A business man sits at across a desk from a businesswoman reading information from his cell phone.

Regional legal support and resources

Main Content

Understanding legislation and standards protecting your rights and ensuring the law is working for you are key parts of advocacy.

This includes:

  • General accessibility policies and plans
  • Information and communications standards, such as information in alternate formats
  • Employment standards, like accommodations during recruitment and application processes
  • Transportation standards, including audible stop announcements and paratransit
  • Design of public spaces and built environment standards 
  • Customer service standards, such as support persons and service animals
  • Standards for healthcare and education, currently under development

Resources – Alberta

Alberta legislation

Blind Persons' Rights Act: This covers topics including guide dogs in public areas and rental units

Right to employment: Supporting information on the Alberta Human Rights Act and your right to employment in Canada

Parent or guardian of someone who is blind or partially sighted

Updated Safety Codes Act: Covers your right to barrier-free living

 

Resources – Northwest Territories 

NWT Human Rights Act: Supporting information on the Northwest Territories Human Rights Act and your right to employment in Canada

NWT Disability Strategic Framework: 2017 – 2027: Outlines the direction for future actions in the disability community of NWT 

Be an advocate!

Know your rights and be a champion of change and accessibility for Canadians with vision loss.

Loudspeaker icon on a yellow background