Accessible Canada Act – visual representations

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Accessible Canada Act – visual representation 1

This infographic provides a visual narrative of the Accessible Canada Act. The full description follows the image on this page.

Description

Accessible Canada Act

Vision

Proactively eliminate and prevent barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities

More than 6 million Canadians aged 15 and over have a disability

Less than 60% of those aged 25 to 64 years have jobs

Canadians with milder disabilities earn 12% less and those with more severe disabilities earn 51% less and they are more likely to live in poverty

“Nothing about us, without us”: the Accessible Canada Act will be implemented in partnership with persons with disabilities and the disability community.

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Accessible Canada Act – visual representation 2

This infographic provides a visual narrative of the Accessible Canada Act. The full description follows the image on this page.

Description

Vision

Proactively eliminate and prevent barriers and ensure greater opportunities for persons with disabilities

Service Design and Delivery

Receive services that are accessible to all

Built Environment

Move freely around buildings and public spaces

Employment

Access to employment opportunities and accessible workplaces

Information and Communication Technologies

Accessible digital content and technologies

Communications

Barrier-free services and spaces for persons with communication disabilities

Transportation

Barrier-free federal transportation network

Procurement

Ensure purchases of accessible goods, services and facilities

Goals of the Accessible Canada Act

  • Realization of a barrier-free Canada
  • Culture change
  • Standards development
  • Proactive compliance and enforcement measures
  • Monitoring and oversight

Where does it apply?

Parliament

Government of Canada

Federally-regulated private sector

“Nothing about us, without us”: the Accessible Canada Act will be implemented in partnership with persons with disabilities and the disability community.

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Accessible Canada Act – visual representation 2 [PDF - 93 KB]

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