ACCESSIBILITY IN ALBERTA News Release
May 27th, 2019
Voice of Albertans with Disabilities
106-10423 178 ST NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 1R5
Accessibility Week Celebrated by Albertans with Disabilities
May 26, 2019 – Edmonton, AB - The last week of May is National Accessibility Week in Canada. This week is a way to promote awareness of accessibility issues facing people with disabilities. The Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD), with the help of a grant provided by the Government of Canada, conducted a survey of municipalities across Alberta regarding accessibility issues. As a result, from May 26 – June 1, 2019, VAD will be travelling around the province to present the findings and discuss with municipality professionals various accessibility concerns and solutions.
Events happening across Canada can be found here. The report can be found on our website at vadsociety.ca/social-action/projects. This project will continue over the next three years to increase Alberta’s commitment to accessibility.
The timing of this year’s AccessAbility week coincides with the Government of Canada as they prepare to pass Bill C-81, or the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada.
The Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD) is a provincial, cross-disability organization, established in 1973. Working with all levels of government to address issues that impact the lives of people with disabilities. VAD actively promotes full participation in society and provides a voice for Albertans who live with a disability.
Contact: Carla Howatt