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Accessible Canada Act (S.C. 2019, c. 10)

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Act current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2023-04-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Act.

Accessibility Commissioner

Accessibility Commissioner means the member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission that is appointed under subsection 26(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act and that is referred to in that Act as the “Accessibility Commissioner”. (commissaire à l’accessibilité)

barrier

barrier means anything — including anything physical, architectural, technological or attitudinal, anything that is based on information or communications or anything that is the result of a policy or a practice — that hinders the full and equal participation in society of persons with an impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment or a functional limitation. (obstacle)

broadcasting undertaking

broadcasting undertaking has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Broadcasting Act. (entreprise de radiodiffusion)

Canadian carrier

Canadian carrier has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Telecommunications Act. (entreprise canadienne)

disability

disability means any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment — or a functional limitation — whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature, or evident or not, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders a person’s full and equal participation in society. (handicap)

Minister

Minister means the member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada designated under section 4. (ministre)

personal information

personal information has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Privacy Act. (renseignements personnels)

regulated entity

regulated entity means an entity or person referred to in subsection 7(1). (entité réglementée)

Standards Organization

Standards Organization means the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization established under subsection 17(1). (organisation de normalisation)

telecommunications service provider

telecommunications service provider has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Telecommunications Act. (fournisseur de services de télécommunication)


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