OC Transpo with a hefty fine after enforcement officers discovered major stops were not being called out on three trips.


Bard’s on Market Square and The Hub earns the 2017 accessible business award from Stratfords accessibility advisory committee

By Terry Bridge, Stratford Beacon Herald
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:58:56 EST PM

Peter Zein presents the accessible business award on behalf of Stratford’s accessibility advisory committee and the city to Bard’s on Market Square and The Hub owner Kevin Larson on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Stratford, Ont.

There’s a common refrain Peter Zein hears from business owners when it comes to improving accessibility.


Services

Inclusive Media Design Accessibil-IT PDF Document Specialists Accessibility News