Minimum accessibility laws not enough, says Man in Motion Rick Hansen
Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca
Published: December 2, 2016
It’s not enough to get people with physical disabilities through the door, they must be able to fully function in the building as employees before Canada has achieved an acceptable level of accessibility, says Man in Motion Rick Hansen.
The Rick Hansen Foundation released a study Friday that showed one in five Canadians – almost nine million people – will live with a disability by 2030.
That’s up from about four million Canadians today and highlights the need for a concerted effort to ensure full accessibility in public spaces, he said.