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Public Input Session on Priorities for the Information and Communication Standard

Jan 05, 2018

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The Information and Communications Standard Development Committee will be hosting a public consultation to seek input from Manitoba's disability communities on priorities to help inform the development of this important standard under the landmark Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA).

1:30 to 4:00 pm (Registration at 1:00 pm)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Second Floor Auditorium, Union Centre Building
275 Broadway

This is a promising improvement to the process that had been used in the initial development of the two first accessibility standards (customer service and employment). In the case of these two standards, the only public consultations were held after the release of the respective discussion papers. In short, much of the intial work on the standard was completed before consulting with our disability communities. This seems to be a helpful step toward - better to consult with those who face the barriers at the start and during the standard development process than only half way through.

We encourage all Manitobans with disabilities who face information and communication barriers to consider attending the event. Sign language interpretation and word captioning will be on-site and other requested accomodations will be provided. The organizers are also asking those who attend to create a scent-free environment.

Additional information on the event has been made available (Word).

The event is free and space will be limited (deadline for registration is January 22).

Please complete and return this registration form (Word) is you want to attend. and space is limited.

Finally, in preparation for the event, we invite you to review the comparative review of accessible information and communication standards in other jurisdictions prepared on a pro bono basis by two lawyers that we released last month.

Following are links to this report:

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