Improve Access: Adopt a Canadians with Disabilities Act
Federal leadership on accessibility is needed to address long standing access barriers. A federal Canadians with Disabilities Act would mandate accessibility standards in federally-regulated programs, facilities, benefits, communications and services.
This legislation would be based on principles of universal design, effective participation, and equality of opportunity, and would be a major step in Canada meeting its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Standards would be monitored, enforceable, and reported on to Parliament and Canadians every year by the responsible minister.