Improving accessibility is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do, and it’s the law in Manitoba.
Nearly one in six Manitobans is disabled by barriers where they work, live and play. Barriers to accessibility come at an enormous cost –to persons with disabilities, to their family and friends, to the ir communities, and also to business. By learning how to eliminate barriers, everyone benefits.
Manitoba is committed to becoming an inclusive society. Great progress has already been made in improving accessibility, such as :
- Sidewalks with curb cuts
- Inclusive schooling
- TV closed captioning
- Audible street signals
Accessibility legislation builds on this progress. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act outlines a clear and proactive process to identify, remove and prevent barriers in key areas of daily living.