|View this email in your browserWe Need You.Barrier Free Saskatchewan (BFSK) partnered with the North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre and the University of Regina to conduct a research project titled Nothing About Us Without Us: Building A Saskatchewan Accessibility Act.We need you to assist in the research and lend your voice to the upcoming virtual on-line Accessibility Legislation for Saskatchewan – Strategic Rights Holders Engagement Forums on one of the following dates and times:Wednesday November 24, 2021, 6:00 PMThursday November 25, 2021, 7:00 PMFriday November 26 at 1:00 PMRegister HereThese forums are open to caregivers and individuals with disabilities. However, participants must be a Saskatchewan resident and there are limited spots available. Live Closed Captioning will be turned on during the forum and it will be recorded. The forum will open 15 minutes prior to start time. If you are unable to use Zoom to participate in the engagement form, please contact 306-665-5508.Phase One (1) of the project consisted of in-depth, qualitative interviews conducted with Rights Holders from provinces where Accessible Acts have been passed in Canada. Information was gathered around enforcement and timelines of provincial accessibility legislation, education and awareness around intersectional disability barriers and Indigenous Rights. Phase one has reached completion.Phase Two (2) of the research project involves conducting non-partisan Strategic Rights Holders Engagement Forums to (1) help ensure the Saskatchewan Accessibility Act meets the needs of Rights Holders, and (2) learn from people with lived experience (disability) about their recommendations for accessibility legislation.The information gathered at the forums will be analyzed along with the already collected interview data, summarized, and presented (anonymously) in the Nothing About Us Without Us: Building A Saskatchewan Accessibility Act final report.The final report will be presented to the Provincial Government to identify the concerns, voices and needs of Saskatchewan’s citizens with lived experience. It will contain recommendations for the upcoming Saskatchewan Accessibility Act along with data for validity.Rights Holder identities will be kept anonymous. Demographic information will be recorded for research purposes only.WE NEED YOU.Your engagement in these forums is valued and is essential to the design and implementation of the upcoming Saskatchewan Accessibility Act.SEE YOU AT THE FORUMCopyright (C) 2021 North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Inc.. All rights reserved.|
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