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Please join the Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) in partnership with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities:
Forum 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Documentary Lives Worth Living 11:30 a.m. – Noon
Main Floor, Royal A, B and C
Viscount Gort Hotel
We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State, whose presentation will examine lessons learned for Manitoba from the 25th Anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act.
We are very pleased to extend our 2015 celebration to a second public event: Ms. Heumann will be speaking about the History of the Disability Rights Movement at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), where her own early activism is featured in a fourth floor museum display. The presentation will take place on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2015 at Noon in the Garden of Contemplation, CMHR, 85 Israel Asper Way.
The CMHR will offer free entrance and be joined by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission as our co-hosts. Special thanks go to the US Embassy, which generously sponsored the December 9th and 10th events.
Effective November 1, 2015, the Manitoba government is introducing the first of five standards under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act: The Customer Service Accessibility Standard requires all of Manitoba’s public, private and non-profit organizations with one or more employees to establish and implement measures, policies and practices to remove barriers to customer service.
Customer Service Accessibility Standard (PDF version) (Word version)
Learn more about the Customer Service Accessibility Standard
Our vision is a fully accessible Manitoba, where all abilities are valued, diversity and independence are celebrated, barriers are removed and human rights are protected.
Mission: The DIO was established to support the Province of Manitoba in promoting the participation of persons with disabilities as full citizens in all aspects of society within the framework of public policy and programs of the provincial government.
The DIO is guided in its work by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.