The Agency ensures that any undue obstacles to the mobility of persons with disabilities are removed from federal transportation services and facilities:
- air carriers operating within, to, or from Canada;
- rail, ferry and bus carriers that operate between provinces or territories or between Canada and the United States;
- airports, rail stations and ferry terminals located in Canada; and
- services that are integral to the transportation services provided by a carrier or terminal located in Canada.
It's the Agency's responsibility to ensure that everyone enjoys the same access to travel. Since 1988, the Agency has had a mandate to protect the human right of persons with disabilities to an accessible transportation network.
We create regulations, codes of practice and guidelines for accessibility – and we promote them through proactive communications and outreach, like our Moving Ahead blog.
We also regularly visit transportation service providers, airports, and federal rail and marine terminals to verify that equipment and facilities are accessible and employees have the training they need to serve persons with disabilities.
For advice on accessibility issues, the Agency consults its Accessibility Advisory Committee.
- Training for service providers
- Removing communication barriers
- Automated self-service kiosks
- Transporting mobility aids
- Assisting persons who travel with an attendant
- Animals that provide disability-related assistance
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