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Request Free Trial. Language: English French. It supersedes the previous editions published in and under the same title, and the and editions published under the title, Barrier-free design. This edition of the Standard has been reformatted without the informative Commentary. The technical requirements in this Standard are minimum levels. They represent a consensus of the Technical Committee members, who represent a broad spectrum of interests.
The members are helped and encouraged by the public comments received as a result of the wide distribution of a draft at the public review stage. Significant changes to this edition include the following: a expansion of requirements to accommodate the full range of wheeled mobility devices, including manual and powered wheelchairs, and scooters; b updates to dimensions based on current data from anthropometric research; c alignment of design requirements with the accessible design section of the National Building Code of Canada; d updated requirements for exterior environments; and e a new informative annex on trails and beach access routes.
Scope: 1. This Standard does not address the application of the technical requirements. The extent to which these requirements have to be applied is the responsibility of other authorities having jurisdiction. All dimensions in figures are given in millimetres and are measured to the centerline, unless otherwise specified. Figures are not to scale. If there is any difference between the text and figure where provided , the text shall take precedence.
Annex D provides guidance for the design of outdoor trails and beach access routes. Annex E contains references for accessible outdoor recreational environments, to supplement the information and guidance provided in Annex D. Text accompanying tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative mandatory or informative non-mandatory to define their application.
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Subsection 5. This amendment is effective on April 11, This standard applies to all departments within the meaning of section 2 of the Financial Administration Act , unless specific acts or regulations override it. The Canadian Human Rights Act CHRA gives effect to the principle that all individuals should have equal opportunity to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations and to function as members of society, without being hindered in, or prevented from, doing so by discriminatory practices. The CHRA prohibits discrimination in the provision of goods, services, facilities or accommodation customarily available to the general public and prohibits the adverse differentiation between individuals. The Treasury Board Policy on the Management of Real Property holds Deputy Heads responsible for providing barrier-free access to, use of and exit from real property in accordance with this standard. This standard establishes minimum requirements for the accessibility of real property to meet the objectives of the policy.
Accessibility Standard for Real Property