Other Resources & Links
City of Winnipeg Accessibility
Universal Design (only available in pdf)
Universal Design is the practice of designing environments that can be efficiently used by people with a wide range of abilities operating in a wide range of situations. It is about putting people first, providing the same opportunity for accessing services, landscapes, buildings and information to young and old, with or without disabilities regardless of life circumstances.
Access Advisory Committee, City of Winnipeg
Our goal is to provide opportunities to further investigate information on access issues for people with disabilities. Universal access to information, services and public properties is a priority of the City of Winnipeg. The Access Advisory Committee assists the city in striving towards the goal of accommodating all of its citizens.
Opening Doors: Manitoba’s Commitment to Persons with Disabilities
The goal of this discussion paper is to expand on the vision for persons with disabilities that was outlined in the 2001 strategy. This paper outlines our ideas for moving forward and incorporates suggestions made by persons with disabilities during a number of Manitoba Round Tables on Disability hosted by the Disabilities Issues Office over the past eight years.
Full Citizenship: A Manitoba Strategy on Disability
The White Paper, Full Citizenship: A Manitoba Strategy on Disability, proposes a comprehensive Provincial strategy on disability. It responds to recommendations from the disabilities community in the areas of access to government, employment, disability supports, services to Aboriginal persons with disabilities and income supports. It further proposes measures to enhance government accountability for access and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Disability Rights Promotion International
Disability Rights Promotion International (D.R.P.I.) is a collaborative project working to establish a monitoring system to address disability discrimination globally. D.R.P.I. has adopted a holistic approach to disability rights monitoring, with three focus areas: individual experiences monitoring, systemic monitoring and media monitoring.
Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access (UA) and Assistive Technology (AT)
CWUAAT is a series of international workshops that are held every two years. The workshops originated with the highly successful Cambridge Workshops on Rehabilitation Robotics organised by the late Robin Jackson. Since then, the series has developed to reflect the nature of the currently funded research in the Engineering Design Centre, with a new emphasis on accessibility and inclusive design as a new context for assistive technology.
Disability Rights in Canada: A Virtual Museum
This exhibit in the "Disability Rights in Canada: a Virtual Museum" offers a look into the history of the disability rights movement in Canada and how it changed the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.