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Urgent action is needed to protect the rights of people with disabilities during the COVID crisis

A boy using a wheelchair is being comforted by a friendly-looking nurse.
Access to health care is a human right.

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 asks the government to strengthen the proposed federal accessibility law (Bill C-81)

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.

We also hope the Quebec government will take this opportunity to strengthen its own accessibility law. Let’s build on this momentum and create a country that’s accessible to all people with disabilities! Continue reading Quebec Accessible asks the government to strengthen the proposed federal accessibility law (Bill C-81)

Montreal’s Consultations on Accessibility (Oct.15-Nov.30)

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.

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