International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated annually on December 3. It raises awareness and mobilizes support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.
This year's theme is Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities.
To ensure that Canada's national transportation system is accessible to persons with disabilities, the Agency continues to launch new initiatives and is currently developing new accessibility-related resources:
Website accessibility resource tool
This resource tool will help transportation service providers ensure their websites are accessible. It will contain technical guidance on aspects particular to transportation-related websites, such as reservation booking processes.
Quiz - training program for transportation service providers
This quiz will help transportation service providers ensure their staff are gaining knowledge from the Agency's training program and will supplement the Accessibility for All training videos which are used by numerous service providers to train their staff.
Best practices - assisting passengers with disabilities
This resource tool will be made up of brief fact sheets that provide transportation service provider staff with basic information about how best to assist persons with various disabilities. This will complement the Agency's Accessibility for All Training program.
Sign language videos
These videos will help persons who use sign language to better access the Agency's complaint process through the Agency's website.