Accessibility Advisory Council Public Consultation for Transportation Accessibility Standard
October 8, 2019
Posted by: CPHR Manitoba
On behalf of the Accessibility Advisory Council (AAC), the Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) invites your feedback on the Discussion Paper on AAC's Recommendations for the Transportation Accessibility Standard (PDF) (WORD).
The Manitoba government enacted The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) in 2013 to identify, prevent and remove barriers that affect Manitobans in their daily lives. The AMA calls upon the AAC to advise and make recommendations for the development of standards to regulate what public and private organizations must do, and by when, to achieve accessibility.
Transportation is one of three accessibility standards under development. The other two accessibility standards target Information and Communications and the Design of Public Spaces. For details and for more information about current accessibility standards affecting customer service and employment, please visit AccessibilityMB.ca. Or, to receive regular updates on standard development and deadlines, please subscribe to Accessibility News.
Consultation is critical to the standard development process. The AAC’s Discussion Paper is the starting point for people with disabilities, affected organizations and the general public to participate. Please send your feedback on a Transportation Accessibility Standard to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20, 2019.
When you make your submission, please include your CPHR designation when applicable. Should you wish to notify CPHR Manitoba that you've made a submission, please cc us at email@example.com in your email to the Disabilities Issues Office.
The AAC also invites you to attend a public consultation to share your opinion, learn other view points and to ask the AAC for points of clarification:
Public Consultation - Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 4:30 pm, Registration at 12:30 pm
Place: Main Floor, Royal ABC, Viscount Gort Hotel
1670 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg
Please register for the consultation using Eventbrite or call the DIO at 204-945-7613 or toll-free at 1-800-282-8069, ext. 7613. If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to register for the webinar. The registration deadline is Monday, November 4, 2019.
Sign language interpretation, real time captioning and personal care attendants will be available on-site. Let the DIO know if you require other disability accommodations in order to participate. Please help the DIO create a scent-free environment.
For more information about the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), visit AccessibilityMB.ca.