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Barrier-free Alberta Initiative
Barrier-free Alberta initiative emerged from the Alberta Ability Network Human Rights table (formerly Calgary Ability Network). We have one main purpose – to encourage the Government of Alberta to enact strong and effective accessibility legislation that will ensure every Albertan living with a disability has the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a complete and meaningful life.
Alberta-bility Webinar (2020)
Bill C-81: Accessible Canada Act
In the spring of 2020, a coalition between the Calgary Ability Network, Voice of Albertans with Disabilities, and the Alberta Human Rights Commission launched an Accessibility Legislation Advisory Group (ALAG) to determine the best path forward to advance the concept of Alberta having it’s own accessibility legislation. This document, and its larger companion, are the groundwork of that project. On August 21, 2020, the ALAG will be hosting an expert panel webinar to discuss the merits of a potential made in Alberta Accessible Alberta Act.
What is Bill C-81?
The purpose of Bill C-81 is to make Canada barrier-free in areas under federal jurisdiction.
The bill outlines how to identify and remove accessibility barriers and prevent new barriers, under federal rule, including in:
built environments (buildings and public spaces);
employment (job opportunities and employment policies and practices);
information and communication technologies (digital content and technologies used to access it);
procurement of goods and services;
delivering programs and services; and
transportation (by air as well as by rail, ferry and bus carriers that operate across a provincial or international border).