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Consultation for the Proposed Accessibility Standard on Employment

Jan 17, 17

On behalf of the Accessibility Advisory Council, established by the Government of Manitoba to advise and make recommendations regarding The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), the Disabilities Issues Office invites your feedback on the draft Accessibility Standard on Employment.

The AMA was enacted in 2013 to identify, prevent and remove barriers that affect Manitobans in their daily lives. The legislation calls for the development of standards to regulate what public and private organizations must do, and by when, to achieve accessibility.

Consultation is critical to the standard development process. The Initial Proposed Accessibility Standard on Employment is intended to be a starting point to receive feedback from persons with disabilities, organizations with a responsibility to eliminate barriers and the general public. Please participate by sending your comments and submissions to: access@gov.mb.ca. You are invited also to participate in a public consultation on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (Webcast and In-Person), 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Viscount Gort Hotel, Main Floor, Royal ABC Ballroom, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.