Federal Consultation on Transportation Accessibility

In Spring 2018, the federal government is expected to table  Canada’s first federal disability legislation, aimed at improving accessibility and inclusion for the 17% of Canadians who are disabled.

In 2017 I was invited to take part in the in-depth consultation on transportation. There were 4 people interviewed specifically relating to air travel for those who use mobility equipment. There were two parts to the constellation  – an in-depth questionnaire and a phone interview that took off from where the written submission had finished. In December, 2017, I received a copy of the results of this process. I invite you to read them at this link – it’s not hard to work out which participant I am! – and we will see if the recommendations make it into the legislation.

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