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NWT Human Rights Commission backs call for accessibility legislation

Says accessibility is about a persons dignity and is good for business Emily Blake · CBC News · Posted: May 03, 2019

The N.W.T. Human Rights Commission says accessibility legislation would help people understand how to make communities barrier-free and help businesses and organizations avoid human rights complaints. (Guy Quenneville/CBC )

The NWT Human Rights Commission is supporting the development of accessibility legislation in the territory after a woman has called for the move to make the North barrier-free.


Taking the Message of Accessibility to the Streets

‘The idea is to understand what people go through if they are blind or deaf or in a wheelchair and use city transit’ MACC chair Brian Bibeault. April 27
by: Linda Holmes

North Bay’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) is taking its message of accessibility for all, to the streets.

North Bay’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) has challenged the mayor to use city transit while blindfolded to experience what it is like for a blind person to use city transit


No More Excuses for Ignorance: N.W.T. Needs Accessibility Legislation

Therese Estacion became an amputee in 2016, and she’s found Yellowknife tricky to navigate Therese Estacion · for CBC News · Posted: Apr 23, 2019

The idea of creating barrier-free spaces was once novel to me. I was born able-bodied and had the privilege of entering into and out of spaces with little fuss or notice.


NTEC Awards Business Champions Who Strive for Inclusivity, Accessibility

Hiring the disabled is not only the right choice ethically speaking its the smart choice, says Mike Bradley, long-time Mayor of Sarnia-Lambton
by Cathy Pelletier


Debbie Kirwin Honoured With Huntsville Town Hall Flag in Credit to Service

Mayor and council recognize efforts of accessibility advocate and Huntsville resident by Alison Brownlee
Huntsville Forester

Debbie Kirwin has spent years advocating for accessibility in Huntsville. She sees the impending downtown redesign as a chance to make more improvements.

HUNTSVILLE It was the first flag presented by the mayor to a member of the public.