CBC covers our clients’ fight for more accessible software in the federal public service

CBC covers our clients’ fight for more accessible software in the federal public service

  • June 19, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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The CBC published a story about our client’s case against the federal government regarding inaccessible internal government software and websites. You can read the full CBC story here (link). Our client, a long-time federal public servant with a disability, faced barriers with widely-used software in public service. This negatively affected her ability to do her job.

This issue shares similarities with a previous bakerlaw case, Canada v Jodhan. In that case we successfully represented a client in her Charter challenge against the federal government’s inaccessible public websites. The Federal Court of Appeal found that the government’s public websites were inaccessible to persons with visual impairments, creating barriers for people to access government-related information and services online. You can read the Jodhan case here (link).

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