Creating accessibility standards

Accessibility Standards Canada creates and reviews standards which apply to both the federal government and federally regulated entities. These standards will aim to prevent, identify and eliminate accessibility barriers. Accessibility standards may also be submitted to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, who may adopt them into regulations.

Priority areas

During the consultations that led to the Accessible Canada Act, the Government of Canada learned about which areas are most important to Canadians for improving accessibility. Under the Act, Accessibility Standards Canada is mandated to work with experts including persons with disabilities, representatives from industries and other stakeholders to review and establish standards related to the following seven priorities:

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