Accessible Canada Act updated

Canadian Internet Law

The purpose of this Act is to benefit all persons, especially persons with disabilities, through the realization, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, of a Canada without barriers, on or before January 1, 2040, particularly by the identification and removal of barriers, and the prevention of new barriers, in the following areas:

(a) employment;

(b) the built environment;

(c) information and communication technologies;

(c.1) communication, other than information and communication technologies;

(d) the procurement of goods, services and facilities;

(e) the design and delivery of programs and services;

(f) transportation; and

(g) areas designated under regulations made under paragraph 117(1)(b).

Marginal note:Clarification

5.1 (1) The area of communication referred to in paragraph 5(c.1)

(a) includes the use of American Sign Language, Quebec Sign Language and Indigenous sign languages; and

(b) does not include broadcasting as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Broadcasting Act or telecommunications as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Telecommunications Act.

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