Did you know that Quebec was one of the first provinces in Canada to adopt a law promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities? In 1978, Quebec adopted the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights. This law was modified in 2004.
Quebec’s disability law lacks teeth. Unlike laws in other provinces and countries, it only applies to the public sector (ministries, government agencies and municipalities), and it has no clear goals or penalties to ensure compliance. That’s why Quebec Accessible is calling for a stronger provincial law to promote accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.
We have developed new tools to help you understand the content and gaps in Quebec’s law. Click here to learn more about the law, the limited results achieved so for, and our recommendations for improving the law.
Please share these resources with your networks. Information about accessibility laws in other provinces will soon be available on our website.
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