Province working to make Ontario more accessible
The Province has announced it is working towards making Ontario more accessible.
After reviewing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, as well as input from key partners, organizations and people with disabilities, the Province has decided to implement a new framework for making sure Ontario is accessible to all residents.
The new framework will focus on four key areas, which are:
- breaking down barriers in the built environment
- government leading by example
- increasing participation in the economy for people with disabilities and
- improving understanding and awareness about accessibility
“We know that making Ontario accessible is a journey that cannot be completed overnight or alone. The Advancing Accessibility in Ontario framework will support our work with all of our partners across government and beyond to remove barriers for people with disabilities,” Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, said in a news release.
“Our government created a dedicated Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility because we are working towards a more accessible and inclusive province today and for future generations,” Cho continued.
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