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Accessibility Standards Canada


COVID-19 Accessibility Guidelines

COVID-19 has created new barriers and amplified other barriers for Canadians with disabilities. The pandemic is prompting us to rethink best practices in terms of accessibility.

We are releasing today our first accessibility guidelines for COVID-19. These cover guidelines for working from home and returning to the workplace.

As part of this project, we consulted with several key stakeholders. We have incorporated their comments into these guidelines. While these guidelines target federally regulated organizations, they could also provide guidance to all Canadians in the context of the pandemic.

You can access the guidelines for working from home and returning to the workplace in the following formats:


  • Html web pages
  • Langue des signes québécoise versions
  • American Sign Language versions
  • Illustrated and printable PDFs
  • A downloadable or printable toolkit

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Calling all amateur photographers

We need your help! Taking pictures in the context of the pandemic is a challenge for us. We are looking for persons with disabilities and organizations representing persons with disabilities who:

  • Are willing to share photos of themselves with us; or
  • Live in the National Capital Region and want to have their picture taken outside (following public health guidelines).

We will use these photos on our various social media platforms.

For more information, contact us!

In the new year, we will be releasing 3 more sets of COVID-19 accessibility guidelines.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Coming soon

Stay tuned!

Over the next few weeks, we will be recruiting volunteer experts for the employment and emergency egress technical committees. More details will be available in the next newsletter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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