A Fully Accessible Manitoba

Manitobans with disabilities have the basic human right to fully participate in all aspects of life in the community such as work, study, shopping, and recreation. However, people with disabilities continue to face serious obstacles that prevent full participation in parts of life that most Manitobans take for granted.

Despite unanimous Legislative Assembly support of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) in 2013, which was intended to close the gap between these human and legal rights and the lived reality of Manitobans with disabilities, only two out of five legislated and promised standards have been rolled out. At this rate, it will take ten full years until all standards are implemented.

The standards are also being implemented without robust and meaningful consultation with those who are affected by accessibility barriers.

Questions for the Parties