Accessibility Standards Canada is proud to release its second annual report, which recounts a year that saw real progress in advancing their mandate. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, tabled the report in Parliament on June 18, 2021.
The annual report provides a detailed account of the department’s accomplishments, engagement with Canadians and future goals.
Accessibility Standards Canada’s mandate is to develop and revise accessibility standards that apply to the federal government and federally regulated organizations.
In fiscal year 2020 to 2021, Accessibility Standards Canada focused on achieving concrete results. Highlights of the report include:
- The creation of four technical committees in the areas of plain language, outdoor spaces, emergency egress, and employment.
- Providing funding for 18 accessibility standards research projects.
- Successfully completing their first public consultation with over 500 participants.
- The identification of standards development and research funding priorities for 2021-22.
The annual report reflects Accessibility Standards Canada’s commitment to accountability and transparency.