I attended the Accessibility Legislation in-person Community meeting on November 2, 2019 in Vancouver. The goal was to give feedback and get realistic perspectives from others. It was a spirited conversation.
The Accessible Canada Act (Bill C-81) will receive Royal Assent today (June 21, 2019). Once received, it will be law, in effect, and assure a barrier-free Canada by the year 2040.
Bill C-81 has now been adopted by the House of Commons. It’s now time to work towards a barrier-free Canada.
Almost 7 years to the date of the last legal decision around the Federal Government’s consitutional duty to ensure web-related content are accessible to all, Bill C-81 has now passed the 3rd reading in the Senate and has one last step before it receives Royal Assent and becomes law.
The AODA has posted the full Federal Court of appeal’s May 30 2012 decision in Jodhan versus Canada. (In Word format) As well, the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians has posted a summary of what it all means. Speaks for itself. Related Links Federal Court of appeal’s May 30…