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CHS congratulates Manitoba’s accessibility advocates

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For immediate release

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Toronto, ON (December 18, 2013) –  The Canadian Hearing Society is offering its congratulations to all advocates of disability issues as Manitoba’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act becomes law.

Bill 26, a piece of legislation designed to remove barriers and improve accessibility for all Manitobans titled The Accessibility for Manitobans Act, became Law on December 5 after receiving Royal Assent. The Bill passed the third reading of the legislation on December 3, the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Under the legislation, the government will work with public and private sectors, communities and the public to develop accessibility standards to eliminate physical and systemic barriers. Read the message from the Government of Manitoba’s Disabilities Issues Office.

CHS congratulates all supporters for their dedication to make this law a reality and their ongoing work to effect change for persons with disabilities.

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About the Canadian Hearing Society

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) was incorporated in 1940 to provide services, products and information to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing people and to educate the hearing public.  CHS is governed by a board of directors, the majority of whom are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing.  The organization is funded by government, internal revenue generation including fundraising, and the United Way.  For more information or to find your regional office, visit www.chs.ca.

 

CHS Media Contact:

Marie-Lauren Gregoire

Email: mgregoire@chs.ca

Phone:  416-928-2500 ext 272

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