Greetings everyone and I’m Christian Robicheau at the Sterling Creations desk. Another great June weekend is in store for us so why not enjoy?
Today I am pleased to share our president’s editorial with you and for this week Donna J. Jodhan discusses the seriousness and commitment to accessibility by entities.
Happy weekend everyone.
How Serious Are We When It Comes to Accessibility?
by Donna J. Jodhan
Yes! In July 2019, Canada passed its Accessible Canada Act—a very long overdue piece of legislation that allowed it to promote itself as one of the developed countries that has passed accessibility legislation. However, for whereas this was a history making piece of legislation it on the other hand was very sad that it took long so very long for Canada to do this. But as they often say; better late than never!
I respectfully submit that indeed, the passage of the Accessible Canada Act for a Barrier Free Canada is definitely a landmark piece of legislation but like everything else; this can only be a landmark piece of legislation if all stakeholders comply. Of course, we are always going to continue to strenuously advocate for things such as stricter penalties for those not complying and for shorter time periods for various pieces of the legislation to be implemented and here is where I honestly believe that we will be able to judge with respect to how serious are we when it comes to accessibility.
Of course, there are other requirements to be factored in and considerations to be implemented. We need to remember that accessibility is not a nice to have. It is a must and is so because of growing needs from a rapidly aging population. It should be much more than just a duty to accommodate. It is my sincere hope that the Canadian Government and especially the ministered responsible for matters of accessibility will increase the pressure for stakeholders to fall in line sooner than later.
Just my two cents for today.
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