For Immediate Release
September 6, 2022
Disability Without Poverty Launches Revamped Website
(Toronto) – New features provide improved accessibility and highlight first-person, regional and national perspectives on disability poverty.
Disability Without Poverty is delighted to announce the launch of an improved website, expanding the grassroots organization’s capacity to deliver insights on the evolving story of the Canada Disability Benefit and national mobilization to reduce disability poverty. The launch comes just a little over two months after the Canada Disability Benefit Act (Bill C-22) was tabled, prior to summer recess of Parliament.
The bilingual website, located at www.disabilitywithoutpoverty.ca, now features a clean, functional and accessible design that provides visitors a way to track the progress of Bill C-22 through Parliament and will give users a place to access community organizers and resources to get involved where they live.
The updated site matches the momentum the grassroots organization has experienced in the first 18 months since it started. “The Publication section tells the story of how we mobilized in anticipation of the September 2021 elections, the Open Letter, the e-Petition, all the way to where we are today, in anticipation of the Second reading of Bill C-22 when Parliament resumes this fall,” says Rabia Khedr, National Director of Disability Without Poverty.
Accessibility features include a plug-in that allows users to choose high contrast or dark mode, change font size, and highlight links. Additionally, the new site features a section for Press Releases and all media interviews given by Disability Without Poverty.
“There is a tremendous value in educating the general public about how a bill becomes law and ensure they are up-to-date and informed about opportunities to be a part of the co-design process and how the Canada Disability Benefit might be rolled out in their province,” co-chair Michelle Hewitt said. “The revamped website will enable us to further improve our lines of communications.”
“A new website was overdue,” says Khedr. “What we have just launched offers improved accessibility, and is reflective of where we’ve expanded geographically.”