Accessibility Standards Canada signs Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Saskatchewan to coordinate accessibility

Accessibility Standards Canada

Accessibility Standards Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on developing accessibility standards. The MOU will aid the development, revision, maintenance, and implementation of accessibility standards for the province and across Canada. This contributes to a seamless and inclusive experience across Canada and in Saskatchewan for persons with disabilities.

This MOU will also support collaboration, information sharing, identifying shared priority areas, and collaborating on joint research needs.

Harmonizing standards carries benefits for all Canadians:

  • It makes sure that standards fully reflect the needs of people with disabilities across the country.
  • It promotes the consistency of the accessibility experience for people with disabilities as they live, work and travel in Canada.
  • It reduces the potential for differing accessibility standards across Canada so organizations can more easily operate in multiple provinces.

This MOU will help both organizations coordinate efforts with the aim of an inclusive Saskatchewan and a Canada without accessibility barriers. It is an important step forward in our continuing relationship, as we establish broader and more effective collaboration. Accessibility Standards Canada looks to use the MOU as an opportunity to work together in areas of common interest and benefit, for example in areas of accessibility research.

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