Barrier-Free Canada: CEO of Accessibility Standards Canada Discusses National Accessibility Week

Barrier-Free Canada: CEO of Accessibility Standards Canada Discusses National Accessibility Week

The conversation discusses National Accessibility Week in Canada and the efforts towards achieving a barrier-free Canada by 2040. We speak with the CEO of Accessibility Standards Canada, Philip Rizcallah, and cover the significance of the week, the recognition of companies and communities, the realistic goal of a barrier-free Canada, the role of Accessibility Standards Canada, the development of standards, practical changes in built environments, the shift in mindset, regulations and guidance, cost considerations, web accessibility, public awareness, and the website for more information.

Chapters
00:00 National Accessibility Week and the Goal of a Barrier-Free Canada
03:22 Role of Accessibility Standards Canada and Equity-Based Requirements
04:20 Practical Changes for Accessibility in Built Environments
07:36 Regulations and Guidance for Accessibility Initiatives
09:22 Cost Considerations and Web Accessibility
10:17 Promoting Public Awareness and Engagement

Takeaways
National Accessibility Week is significant in bringing together community groups and governments to discuss initiatives for a barrier-free Canada by 2040.
Accessibility Standards Canada plays a crucial role in developing standards and creating equity-based requirements for accessibility.
Practical changes in built environments, regulations, and guidance are essential for achieving a barrier-free Canada.
Cost considerations and web accessibility are important factors in ensuring accessibility for all.
Public awareness and engagement are key to promoting accessibility initiatives and understanding the ongoing developments.
The website for Accessibility Standards Canada provides valuable information and resources for those interested in accessibility initiatives.
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