International Day of Persons with Disabilities: CAPVISH calls for efforts to improve accessibility of buildings

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: CAPVISH urges efforts to ; improve accessibility of buildings

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The Action Committee of People Living with Disabilities (CAPVISH) on Friday called for amendments to the current law on the building code on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

According to the organization, universal accessibility to buildings remains problematic in Quebec, even if the Quebec Construction Code aims to “provide an obstacle-free route for people using wheelchairs. rolling. “

The standards in force do not meet the needs of people with disabilities.

” The offending entrepreneurs are simply lectured by their professional order, “said Dominique Salgado in a press release , Director General of CAPVISH. “You should know that in Ontario for such an offense the penalties are very severe and vary between $ 30,000 and $ 50,000, per day, for contractors who do not comply with the National Building Code.”

< p> CAPVISH plans to table, next spring, major amendments to the current law on the building code, which would allow “significant modifications in terms of accessibility”. Thus, the Régie du bâtiment du Québec could further improve the accessibility of buildings to people with reduced mobility.

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