The Accessibility for Manitobans Act was created to achieve an accessible society for Manitobans with disabilities. Over time, a number of standards will be enacted under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act to create accessibility obligations for organizations in areas such as customer service, employment, information & communications, the built environment and transportation.
On May 1, 2019, the Accessible Employment Standard Regulation came into force. It creates a general obligation on all employers to implement policies and practices to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities in the workplace.
The purpose of the legislation is to provide a clear and proactive process for the identification, prevention and removal of barriers that prevent people disabled by barriers from full participation.
Accessibility standards are the building blocks of real, measurable and effective changes to accessibility. Standards will be adopted as regulations setting out requirements for identifying, preventing and removing barriers.