Over the course of the past century, Canadians with disabilities have had to overcome many obstacles. They have had to overcome accessibility issues in the workplace, accessibility of schools, access to public buildings and in many other manners. Persons with disabilities have had to combat difficulties because of vision, mobility, mental health and other issues.
In the 1970s the Canadian Government enacted the first law that gave the disabled specific rights. Over several years these laws were developed to further give persons with disabilities a stronger voice. Several reports have been created over the last several decades. Based on the findings of these reports the Canadian Government introduced legislation that was aimed to assist persons with disabilities in Canada.
Here are some resources regarding disability rights: