We’ve signed a joint letter asking the government to urgently address the unique vulnerabilities of people with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. The government must act now to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to medical treatment and care during this crisis.
Quebec Accessible recently attended Parliamentary hearings on Bill C-81, the proposed federal accessibility law. Although Bill C-81 is a step in the right direction, it contains some important gaps. These gaps must be addressed before the bill is adopted.
Quebec Accessible has signed on to a letter asking Minister Carla Qualtrough to strengthen Bill C-81. Over fifty disability organizations have signed on to this letter. We hope the federal government will respond to our concerns by amending the bill.
Montreal is currently holding public consultations on accessibility! This is a chance to give your input on the city’s annual universal accessibility plan. We encourage you all to participate. Come share your experiences about the inaccessibility of buildings, public transit, sidewalks, services, etc. There will be sign language interpretation and a bilingual facilitator for those who participate in English.
Melanie Benard, co-founder of Québec Accessible, recently appeared on the tv show Ça me regarde on AMI-télé (in French). She spoke about the need to adopt a new provincial accessibility law. Her interview appears about 27 minutes into a special edition of the show focused on the provincial elections.