Business Case for Accessibility Legislation
National accessibility legislation is an act of human rights and inclusion, but it can also be good for business and good for the economy. Most people with disabilities want to gain meaningful employment, pay taxes and contribute to the economy – but unfortunately, a disproportionate number of people with disabilities are working in jobs that are below their skill level and only half of Canadians with disabilities are employed at all.
There is a strong business case for the Accessible Canada Act. Business owners who promote a diverse workplace and hire people with disabilities can see an increase in their bottom line.