According to Statistics Canada, one in five Canadians have some sort of accessibility issue — with that number expected to rise as baby boomers continue to age. Accessibility advocate Rick Hanse lamented that, despite it being 2019, there are still far too many obstacles to true accessibility, from heavy doors and steep access ramps to a lack of tactile markers in public spaces and far too many homes needing costly retrofitting. Hansen is hoping that with the passing of Bill-C8I, Canadians may expect a more accessible future for seniors and those with disabilities alike. Read the full article here.
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