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The scoop on National Accessibility Week

Providing opportunities to promote accessibility and inclusion is a priority for the Government of Canada. From May 26 to June 1, Canada’s third National AccessAbility Week will celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities and promote accessibility and inclusion in communities and workplaces across the country. This week is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of those who are actively removing barriers so that everyone has an equal chance to participate in all aspects of Canadian society.

“As Canada’s first minister dedicated to accessibility, I am pleased to launch the third annual National AccessAbility Week. Our government is working hard to switch the conversation on disability from a focus on needs and impairments, to a conversation on removing barriers, enhancing inclusion and recognizing the contributions of persons with disabilities. Join us in celebrating Canada’s achievements, and strengthening the collaborative effort we need to make Canada a country that is fully accessible and inclusive for all.”
– Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility

READ MORE: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2019/05/national-accessability-week-changing-the-way-we-think-talk-and-act-about-barriers-to-accessibility-and-inclusion.html