The Accessibility for Manitobans Act
How should Manitoba businesses be ready and able to serve and accommodate our children and other people with disabilities? What barriers can be removed to encourage active participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in our communities?
Here is an opportunity for input regarding public standards of accessibility for people with disabilities, from the Disabilities Issues Office, Province of Manitoba:
Accessibility Standard for Customer Service
The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law December 5, 2013. Under this landmark legislation, the province is introducing a clear and proactive process for the prevention and removal of barriers that affect Manitobans with disabilities. The building blocks of the legislation are accessibility standards that apply to public and private sectors and target 5 areas: customer service, information and communication, transportation, employment and the built environment.
Like in Ontario, where similar legislation already exists, the accessibility standards will be developed to achieve real results, in stages. Stakeholders who must comply with the standards will be invited to provide their input on how to achieve these standards including the timelines that will allow them to plan for any associated costs.
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