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Accessibility Legislation for Saskatchewan

In the 2019 Speech from the Throne, government announced that new legislation will be introduced aimed at removing and preventing accessibility barriers for people with disabilities. The new legislation will look at the design of public spaces, information and communications (which includes customer service standards), service animal certification, public sector procurement, public sector employment and public transportation.

The first phase of engagement is now closed. The initial engagement ran from February 4 to March 31, 2021, and provided an opportunity for Saskatchewan people to share their ideas and suggestions for accessibility legislation. Engagement activities included surveys and opportunities to ask a question or share a vision for a more accessible Saskatchewan.

Accessibility Legislation Engagement Report
Accessibility Legislation Engagement Report (PDF)

Below is information about who we heard from.


1. Where do you live?

Where do you live? – Graph in the shape of Saskatchewan. 66.0% of people said Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw or Prince Albert; 10.8% said Other City; 10.6% said Town; 7.8% said Rural Municipality; 4.8% said Village, Resort Village, North or First Nation Community.

2. What type of barriers do you. or someone you know. experience?

What? What type of barriers do you, or someone you know, experience? 886 participants, participants could select more than one answer – Bar graph taken from full survey results, participants could select more than one answer. 670 (75.6% of participants) people said they faced attitude barriers, 663 (74.8% of participants) said physical barriers, 601 (67.8% of participants) said system barriers, 487 (55.0% of participants) said information and communication barriers, 358 (40.4% of participants) said technology barriers, 39 (4.4% of participants) said other.

3. What type of disability do you, or someone you know, experience?

What type of disability do you, or someone you know, experience? 891 participants, participants could select more than one answer – Bar graph. 64.8% of participants said Mobility, 39.6% of participants said Flexibility, 38.9% of participants said Mental Health, 38.6% of participants said Pain-related, 34.1% of participants said Developmental, 32.5% of participants said Learning, 29.1% of participants said Dexterity, 23.9% of participants said Memory, 20.3% of participants said Seeing, 19.3% of participants said Hearing, 8.4% of participants said Other.

4. Are you a person with a disability, or a family member, friend or caregiver?

Are you a… 1187 participants, could select more than one answer – Bar Graph  542 (45.7% of participants) people said they were a friend or family member of a person with a disability, 460 (38.7% of participants) said person with a disability, 150 (12.6% of participants) said no personal connection to a person with a disability, 123 (10.3% of participants) said non-paid caregiver of a person with a disability, 104 (8.8% of participants) said other, 77 (6.5% of participants) said no-worker or employer of a person with a disability, 61 (5.1% of participants) said paid caregiver of a person with a disability.

5. How old are you?

How old are you? –  Pie Chart  40.1% of people said they were age 31 to 49, 31.8% said age 50 to 65, 14.6% said age over 65, 11.3% said age 19 to 30, 1.8% said Prefer not to answer, 0.4% said age under 19.

6. About Accessibility Legislation