Making Canada Accessible for People who have Communication Disabilities
October 5, 2018
Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act has successfully passed first and second reading in the House of Commons. At this time, it is being studied and debated by the HUMA Committee. CDAC will be appearing before the HUMA Committee on Oct 22, 2018.
We need your help to make Bill C-81 a reality
We want all MPs and Senators to support this important Bill because it’s about making Canada accessible for people with disabilities and that must include the accessibility needs of people who have communication disabilities.
Here’s what you can do
As soon as possible, read our letter to the Government of Canada, which describes what needs to happen in this legislation so that government services are communication accessible. Click here to read the letter: http://www.cdacanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Letter-to-Min-Qualtrough-Sept-2018.pdf
If you agree with our suggestions, and if you have other suggestions, send an email to HUMA@parl.gc.ca
If you don’t have much time, cut and paste the following and send it to HUMA@parl.gc.ca:
“I support Bill C-81 and Communication Disabilities Access Canada’s letter, September 25, 2018, which describes what I would like this Bill to do for people who have communication disabilities.”
Send the same email to your MP and Senator.
If you prefer to write a letter, you can send it to:
The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities:
Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6