Why CAN is important

In Canada, everyone has a legal right to equal access to goods, services and opportunities.

Businesses and organizations are obliged to make their services accessible to their customers, clients and patients.

Some disability groups are benefiting from this legislation. They are defining their accessibility needs and educating organizations about accessibility.

However, the accessibility needs of people with communication disabilities are not well understood or represented in existing legislation or educational programs.

CAN aims to raise awareness about communication access so that people with communication disabilities can have full and meaningful access to all businesses, organizations and services within their communities.