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Access Rights

Objective

To ensure that  transportation systems within Canada, that are federally regulated, are fully accessible to blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted individuals.

While more persons who are blind deaf-blind and partially sighted are traveling throughout Canada, there is but a patchwork of regulations and voluntary codes of practice, determining the accessibility of travel by plane, train, bus and ferry.  Websites of transportation companies are rarely accessible, Locating assigned seats is near impossible without help, and the location of washrooms, luggage caracellss, and awaiting taxis, remain a mystery for the most part, to passengers unable to see.

Need for Action

Issues such as access to websites, the announcing of train and plane arrivals, the acceptance of guide animals, access to flat screen onboard entertainment systems, including attendant call buttons, and many more, must be address in order that blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted individuals can travel independently and safely.

Proposed Solutions

Enforceable regulations must be put in place by the Federal Government, ensuring that blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted individuals can travel independently throughout Canada. 

How You Can Help

Please support blind Canadians by joining us in convincing the government of Canada to replace  voluntary codes of practice, with enforceable regulations, with meaningful consequences for failure to do so.