Canada aims for barrier-free society by 2040

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Canada aims for barrier-free society by 2040

Approximately 30% of Canadian adults live with disabilities, making accessibility crucial. In 2019, Canada set the goal to become barrier-free by 2040 with the Accessible Canada Act. Yet, obstacles persist, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An interim review found that 77% of people with disabilities reported negative workplace and public space experiences, while only 8% had positive experiences.

Kee Safety's Nick Bixcul emphasizes the importance of accessibility. Universities and smaller businesses face challenges, and federally regulated services still present barriers.

Achieving full inclusivity could add $337.7 billion to Canada's economy, as per a study. The government and employers are making efforts, and the Canada Disability Benefit Act is underway.

Canada is on the path to a more accessible future, and you can read more about it here.