The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law December 5, 2013. Under this legislation, the Manitoba government developed five mandatory Accessibility Standards:
- customer service standard;
- information and communication;
- employment; and
- built environment.
Removing barriers to accessibility will give Manitobans of all abilities the opportunity to:
- participate fully in everyday life; and
- access and benefit from a system, service, product or environment.
For 2016, and every second year after that, the Act will require Manitoba government and broader public sector organizations to prepare accessibility plans that address the identification, prevision and removal of barriers, starting with Accessible Customer Service.
As part of our learning and work environment, Brandon School Division has worked diligently to provide an inclusive environment for all and strives to ensure that all instructional and public spaces within our facilities are fully accessible. Our schools are an integral part of the communities that they serve and are widely used by community groups.