The Alberta-bility webinar hosted in August of 2020 was the first major panel discussion with the community on the need for an accessibility legislation in Alberta.
Accessibility Companion Brief
Why An Accessible Alberta Act
What is Accessibility Legislation?
Accessibility legislation, in contrast to human rights legislation, requires applicable organizations to comply with accessibility standards; these standards are designed by committees that include people with disabilities. When organizations improve accessibility, people with disabilities have greater opportunities to become involved in their communities, find meaningful employment, consume goods and services, use public transportation, and to physically access public spaces and businesses. Accessibility legislation can greatly improve quality of life for people with disabilities.
Why does Alberta need it?
Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and British Columbia have already passed provincial accessibility legislations, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has one tabled. Alberta must pass its own accessibility legislation for Albertans with disabilities to be afforded the same benefits and opportunities Canadians with disabilities enjoy in other provinces.
Accessibility means access to:
and so much more
People with Disabilities
In short, EVERYBODY!